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good 22inch montors for around £150

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i need to get some ideas on monitors, see im going to be getting one in November for myself but i just wanted to know any good ones just now

i want to get a LCD 22inch for around £150

just want to know what the market for monitors is like



anything is better than this POS 17 inch CRT

oh and it must also have a VGA port for the xbox 360 VGA adapter
 
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the one i have now - can't go wrong. SyncMaster 223BW
 
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is it pricey or what? im not looking to go much higher than £150 but you know if is like + or -£10 thats okay
 
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is it pricey or what? im not looking to go much higher than £150 but you know if is like + or -£10 thats okay
ok well scrap my idea- looks like they have fully delisted them now on both ebuyer.co.uk and dabs.co.uk.

but yea Samsung i like.
 
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yeah its not like i only want a Samsung i have been looking at other monitors but it seems they are the best monitors for image quality and style

i seen a few monitors on www.cclononline.com but the samsungs only have DVI i need 2 inputs one DVI for the pc and one VGA for the xbox 360
 
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I am using the Acer Al2223W and it's great. Should be pretty cheap these days and has the VGA port. I like it better than my friends LG 22".
 
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similar spec to the BenQ bit out of my price range, reason is why i m stickign to my price range is becasue i hope i can find a cheap 4870/50
 

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Samsung LCDs come with adaptors so your VGA XBOX360 would be fine. I'm using 2 monitors myself with 2232BW+. One DVI and VGA.
 
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I use an Asus vw222u

http://www.chip.de/preisvergleich/88936/Asus-VW222U.html

I'm pretty satisfied, really good monitor, just the default brightness was too high. But eh, you can adjust that... bought it some time ago for 350 CHF wich is roughly around 160 pounds

Edit: Damn, forgot it does not have a VGA port... no adapter lying around?
 
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i wanted a monitor with both vga and dvi ports
the BenQ seems to be the best budget monitor
 
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any other sugestions im not buying one for 2 months so one might drop in price

there was cheap samsungs 21.somthing inch on scan i think
 
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This is what I have:

http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/s...alogId=1500001151&langId=-1&searchTerms=p223w

F**ckin amazing if you can stretch to it. Defo worth the extra, and its the cheapest you can get it fom anywhere. So If there are dead pixels you can take it back, (seems only computer retailers are aware of the max dead pixel return policy).

Has DVI and VGA.

And has a crysalbrite screen. So glossy, cant explain how good it looks. IMO it looks better than my dads S panel Samsung which was £50 more.
 
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Yeah, its a pretty good monitor, i just got one myself last week (i hadnt planned to either, but my lovely old 21" crt packed up :()

I have another samsung 19" lcd (931bw) and this thing is very similar quality, not quite as good as a PVA panel, but they're still over £300 usually

free delivery too!
 
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Dell.

I hate to say it, but Dell.