Looking for a new LCD

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  1. Sogetsu
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    Alright, folks.
    Been looking around for a few months for an upgrade to my 19" Dell Widescreen LCD.
    (No, I don't use and never have bought a Dell, don't remember where I got it)

    Anyway, been looking to upgrade to a 22" LCD but running into a few problems.
    I'm a budget, not a low budget, but I'm not willing to spend 300+ for a monitor, lets say.
    Even the 200-290 range ones scare me a bit.

    I was wondering, mostly. Whats the best thing to look for in a monitor?
    I know Brand is important, as well as response time and contract ratios.

    Here's a few I've kinda narrowed it down to:

    Acer 22" 5ms / 2500:1
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009145

    Decently Priced, decent reviews (a lot are dead after a while) and has
    decent stats.

    Asus 22" / 1000:1, 5ms (2ms GTG)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236050

    Same thing, contrast ratio is a bit lower but its on sale (I know, I know)

    Samsung 22" 5ms / 10,000:1
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001278

    Now I know what you are thinking, go with the Samsung, of course - I'm
    paying a lot more for it, so it definitely will be better, but the question is:
    Is it really worth paying that much more (almost 100 more) for a monitor like this?

    If you've got this far, thanks for reading - if you have any advice, or other
    suggestions, don't hesitate to post or teach me some new things about monitors. Thanks again.
     
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    The samsung is more expensive due to the built-in TV tuner and speakers. An ordinary samsung 22" will cost much less.

    I'd get this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001319

    It's 16:9 so it's great for watching movies. Plus, a little wider aspect ratio means more room for your HUD in Aion.
     
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    Thanks Rubius, didn't even see the speakers/tuner. Heh. Silly me for not reading it all.
     
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    Aside from 1 Benq lcd monitor, the rest of the monitors i've ever owned were samsungs. Currently i use a SyncMaster 305T which for the past year and half hasn't given me any problems and all the pixels work as they should. I would recommend Samsung over most brands.
     
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    That is what I have heard as well.
    Thanks Kioto.
     
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    Haha, i have the 22" acer and i love it... but being that its my first 22" monitor, why wouldnt I xD
     
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