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  1. AlienIsGOD

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    im planning to buy a monitor next Friday and would like some advice on what to choose.

    Im buying from my local store so here are my options. Price range is no more than $160 before taxes.

    22" LED: http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php?cPath=22_700_704&sort=0&brand=0&price=1&location=KING

    23" LCD: http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php?cPath=22_699_292&sort=0&brand=0&price=1&location=KING

    also this Asus 21.5" LED which is in the wrong section: http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_699_291&item_id=036231

    I dont know very much about monitors, which is why this thread was made. I don't want to buy a crappy monitor and be lamenting my decision afterwards, I want a screen that is good and will last.

    Lastly. i'd prefer to stay away from ordering online. I've seen horror stories about delivery of LCDs >_<
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    flip a coin lol
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    the problem is all the monitors within your budget have not been reviewed so you can't make any comparisons. if the store has them on display it still won't help. you will be able to see the size and viewing angle but you won't know how accurate the color, black level or response time is until you take it home and calibrate it yourself.
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    Pick up a couple of used 16:10 19' monitors and a displayport adapter and volia u'll have yourself an Eyefinity (4320*900) system.....:toast:
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    Not a bad choice, with price and on paper specs in mind. You did good!
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    get the dell 2312M
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    Link at the shop he using please or an etailer in Canada.
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    oh sry,only wanted to suggest a model and sry it 2412M btw
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    the Dell is WAAAY out of my price range.
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    Yeah I like it. Nah if it came out harsh, didn't mean it that way. One hella monitor, not doubting but 3x price of the Asus ... eek ....
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    im going with the Asus :D and Jman as said in my opening post my budget was $160 before taxes, both monitors you posted are out of my price range.
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    Great price, Eh!
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    Yea I had that monitor, it's a good monitor, but don't expect any color accuracy, its def oversaturated. Lots of people prefer that to color accuracy though
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    buy the best you can find with the best view angle available..the first thing i regret when buying my LCD is when i realize how bad the view angle of my decision.
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    wow 148$ for it is a really good price! The regular price is like 200$ and on special is 180$

    The 23" model is on sale for 199$ too
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    $179.55 taxes in. OMG i <3 this screen, i have to fiddle with the settings still but the image quality and colour is sooo much better than anything I have owned previously.
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    You made a pretty good deal on that. Congrats.
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    Wow! Awesome deal, AiG! :toast:
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    ya im experiencing none of the issues that reviews on Newegg had for this monitor. They were mostly positive reviews, but I always look at the 3 eggs or lower reviews first to forecast any potential problems.
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    I do the same :laugh:
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    what's wrong with the monitor?

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