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Topic # 59919 15-Apr-2010 01:11
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Hello,

I'm looking to upgrade my computer with a new monitor. I was hoping to spend less than $275 and I was just wondering if anyone knew any monitors in that price range that were reliable and efficient.

Is it worth trying to get a HD monitor fro that price, or should I just stick with a lower resolution?

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Arachan,

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  Reply # 318595 15-Apr-2010 07:02
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What are you wanting your monitor for? Gaming, movies, CAD/design/photo work, one email a week and 10mins on the internet?

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  Reply # 318705 15-Apr-2010 11:23
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For <$275 you can get a 21.5 or 22" LCD that's full HD (1920x1080) resolution.

Benq, LG and Viewsonic all have several models in that ballpark range.




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  Reply # 318981 15-Apr-2010 18:10
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Hello,

Thanks for the replies. I'm going to be using it for gaming, movies and also a bit of amateur photo work, so I would value quality over quantity I think.

I've seen some monitors around this range (a Benq and a Viewsonic) do weird things and be generally unreliable. Is this common?

I saw some monitors as cheap as $215 on Pricespy that were HD resolution, but would they be low quality?

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  Reply # 319026 15-Apr-2010 19:51
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Ive got a viewsonic 22" VX2233WM and ive found it to have excellent colour. Only issue is a little bit more backlight bleed than a similar LG monitor, but its only noticeable in a dark room with dark content on the screen.
LG also make good monitors
AOC and Acer are ones to avoid - weak contrast from what ive seen

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  Reply # 319165 16-Apr-2010 01:57
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Hey the Dell ST2210 21.5" is on special for $219 currently, it's definitely going to be better than AOC/Chimei etc

http://www1.ap.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/monitor-dell-st2210wfp?c=nz&l=en&s=dhs&...

Also if you know a student at one of the larger universities (Auckland, Cant etc) you can get a EPP discount code which knocks another 12% off the price and makes it <$200

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  Reply # 319276 16-Apr-2010 10:59
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Looks like that Dell is back to $248 base today instead of $219, probably still better than other options around atm.



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  Reply # 327981 8-May-2010 16:13
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Hello again,

Sorry to ressurect a dead thread, but is it worth spending more to get a 2ms response time instead of 5ms? Will I notice any difference? Right now I'm looking at the Viewsonic VX2233wm and the Benq G2220HD, but they have 5ms response times.

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  Reply # 328073 8-May-2010 22:45
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Short answer no. I'd be amazed if you could pick the 3ms difference. What will make more of a difference is your input lag, which can be upwards of 50ms on some of the worst monitors. No matter how fast your response time is it's still going to be playing catch up if you have bad input lag.
The pixels may be able to change colour in 2ms but if they're always displaying a signal thats 50ms behind you'll see a noticeable difference between what you're doing and what the screen is showing which can be critical in fps.
It's just that 2ms sounds oh so awesome on a spec sheet.




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  Reply # 330388 15-May-2010 14:38
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Hello,

Thanks for your help everyone, I ordered the Benq G2220HD and it arrived today. So far I'm loving it.

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  Reply # 332640 20-May-2010 21:40
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lg 22 inch full hd 1980x "forgot"
its in ur price range




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  Reply # 332665 20-May-2010 22:05
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Arachan:

I'm going to be using it for gaming, movies and also a bit of amateur photo work, so I would value quality over quantity I think.


i think that you'll probably find that the difference bewteen 'quality' and 'quantity' here is the difference between $250 and $1000+ for the same size screen.  the 'true colour reproduction' screens come with quite a premium attached




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