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Old 08-22-2007, 03:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Going from this.... - SAMSUNG 225BW Black 22" 5 ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor with Height Adjustments 280 cd/m2 700:1 - Retail

to this.... - Gateway FPD2275W Black 22" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 800:1 - Retail

I really like the Gateway but a lot of people here are telling me to stick with Samsung.

Thinking about it, I will be getting the upgrade for free at no cost, its just exchanging it cuz I have a dead pixel on my Samsung, one dead pixel color red.

But since CompUSA doesnt have this Samsung monitor in stock anymore, I want to get the Gateway ones. If the store wont allow me to get a Gateway, Ill probably end up with the 226BW - Samsung SyncMaster 226BW 22-inch LCD Monitor, Piano Black - Monitors Ľ Flat Panel (LCD) - SAMSUNG 226BW Black 22" 2 ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1(DC 3000:1) - Retail

which is also a nice upgrade.

I get the upgrade for free because of the replacement plan i bought hehe

So is it worth taking it to the Store and endup with either the Gateway Monitor or the 226BW Samsung Monitor?

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Go for the 226bw, I learned my lesson when chasing extra ports, don't do it. And 3000:1 is amazing.

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downgrade my friend
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Samsung for the win. They just make great monitors hands down. Them and Viewsonic. Wait till the OLED monitors come out, OMG. Even better.
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agreed^ samsung is the ultimate. samsung FTW!
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wow that samsung is $320, mine was $210 with 2000:1 22'', not FTW for us on budget

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