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SteelSabre

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#1 10 years ago

Okay. I'm getting a new monitor around Christmas, so I need some help deciding. These are all pretty nice but hard to choose between them since there isn't that much a difference. I'm just using all this for my PC, I have a 19 inch display right now, but it's not widescreen + it sucks horribly.

Newegg.com - ASUS VW222U Black 22" 2ms(GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 Built in Speakers - Retail

I like this one, but reviews complained about the colors...

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Newegg.com - SCEPTRE X22WG-1080P Black 22" 2ms(GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 2000:1 Built in Speakers - Retail

This is nice, but cheap as HELL. Reviews are half and half.. eh..

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Newegg.com - Acer AL2416WBsd Silver 24" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 400 cd/m2 1000:1 - Retail

24 inch. Yet again cheap for it. But not sure if I really want to go with it, I'll probably dull down to the 22 inch.

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Newegg.com - HannsĀ·G HW-223DPB Black 22" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 Built in Speakers - Retail

This is one pretty nice too. Decent price.




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#2 10 years ago

SteelSabre Newegg.com - SCEPTRE X22WG-1080P Black 22" 2ms(GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 2000:1 Built in Speakers - Retail

This is nice, but cheap as HELL. Reviews are half and half.. eh..

I have the X20WG-1080P 20.1" ($180 when i bought it), and i have to say it is a great monitor. The price may be cheap, but the monitor itself is definitely NOT cheap.

It has great color, is bright, and works well for gaming. I have my Xbox 360 hooked up to it and it looks fantastic. Mine has a 5ms response time. The only thing with mine (and probably the X22) is that it does have a narrow vertical viewing angle. You can look at it from a side to side angle pretty far, but if you go above or below it, it looks off pretty quick.




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#3 10 years ago

I have the Sceptre X22WG. Very little light bleeding. The absolute best contrast on an LCD ( PC monitor) I have ever seen! Having 3 seperate and switchable input types is also a nice touch! (VGA, DVI and HDMI) I'm sure that most of the gripes pertaining to it were about it's base. No worries though, it's a tad weak but by no means unstable. My only gripe would be about its buttons being on the side/back. The trade off is a very narrow frame though, giving it the appearance of a larger screeen area. I would highly recommend it! EDIT: In response to what Apollo wrote - the X22 has a slightly better vertical viewing angle than the 20.




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#4 10 years ago
KwouldI have the Sceptre X22WG. Very little light bleeding

Yes, i forgot to mention that. My X20WG does that as well, but its only noticeable if the screen in completely black, and even then its not that bad.

Don't plan on using the built in speakers though, they suck (like any built in speakers, really). The only time i use them is when i take my 360 and monitor over to a friends house to play system link games.




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#5 10 years ago

Yeah, I can only see the light bleed when the screen is black and the lights are off in the room. I have never seen an LCD monitor that doesn't bleed a little though. I have a cable box hooked up to my monitor as well as my PC. I had to buy a DTS decoder in order to switch audio sources back and forth from PC to cable box (using my PC speakers), but before I got it, I had to use the built in speakers to hear the "TV". "They suck" is almost an understatement. They don't get loud enough and that makes them just plain worthless. I suppose I should have listed that as a gripe, but you can't tell that the monitor even has speakers (they're on the back) so I guess I forgot about them and as Apollo said, all built in speakers suck. That said, it is the best monitor I have ever had. It gets very bright, has excellent color and refresh rates, has an 8 not 6 bit panel, and I have already mentioned other pros above. I say go with the Sceptre, it's just as good if not better than the Asus, and cheaper too.




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#6 10 years ago

I'd go for this one instead: [COLOR=blue]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001096[/COLOR] Samsung's a good brand, it's 2ms, only $280, and has 992 reviews averaging 5 eggs.




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#7 10 years ago

Go with either the Samsung, Sceptre, or Asus. You'll really want a 2ms response time for gaming. However, for me personally I don't really care for built in speakers.




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#8 10 years ago

Yeah right now I have a 19inch with a 16ms response time. Thanks for the help. I'll probably go with the Asus.




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#9 10 years ago
SteelSabre;4041265Yeah right now I have a 19inch with a 16ms response time. Thanks for the help. I'll probably go with the Asus.

You made a great choice, that Asus model is by far better than the others(Sceptre, Acer ...)




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#10 10 years ago
arcadeplayer987You made a great choice, that Asus model is by far better than the others(Sceptre, Acer ...)

Why?

It costs more, and has virtually identical specs to that Sceptre except its worse contrast ratio. It costs more just because it says "ASUS" on it.