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Choosing a Monitor
« on: May 11, 2012, 03:58:00 PM »
Right, so I'm looking for a monitor. I've got a few things that I'm considering, but I've kinda made up my mind on 16:10.

At most I'd pay 180$ for a monitor. I'd love something less, y'kno? But I've got a few options that are pretty similar, save for one.
(prices here are with shipping included)

Samsung B2240W - 129$
 - This is the smallest of the monitors I've found. I've got a 21.5" one already, and its probably just the perfect size. Bigger gets too expensive.
    It also has the portrait/landscape rotation that I'd like to have. But I'm not too attached to that feature. 1680x1050

Samsung S23A300B - 170$
 - Largest screen at 23". The reason I'm considering it is LED, 1080P, and its kinda on sale. I don't know about it, though. 1920x1080

NEC LCD225WNXM - 100$
 - Its pretty minimal, 22", rotates, USB hub...decent specs, and rather cheap. Speakers included, but useless XD  1680x1050

Gateway FPD2275W - 120$ (though I might could get it a little cheaper)
 - 22", 16:10 1680x1050, no rotate, BUT. Its got alot of analog video inputs that I actually have use for, with PiP. Older monitor, though.
   I also consider that I have a big TV that can handle the analog video inputs and is equally a widescreen, so this might be a useless feature.

Dell Professional P2210 - 150$
 - 22", 16:10, 1680x1050, usb hub, rotation, and its a newer monitor, meaning it will end up looking better.
   Its got DisplayPort, but as I don't have a modern Apple or an AMD card, this is useless...

Dell UltraSharp 2208WFP - 160$
 - 22", 16:10, 1680x1050, USB hub, rotation, slightly older (but still kinda modern). Kinda like all the others... <_>

HP LA2205wg - 130$
 - 22", 16:10, 1680x1050, rotation. This one happens to be new in box, not used/refurbished like the others.

So! Any ideas at all?

After seeing em side by side, that NEC might be a great choice, but again, I'd like some input.

Oh, and it'll be 2 days before I can choose one. I saw what I thought was a great monitor and decided to bid on it.

Dell 2408WFP - currently I'm the highest bidder with my max of 180$
 - Well, its a 24" screen with the higher 1920x1200 resolution, USB hub, card reader, dual DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA, and all of the analog video connectors. Honestly, this would be a great screen. But If I win this thing, that'll be great. If I don't, that'll be great...I don't think paying 180$ would be as fun as getting something I could live with for 100$ :/
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Re: Choosing a Monitor
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2012, 12:04:34 AM »
Yeah, without a doubt the NEC is awesome for the price. I do like the P2210 as well.
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