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anyone able to recommend a good 21-22" LCD monitor?

Discussion in 'The Attic' started by maxd, May 17, 2011.

    May 17, 2011
  1. maxd

    maxd Complaints (PAB) Manager Staff Member

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    My trusty old Iiyama 19" VisionMaster CRT bit the dust recently (cat barfed into it!) and I'm ready to enter the 21st Century, monitor-wise at least. So I'm shopping for a [strike]good[/strike] real good 21 or 22 inch LCD monitor and looking for recommendations. Anything less than $500 suits the budget.

    My primary use is office work, secondary is watching movies and such. My wife does some photo work so good colour performance is fairly high on our wish list. Being able to switch to various (custom) colour pre-sets would be a boon. Height and tilt adjust are "wants" for us too but I don't want speakers or need HD or any of the other fancy stuff. Just looking for a solid monitor that's a pleasure to look at really.

    So, any suggestions?
     
  2. May 17, 2011
  3. Repro

    Repro Dormant account PABnononaccred PABnonaccred

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    You can look at the "Acer T231Hbmid". It's 23 inch and it even has touchscreen functionality (!!). It's also ergonomical which means you can tilt it the way you like. Here it is around €300,-/$430,-. I don't have this screen myself, but i've heard good things about it.
     
  4. May 17, 2011
  5. swampwitch

    swampwitch ProfessionalUnderachiever CAG MM webmeister

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    I'm really happy with my new HP 2310m 23" Full HD Widescreen LCD Monitor. It's great for gaming, graphics...and I haven't watched TV on a TV since I got it. Netflix and Hulu and the like look gorgeous, and it makes Windows Media Player look better than it actually is. Between $300 and $350 on Amazon and local department stores.:thumbsup:
     
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  7. BingoT

    BingoT Nurses love to give shots webmeister

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    I love this one.
    It's the best I ever had so far.
    Acer G235H monitor
    It goes for $164.99 but you can find it for $125 to $150.00
    [​IMG]
     
  8. May 17, 2011
  9. lots0

    lots0 Banned User - troll posts - flaming PABnonaccred

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    I bought a Acer 21in on Amazon, just before Xmas.

    It works good, but it is not as sharp a picture as the Dell 21in I have hooked up to the same computer. You can really tell the difference when both monitors are hooked up to the same box.
     
  10. May 17, 2011
  11. jetset

    jetset Ueber Meister CAG

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    Had an Acer, which was good but not as impressive as the Samsung 26" I switched to end of last year - it's really excellent.
     
  12. May 17, 2011
  13. lots0

    lots0 Banned User - troll posts - flaming PABnonaccred

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    The last monitor I bought was actually not a monitor, it was a TV.

    I bought a Vizio 22in. TV and use it for a monitor on my personal computer. IMO it is better than any of the monitors I tried.

    Not only does it get HDMI 1080i/60 but it has a TV tuner, RGB and internal speakers that sound good and the picture quality is better than any of the dozen or so monitors I currently own and to top it off the price is very good.. better than some of the dedicated monitors that don't have all the extra goodies.
     
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  15. Perc

    Perc Experienced Member webmeister

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    I really like Samsung for both monitors and TVs. I use a SyncMaster 245BW - 24" widescreen for my main PC and it's great.
     
  16. May 17, 2011
  17. maxd

    maxd Complaints (PAB) Manager Staff Member

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    Thanks for all the replies, much appreciated. Keep 'em comin' though, most of the ones recommended here are over my 22" limit. :p
     
  18. May 17, 2011
  19. swampwitch

    swampwitch ProfessionalUnderachiever CAG MM webmeister

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    Men. Always worried about that extra inch.
     
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  21. Hollywood Jack

    Hollywood Jack Dormant account

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    Dont by LCD... go for a LED monitor.

    They outperform the previous in every aspect related to image quality/contrast/viewing angle/etc...

    1.LED monitors consume 40% less power than an LCD monitor. If we compare the screens of LED and LCD Television screens we see that while an LCD screen consumes 0.139 watts per square inch, an LED consumes 0.096 of the same.

    2. LED Screens have a faster response time as compares to LCDs. While response time of LCDs ranges between 2 – 8 ms, an LED can respond in less than 0.01 ms.

    3. LED monitors have a far better contrast ratio resulting in clearer and sharper pictures. While LCD monitors can produce 20:000 contrast ratio, an LED can produce 2.000:000 contrast ratio.

    LED screens are capable of being sleeker and light weight as compared to LCD monitors.

    They are more pricey though :p
     
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  23. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

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    I do graphics work so it's hard finding an LCD monitor that displays correctly - especially when you're on a tiny budget. When my CRT bit the dust, money was a bit of an issue so I bought a Samsung T220 - the first one I brought home I couldn't get calibrated - sitting in front of it was like getting an x-ray, it was SO bright. I took it back and exchanged it for another one and was able to calbrate it almost perfectly - I still lose some of slightly off-white shades so once I win the lottery this will be replaced, but for the cost I'm pretty happy with it so far.
     
  24. May 18, 2011
  25. jod5413

    jod5413 Is That Better?

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    I hear ya, Swampy Silly creatures, aren't they? :p
     
  26. May 18, 2011
  27. maxd

    maxd Complaints (PAB) Manager Staff Member

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    Yeah, I'd read about LED monitors, was under the impression they hadn't quite "arrived" at the consumer level yet.

    Do you have any specific recommendations in the 20-22" range, preferably within the $500 budget?

    And ladies, please, I asked for LESS inches not more. ;)
     
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  28. May 18, 2011
  29. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

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    :lolup::lolup::lolup: now THAT was funny!
     
  30. May 18, 2011
  31. Rhyzz

    Rhyzz Experienced Member

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    I feel your pain, it's a curse more than a blessing!

    I'd go LED Max, 2 x Asus MS238H is what I'm sporting, slightly bigger than what you want but they are seriously slimline, cheap too, I paid almost 300 nicker for each of mine about 8 months ago, they've come down to about £220 now, circa $350.
     
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