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Unable to compare two monitors at your local store? Compare them online at Digital Versus.

Looking for professional reviews? The websites that are most enthusiast about monitors are:
__ TFT Central _______ Bit-tech _______ Trusted Reviews
BeHardware _____ AnandTech _________ Xbit Labs

Need more opinions from every day users? Take a visit to Hard Forum - Displays, one of the most active display forums with a very knowledgable and helpful userbase.



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professional-use (colour critical work such as editing and publishing. can also be used for multimedia)
gaming-specific (hardcore and competitive fragging) ________

RECOMMENDED LCD MONITORS

ASUS PB278Q (more information)
Screen Size 27" _______ Native Resolution 2560 x 1440 _______ Connectivity DVI-D, DisplayPort, HDMI
Brightness 300 cd/㎡ _______ ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR) : 80000000:1 __________ Response Time 5ms G2G
Price: ~$499 _______

ASUS PQ321Q 4K (more information)
Screen Size 31.5" _______ Native Resolution 3840 x 2160 _______ Connectivity DisplayPort, HDMI
Brightness 350 cd/㎡ _______ Contrast Ratio (Max) : 800:1 __________ Response Time 8ms G2G
Price: ~$2,799 _______


ASUS VG248QE 144Hz (more information)
Screen Size 24" _______ Native Resolution 1920 x 1080 _______ Connectivity DisplayPort, Dual-link DVI-D, and HDMI
Brightness 350 cd/㎡ _______ ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR) : 80000000:1 __________ Response Time 1ms G2G
Price: ~$269 _______

ASUS VG248QE with GSYNC (more information)
Screen Size 24" _______ Native Resolution 1920 x 1080 _______ Connectivity DisplayPort
Brightness 350 cd/㎡ _______ ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR) : 80000000:1 __________ Response Time 1ms G2G
Price: ~$499 _______


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Woah sweet revisioned format there skyR!
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  Quote paraguy1 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Dec 2008 at 1:53pm
The Samsung SyncMaster 245T 24" is also a great Monitor but pricey. I have owned it now for 3 months and still would buy it again over all others. 

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  Quote Blakstar Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 Dec 2008 at 8:09am
I have an LG W3000H and it is the sweetest, brightest, most colorful monitor I have ever had. This thing is gorgeous and I would give it a 10 out of 10 any day. Mind you, you need a pretty fine video card to run it.. but it is REALLY worth it. World of Warcraft on it is like looking through a large, clear window. No shadowing at all evident (mind you I don't play shooters).

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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4034183&csid=ITD&body=MAIN
Hey what you think about this monitor. Imthinking in a few months about buying a 30 inch but only have around 1200$ for it
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  Quote Dog Lover Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 Jan 2009 at 10:24am

I just posted the other day about looking to get a new and larger monitor... how I missed this comprehensive guide by SkyR I don't know.  Its just what I need. 

As always, thanks SkyR
 
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Extensive research by your links and many others on the web really point to the
Planar PX2611W as being an amazing monitor.  I also found a site via PriceGrabber.com that has them for $788.00 with free shipping.


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Acer's G24:

24'' Widescreen LCD. (1920 x 1200)
2ms response time.
50,000:1 contrast ratio.
400 cd/m2 brightness.
HDMI.
Orange color.

$389.99

It can't really be beaten.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009155&Tpk=g24


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to bad that monitors ugly as sh*t
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I'm actively looking for a monitor, as I currently don't have one XD... Looking for a native resolution of 1920x1200, quality picture, and runs smoothly with video viewing/gaming. After looking at your Reviews SkyR, and looking at similar models, this is what I found at a decent price.

 
Does anyone have any thoughts on this? I'm currently just looking at more reviews and looking between couch cushions for spare change ^_^!
 
Edit: I have to agree that the above mentioned monitor is ugly >_<;... the colour choices don't appeal to me at all =P


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LOL!  I've currently been using a Dell 2407WFP which isn't too bad.  I'm sure you can poke holes at it...here's the specs:  http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?sku=320-4335
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get a dell 30 inch for 750 $ 3007wfp-hc  referbished
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Nobody else is feeling the orange? Lame.

I like it.
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  Quote Kaoberry Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Jan 2009 at 8:36am
Mmmk... and my mind is changed... I'm now looking at this monitor... XD
This seems to fit the bill in terms of what I'm looking for plus more (doubles as a TV! XD), good reviews... looks beautiful *grins*... this may be my pick... though, I'm in no rush to choose ^_~... need to wait for the DS beast to arrive =)
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  Quote Caymus Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Jan 2009 at 11:46am
Look at & compare both the T240 & T240HD. Specs & price should be the same. I have read the HD varient MAY have an  issue with input lag due to the built in tuner. I Have the T260, played on both the T260 & T260HD. IF you will not be useing said monitor for TV & or Xbox you may want to consider the T240. (Personally I think either would be fine.) Also U need to really search for quality information. Inpart because the True Color line is so new. I spoke with James @ DS who also recommended the non HD varient. Like I said yu will most likely enjoy which ever you choose. On a side note, these have to be the best looking monitors out at the moment. For me I will use mine untill the 120hz 27-30" monitors with better specs then the current 30"'s are available. Then this monitor will move into the play room for the kids. Now if only my New DS system would ship <g>.
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Yea I was looking into both the T240 and the T240HD... I'm still contemplating =P. I've been trying to look at a vast variety of reviews, and overall it seems like it's a great monitor, through user's eyes. Through expert's eyes, they say the color in game is "drab". What's you input on this? =)
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  Quote Caymus Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Jan 2009 at 12:05pm
I'll let you know more next week after I get my new system. With that said, for me color looked great. If you have a best buy near you go in and try one out. They had an ailenware set up with a T260HD in the store near me. From what I read the color issue was more with the T260, nothing a meter/caliberation won't fix. Also seemed to be hit and miss on the first ones shipped. Again I saw these side by side with several of the top rated monitors and they looked great.
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  Quote Harry Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Jan 2009 at 12:24pm
For my new DSO unit I bought a Samsung T260, this one.
 
For me it is great display, but then again I am no expert.  It does have the TN panel limitations for viewing but it does not bother me one bit.
 
I am not a photo buff so true color issues are not a big deal for me.
 
I have not noticed any input lag but a TN panel shouldn't.
 
I got it for about $500 from costco online.
 
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Linking in the thread on 30" gaming monitors... basically resulted in the Dell 3007wfp-hc refurb from the Dell Outlet. Roughly $1200 monitor for $749 (plus 15% off if you can get a hold of a coupon... try ebay) plus a 3-year warranty. Seems to have the lowest input lag of the current 30" out (an issue with several 30" including the Dell 3008wfp)... should be noted that the out of box colors are way off so a colorimeter or downloaded ICC profile is recommended.
 
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I have the HP2475w and it's kick ass. It's an improvement from my old samsung 17"inch syncmaster. Colors are very accurate, the viewing angles are insane (it's an IPS, like DUH)... and the gaming is great as well! If you are looking for a 24 incher, look no further.
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I am looking for a new monitor but only want to spend around $400 (put most of my money in my new DS rig that is stuck in stage 2).  Does anyone have the Hanns-G 28" LCD and if so could you share your opinion?  I play mostly first person shooter games and would like to upgrade from my Dell 2005FP Ultrasharp.

My new DS rig will come with the GTX 295.  I am not hooked on the Hanns but it looks like a pretty good one for the price.

Also how important is contrast ratio? The dell one I have now is 600:1 and when watching news from CNN or other news outlets in full screen it looks very poor.

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I'm also in the market for a monitor and am completely dumb founded. I have a new ds rig on the way so I need to make a decision soon. Looking for a 24" lcd capable of 1920 x 1200. Leaning toward the Acer g24 (orange color is not a concern). I'm also considering the HP 2475w and Dell 2408. I had a chance to view the Samsung t260 and found that the review was spot on and colors really were drab. Overall, the Acer g24 looks good for the price. Anyone have any experience with the above monitors or have any other suggestions?

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Monitors/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=320-6272

http://us.acer.com/acer/product.do?link=oln23g.redirect&changedAlts=&kcond5e.c2att92=453&CRC=2739517810

http://www.nextag.com/hp-2475w/search-html
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Hey I am another person in the market for a new monitor but my price range is only $300. Unfortunately i just don't have any more to spend then that.
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purchased the acer 24g. will let everyone know what I think as soon as I have some time with it.
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I also have the HP2475w and Gringo is right. This is a great monitor. FC2 looks and plays super.
Watching tv shows we missed is also spectacular.
Takes a little color adjusting and is a little more expensive but worth every penny.
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  Quote EROCK1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Feb 2009 at 10:54pm
I probably should have splurged and gone with the HP2475w. Maybe I can still change my order. I'm thinking the ACER g24 will suit needs though

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CURIOUS... if i'm utilizing an HDMI output on my gfx card, will it be better on a 26" computer LCD monitor or a flat-panel tv 26" or bigger?

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From what I've seen, text usually looks far better on a real computer monitor.
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  Quote GenCrow Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Mar 2009 at 2:41pm
Hey everyone, I'm about to purchase this as my new desktop gaming monitor & XBOX 360 screen:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236046

Thoughts before I do?? Anything better out there that's also 26"?
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I thinking of doing the same thing as GenCrow wants to do, but with a Samsung, and PS3. I'm looking at between a 22"-24" lcd. Help Appreciated! :)


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The info on the 24" BenQ G2400WD isn't quite right. The resolution is 1920x1200, not 1680x1050. It's going for around $360 nowadays on Newegg.

I have this monitor and like it quite a bit. It's great for gaming; fast response time, no ghosting or blurring. BUT, it is a TN panel, so the viewing angle is not a wide as non-TN panels. This is never a problem for me though; I'm always directly in front of it. I like the monitor quite a bit. So if you're ok with TN panels, and mainly use your computer for gaming, I think it's a great choice.


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Originally posted by pwcorgi

I thinking of doing the same thing as GenCrow wants to do, but with a Samsung, and PS3. I'm looking at between a 22"-24" lcd. Help Appreciated! :)


If gaming is your thing, I'd recommend the 24" BenQ G2400WD. There were several people in the Newegg reviews that said they were using it with their PS3 at 1080p and it looked great. Just be aware that it is a TN panel, so it has the usual TN panel viewing angle issue. This is never a problem with me though, as I always view it head-on (it's only an issue if you're at an angle). TN panels have the advantage of fast response time though, which is good for gaming (no ghosting).
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I bought 2 of these monitors from best buy.  They are $219 each, you can buy two of these for the price of one 24" monitor.  I play games and watch HD movies on these monitors and they are great.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp;jsessionid=2OR105ZIFDHE3KC4D3KFAHQ?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&id=pcat17071&type=page&st=h233h&sc=Global&cp=1&nrp=15&sp=&qp=&list=n&iht=y&usc=All+Categories&ks=960
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  Quote pwcorgi Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Mar 2009 at 12:17pm
One of the reasons I'm looking at a Samsung, is because they have some monitors with HDTV tuners built in, instead of going HDTV with pc input.

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  Quote Wilson Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 Mar 2009 at 11:03am
i didnt know about response time when i bought my samsung t245 syncmaster its 5ms and i guess i should have bought 2ms. is there really a big difference? meaning is it worth attempting to exchange it for the 2ms, and does it really make a difference.
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