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Old 12-26-2009, 02:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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On this main computer I have two flat panel monitors:

DELL E207WFP (1680 x 1050)
Samsung SyncMaster 204B (1600 x 1200)

Both of them are only DVI and (Serial?)

I don't like the different resolutions of these two, which one should I replace with a new one?

And what new one should I get?

Edit: Actually, now that I look at the prices, I'm not willing to pay $250-300 to pay for 1600 x 1200. I think I'll just find another E207WFP. I see one on pricegrabber for $169, no shipping. See some on amazon for $199 new, $150 used, $119 refurbed.
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The samsung synmaster displays more pixels, so use that one if your not buying new.

This is 199 and is 1920X1080.
Newegg.com - SCEPTRE X246W-1080p Black 23.6" 2 ms (OD), 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DCR(40000:1) 1000:1 - LCD Monitors
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yeah, but that is a 23.1", I want a 20.1" Widescreen to match my E207WFP. I hate different sized monitors, but for a while, I had to live with it, because I didn't have the money.
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Scratch the above...

In a few months, I want to buy 2 new monitors, so they match. I can give my current ones to my Dad. (Late birthday present, lol)

Now I need to know what are good models to get.

I already know that Dell, Samsung, and LG are good. Any other suggestions?

Depending on the price, I may get 20"-24" I want around $150-175 per monitor. (a tiny more won't kill my wallet)

I would love to have widescreen. Must have DVI/VGA (I use the VGA side on my server and test computer)

Bumpy.

I see a Sceptre at Target:

Sceptre 20" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black (X20WG-NAGA 2) : Target

I also see this Sceptre 22" for $30 more:

Sceptre 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black (X226W-1920) : Target

And this Sceptre 23" for the same price:

Sceptre 23" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black (X23WG-1080P) : Target

It says It's only online, but I'll look in our Target store. My dad works there part time, so we can get a 10% discount.

Also, BestBuy claims a widescreen, that only has a resolution 1600x900. I thought 1680x1050 was widescreen... Unless the 1600x900 are on the lower end.
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I think ASUS makes some good monitors. So far I have bought 2 ASUS monitors and love them both.

I just recently bought a 24" ASUS and so far I am loving it. It has HDMI, DVI, VGA and has full 1080p as well as built in speakers. I know most people do not use the speakers but could come in handy one day.
Newegg.com - ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 20000:1) Built in Speakers - LCD Monitors

I almost bought a LG monitor but decided on this one.

It is at $200 with a $10 MIR right now.
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Thanks, Memory. I used several ASUS products, just not their monitors. I don't think i need a 24", but we'll see..
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Also, BestBuy claims a widescreen, that only has a resolution 1600x900. I thought 1680x1050 was widescreen... Unless the 1600x900 are on the lower end.
Both are widescreen, just different ratios. One is 16:10 ( 1680x1050) and one is 16:9 (1600x900). Standard screens are 4:3
16:9 is the more common ratio out of the two, but that being said 16:10 isn't uncommon.

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I'd rather buy it new than used, but that's just me.

I'm going back and forth on this, I might keep my Dell Widescreen, and just get a normal screen at 19/20" It'd be cheaper than getting 2 new monitors.

My friends are suggesting I get a S-ISP, but my Dell is a TFT, and I've been fine with it for 2+ years. I don't game. From time to time I do watch movies, but its been fine.
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Both listed below are 23", 1920x1080 screens. Both are $180
If you need HDMI:
Newegg.com - ASUS VH232H Glossy Black 23" 5ms Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 w/Speakers & HDMI - LCD Monitors

If not:
Newegg.com - ViewSonic Value Series VA2323WM Black 23" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 20000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers - LCD Monitors
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I'll take the free shipping, rofl.

But I'm gonna have to buy this after I leave on vacation in 4 days...

If the price/shipping isn't still down by the time i get back, I can look around. Or just pay the extra 20 + shipping.

Edit: I probably don't need the speakers, but that's not a problem..
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