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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 15282 14-Aug-2007 03:11
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Is it true that a 22" monitor has the same number of pixels as a 20" and therefore less dots per sq in than a 20".  Does that mean a 20" is a sharper picture and you'd need to go to a 24" to get equally sharp picture as a 20". What is the best 22"?
HP2207 vs Samsung 226BW or LG 22" monitor. Is there a value priced 24"?  What do you recommend?

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  Reply # 82314 14-Aug-2007 11:15
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Having a look at pricespy 22" monitors are generally 1680x1050, 20" are usually the same so yes you are correct.  But in terms of "sharpness"  it depends on your definition of sharpness.  I would buy the bigger display, as the pixels are bigger and easier to see, less likelihood of eyestrain.  As for which brand to buy, sorry but I've got no idea. 

As for a 24 inch display, Dell 24 inch diplays always get 9/10 in magazine test reviews, so maybe you'd consider them.  Be aware though that when buying a Dell component, that the price varies in a generally cyclical manner, with a high price, then high with freebies, then a low price, then high again.  The whole cycle time seems to be about 6 weeks (by memory).

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  Reply # 82332 14-Aug-2007 13:54
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I have a 22" viewsonic.

All 22" are TN 6 bit panels, and arnt that solid or great at colour accuracy, great for games/windows, but including the low pixel density & 6bitness not great for photography.

Better panels are a lot more $ tho.


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  Reply # 82353 14-Aug-2007 16:07
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Personally I would go for the cheapest. I see no point in paying more for the same amount of pixels.

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 82566 16-Aug-2007 01:45
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Thanks for all your replies - they raise some more questions:
Could someone elaborate a bit on the reference to TN panel 6 pin being the format used on all 22".  What is the alternative format that would, I assume be better (and in what way is it better).  I assume this other format is available on 20" and 24".

Secondly - one of the repliers or my posted question said that althought there are the same number of pixels in 22 as 20 they are bigger as opposed to what my concern was ie that there were simply less per sq in.  And finally if so what are the pro and cons of bigger pixels as opposed to higher density of smaller.  

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