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Old 07-31-2009, 09:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm making my final NewEgg purchase tonight and I need to pick a monitor..... I'm going with a 24".... here are 2 choices so far....

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 2443BWT Matte Black 24" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor with Height& Pivot Adjustments 300 cd/m2 DC 20000:1(1000:1) w/ HDCP Support - LCD Monitors

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG ToC T240HD Rose-Black 24" 5ms HDMI Widescreen HDTV Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 10000:1 Built in DTV Tuner & Dolby Digital Surround Speakers - LCD Monitors

Which of these is better for gaming... or maybe I should pick another brand?

Thanks in advance for help!
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Old 08-01-2009, 06:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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They are very similar, but the T240HD has an HDMI slot which is great. Otherwise they have the same res, same (real) contrast. The T240HD also looks a lot better IMO and is cheaper.

So yeah, the T240HD Rose-Black.
Samsungs are excellent monitors, and are great for everything including gaming.

Incidentally, it's the monitor I'm saving up for.
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Samsungs are great. You cannot really go wrong with them. I have the straight T240 and love it.
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They are very similar, but the T240HD has an HDMI slot which is great. Otherwise they have the same res, same (real) contrast. The T240HD also looks a lot better IMO and is cheaper.

So yeah, the T240HD Rose-Black.
Samsungs are excellent monitors, and are great for everything including gaming.

Incidentally, it's the monitor I'm saving up for.
Thanks for the great input. Does anyone else have any experience/suggestions for the monitor? I want to order this last shipment by Sunday so I can start building next week.

What about the Newegg.com - SAMSUNG P2570 glossy black 24.6" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 70000:1(1000:1) - LCD Monitors... I'll spend a max of$400 on one so that is my price cap...

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Samsung seems to be the brand I want to go with unless there is a better Monitor out there for $400 or less?
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So after doing research would I be better off going with a HP, Dell, or Samsung/LG... again 24" is the goal and $400 is max...
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I know your looking for a 24", but I'm also in the field and I've been reading up on this LG
LG - 23" Widescreen Flat-Panel LCD HD Monitor - Glossy Black - W2361VG-PF

And so far it seems like a solid monitor. 2MS response time, 50K contrast, HDMI, DVI ports etc. The only thing holding me back on those Samsungs are the response time D:
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I know your looking for a 24", but I'm also in the field and I've been reading up on this LG
LG - 23" Widescreen Flat-Panel LCD HD Monitor - Glossy Black - W2361VG-PF

And so far it seems like a solid monitor. 2MS response time, 50K contrast, HDMI, DVI ports etc. The only thing holding me back on those Samsungs are the response time D:
Yeah I saw that monitor at Best Buy today alongside a 23" samsung... The LG is decent but I would take the suggestions from the guys on here... They are busy so I will just wait patiently for recommendations to come in...
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After reading this thread
AnandTech - STICKY: The LCD Thread

I take back the suggestion for the LG :P

And after conversing with a friend about my own upgrades sometimes the lines between a TV and a monitor get blurred.
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG ToC T240HD Rose-Black 24" 5ms HDMI Widescreen HDTV Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 10000:1 Built in DTV Tuner & Dolby Digital Surround Speakers - LCD Monitors
I would say that thing^ is more like a TV than it is a monitor in my opinion.

Me personally, I'm looking at the first Samsung you posted, and a couple of Acers that are about 100 dollars cheaper and seem to be comparable/on par with quality of the Samsung.

But this samsung is very appealing too
Newegg.com - Acer H243Hbmid 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 40000:1 Max (ACM) Built-in Speakers - LCD Monitors
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After reading this thread
AnandTech - STICKY: The LCD Thread

I take back the suggestion for the LG :P

And after conversing with a friend about my own upgrades sometimes the lines between a TV and a monitor get blurred.
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG ToC T240HD Rose-Black 24" 5ms HDMI Widescreen HDTV Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 10000:1 Built in DTV Tuner & Dolby Digital Surround Speakers - LCD Monitors
I would say that thing^ is more like a TV than it is a monitor in my opinion.

Me personally, I'm looking at the first Samsung you posted, and a couple of Acers that are about 100 dollars cheaper and seem to be comparable/on par with quality of the Samsung.

But this samsung is very appealing too
Newegg.com - Acer H243Hbmid 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 40000:1 Max (ACM) Built-in Speakers - LCD Monitors
That last link you posted was to an Acer and not a samsung... that Acer looks nice but what was the Samsung you had in mind? I really need to make a decision today because I want to order my last set of parts tonight...
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Would it be worth it to go with this monitor for the refresh rate? Newegg.com - Samsung Syncmaster 2233RZ Black 22" 5ms 3D Gaming 120 Hz Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 20000:1 w/ HDCP Support - LCD Monitors

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What about the Dell 2408WFP The Dell Online Store: Build Your System

I will mainly be playing Warhammer online and watching some movies DVD/Blue Ray...
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