24" Gateway LCD or BenQ LCD?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bluetorch18, Dec 17, 2006.

  1. bluetorch18 macrumors regular

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    Hello all, I'm trying to decide wether or not to get a Gateway LCD or a BenQ LCD. Does anyone have either model? If so could you give me an opinion? I heard the BenQ is higher quality, but lacks 1:1 mode. Yet, apparently they are having a firmware fix come out sooner than later to fix that up nicely. The Gateway is ~$700 and the BenQ is ~$800. Can anyone help me out please?
     
  2. wako macrumors 65816

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    The gateway one seems cheaper and also has a better refresh time then that of the BenQ...


    I say gateway since it is cheaper and has a better spec....
     
  3. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    I just got the 22 gateway, and love it. Does the benq have all the same connections? I can play my 360 in 1080i on my gateway.
     
  4. bluetorch18 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah and it supports full 1080p with HDCP, the only difference is it doesn't have an HDMI port...but can't I always get a DVI->HDMI adapter...or will I lose alot of quality?

    How does the 360 look on your Gateway? Nice and crisp colors? Any backlight bleeding or anything of the sort?
     
  5. StealthRider macrumors 65816

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    bluetorch18

    HDMI is basically DVI with audio connectors and a ridiculous price tag - you won't get any loss of quality :)
     
  6. bluetorch18 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sweet...thats really making this a difficult decision. Has anyone seen both of these monitors and can say which one is better? Anyone own either?
     
  7. onthat macrumors regular

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    I found the 24" gateway a compelling buy, though the plastic casing was a turn-off. The 90 degree auto rotate might be useful for surfing the forums:)
     

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