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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by vegettoxp, 30 Jul 2007.

  1. vegettoxp

    vegettoxp New Member

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    Hey Guys, I finally did enough Over-Time to get me a New LCD for the system I am building. I know there are a lot of brands out there. I am a person who is not a Hard-Core Gamer, but I do play games. I just wanted to get your guys opinion on which LCD is best for me, With your recommendations I can check out the LCDs and make my decision. Below is the Specs about me.

    My budget is between $200 - $350 ($400 Maybe)

    Size I am looking at 22" and (Maybe be 24" If the price is right)

    Really Good Brand (I do like Samsung and Dell LCDs)

    I don't need alot of Ports, Just the Basic Stuff (DVI and whatever else I will get)


    So there you have it. This is what I am looking for. If you guys have more recommendations, Please share them with me and Please help me get a really good LCD.

    Once Again Thank You for all your help!

    P.S. Fusion
     
  2. crazybob

    crazybob Voice of Reason

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    I am in a similar situation..looking for 22-24" WS monitors and the only 22" Dell I could find below $400 was this 228wfp
    http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=320-5205

    The other one I am looking at is the samsunf 226bw
    http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=A0964719

    I need to look into more reviews, but I think I am going to go with the samsung.
     
  4. vegettoxp

    vegettoxp New Member

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    Al Right guys, here is the list that I have come up with. Tell me your opinions on these LCDs. In which order I should I buy!


    Dell E228WFP 22-inch Widescreen Flat Panel LCD Monitor

    Gateway FPD2275W 22" Widescreen High-Definition LCD Flat-Panel Display

    HP w2207 22-inch Widescreen Flat-Panel Monitor

    SAMSUNG’s 226BW Or 226CW widescreen LCD monitor

    ViewSonic's 22" VX2245wm ViewDock™ LCD

    Acer AL2251W WIde-Screen LCD Display


    Thx

    P.S. Fusion
     
  5. crazybob

    crazybob Voice of Reason

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    I would put the Gateway a bit lower down the list. I've never seen a Gateway monitor that didn't have problems with light leaks at top and bottom from the backlight. On the other hand, I've never seen a recent Dell monitor that I didn't like, so my vote is still with that.

    If you want a really good feel for all of them, do some Googling and find reviews for all five. Once you've done that, the correct choice will probably be obvious.
     
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    Tomm I also ride trials :¬)

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    I'm surprised no one has mentioned the Samsung SM215TW yet. It's only 21" but it gets the best reviews of all the 20-22" monitors. I've not seen a bad thing said about it. In contrast, lots of people have been moaning about the 22" Dell's TN panel - poor image quality & viewing angle and only 6 bit colour.

    I don't know about the others, though I did see the HP in person and it looks lovely. I mean the surround and glossy finish. Not sure about the actual image quality.

    EDIT: The 226BW & CW are essentially the same, except that maybe Samsung have used a cheaper panel in the latter? They're very new out so I haven't seen any reviews. Either way the 226BW gets good reviews and is quite cheap (less expensive than the 215TW). Again though, the viewing angle and IQ aren't as good as the 215TW, though it is apparently a true 8-bit panel - unlike the Dell.
     
  8. vegettoxp

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    Hey Guys, after looking around, I have narrowed my list on my LCD's. Here is the list and tell me what you guys think.

    First Choice is - SAMSUNG’s 226BW Or 226CW Widescreen Flat-Panel Monitor (REviews Done Ready to buy)

    Second Choice is - ViewSonic's 22" VX2245wm ViewDock™ LCD or ViewSonic's 22" VX2235wm widescreen LCD

    Third Choice is - Asus PG221 (I guess it just came out and I don't see the price of this yet. Look Really cool and I know it nothing compared to the samsung 226BW. But I do really like the way it looks and the ADD-Ons.) What's your guys opinion on this Asus PG221 LCD!

    THX for all the input!:clap:

    P.S. Fusion:clap:
     
  9. tzang

    tzang Traditional Nutter

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    I'd go for the Samsung. Great screen (apart from the MagicColor thing which you can disable). They also look great.
    The other option would be the Dell UltraSharp range.
    ViewSonic aren't bad but I prefer their old 19" VX-series screens, which were great. They also lack adjustments (a common trait on their VX series) so you might want to skip ViewSonic for this reason.
     
  10. vegettoxp

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    Hey Guys I have made my FINAL Choice on LCD and I am gona go with the Samsung 226BW. I have read alot of reveiws on it and it is a really good LCD. I only have one question when I buy it either online or instore how do I get The "S" Panel. I have heard a lot about this subject. One of the reviews I read said that make sure you get the "S" Planel and not some other. How do I know which Panel I am getting. So if someone can help me out, I would like to order this LCD ASAP.

    I just wanted your guys opinion, Should I get the Samsung 226BW or Wait for the 226CW Model? Any BIG differences between the too?

    Once again I wanted to say Thank You for all your guys help.:clap::clap:

    P.S. Fusion:rock:
     
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    Hey Guys, I just called one of my Best Buys here in San Jose, CA and they have the 226CW Model For $411.XX Out the door. I am gona go there ASAP!
     
  12. Tomm

    Tomm I also ride trials :¬)

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    Wow, eBuyer have got the 226BW for £200 - with free delivery. This doesn't make England look like such a rip off :D

    There's no real way of knowing what panel you're going to get, unless you ask the shop and they can tell you. Apparently Samsung use Samsung panels (S ones) but they couldn't keep up with demand so they used panels made by other people in some of their monitors. I'm not sure I'd notice the difference to be honest, but some people reckon they can.
     
  13. crazybob

    crazybob Voice of Reason

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    From what I've heard, there's actually nothing wrong with the non-Samsung panels; they just aren't as well calibrated straight out of the box. So if you don't get the correct panel (S), don't despair until you've run some color calibration.
     
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    Well I'm happy with my LG L226WTQ 22" with DVI/HDCP and under £200 delivered, noticably so occasionally. LG's a global brand in LCDs too. No height adjustment but nice swivel (I tend to vary my desk sitting position a bit).
     
  15. vegettoxp

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    Hey guys, I just wanted to give you any update on my LCD. I went out to Best Buy any bought the 226CW LCD Model. I guess I was the lucky one because they only had one 226CW Model Left. I can't wait to hook it up and play with it.

    Once again, I want to say Thank You for all your Guys Help!

    P.S. Fusion!
     
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    vegettoxp New Member

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    Also What's your guys opinion on the new EVGA 8600GTS with 512MB, Would that be a good graphic card? Click Here
     
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    Not for an everyday desktop system... no.

    You'd be much better advised getting an 8800 series card - i.e. a 320MB XFX 8800GTS ($250 - after $30.00 mail-in rebate) / 320MB EVGA 8800GTS ($260 - after $20.00 mail-in rebate) :idea:
     
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