Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


134 posts

Master Geek


Topic # 30771 20-Feb-2009 16:29
Send private message

Not sure if this is right section. It could really go in multiple sections so I'm not sure.

Anyway I'm looking for a good 22" widescreen monitor for my PC for under $400ish. It will be used mostly for gaming and movies. I want it to be 16:10 as opposed to 16:9 and I don't care about HDMI or any of that jazz.

Height adjustment would be nice too but is not necessary.

Any suggestions?

Create new topic
8027 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 387

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 196969 20-Feb-2009 17:13
Send private message

LG W2252TQ-PF 22" LCD Widescreen 1680x1050 2ms ~$350



134 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 196973 20-Feb-2009 17:26
Send private message

Well it does have a fun button...

But according to this review http://www.digitalversus.com/article-358-3450-35.html it has pretty bad colours.

It also does not have height adjustment, which I mainly need so that I can make it a bit lower as my couch is lower than my computer chair and monitor, meaning I need to be able to lower it so the viewing angles don't screw up the image.

I guess it's not that necessary if the verticle viewing angles are good enough, so that could be an option.

Any other suggestions?

Oh also, anyone have experience with the HP L2245W? It seems to be marketed as a business monitor but it has height adjustment and looks on paper to be similar to the W2207 (too expensive) except without the glossy coating.

544 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 196984 20-Feb-2009 18:35
Send private message

I think its a good monitor. I don't have any colour problems. Contemplating getting a second one.

8027 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 387

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 197029 20-Feb-2009 20:55
Send private message

Adamal: I think its a good monitor. I don't have any colour problems. Contemplating getting a second one.


Ditto

1539 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 39

Trusted

  Reply # 197031 20-Feb-2009 21:06
Send private message

Full HD Viewsonic 22" screen $360

http://ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=371605



134 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 197036 20-Feb-2009 21:36
Send private message

boby55: Full HD Viewsonic 22" screen $360

http://ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=371605



fraseyboy: I want it to be 16:10 as opposed to 16:9...


What about the LG L226WT? I've heard VERY VERY positive feedback about this monitor. Or the LG L226WU which has height adjustement and also has some positive reviews? It's weird though, it seems for every positive review of a monitor there is also a negative review. On one site they say that it has great colours and on another they say that they're crap. Differen't standards maybe?

Also, I suppose it doesn't need height adjustment as long as can tilt down to a reasonable angle.

The Viewsonic VX2255WM has reasonably good reviews and also features height adjustement and a webcam. Anyone have any experience with this?

Edit: Negatory on the VX2255WM front. Just read this http://www.widescreengamingforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15544 D:

90 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 5


  Reply # 197093 21-Feb-2009 12:31
Send private message

I'm also a new owner of a LG W2252TQ-PF, which I'm very happy with.  No height adjustment, unfortunately, but I'm happy with it sitting on an old phone book on my desk, and the image quality (after some adjustment) is great.

njb

9 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 197488 23-Feb-2009 16:47

Dell have a 21.5 inch full HD for $359 and a 23 inch full HD for $399.  Specs look good.  Full HD 1920x1080 is of course 16:9.  Their 22 inch ultra sharp is currently on special for $409.  Ends 26Feb.  1680X1050 which is 16:10 but why do you want 16:10. 



134 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 197491 23-Feb-2009 16:56
Send private message

16:10 is better for PC gaming from what I've read and would definetly be better for internet browsing (more vertical).


If I was using it for console gaming I'd pick one with 16:9 but otherwise...

That 23 Inch 16:9 however, is very tempting since a 23" 16:9 is about the same height as a 22" 16:10, just wider...

Edit: I bought the cheaper 24" 16:9 dell :D

Down from $550 to $450, very cheap for a good quality 24".

8027 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 387

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 197623 24-Feb-2009 00:56
Send private message

Echoing what has already been said...

I also just put a phone book under my LGW2252TQ for "height adjustment" and I agree that 16:10 is better for PC gaming.  Unless you're going to be watching Blueray movies and DVD-T Freeview|HD on your PC I don't see why you'd want to get a a 16:9 monitor unless you're connecting it to a console or don't have a proper TV.



134 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 197724 24-Feb-2009 12:30
Send private message

Ragnor: Echoing what has already been said...

I also just put a phone book under my LGW2252TQ for "height adjustment" and I agree that 16:10 is better for PC gaming.  Unless you're going to be watching Blueray movies and DVD-T Freeview|HD on your PC I don't see why you'd want to get a a 16:9 monitor unless you're connecting it to a console or don't have a proper TV.


But you can't exactly use a book to make it lower can you? That's really the only reason why I need height adjustment as the chair that I sit in when watching movies is lower than the level of the screen.

Anyway I've already bought one now. I figured that even 1080 vert is more than my current 900, so it should be ok. I do watch Freeview HD and quite a few movies so 16:9 is probably better.

354 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 18


  Reply # 197932 25-Feb-2009 10:14
Send private message

boby55: Full HD Viewsonic 22" screen $360

http://ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=371605


I bought one last month, very good monitor and no issues with gaming so far.

Primary reason i bought it was for the PS3 when the flatmates are watching a movie on my tv. HD content looks great on it as well.

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.