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Best Monitor/Brand

Post by AzureNightmareX1 » Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:14 pm

My current monitor (a 20.1" sceptre) is on the verge of death, so its time for me to pick up a new monitor. I was wondering what the best monitor brands are and what models I should look for/avoid. I have about $200 to spend and I would like to go as large as possible while maintaining a good standard of quality while not spending too much. All recommendations are welcome.
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Re: Best Monitor/Brand

Post by Skippman » Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:51 am

I like the Dell LCD's myself. Samsung usually runs a sale on thier LCD monitors and they usually have a pretty quick refresh rate.

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Re: Best Monitor/Brand

Post by AzureNightmareX1 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:57 am

Knew I could count on you to chime in Skipp since you're huge on monitors and TVs. thanks for the input, I already checked out Dell, found them to be a bit pricey (at least for the moment), but I will check out Samsung. If anyone else has any suggestions I am all ears.
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Re: Best Monitor/Brand

Post by Darkstar » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:31 am

I have used (home and work) Samsung, Sony, Viewsonic, and Sceptre. the Scepture is excellent for a real cheap LCD, the Samsung and Viewsonic are top of the line as far as i am concerned. I havent had a problem with any of them (100 combined). I have had problems with the Sony and have not had very many of them.
A buddy just got the 24" viewsonic at Costco for $250 and is real happy with it, i have used the 22" ones at work with no problems.

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Re: Best Monitor/Brand

Post by AzureNightmareX1 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:15 pm

Problem I have with sceptres are their life expectancy. My sceptre monitor's DVI is just about shot so I think I will avoid them this time.

Edit: found two monitors that are in my price range:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6824236059 Asus

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6824009162 Acer

any opinions?
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Re: Best Monitor/Brand

Post by bmaverick » Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:18 pm

After nearly 8 years, my workplace upgraded the 21" CRTs to Samsung LCDs. :)

Yes, Samsung has a great picture and fast refresh rates.
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Re: Best Monitor/Brand

Post by Major_A » Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:04 pm

Can't really help you here, I've owned two LCD monitors and both of them are Samsung. Subjectively I have always liked Viewsonic's glass screen LCDs. The picture just seems to look better.

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Re: Best Monitor/Brand

Post by ibleet » Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:42 pm

AzureNightmareX1 wrote:I already checked out Dell, found them to be a bit pricey (at least for the moment), but I will check out Samsung. If anyone else has any suggestions I am all ears.
If you're after a budget monitor I would recommend Acer. I have 2 and they're both excellent. Once is a 22" and the other a 19". Both support up to 1680x1050. I also have a Sceptre 20" that I really like, and it has the glossy screen for those who like that. The Acer's do not and I prefer them.

I've never owned Asus, Samsung, or Viewsonic, but I hear that are very good monitors.

Typically, if you go by the reviews on Newegg, you'll be fine.

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Re: Best Monitor/Brand

Post by Major_A » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:54 pm

AzureNightmareX1 wrote:Problem I have with sceptres are their life expectancy. My sceptre monitor's DVI is just about shot so I think I will avoid them this time.

Edit: found two monitors that are in my price range:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6824236059 Asus

and

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6824009162 Acer

any opinions?
I've never seen an ASUS monitor so I don't know how well they are built or look. My parents and sister/brother in law both own Acer LCDs. The picture on it seems fine. My sister's monitor has been abused for 3 years and still works great (3 small kids touching it, spilling stuff on it, moving it, you get the picture).

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Re: Best Monitor/Brand

Post by DL13 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:45 pm

HI, how about LG they have come out with some that has Contrast Ratio 50000:1, I wish this was out before I got my Acer G24. The Acer has the same ratio and the picture quality is absolutely the best compared to others I looked at.

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Post by AzureNightmareX1 » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:32 am

Bought the Acer.
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Re: Best Monitor/Brand

Post by Digerati » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:52 pm

I've owned a few. So far, the Dell 2209WA is the best I've owned.

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Re: Best Monitor/Brand

Post by hercules71185 » Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:36 pm

I need an update what Acer did you buy, and how is it?

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Re: Best Monitor/Brand

Post by smack323 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:44 pm

good choice on the ACER I have had a few of them and they are still going strong. I also have a Hanns-G LCD i dont think it looks as good as the ACER's do.
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Re: Best Monitor/Brand

Post by hercules71185 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:49 pm

I was going to get the Acer 23" h series. I decided against it since I looked at this HP 23 and it just looked sooo much better. I was expecting to bring it back in 14 days before I had to return it if the glare got to me. Day one I almost did. After I moved my lights. I'm glad I chose the brand I always hated HP. haha. Either way monitors are looking incredible even the budget ones now.

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