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Old Mar 13, 2009, 02:13 PM   #1
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I'm tempted with a Samsung T220... I plan to upgrade to a 24 inches 1900x1200 monitor in a year or 2, this is just to tide me over (freaking tired of my 19 inches CRT). My gf just bought an 19 inches Acer and I love it so I'm a bit jealous

I actually have a 7900GTX so 1680x1050 will be just fine for now (I plan to massively upgrade next year, unless I can get a kick ass card for ~150 $).

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Old Mar 13, 2009, 02:20 PM   #2
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The 7900GTX wont be able to handle most newer games at 1680x1050, unless you dont mind dipping below 30 fps and/or disabling all the graphical bells and whistles.
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Old Mar 13, 2009, 02:23 PM   #3
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I don't plan on gaming with the newest games anyway... only recent game I'm playing is L4D.. The rest is old stuff (never finished GTA Vice city for example, FEAR, Doom 3, Quake 4 - all older games that I don't mind leaving at default setting)
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Old Mar 13, 2009, 03:22 PM   #4
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That was the monitor I was looking to get as well, but I don't know anymore. Last time I checked it was a great choice, but on the expensive side. Especially if you plan on going even bigger in a year or two.
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Old Mar 13, 2009, 03:27 PM   #5
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mmmhhh seems pretty expensive in the US (at least at newegg)... I can get it for around 210 $ on NCIX with price matching (165 $ US).
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Ok then that's not as bad. Damn Canada land.
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i think the first thing you need to do is to go to like bestbuy or any other computer product store and have a look at the monitors themselves in person. after that you can shop around online for the best price. in anycase if you plan to get an upgrade monitor in 2 years or so i'd prob just get a cheap acer to tie you over.

heck can prob save enough with the acer to get an ati 4830 also
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Yeah I was going to say, if you plan on getting a better one in a year just pick up a cheap 22" TN panel from a trusted brand.
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Get the new 22" Dell 2009wa, which is an IPS panel. Can't seem to find it for sale anywhere though, except in Canada.
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Well, after thinking about it I may keep it more than a year, but if I don't I can always give it to my sister..

Dawg, are you sure you don't mean 2209WA ? I don't see any 2009wa on the Canadian website, and the 2209 is pretty expensive compared to the T220 (370 $)
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after an extensive read of these tests 3 months ago:

http://www.digitalversus.com/article-358.html


i got this one. can't be any happier

http://www.digitalversus.com/article-358-3803-41.html

If you're a gamer, you need look no further than the response rate you'll get with this monitor. It's easily as good as the LG Flatron W2252TQ, which previously held the crown of the most reactive screen.

Another great feature for gamers is that this ViewSonic monitor has an output lag that's only a single frame behind a CRT screen, which will prevent gameplay lagging behind slow graphics.


on this site you can also get a proffesionally calibrated color profile for most of the monitors tested, that improves on factory settings immensly.
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Well, after thinking about it I may keep it more than a year, but if I don't I can always give it to my sister..

Dawg, are you sure you don't mean 2209WA ? I don't see any 2009wa on the Canadian website, and the 2209 is pretty expensive compared to the T220 (370 $)
I just got a 2209WA. $370 was the initial list price but Dell USA has been flogging 'em for $212 shipped. All you have to do is call or chat for that price. Better yet, Dell Canada recently had a promo where they were $219 CAD shipped. Check out the threads @ hardforum, slickdeals.net and such.
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I don't even see that monitor on Dell's website.
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Just goggle it

It may only be on Dell Small Bidness (as opposed to Home) but in any case I do see it there at the mo' for $239 after suppos-ed discount from $279. But I am guessing it can still be had for less as per previous (call or chat).
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Ok I see it, still has the $379 price for me. Not that I'm buying one, but I'll have to look into this one when I do begin the process. Getting tired of my 19" LCD.


EDIT: That was the CA site, US version is $239. Bah.
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Well, after thinking about it I may keep it more than a year, but if I don't I can always give it to my sister..

Dawg, are you sure you don't mean 2209WA ? I don't see any 2009wa on the Canadian website, and the 2209 is pretty expensive compared to the T220 (370 $)
It's 22" yeah sorry - and yeah, it's probably 50% more, since it's an IPS panel vs TN. You get what you pay for I guess.
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Just a quick head's up, I've bought an Acer H233H from a local Costco... Sweet 23 inches, 1920x1080 monitor. It even had a VGA, a DVI and an HDMI cable included.

I'm gonna stop worrying about reviews upon reviews that I'm reading, there is no ghosting that I see at all, and the TN panel's limitation (viewing angle) doesn't bother me one bit.

Love it ! 238 $ CDN (around 186 $ US). http://us.acer.com/acer/product.do?l...CRC=2302474279
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