Suggestions for a gaming monitor?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Chaggi, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Chaggi, Dec 12, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2011

    Chaggi macrumors member

    Jan 23, 2008
    Seoul, South Korea
    I'm on a 2011 Macbook Pro, 15" and I'm considering buying an external monitor for simply gaming. I'd be playing things in both Lion and Bootcamp and was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for one.

    Anything above a 22" monitor would be great... any ideas? Also I'd like it if price was under $200~$250. I'll only be using this set up for another 2 years or so.
  2. Orlandoech macrumors 68040


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
  3. Pharmscott macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2011
    Sacramento, CA
  4. tmagman macrumors 6502

    Nov 7, 2010
    Calgary AB
    make sure you pick something with a 16:10 ratio. I like the little bit extra vertical real estate (i.e. a 1920x1200 rather than a 1920x1080) and it also makes the monitor a little bit more usable for non-games like viewing documents. Theres fewer of them out there, but definitely worth doing your homework and extra digging for them.

    Samsung is definitely at the top of my list- check out the Samsung S24A450UW (sorry for the canadian links)

    or if you like something one step up without going full IPS and IPS pricing- the Samsung S24A850DW has a new competing technology that has similar quality of the IPS displays on the market

    happy shopping!
  5. Rondofan9 macrumors member

    May 8, 2011
    I'm usually one with simplicity. I like to give and receive simple advice then I can go on to choose the one that looks best (I'm ashamed of it, but looks matter to me... like the swan m10 lol)

    But when it comes to a monitor used for GAMING. You need a >10ms

    You need to get a monitor that it's "Response Time:" Is 1, 2, or 5 milliseconds.

    This refurbished monitor is normally $300 + tax. That's your best option. If you want to get one in store, just go to best buy and find a 2ms or 5ms monitor. Keep in mind, that one that I linked you too is 5 times faster response time than a 1ms, but if you're not uber hardcore, it doesn't matter. I myself play on this

    You can find it in local stores, like best buy. Just search for ASUS ML239H

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