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I feel like getting a 22"

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  1. ex_reven New Member

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    Ok, so I feel like a bigger screen :p.

    I dont know much about monitors.
    But Im doing gfx work so I need a monitor (LCD is a must - no desk space for CRT) with colour accuracy, high refresh for games and it needs to be sub $500.

    Im liking the idea of a 22" since I use photoshop alot and the extra screen room will be like being crammed into a room full of sexually deprived women.

    Suggestions thankfully accepted :D
    Im really not sure what monitor to buy :(

    Ive been looking through newegg and the price range varies between really cheap ~$300 and the $1000 mark. So Im trying to reach an acceptable compromise.
     
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    Thats a good find there Wile E, I dont have the time ATM to read all of it so I bookmarked.
    So basically anything but TN-F is fine?

    I was really after a 22" since a 20" wouldnt be much of an improvement over my existing one.
    Id like a monitor with the same height as a regular 19" with the added width offered by widescreen. (I hate how 19" widescreens are shorter :shadedshu)

    Also, one other point. Is contrast ratio a big thing? I see some with like 700:1 and others with 3000:1 and I wonder about how much impact it has and why some are substandard to others.
     
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    screw that get a 24" :p and play @ 1920x1200
     
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    If I can, I will :p
    This is going to be paid for by my parents, but still it cant be too expensive.

    Theyr going to be like "wtf does a 17 year old want a screen that large for" :roll:


    Technics that screen doesnt look too bad. Looks affordable too.
    :toast:
     
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    The downside to getting a 22", is that it's the same res as a 20", the pixels are larger and/or have a larger gap between them vs a 20".

    The one Technics pointed out is a Tn-film panel. Very nice, but you'd be better suited to something else.

    If you go to the main page of the site I listed, it has a panel search function, that will tell you the panel type, if you enter the model number of the monitor. (leave out the manufacturer, and just enter the model number. Entering the manufacturer makes it not work.)

    http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/
     
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    Are there many 22"s over 1680x1050 (so that I get the smaller pixel size)?
    Or are they all like that?
     
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    Just looking for comparisons.
    You can get em even cheaper than that. Ebay tends to be expensive for stuff like that.
     
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    I haven't found any >1680x1050. The next step up is a 23/24" @ 1920x1200
     
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    yeah your right, here is a link to shopping square.com

    http://www.shoppingsquare.com.au/p_779_Samsung_22_226BW_Wide_LCD_Monitor__Black_2ms

    same lcd but cheaper. I have never heard anything bad about samsung monitors. We have a heap of the 19in models at work and they are really nice.
     
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    Yeah but wouldnt that just be the spec that the 22" should have been?
    *Drools* 24" lol.

    @drunkenmafia Finding LCD's that fit the 22" criteria is the easy part, its getting something with a high resolution to match the screen size + getting a screen with a good panel thats gonna suck. Oh well, my birthday is coming up so hopefully I can find one :cool:

    Then I can use my 19" as a "Small" secondary monitor :p
     
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    I just bought a Samsung 216bw Syncmaster, and i'm pretty impressed so far.

    21.6" 1680x1050 2ms
     
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    It looks compact.

    Im interested in seeing if I can get a 24" if possible lol.
    It would be absolutely kick ass to have.
     
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    That's a good looking monitor. The viewing angles give away that it's not a TN-Film panel as well. TN-film can't get near 178x178 deg.

    Other things to consider, are the Apple Cinema Displays. Many professional and semi-professional visual artists choose them for a reason.
     
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    Strive1 modded his 22" Acer to 1920x1200 and humm there has been talk of a 1080p 22" monitor around here.. but thier prob all TN Panels or the ones you shouldnt be after anyway.

    Maybe you'll find a samsung 24" 225 for a good price.
     
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    I think someone already mentioned the Apple. Hmm I can imagine that being good, apple gear is generally of decent quality.

    BTW - Mum just said I can definately get a 24" but its going to have to wait until my birthday in about 2 months time :D.
     
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    I found a few good panels:

    $800 ACER AL2423 1920x1200, 1000:1, 500 cd/m², 6ms, analog, digital

    DELL UltraSharp 2407WFP TCO99, 16:10 Wide, 1920x1200, 1000:1, 450 cd/m², 6ms, Analog, Digital, S-Video, Composite, Component, USB 2.0 Hub, Card reader, Audio (optional)

    $1450 HP LP2465 (EF224A4) TCO03, 1920x1200, 1000:1, 500 cd/m², 6ms, Analog, Digital (2x DVI)

    $1135 SAMSUNG SyncMaster 244T TCO03, 16:10 Wide, 1920x1200, 1000 cd/m², 500:1, Analog, Digital, Pivot , 6ms

    BenQ FP241W

    AND ALSO:
    Im caught here, because the 24" monitors are $300 more at the very least and they dont seem to offer much compared to 22"s which I can easily get a good screen for ~$500. The ideal 24" would be one with the 1920x1200 resolution. All of these monitors are >$800.
    Hard to say the extra 2" is worth $300, but the resolution offered sure is attractive :p
     
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    ive got a Dell 24" 2407WFP screen, its really awsome. and i love the picture-in-picture facility, so while your surfing etc, you can watch another input in a small screen, say from a dvd player etc..

    I got this a while back and was pretty expensive then, but im certain it would have came down in price

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/prod...9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=128136&_LOC=UK

    http://www.pcbuyit.co.uk/product2.asp?sku=200&deptId=6

    it also has a compact flash, sd card reader and 2 usb ports in the side of the screen :)
     
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    I couldnt find a price for that one on my usual search engine (www.staticice.com.au - damn awesome).

    But the Dell website has the monitor on sale here:
    http://www1.ap.dell.com/content/products/compare.aspx/30lcd?c=au&cs=audhs1&l=en&s=dhs

    Costs $1000-$1800 delivered. The acer has the same specs for $200 less. The only thing Id need to confirm is the refresh rate of the acer. But still, the dell looks like a decent monitor. However, its currently $300 off, so it should be $1300.

    I suppose I could check out the Dell Outlet though :D (Edit just checked - they had nothing :( )
     

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