Help buying a LCD monitor (:

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  1. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    Your links don't work....

    I purchased a BenQ E2400HD yesterday and I've been very satisfied with it. It's 24", 1920x1080 has HDMI and built-in speakers. And it was only 239€. 22" model for 189€ is also available.
     
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    They work fine for me.



    What kind of things do you want to do with the monitors? What is important to you? That might help to know.
     
  4. SchneiderMan thread starter macrumors G3

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    thanks, Mostly movies,gaming and internet
    some design.. im not a big fan of matte displays btw

    we dont have benq in the Us from what i know. but i know they are a good company. i used to live in europe.
    I understand i will need to but a Dvi adapter and use the dvi cable to connect right?
     
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    I really like my 23" HP monitor, very much like the ACD.
     
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    the design of the monitor is important for me. acer also has 1080 hd, but i only want a 20" display. maybe 1440x900 isnt really good? i mean i have that on my 15"
     
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    Try to find 1680x1050 monitor. No BenQ in states? That's odd... I thought US has everything.

    EDIT: Just Googled BenQ USA and at least they have a USA site. Maybe stores don't have BenQ
     
  9. SchneiderMan thread starter macrumors G3

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    i really like the design of the hp
    [​IMG]

    but im not sure, the 20" has 1600x900 res and the 21.5 has a 1920 x 1080 res, price is $140 20" and $190 for 21.5". i dont want to spend too much.

    or the Acer X203Wbd 20" 1680x1050 res for $139 :confused: :confused:
     
  10. Unprocessed1 macrumors 65816

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    Spend the extra $50 for the better resolution, it's well worth it.
     
  11. SchneiderMan thread starter macrumors G3

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    Then maybe i should get the acer 20" with 1680x1050? thanks
    btw im at the apple store getting the dvi adapter, $30!?? are you kidding me lol
     
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    How about for $40 more you get the Samgsung T220HD, with TV tuner and alternate inputs. I love the thing, and it looks better than the HP.

    TEG
     
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    Nooo...the HP 21.5" has way better resolution. The HP monitors have brilliant colors, and really pop out. Awesome for gaming and movies, and good for Word/Pages.

    The Samsung T220 is also a pretty nice monitor but it's matte.
     
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    ...does anyone have experience with an HP w2408h?

    I can get one at the base PX on clearance for $249 with no tax or shipping so I think its an ok deal?
     
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    http://www.benq.us/wheretobuy/index-us.cfm
     
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    It's cool that the Gateway has a few USB ports, but the HP displays really are stunning. Gateway was decent displays, but they don't really 'pop' at you. If you're gonna get a glossy display, get the HP.
     
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    ok i ordered the hp 21.5" from newegg today, thanks again.
     

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