Lets talk wide screen monitors

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  1. lightsareout

    lightsareout New Member

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    I'm looking to upgrade to a 22 inch wide screen. My budget is below $320. Its going to be used mainly for regular use (web, word processing, programing) and watching movies as well as some image editing and graphics design and some gaming. I've narrowed it down to a couple monitors all have very similar specs.

    HansG - 223DPB - $260
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254020

    Samsung - 226BW - $310 (before $40 rebate)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001096

    Dell - 2208WFP - $300
    http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/...etail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=320-6107

    Dell - E228WFP - $300
    http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/...etail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=320-5205

    I'm leaning more towards the samsung (because of all the good reviews its been getting) and the Dell 2208WFP (similar specs to the samsung but with USB ports). Does anyone have experience with any of these wide screens?
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    save your money because you will be disappointed with any 22" WS you buy. Wait and go at least 24".
     
  3. Bruticus

    Bruticus half dead OT Supporter

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    I love my 22" and I'd go with that Samsung.
     
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    Cheap 24" TN panels are becoming common. If you wait too long, disappointment will come in all sizes.
     
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    I run 2 Samsung 225BWs in a dual screen setup, there is a bit of backlight bleed, but it doesnt bother me

    overall I :love: them
     
  6. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I have one of the Samsung monitors, and the image quality is beautiful.

    But within 10 minutes of using it, I wished I had a 24" monitor.
    So I went out and bought a 24" Dell. Now I use the Samsung on my backup machine.

    By the way, the bad rap on the 22" panels is that they are TN panels, but as it happens they make them work pretty good in spite of that.
    My point being that getting a TN panel in a 24" would not be such a bad idea.
    And if you find a good deal, you could get into a 24" TN panel @ your budget.
     
  7. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Oh, and stay away from anything with the Soyo brand.
     
  8. Dnepr

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    Go for 24"
     
  9. lightsareout

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    I was reading last night about the dell ones i listed being TN panels with dull colors and a lot of back light bleed through so those are out of the picture. what 24 inch would you recommend to look into?
     
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    I have the Samsung 226BW... its :bowdown:
     
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