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Old 10-17-2008, 03:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Samsung SM2243BW 22" TFT Monitor 1680x1050 300cd/m2 8000:1 5ms VGA/DVI 16:9 Black 3 Years On Site Warranty - Ebuyer

ok looking for a monitor for christmas, hopefully under 180, i want it to be 22" wide screen and generally be good quality for my gaming.

As this monitor is usually 217 i assume it's pretty good, are their better monitors under 180 or should i tell my parents to buy this early while it is on this seemingly good deal?
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I have the 226BW 3000:1 2ms model and I love it. Bought it last year for $320. You wont be sorry.
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well that's not the same model though, or are you saying all similiar models done by samsung are good?

also is 5ms ok, i play RTS games usually, i guess it is i mean my current one is 16ms and tbh i dont notice anything slow although i could just be used to it.
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Default Re: quick advice please, is this monitor a good buy for it's reduced price?

I have the 245t and it's absolutely beautiful...but slightly pricer than what you're looking at

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 245T-BLACK Black 24" 6ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 1500:1 (1000:1) - LCD Monitors

Anyways, some people will say 5ms is too much and you should get something around 2 or 3ms but mine is 6ms and there isn't a game or program i've had issues with. I run it in full HD and not a hickup....so 5ms is fine IMO.

edit: as for price, it sells for $270 canadian. around here..not sure if that helps you though.
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I have the 226BW 3000:1 2ms model and I love it. Bought it last year for $320. You wont be sorry.
That monitor is amazing, I love mine soooo much. I paid over $300 as well and worth every penny.
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I have a SyncMaster T220 and it's amazing :] Stand is a little wobbly but otherwise I would recommend it to anyone that has eyes
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