Simple question. Been shopping around for a new monitor to replace my HP 19". I now have a nice video card that will take advantage of the higher resolutions so I wanted to upgrade. I have a few in mind based off of reviews but just wanted some of your opinions as well.
What would you consider to be the best pc monitor I could get for under $400, which its main use would be for gaming. I'd prefer 24" but I realize in order to get good quality with that price, the size might have to be dropped some.
Could you post the specs of your PC? If they're below a certain spec, there's no point getting a 24" (1920*1200) monitor, as your PC wouldn't be able to use it when gaming anyway.
I have a 22" Dell monitor, and I love it. I hate the company for their wretched support services and PCs, but they do make nice monitors.
If you're looking for out and out display quality though, a Samsung Syncmaster is probably your best bet. They also tend to have slighty better refresh rates, though probably not to the point that you'd notice (3ms vs. 5ms with a 22"). The main reason I like the Dell monitors is that they come with excellent features - USB ports, swivel, tilt, rotate - built in, which a lot of Syncmasters seem to lack.
Asus VW222U Everything Daed's Dell has minus USB ports, with 2ms response time and a custom refresh rate support of a maximum 67Hz
My only bone with it is no HDMI input, only stupid DVI and VGA. It also has built in speakers, while not great, if your like me and can't use headphones at LANs, then these speakers will do you well until you get back home and hook in your sexy 5.1s ;)
i have a Samsung Syncmaster 19'', but i would buy a 22'' if you like big screens. But the quality of the Syncmaster is way better then my uncle's HP 22''.
If you're willing to go $467, you can get an 8 bit PVA 24". Provantage sells the DoubleSight DS-245W for that. [COLOR=Blue]PROVANTAGE: DoubleSight DS-245W 24-inch Wide Screen LCD Monitor, Adjustable Stand + Pivot[/COLOR] (This display uses a Samsung panel btw.)
Besides 8 bit vs 6 bit color depth, a PVA will give you wider viewing angles then a TN.
Well my specs are... Q9550 4870x2 4gigs RAM p5q-e $467 is kinda pushin it. I've looked at those Syncmasters and they seem pretty nice although it looks like only the "22 are in my price range.
That PC will handle a 24", probably, but you might as well get a 22 and ramp up the AA.
So a syncmaster or a that asus? I've heard equally good reviews for both.
Up to you. Personal preference really.