New monitor for $160 or less

By spencer · 4 replies
Dec 21, 2012
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  1. With the budget of 160 or less for a monitor I've choosen a couple of monitors and would like to get your input on which of these choices are better:confused:

    The 23' asus:

    the 23.6 inch asus:

    this one:


    23.6' acer:

    zalman 23':

    zalman 24':

    I understand this is a lot but there are just so many options, any comments;advice or recommendations would be greatly welcomed.(y)
  2. LukeDJ

    LukeDJ TS Maniac Posts: 350   +112

    I'd go with the ASUS VS238H-P (third option).

    It has the best response time (good for gaming),contrast ratio, and is the best monitor overall.

    The only thing it doesn't have is built in speakers, but even the lowest-end speakers will beat monitor speakers.
  3. spencer

    spencer TS Addict Topic Starter Posts: 202   +22

    I'm getting a headset, and already have some high grade speakers.
  4. Zeutrinox

    Zeutrinox TS Rookie Posts: 32

    Asus VS238H-P seems to be the one with least latency, so if you are going to use it for gaming/watching movie then get it. If not, get the normal 5ms one.
  5. LukeDJ

    LukeDJ TS Maniac Posts: 350   +112

    I would definitely go for the VS238H-P

    BTW, I wouldn't go for the VE247H, as the VE series has some ghosting issues.

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