In search of a new monitor, LCD-LED backlit

By DarKSeeD
Mar 21, 2010
  1. In search of a new monitor...

    Hi, just sold my old Samsung 205BW and started a tiresome search for a new monitor, been through the same thing when I've moved from CRT to LCD. I can afford a 300USD monitor.
    So far my list consists in: BenQ G2420HDBL (LED backlit), Samsung SyncMaster 2494LW(BW), Asus VH242H, Philips 230C1HSB, Samsung 2343BW, Philips 240SW9FS (1920x1200).
    I tend to go on 16:10 display instead of 16:9 but it's not a must and I'm open to advices as far as they are documented and pertinent.
    Will use the monitor mainly for gaming but also for CAD and surfing the web.
    Thanks in advance.
  2. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    $300 will buy you plenty of monitor. what size are you looking to go with? i am using a 23" Acer X233H with my desktop and I love it. i think i bought it for ~$230 back in 2009 and it was under $200 last time i checked. you should be able to go even bigger in the $250-$300 range. i would recommend something with a good contrast ration and around 5ms or less response time. pixel aspect doesn't really matter...

    btw Darkseed is amazing ;)
  3. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +170

    I have the LG W2486L - it's 24in, LED backlit, 2m:1 contrast, 2ms response and is 1920x1080. It's 16:9 not 16:10 but all modern games support 16:9 anyway. It's got good specs and connectivity and I would fully recommend it from personal experience.

    I got it several months back for GBP249 and it was one of the first LED monitors on the scene, so I imagine prices have fallen.
  4. DarKSeeD

    DarKSeeD TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 95

    VGA is not an option, only DVI and/or HDMI. The LG is over 400$ in my country. Thanks for the replies so far.
  5. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

  6. DarKSeeD

    DarKSeeD TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 95

    I've ordered the Samsung 2443BW. I hope it will be as good or even better than my former 205BW. Anyway, I'll let you know how it performs.
  7. DarKSeeD

    DarKSeeD TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 95

    Nice, spam. Anyway, I'm in possession of a LG W2443T (1920x1080). It's not what I really wanted but because the 1920x1200 monitors are pretty had to find in my country (Romania) for now the LG does the job pretty well.
  8. Zilliak

    Zilliak TS Booster Posts: 164

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