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Help me find a monitor

Postposted on Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:12 am

Looking for an affordable monitor with a resolution of 1920x1200 or higher. I'm a college student, I do a lot of cad work as well as some gaming. looking to spend $300 or less.

I've been looking at:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4938558&pagenumber=1&RSort=8&csid=ITD&recordsPerPage=5&body=#ReviewStart
but honestly have never heard of the company before and don't know how reliable they are.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5371370&sku=A466-2502
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236047
http://www.frys.com/product/5884663?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

help me with some recommendations out of these or any other monitor that fits for me. or should I just give up and buy a nicer 1080 monitor.

Thanks
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Re: Help me find a monitor

Postposted on Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:34 am

I just picked up one of those VW266H's, should be arriving today. Looks pretty solid as long as you get it calibrated right. I won't be able to get to it for a week, but after that I'll let you know what I think of it.
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Re: Help me find a monitor

Postposted on Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:50 am

Only thing of note is that at 28 inches, you may begin to notice the TN color grading across the display surface while sitting at a normal working distance. Depending on how you typically set your CAD display color scheme, that may or may not be a problem while working.

If you think that will bother you, and you can push your budget a bit higher, this 24" HP display is pretty much the best price/size compromise available for an IPS panel...but if you're into the uber-fast-twitch gaming style, the response time might be just a hair slow.
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Re: Help me find a monitor

Postposted on Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:44 am

The Dell U2410 is another good 1920x1200 IPS choice. It often gets down to $500 with their "instant savings," sometimes lower if you have a coupon you can combine with it.
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Re: Help me find a monitor

Postposted on Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:18 pm

Yeah I do play the twitch fps games, I don't necessarily want a 28" monitor, it just seems that since 1080 has become the craze and ruined monitor resolutions it is difficult to find affordable high res monitors.
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Re: Help me find a monitor

Postposted on Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:01 am

So I've been using the VW266H for a few days now, and I love it. I don't notice much color grading across it, and the viewing angles aren't too horrible - I had a few people watching episodes of a TV show on it (not straight-on viewing) without any problems. Didn't have any dead or stuck pixels when it came either, which is always nice. I didn't do any calibration, but then again I'm not too discerning as far as what I'm looking at - I haven't noticed any pink or blue hues like I'd seen mentioned in some of the reviews, but maybe I just can't see it.

Also.. it's big :D It was a nice upgrade from my 19" 1280x1024 that I had before. So much more desktop space, and the pixel pitch is almost identical which is nice, because it means I don't need to have my glasses on for looking at it (like I do with some smaller pixel pitch monitors).
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