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    New monitor

    This one is going to be on sale for $140 on negro friday. Is it worth the price and good in general?

    http://www.staples.com/Acer-X223hbd-...acer+23%22+lcd

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    Only iffy thing I can pick out right away is 5ms.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...L0A-_-24236050

    is $130 with MIR on Newegg with the Blackfriday code, though it's only 1680x1050 instead.

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    My friend recommended this one to me as well
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009163

    Which has HDMI as well, which may prove to be useful if I ever buy a ps3 or xbox, as I don't have an HD tv.

    Only thing is that it's on regular sale, not black friday/cyber monday and the sale ends on the 23rd.

    So do I get this now or wait on friday/monday to see if something better comes up and if nothing comes up better online by friday, then I fallback and buy the monitor in my OP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gredival View Post
    Only iffy thing I can pick out right away is 5ms.
    ...You do realize 5ms is FASTER than your average LCD? Most are 12-15, terrible ones come out at 30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cream Soda View Post
    This one is going to be on sale for $140 on negro friday. Is it worth the price and good in general?

    http://www.staples.com/Acer-X223hbd-...acer+23%22+lcd
    get this one

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    Get this:

    28", cheap, better quality once adjusted than your typical 22" panel.

    http://www.amazon.com/Hanns-G-HG281D...8921454&sr=8-1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norellicus View Post
    ...You do realize 5ms is FASTER than your average LCD? Most are 12-15, terrible ones come out at 30.
    I mean it's irrelevant for most people but if you play FPS's a lot you can tell the difference between a 5ms and a 2ms.

    If you're more interested in HD picture quality roll with a good contrast ratio

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    Fuuuuu so hard to decide

    Also,
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-049-_-Product
    ? any good?

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    CompUSA
    http://news.cnet.com/cheapskate/?tag=largePromo.0

    I guess I'm gonna go there on friday.

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    Ok, final decision
    Code:
    Model
    Brand 	Acer
    Model 	P235Hbmid
    Cabinet Color 	Black
    Display
    Screen Size 	23"
    Widescreen 	Yes
    Recommended Resolution 	1920 x 1080
    Viewing Angle 	160°(H) / 160°(V)
    Pixel Pitch 	0.265mm
    Display Colors 	16.7 Million
    Brightness 	300 cd/m2
    Contrast Ratio 	50000:1(ACM)
    Response Time 	5ms
    Horizontal Refresh Rate 	54.2-83.8KHz
    Vertical Refresh Rate 	49-75Hz
    Connectivity
    Input Video Compatibility 	Analog RGB, Digital
    Connectors 	D-Sub, DVI, HDMI
    D-Sub 	1
    DVI 	1
    HDMI 	1
    Power
    Complies with 	Energy Star
    Power Supply 	100V-240V
    Power Consumption 	31.7 W(typ.)
    Convenience
    Regulatory Approvals 	MPRII
    Stand Adjustments 	Tilt
    Built in TV Tuner 	No
    Built in Speakers 	2 x 1.5W
    HDCP Support 	Yes
    Features 	VESA Wall Mounting: 100x100mm
    Bit: 6+HiFRC
    Color Saturation NTSC%: 72%
    Packaging
    Package Contents 	LCD Monitor
    User Manual
    Power cable
    HDMI cable
    DVI cable
    VGA cable
    Audio cable
    Support Disk
    Dimensions
    Dimensions 	21.56" x 16" x 7.87"
    Weight 	11.2 lbs.
    Manufacturer Warranty
    Parts 	1 year limited
    Labor 	1 year limited
    vs

    Code:
      Display Type:  	Widescreen LCD
    	
    	  Screen Size:  	25 inches
    	
    	  Diagonal Size:  	24.6"
    	
    	  Pixel Pitch:  	0.283mm
    	
    	  Display Format:  	16:9 Wide LCD
    	
    	  Display Colors:  	16.7 million
    	
    	  Vertical Refresh Rate:  	56Hz - 75Hz
    	
    	  Horizontal Frequency:  	24kHz - 83kHz
    	
    	  Condition:  	New
    	
    	  Features:  	Built-in Speakers
    	
    	  HDMI:  	2
    	
    	  Interface Type:  	HDMI
    	  	VGA
    	
    	  Speakers:  	2 x 1.5 Watt
    	
    	  Audio Input:  	Yes
    	
    	  Contrast Ratio:  	800:1
    	
    	  Dynamic Contrast Ratio:  	15000:1
    	
    	  Brightness:  	300 cd/m²
    	
    	  Response Time:  	2 ms
    	
    	  Horizontal Viewing Angle:  	170 degrees
    	
    	  Vertical Viewing Angle:  	160 degrees
    	
    	  Maximum Resolution:  	1920 x 1080
    	
    	  VESA Mounting Compliant:  	VESA 100mm
    	
    	  Dimensions With Stand:  	22.9" x 17.1" x 7.8"
    	
    	  Unit Weight:  	12.6 lbs.
    	
    	  Power Consumption:  	50W
    First company is Acer 2nd is one I've never heard of (HNC)

    same price

    HELP ME

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    I wouldn't go with a no name company unless they had an outstanding warranty/service

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gryffes View Post
    Get this:

    28", cheap, better quality once adjusted than your typical 22" panel.

    http://www.amazon.com/Hanns-G-HG281D...8921454&sr=8-1
    This. Except... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824254026 and then make sure to get the bing 10% cash back. Total: ~234

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    Ok, so I get another shot at this. I am returning the HNC due to dead pixelage. I waited in line for 2hrs this morning so I could exchange it before they had a chance to sell out (just in case) and after waiting in line for 2hrs (plus I had to pay my friend for gas since it's pretty far) this fucker doesn't even let me walk in simply says "no returns till 11 oclock" and doesn't let me go in the store. Just based on that shit I may just say fuck it and get my money back + spend it elsewhere, but in the end I just want the better monitor. So back to the comparison between those 2, anyone? Also, the day I did have the HCG, don't know if it was just my particular one or if its normal but when i was playing ffxi in the background lighting you could see a light black wave traveling vertically across the screen. Would be like that for anything dark, but was absent with light colors.

    Is that normal, normal for the cheapo brand, or just a singular defective monitor?

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    I've got a Hanns-G 28".
    I LOVE it. the thing is gigantic, and its awesome for playing games on, 1080p is tittylicious.
    Built in speakers are really nice when you're using an HDMI cable to either watch TV/xbox/ps3.
    I've also got an Acer 24", which I use as a main monitor instead of the 28", which is strickly gaming/tv/movies. I really like size of the 24", and Acer's brightness seems to get better as you go higher in inches, so I had to go 24" to get the brightness I wanted.

    I had never heard of Hanns-G before picking this up, and I actually traded a really nice 22" samsung toa chinese guy for the 28" monitor. He couldn't use it, said it was too big, and I still think it is for a main monitor. But oh my god does it rock as a second.

    Either way, I highly endorse both Acer and the Hanns-G as excellent choices. Staples (where I got the Acer) has an excellent return policy regarding dead pixels, and is really competitive when it comes to price.

    Good luck in your search!

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