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    Monitor decision

    I have about $300ish to spend on a monitor. I'm looking mainly to watch movies and, later, to play console games.

    Here's what I'm looking at right now:

    http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0263478

    Then from Samsung (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...19996&name=Yes) I'm looking at the 216BW, 206BW, 225BW and 226BW. As far as the Samsungs are concerned, I'm not sure which of those is the best bang for the buck (ie whether the 226BW is worth the extra $60 over the 216BW).

    And finally the Dell (not an ultrasharp, I know, I simply can't afford an ultrasharp unless I get a refurb of the 20", which is not out of the question, but I can't afford a new one):

    http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...9&sku=320-5205

    And the refurb:

    http://outlet.us.dell.com/ARBOnlineS...DESC=ALL&s=dfh

    The 2007WFP is $310 on outlet.

    So, there are my options. Any help is much appreciated.

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    Re: Monitor decision

    Don't buy a monitor without seeing it in action.


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    Re: Monitor decision

    It's difficult for me to get to a brick and mortar store, and I doubt I'd be able to find one that carries such a wide selection of monitors. Plus I won't be able to find these deals at brick and mortar stores.

    I understand the reasoning behind not buying it without looking at it, but I'm going to have to rely on what other people think of these choices.

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    Re: Monitor decision

    refurbished 22" viewsonic at fry's

    i grabbed one of these a few months back. 1 stuck pixel (green) about 1/4" in from the left side. awesome monitor imo. definitely best bang for your buck. unfortunately it looks like thay are out of stock right now. they get back in pretty quick. when my 19" rosewill took a dive i went to fry's for a samsung 205bw. great picture as well but it looks puny sitting next to the 22". my .02
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    Re: Monitor decision

    Samsung 226BW.

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    Re: Monitor decision

    ^^agree. Several guys around here have purchased them and the sense I get is everyone is pretty impressed. No issues with mine so far...

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    Re: Monitor decision

    Thank you for the help, it looks like I'll be getting the 226BW.

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    Re: Monitor decision

    Original Price: $349.99You Save: $30.00 $319.99

    ($299.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate)Free 3 Business Day Shipping(Not available in HI, AK and PR)In Stock

    newegg


    Dont know what you are using bit the added size will be a shock...I was like "I can see again"

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    Re: Monitor decision

    I just realized my laptop doesn't have a DVI out, only VGA. Will that pose a problem?

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    Re: Monitor decision

    There's a VGA port and VGA cable with the 226BW.

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    Re: Monitor decision

    Thanks for all the help guys.

    One last question (sorry), as far as playing movies and web browsing (probably not games) will my ATI Mobility Radeon X600SE (256MB) be able to support these resolutions?

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    Re: Monitor decision

    I think it will.

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    Re: Monitor decision

    Thank you much.

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