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Old 12-04-2007, 01:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Upgrading to a high-end monitor

Well I'm pretty torn between these three monitors:

Buy HP w2408 Vivid Color 24-inch Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor(RY117AA#ABA), HP monitors, Display direct from the HP Home & Home Office Store
Dell 24" Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor
Dell UltraSharp 2407WFP-HC


Has anyone owned or used any of them, and can make a recommendation? Also if you've owned a different 24 inch monitor and really liked it then I'd appreciate a recommendation on that as well. Thanks in advance.
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I have the acer 24" and havent had any issues with it. Its definately a lot less expensive than the dell or hp monitors.
Acer - 24" Widescreen Flat-Panel LCD Monitor - X241WSD

That one, although i only paid 350 for it when it was on sale and came with a 50 dollar gift card (coupon mailer)

Edit also, the specs on their site are wrong. Its 5ms response, 1000:1 contrast and has 1 dvi 1 dsub.
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Why are 24" instead of 22"?

They are almost double the price for 2"....
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that 2 inches takes you from 1650x1080 to 1920x1200. Some people would say an extra 2 inches is worth a few 100 bucks
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that 2 inches takes you from 1650x1080 to 1920x1200. Some people would say an extra 2 inches is worth a few 100 bucks

I guess......:freak:
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Yea I wanted the 1080p resolution. You guys think my one GTX will still get good frames on new games with everything maxed out at that resolution? Right now I'm on a 1280x1024 CRT so it will be a pretty big jump, and I was reading an article in PC Magazine where they reviewed the 8800 GT which is pretty close to the GTX, and it got crappy frames rates at 1920x1200 for games like Company of Heroes and World in Conflict. Although it didn't say if it was the superclocked version.

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I have the acer 24" and havent had any issues with it. Its definately a lot less expensive than the dell or hp monitors.
Acer - 24" Widescreen Flat-Panel LCD Monitor - X241WSD

That one, although i only paid 350 for it when it was on sale and came with a 50 dollar gift card (coupon mailer)

Edit also, the specs on their site are wrong. Its 5ms response, 1000:1 contrast and has 1 dvi 1 dsub.
Thanks for the link, it seems to be pretty similar to the Dell and HP monitors but at least I now know with this one it doesn't ghost which was my main concern with the ones I linked to since Dell and HP don't post customer reviews.
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I'm running SLI GT cards on my 24" and tbh, a single GT can handle everything except for Crysis, so yes a GTX will be more than enough.
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Default Re: Upgrading to a high-end monitor

Alright that's good to know and thanks again for the recommendation, I'll probably end up getting that one. But before I make a decision, does anyone else have any recommendations?
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Default Re: Upgrading to a high-end monitor

Ya, either the acer or the samsung.

Staples has the Acer with HDMI input and 3000:1 contrast ratio dynamic for $380...

Here is a link to the 24in. samsung

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 245BW Black High Glossy 24" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor with Height Adjustment 400 cd/m2 1000:1 (DC 3000:1) - Retail
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nice 380.00 at staples sounds good to me for a 24in. I'll probly go with that thanks.
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