What to look for in a LCD monitor 6 replies

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#1 12 years ago

I am interested in purchasing a LCD monitor, I have never giving much thought or investested much interest in a new monitor but now that im in the market for a new one, what do i look for ? Should I go for a widescreen or standard screen? Whats a decent price to spend on a 19" LCD monitor. I looked around at Newegg.com and seen a few that i thought looked good but I thought i would ask everyone here first

theses are the ones i was looking at




If there is a better choice let me know


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#2 12 years ago

You want size, price, response times (Highest is better) and brand. If ANYONE says LCD's are bad for gaming, slap them in the face and call them a n00b. I hate how people think LCD's are slow and crappy when it comes to gaming. This is absolute bollocks. I have a 20" Phillips LCD and it would annhialate any CRT it goes up against. Good luck man, Aurora.


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#3 12 years ago
response times (Highest is better)

Nope, the lower the response times (In Ms, Microseconds) the better.

Often around 8ms is what you should look for.

Don't bother with the inbuilt speaker ones, because they just cost you more, and don't benifits, seeing nearly every pc user has a set of speakers, and most have a good set.

I personally like the second and third one of the three.


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#4 12 years ago

Yep, go for the ones with lower response times. I would say that you go for the second (widescreen) or the third. The second is onle 20$ more than the third. So well, depends what you prefer: Widescreen or normal.

I'd go for the second one of I were you.


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#5 12 years ago

Stay away from the off brands. Honestly, I'm not too sure about those first two brands listed. You might get lucky with them, but then again, you might not...

Viewsonic and Samsung are examples of a couple of good brands.


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#6 12 years ago

DEFINATELY go widescreen. I don't care what kind of games you play, they all look better on widescreens, TRUST ME. Especailly if you play FPS, awesome. I can never go back to standard screens. Lowest MS you can get and take into consideration your native res against what your Video card can actually do. Also make sure it's DVI capable if your VC is capable, big difference. If you have a little cash take a look at the Dell 2405's, 24" widescreen, they are on sale for something like 700$. Dell may not have respected CPU's but they make excellent screens. Look for the "hot deals" section and check places like techbargains.com for latest deals. It's best to buy local if possible, that way you can pull it out of the box at the store and make sure you don't have one with any dead pixels.



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#7 12 years ago

Viewsonic 8MS 20inch widerscreen.. $449 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824116381

Or Viewsonix VX924 19inch 3MS. <-- Must say kickass montior, I own it and I love it. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824116355