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    Thoughts on this monitor?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116366

    I was gonna go for a 17" but for the price, is this one ok? Thanks! Mainly for gaming
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    It's okay, but at the 19" mark I'd also be looking for one that supports DVI input as well as analogue.
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    None of the ones I was looking at around my price range have DVI
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    Yeah, but are lot that have DVI are real close:


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ubmit=Property

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    What is the big difference in having DVI?
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    Lets put it this way, not much if monitor has well implemented VGA port like for example some older IIyama LCDs do, huge if it doesnt. So IMO not worth a risk, get a DVI equiped LCD.

    If you cant afford 19" get 17" LCD with DVI.

    Check THG for some reviews.

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    Thanks falcon, I'll take a peek
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    The advantage of DVI is subtle but unmistakeable. I've put in 5 20" UXGA LCDs at home and at work. In each installation, I've first replaced the monitor while keeping the VGA card. The first reaction is always..."wow this is fantastic!" After a day or two I put in a Matrox P650 DVI card and the reaction is "wow, this is much better!" Unless you go DVI you're most likely not reaching your display's potential. The result is sharper, better to look at. Worth the few extra bucks...

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    Yep so true, its almost like a half blind dimwit like me putting on glasses for the first time
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    Well after some more searching, I found this one on newegg:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824014090

    People seem to like it. my only knock is the brand name. Any thoughts? Thanks!!
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    my first thought was- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824179014

    only because every review and every person ive talked say to go for that one. Benq is a subsidary of Acer, so the brand name would scare me as well. For some reason it seems that hyundai is just that much better then anything else right now, some reviews peg it at number 2 or 3 but only topped by monitors twice the price.

    The newegg reivews however do seem to have consistant complaints about dying monitors, i dont know if its just the hyundai's or not.

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    my first thought was- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824179014

    only because every review and every person ive talked say to go for that one. Benq is a subsidary of Acer, so the brand name would scare me as well. For some reason it seems that hyundai is just that much better then anything else right now, some reviews peg it at number 2 or 3 but only topped by monitors twice the price.

    The newegg reivews however do seem to have consistant complaints about dying monitors, i dont know if its just the hyundai's or not. i would only buy from newegg for that reason though, they seem to be very flexible when problems occur.

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    So far there seems to be few complaints with the BenQ one. I was looking at some dells for about the same price, 300ish, but the response time was like 20ms. Since I play alot of games, that does not seem to be good enough. The rebate is good till the 29th so I have some time. 259$ for a 19" monitor is pretty damn good though, even for an off brand, but it still scares me lol! Any other thoughts?
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    dont pay too much attention to specs, ghosting can occur worse on low delay panels sometimes. its the overall quality you have to look for, which seems to be the reason everyone bids for the hyundai

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    What about the dell monitors?
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    E4500 | 2 GB Crucial Tracer PC6400 Ram| MSI Geforce 8600GT| GIGABYTE Intel P35 | 19 BenQ" LCD | 160 GB WD HDD

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