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# 39708 18-Aug-2009 15:38
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Hi all

I'm thinking of upgrading my AOC 17" Monitor to this Asus VK222H 22" Monitor and I was hoping you guys could help me with a couple of things:

1 - On the information page for the Asus VK222H Monitor (http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=369487) it states under 'Faulty pixel tolerance' that the monitor "may have some pixel defects". What does that actually mean, is there something wrong with the monitor?

2 - Will I be able to run games at the same specs with this monitor as I was able to with my current one? My specs are: XP, Athlon 7750, 4GB Ram, Radeon HD 4830.

3 - I use the computer for watching movies, playing games, and work. Do you think this is a good choice?

Thanks in advance for any help,
Paul

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  # 248221 18-Aug-2009 15:53
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I can't answer all of your questions, but will comment on a couple of things:

"may have some pixel defects" - basically this means that your display has to have a certain number of pixel failures to qualify to be repaired/replaced under warranty. This varies by their location on the panel and by manufacturer. Read the exact wording of warranty from the manufacturer before purchasing if this is of concern - it should be on their website or just ask Ascent to provide a copy.

The ASUS model you've mentioned only does 1680x1050. To future-proof, maybe look at panels that do Full HD resolution - 1920 x 1080.

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  # 248358 18-Aug-2009 21:16
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What games do you play? I think his current hardware may struggle a bit with 1920 x 1080 in new games.

 
 
 
 




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  # 248364 18-Aug-2009 21:37
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Kraven: I can't answer all of your questions, but will comment on a couple of things:

"may have some pixel defects" - basically this means that your display has to have a certain number of pixel failures to qualify to be repaired/replaced under warranty. This varies by their location on the panel and by manufacturer. Read the exact wording of warranty from the manufacturer before purchasing if this is of concern - it should be on their website or just ask Ascent to provide a copy.

The ASUS model you've mentioned only does 1680x1050. To future-proof, maybe look at panels that do Full HD resolution - 1920 x 1080.


Oh ok, that's good to know, thanks.

Oh right, could you recommend a good Full HD monitor?

Ragnor: What games do you play? I think his current hardware may struggle a bit with 1920 x 1080 in new games.


Nothing that new at the moment, mainly Crysis and COD, but I'd like to be able to play a newer game.

So you think getting a new monitor would set back my hardware quite a bit in terms of playing games/watching movies?


Cheers guys.

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  # 248388 18-Aug-2009 22:11
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Not watching movies, however running a higher native resolution in games will be more demanding on your CPU and video card so you might have to turn down quality settings to get smooth frame rates.






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  # 248405 18-Aug-2009 22:54
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paul28: Oh right, could you recommend a good Full HD monitor?


I currently use a Viewsonic VX2260VM on my PC at home. I think it's great - but I'm not a gamer so I can't really comment on its performance there. However Viewsonic appears to target it at gamers, at least when reading their marketing stuff. So it might be worth a look.



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  # 248684 19-Aug-2009 17:36
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Thanks for your help guys, appreciate it.

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