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Old 11-01-2006, 06:59 PM   #11
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Default Re: Spend the extra $$$ to get me a few more inches??? =O

Acer 19''W 1440x900

SAMSUNG 20''W 1680x1050


I think that is what it is down too.
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What is the most you'll spend? If you can afford the Samsung, I would say go for it. If not, the Acer will still be great.
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19" is more then you need. I found a deal for you.

http://shop4.outpost.com/%7B6+U8njYm...roduct/4976701
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Old 11-01-2006, 08:34 PM   #14
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What is the most you'll spend? If you can afford the Samsung, I would say go for it. If not, the Acer will still be great.
Well thats the thing..

I can afford even the 22''. But because I dont have any income during the school year, I want to spend wisely. I still need gas money and money for another amp and sub in my car.

I think I could pull off the 22'' but I dont know if I really want to spend that much. Saving $60 over the 22'' is a start. But sticking with the 19'' is the best bang for buckk price. IMO.. Just not sure, im going to go insane, AHHH!!!

@badger, thanks, I appreciate the gesture, but im looking for a widescreen..

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Well, there are a lot of things that I'd say will make your life cheaper. First off, why do you want a widescreen? First of all, if you look at any work that you may be doing, it is always shaped like a piece of paper, which is in the opposite direction. To me, it seems stupid to have a really wide monitor and then display an upright document on it. The web is also formatted like this, as are most programs/chatting programs, etc.

Second of all, widescreen monitors generally have oddball resolutions, so when it comes to gaming, you will always have difficulty getting the game to conform to the native resolution of the monitor, which is very important because the last thing you want is for the LCD to be interpolating your images. That never comes out right.

Third, why are you aiming for a screen with a higher resolution? I'd say that the lower the resolution the better? Why? Many reasons. For one, the lower resolutions offer a nice text size in my opinion, and anything of greater resolution will result in too small an image unless the screen size goes up accordingly. Apart from that, you are planning on keeping your system for a long time, and the native resolution problem kicks back in. The higher it is, the less likely your system will be able to run games at that resolution in the future. Stay low, and your chances are greatly increased.

As far as size goes, it's entirely up to you. If you feel that you'd benefit from a larger screen, then go for it, that is not for us to decide. Lots of people are happy with sticking with 19" screens and find it somewhat wasteful to increase the size, others find it more immersive. Just look at monitors in the store and make up your mind on what size you want/need; it's entirely up to you.

Hopefully this can clear up a few things and help you with your final decision as to what monitor to purchase, and may help you from burning a hole in your wallet. One thing to always keep in mind, though, is that no matter what screen you get, you'll probably be happy in the end anyways. It's always a good way of looking at things. That way you always get the best bang for the buck. And who knows? Maybe if you save some money on the monitor, your next graphics card upgrade will come sooner than you think ; - )
Thats a reply off another forum. Just for good measure I thought id post it.
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Hey, mind if I ask why you need a wide screen monitor? Just curious.
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Movies and multitasking mainly. Even some games. Halo, Unreal 2k4, CSS, HL2, Farcry, GW will be just amazing on a widescreen moniter.

I always have a dozen + windows open. Well almost, right now its about 7. Its just that im always busy doing so many things I like the space, and the widescreen allow's me to lay it out neater.

You have dual moniters and alot of space, so you know where I am comming from, right?
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^Yeah. Useful for web design.
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Old 11-01-2006, 08:58 PM   #18
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Go to like Best Buy or something and look at the size of the monitor first. I wanted to buy the exact same 22" Acer you want but when I saw the size of a 21" widescreen, I already said no. So I bought a 20.1" non - widescreen monitor and I'm buying a 24" Dell soon too because my old TV is going to the garbage and this new PC I built will be like my TV

I'm also 15 and a sophmore.
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Hmm....

Maybe I should go scope it out before actually buying.. LOL im sitting here with a tape measure
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Go to like Best Buy or something and look at the size of the monitor first. I wanted to buy the exact same 22" Acer you want but when I saw the size of a 21" widescreen, I already said no. So I bought a 20.1" non - widescreen monitor and I'm buying a 24" Dell soon too because my old TV is going to the garbage and this new PC I built will be like my TV

I'm also 15 and a sophmore.
Took the words out my mouth!
It really is a good idea to go and check out the actual size by eye first.
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