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Windows 7: Buying a new Monitor


19 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 RC - 7100 64bit
 
 
Buying a new Monitor

I am in the market for a new Monitor. These are my options I am looking at thus far.

Newegg.com - Acer P235Hbmid Black 23" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 50000:1(ACM) Built-in Speakers - LCD Monitors

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001385

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824254045

I like the Hans-G. But I am just concerned that the constrast Ratio is 15000:1 compared to the 50000:1 Acer or whopping 70000:1 of that samsung.

Opinions anyone? Is there anything that is a strong selling point of either that I should be looking at?

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19 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've got a similar monitor to that on my system and it's been fine. I paid about $170 for mine..so happy with it for the price. It won't compare to a Dell UltraSharp U2410...but that monitor is about $550 from Dell right now...but it's the monitor I recommend for people who really care to have a beautiful display.
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19 Mar 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Check this page (possibly every day). They always list the daily specials of all kinds of companies.
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19 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 RC - 7100 64bit
 
 

I've only ever used or thought about buying Samsung, LG, and Acer. What else Brandwise should I be considering?
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19 Mar 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hanns are also supposed to be good. And I have 2 HP2207 - they are great (but expensive). But in the tests, Samsung always comes out on top.
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19 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 RC - 7100 64bit
 
 

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19 Mar 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Static View Post
On the page I linked above, the same Hanns at NewEgg is listed for $159.99 (with coupon). I suggest you get it with the coupon. Saves 30 bucks.
PS: I would not worry about the contrast ratio. You would not notice the difference - unless you are an eagle.
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19 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7 RC - 7100 64bit
 
 

Sadly, that coupon expired. and ya, would've ended up saving me 40 dollars.
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19 Mar 2010   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Static View Post
Sadly, that coupon expired. and ya, would've ended up saving me 40 dollars.
Sorry I did not notice that. Keep looking, they have new news every day.
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19 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

if you have the money..... this acer is a awesome monitor....
CompUSA.com | ET.UG5HP.001 | Acer GD235HZ bid 24" Class Widescreen LCD HD Monit
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