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which 22" WS monitor to get????

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by quasar923, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. quasar923 Guest

    My budget is around $250 because i may be selling my 20" samsung syncmaster 204B for $250.

    Im looking at the dell ultra sharp 22" WS

    http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/...etail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=320-6107


    and a few on newegg. heres what im looking at on newegg:

    i like this first one the best.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009124

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236028

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009094

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009102
     
  2. exodusprime1337

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    i'd get the samsung 226bw 2ms response time 3000/1 contrast. by far one of the best i've ever seen
     
  3. Duxx Guest

    +1, i got it for christmas and absolutely love it, friend got a dell(dont know model) and it doesnt look anywhere as good as mine.

    Do you prefer glossy though? Your first ACER model is glossly and i personally dont prefer that.
     
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    das müffin mann New Member

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    i also like the first one the best, although i do love my samsung, best monitor that was at the store when i bought it have you looked at them at all?
     
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    das müffin mann New Member

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    samsung in my opinion make some of the best monitors if not the bes +1 on 226bw
     
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    yep, samsung is the best
     
  7. quasar923 Guest

    do they have the 226bw at most best buys or circuit city? if they do ill go look at them
     
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    das müffin mann New Member

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    they might, i know the one by had a few the other day, they do carry a lot of samsung monitors, id look online and see if they have it at your store
     
  9. quasar923 Guest

    alright. DUXX what is glossy like? and are the samsungs better than the dell ultra sharps. my freind has one and it is quite nice not the best ive seen tho i think my samsung i have now has better picture probably because of the better pixle pitch
     
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    +1 on Samsung 226BW or the list one on the list (not the dell one)
     
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    the sammy will beat the dell hands down, my dad owns a dell ultrasharp, and it fails in comparison to mein, the colors are shaper, things generally look better
     
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    Samsung - 22" Widescreen Flat-Panel LCD HD Monitor - High-Gloss Black
    Model: 2232BW SKU: 8439442
    2 ms response time; 1000:1 contrast ratio; 300 cd/m² brightness; 1680 x 1050 resolution; 170° horizontal and vertical viewing angles; DVI-D input
    2232bw - $329.99

    Samsung - 22" Widescreen Flat-Panel LCD Monitor - High-Gloss Black
    Model: 226CW SKU: 8400456
    BEST BUY EXCLUSIVE; 2 ms response time; 3000:1 contrast ratio; 300 cd/m² brightness; 1680 x 1050 resolution; 160° horizontal and vertical viewing angles; DVI-D input
    226cw - $359.99

    the 226bw afaik is the same as the 226cw (cw is newer i think)
     
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    +1 on the Samsung 226bw

    had mine since August and very happy with it ,best monitor ive ever owned.
     
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    Dude, get the asus, the 2nd one. i hear its amazing, and theres no panel lottery with such as with the samsung. plus, its cheaper. im going to buy it in a month
     
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    the samsung 226bw is 3000/1 with a dvi connection. and i don't quite understand what you mean by panel lottery?? the samsung is by far the easiest to set up and get going, half of the settings are autoconfigured for you
     
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    Get the Acer AL2223WD...Ive got one...I've had it for over a year now...Good reliable monitor!:toast:
     
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    I'd prefer the more natural-looking matt panel as well.

    I bought my LG L226WTQ 22" recently. My issue had been between LG and Samsung, but most opinions I got were that the LG's panel is a much better quality than the Samsung's...

    Here's a review you might want to read: http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/monitors/0,39030120,49294285,00.htm

    22" LCDs normally have TN film panels. 24" and above have PVA panels which are better. Not all TN panels are exactly the same. Most 22" TN panels are provided by Chi Mei. The LG panel is provided by LG Phillips and has better dithering features, which helps a lot of TN panels achieve the 16.7 million colors.

    And here's a review which doesn't praise the LG so much http://www.digitalversus.com/article-353-2107-35.html though honestly I've never seen that 'negative' halo while gaming that this review mentions.
     
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    if you get the S panel, your set. if you get the A panel, your somewhat fucked
     
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    If I was in the market of a monitor I wouldn't consider lower than 24" as all 22" widescreen panels have the same res as 20" ws panels.
     
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    Teke the ASUS MW221U, 2ms response, awesome exterior design, speakers included...

    I have too, and is the best for gaming !!!
     
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    i'm still stickin with the samsung, once again the reviews on the egg say it, i own one, and half the people who posted said the same thing. it's a gorgeous monitor

    and the specs aren't bad either

    Model
    Brand SAMSUNG
    Model 226BW
    Cabinet Color Black
    Display
    Screen Size 22"
    Widescreen Yes
    Recommended Resolution 1680 x 1050
    Viewing Angle 160°(H) / 160°(V)
    Brightness 300 cd/m2
    Contrast Ratio 700:1(DC 3000:1)
    Response Time 2 ms (GTG)
    Display Type WSXGA+
    Connectivity
    Input Video Compatibility Analog RGB, Digital
    Connectors D-Sub, DVI-D
    D-Sub 1
    DVI DVI(HDCP)
    HDMI No
    Power
    Power Consumption 55 Watt
    Convenience
    Stand Adjustments Swivel & Tilt
    Built in TV Tuner No
    Built in Speakers No
    Features Plug and Play: DDC 2B
    MagicBright3, High Glossy Black
    Windows Vista Certified for Windows Vista
    Dimensions
    Dimensions (W×H×D) 20.3" x 16.6" x 8.6"
    Weight 10.8 lbs.
    Manufacturer Warranty
    Parts 3 years limited
    Labor 3 years limited
     
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    For the OP to make a comparison - LG L226WTQ:

    Viewing Angle 170°(H) / 170°(V)
    Brightness 300 cd/m2
    Contrast Ratio 3000:1(DC 5000:1)
    Response Time 2 ms (GTG)
     
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    its gone anyway :D
     

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