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Old 11-01-2006, 02:51 AM   #1
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Talking Spend the extra $$$ to get me a few more inches??? =O

Aright now everyone probably knows that I am after a new moniter.

DVI is a MUST!!

I orgionally started looking at This Acer Black 19'' Widescreen 5ms but I have been searching around. And I have found much bigger for only like a 130$$+.

This is the moniter ill have untill I make a new computer build. Im 15 and a sophmore, and realisticly that wont happen untill college. So with that said I have to make the right choice now. Lol.

But anyways, see that is a 19''Wide. I have found a 20'' for 60$ more and a 20.1'' for the same price more (after rebate) but those 20.1'' realisticly are are about 120$ more then what I first started out at.

But why bother with a wussy 20.1'' when for 130$ more I could have a 22''. Thats right for 10$ more I could get 1.9'' more of viewable space. (however it doesnt seem like the resolution changes).

This Is the 22'' Acer Widescreen that I would be looking at.

And here is the 20'' Link


So price differences, opinoins, ideas, anything at all????

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Basicly what it comes down too is would the resolution difference really justify the price difference? Mind you I am playing for this myself. And I am using this for every day use. Rare/Occassional gaming. Just internet, MSN, AIM, WMP and whatever else is floating my boat that day..

This is the link with the moniters that I am going off of.
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Old 11-01-2006, 05:37 AM   #2
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Default Re: Spend the extra $$$ to get me a few more inches??? =O

Stick with the 19" You're falling for a market trap =O
I have a 19" Widescreen myself and its more than enough space!
Theres more than enough white space on a Google page as it is xD
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Old 11-01-2006, 09:03 AM   #3
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Default Re: Spend the extra $$$ to get me a few more inches??? =O

Size matters.....everyone could use a few extra inches.
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Old 11-01-2006, 09:18 AM   #4
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Default Re: Spend the extra $$$ to get me a few more inches??? =O

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Size matters.....everyone could use a few extra inches.
but the 19"WS does serve most peoples purpose...

I rock the 19" and I am happy with it....
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Old 11-01-2006, 09:38 AM   #5
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Default Re: Spend the extra $$$ to get me a few more inches??? =O

Really, it's your choice.

Currently, I use a 19" CRT monitor. It really only has 18" view space.. but honestly, it's big enough for me. A 19" LCD actually has a bigger viewspace than this CRT.. unless you really want the bigger screen, you'll be fine on 19" LCD.
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Old 11-01-2006, 09:58 AM   #6
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Default Re: Spend the extra $$$ to get me a few more inches??? =O

Ive already told youw hat you should get Acer is an OK brand..but they do have problems with backlight bleeding, so still even if your not gaming i would not get an acer...in my opinion i would get a samsung or a viewsonic..right now im running of a 22" Viewsonic widescreen LCD.. No bleeding..no dead pixels...High def..screen looks great.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...431850&CatId=0
ViewSonic
Display Type TFT LCD


Viewable Screen Size 19 inch


Display Area 16.1" x 10"


Vertical Refresh Rate 50 ~ 85Hz


Horizontal Frequency 30 ~ 82kHz


Input Video Signal DVI
VGA (15-Pin D-Sub)


Speakers Integrated


Contrast Ratio 700:1


Brightness 280 cd/m


Response Time 5 ms


Horizontal Viewing Angle 160 degrees


Vertical Viewing Angle 160 degrees


Maximum Resolution 1440 x 900


Cabinet Color Black


Unit Dimensions (WxHxD) 17.8" x 15.4" x 7.8"


Unit Weight 9.9 lbs.


Power Consumption 32W
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...528157&CatId=0
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Display Type TFT LCD


Viewable Screen Size 19 inches


Display Area 410.4mm(H) x 256.5mm(V)


Display Colors 16.2 million


Input Video Signal VGA (15-Pin D-Sub)


Contrast Ratio 700:1


Brightness 300 cd/m


Response Time 5 ms


Horizontal Viewing Angle 150 degrees


Vertical Viewing Angle 130 degrees


Maximum Resolution 1440 x 900


Cabinet Color Black


VESA Mounting Compliant Yes


Unit Dimensions (WxHxD) 16.2" x 16.0" x 7.1"


Unit Weight 12.32 lbs.


Power Consumption 42W
Comparible...Viewsonic is lighter....Less power consumption..NO BACKLIGHT BLEEDING 5ms response time compared to most of acers....usually acers are 5ms but end up being delayed with slight ghosting..
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Default Re: Spend the extra $$$ to get me a few more inches??? =O

You know, spec, ill need those intigrated speakers... if I ever go over to your house again, lol..

Quote:
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Stick with the 19" You're falling for a market trap =O
I have a 19" Widescreen myself and its more than enough space!
Theres more than enough white space on a Google page as it is xD

Really think im just being a dumbass and falling for the market trap, lol?

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Spec what is the size of your monter w/ what res?

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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...636&CatId=1410

Bigger res and doesnt cost much more at all. Thoughts?
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Default Re: Spend the extra $$$ to get me a few more inches??? =O

The Acer 22" looks pretty nice, but keep in mind that 22" monitors still run at about 1680x1050 just like 20"/20.1" monitors do. If you need the extra space, go for the 22" and if not, the Samsung 20" should be more than enough. Trust me, around 20" to 24" is the sweet spot for monitors. It's just the right size for movies and such, big enough for almost anything you throw at it and it doesn't actually take up that much space. You won't need anything like those 30" or HDTV screens. Way too big.
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Default Re: Spend the extra $$$ to get me a few more inches??? =O

I have also been thinking of getting a new monitor as well. I am planning on getting this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824252006
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Default Re: Spend the extra $$$ to get me a few more inches??? =O

Yeah, thats a nice moniter, but its white. Id rather have a black one..
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