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Old 12-27-2008, 11:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone, I'm looking to spend up to $310 on a 24" (possibly bigger) lcd widescreen monitor. I will use it primarly for gaming at the max res it offers.

I have it narrowed down to the following -

SAMSUNG 2433BW High Glossy Black 24" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 20000:1(1000:1) - Retail $294.99

ASUS VW246H Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 20000:1) Built in Speakers - Retail $289.99

and this one I was considering saving the money up for if it is thought worth while.

Hanns·G HG-281DPB Black 28" 3ms Widescreen LCD HDMI Monitor 500 cd/m2 800:1 Built in Speakers - Retail $349.99



The Asus looks to have the better specs but I've heard great things about the Samsung. The Asus has 2ms timing over the Samsung's 5ms. Will I notice the timing difference while gaming?

Also with having the 4870's in xfire should I consider going bigger than the 24" like the 28" I have listed above? Will I gain anything from it? I don't watch movies just game...

The most important thing to me is a great bright picture with no bleeding or ghosting... Any advice on this would be great..
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Old 12-27-2008, 11:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Need advice on a monitor...

I recommend this Acer.

Newegg.com - Acer X243Wbd Black 24" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 400 cd/m2 3000:1 ACM with HDCP support - LCD Monitors

If you like brightness, you'll love this monitor with the 400cd/m2. Same cost as the ASUS.

You probably won't notice the difference between the 5ms and the 2ms.

And that Hanns-G doesn't have DVI...I was looking at it too. :[
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Old 12-28-2008, 10:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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My computer has HDMI output so since I have that should I consider the Hanns?

I like the looks of that Acer does anyone else have experience with it???
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I have the Samsung T240 and I LOVE IT.

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG TOC T240 Rose Black 24&#34; 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd&#47;m2 DC 20000&#58;1&#40;1000&#58;1&#41; - LCD Monitors
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i have the Hanns-G 28 and its way better than i expect it
i use the vga to dvi that my card came with
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Well I appreciate the replys... I ended up going with the one in the link below.

Acer P243WAid Black-Silver 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP Support 400 cd/m2 3000:1 ACM - Retail $339.99


I have an Acer right now and like it alot, and the new one had all the specs I was looking for just a little more than I wanted to spend..

Thanks all...
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Default Re: Need advice on a monitor...

Currently running a T240 as well - love it, paired with a 22" samsung, looking to replace the 22 with a T240HD ASAP - always had good luck with samsung LCDs, I got mine as an "open box" from newegg for 260 bux... no dead pixels and it came with everything.. there is a t240HD on there right now open box for 280...
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Samsung has the best after sales but

ASUS VK246H Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail


Acer P244Wbii Glossy Black 24" 2ms (GTG) HDMI 16:9 Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail

Those are the two that get my vote (couldn't find the 24" of my 20" Samsungs)
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Is there anything wrong with the one I picked below????

Acer P243WAid Black-Silver 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP Support 400 cd/m2 3000:1 ACM - Retail
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