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Old 08-10-2008, 07:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys I just stumbled upon these forums today and found them really interesting and top of the line :]

Well I thought this would be an appropriate place to ask a question that I've been having since all other forums give meh answers, maybe you guys can help

Schools starting soon and I recently bought a new PC, I bought it without a monitor and got a hand me down CRT from my friend. I'm looking to buy a new monitor in a few months.

I do a lot of gaming and watch a lot of movies, so I wanna keep low response time in mind and also I'm thinking at least a 20" display.

Can you guys suggest any good monitors that include these specs?
Thanks in advance guys hope to be using these forums a lot :]

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Does the HDMI feature really stick out? I know it does in TV's but I'm not sure if it's the same technology.


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Old 08-11-2008, 01:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Any Dell monitor is great. We dont recommend Dell pc's but their screens are amazing. Also any Samsung is good.

HDMI and DVI are pretty much the same except HDMI includes sound which for a pc screen is abit useless.

PS: Here's a good one (22" and only $230):
Dell 22" Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor
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dell monitors are actually made by samsung, thats why they are so great
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in what price range?
the Acer AL2616WD uses an S-IPS panel (significantly better colour reproduction than TN panels, while still keeping good response times), and is actually a descent price too
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This is the one i'm buying,
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 2253BW Black 22" 2ms(GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP Support 300 cd/m2 DC 8000:1 - LCD Monitors

don't know too much about monitors, but always heard good things about dell/samsung
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I think the monitor of View Sonic is also one of the better choice after Dell.
19' LCD has muilt in multimedia speaker and TV output...
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dell, acer, benQ, samsung, viewsonic all are good makers.
i have an acer 24", and acer 22", and a benQ 20" and they all work great.
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This is the one i'm buying,
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 2253BW Black 22" 2ms(GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP Support 300 cd/m2 DC 8000:1 - LCD Monitors

don't know too much about monitors, but always heard good things about dell/samsung
I'm also planning to buy that one too
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Thanks guys I'll keep these bad boys in mind

the newegg one looks sweet ;]
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