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PC monitor advice

By EDO219
Sep 9, 2010
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  1. To accompany my new desktop, I am searching for a decent backlit LED monitor with a high resolution and a screen size circa 22". Preferably, I would like to spend no more than $200 on one. Here are the two I'm currently considering:

    LG E2250T
    • 21.5" screen (diagonally)
    • 1920 x 1080 resolution
    • DVI and VGA port
    • 5 ms
    • $170

    Samsung BX2235
    • 21.5" screen (diagonally)
    • 1920 x 1080 resolution
    • DVI and VGA port
    • 2 ms
    • $180

    Has anyone been able to tell a difference between 5 ms and a 2 ms response times? I would be using the monitor for PC gaming and my PS3.
     
  2. techsuitor

    techsuitor TS Rookie Posts: 131

    the lower the number the faster it is . :)
     
  3. EDO219

    EDO219 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 212

    hehe Yeah, but is the difference actually noticeable?
     
  4. techsuitor

    techsuitor TS Rookie Posts: 131

    yeah.. the difference of 3ms is very important ..
     
  5. EDO219

    EDO219 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 212

    I guess I'll have to stop being so cheap and pay up the meager $10 extra. lol
     
  6. techsuitor

    techsuitor TS Rookie Posts: 131

    haha.. yeah.. $10 difference is considerable after all :)
     
  7. jaydeee

    jaydeee Banned Posts: 21

    Samsung is my favorite brand of monitor.
    guess clarity is far better than other brand. :)

    go for samsung!
     
  8. techsuitor

    techsuitor TS Rookie Posts: 131

    Haha..
    @ jaydee -- You have a point :)
     
  9. EDO219

    EDO219 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 212

    This Samsung BX2235 is one of the most vivid monitors I have ever seen and it is absolutely the lightest I have ever encountered of this size.

    Tigerdirect gave me free 3 to 5 day shipping and it miraculously arrived the very next day. The monitor is very high quality. It's "buttons" are touch activated and the transparent trim is elegantly complemented by a subtle fuchsia tone. Thus far, I have tested it on two different computers and no drivers were required. Simply plug and play.

    What most impressed me about this monitor was its perfectly even back-lighting. There are absolutely no visible waves of brightness where the old-school lamps typically are. The LEDs really shine through on this point.

    SUMMARY ... The Samsung BX2235 is a great option for any one looking to buy their first external monitor or upgrade from anything 5+ years old. A side by side comparison of the Samsung BX2235 to a year-old, average lamp-lit LCD will clearly show this Samsung model to be superior in color vibrancy. However, the difference isn't worth $180 unless the user is very active in graphics design and photo-editing.

    Did I mention it only uses 18 watts? :D
     
  10. techsuitor

    techsuitor TS Rookie Posts: 131

    lol!!:haha: you can be a sales agent Pygmus..
    Well, this monitor is awesome!
     

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