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Re: Looking for $200 or Below Monitor

Post by Globalkoas » November 21st, 2017, 11:17 am

Dark wrote:As the title says, I'm looking for a new monitor. I currently have a 24 inch Acer that I picked up on clearance and it does the job fine but I want to get a second screen going. I've been looking around and it can get pretty overwhelming!

Walmart has a Samsung CF396 which is a 27" curved for $199 and they will also have a 32" Samsung Curved going on sale for Black Friday at the same price. There isn't a whole lot of info on the 27" out there and there's even less on the 32". Does anyone have any suggestions?
Was looking around still and ran across these:
129.00
https://www.amazon.com/BenQ-GL2460HM-24 ... Q+GL2460HM
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https://www.amazon.com/LG-Electronics-2 ... =LG+25UM57
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Re: Looking for $200 or Below Monitor

Post by cappiman » November 24th, 2017, 11:40 pm

First and foremost. Are you looking for a AMD Freesync monitor? Also what do you plan on using this monitor for? If it is for gaming, I highly suggest a refresh rate of 120Hz or higher. If it is for content editing (as in videos, graphics, ect.) I recommend an IPS display they provide richer color and more true to real-life colors, not great for gaming but colors will be rich, it is going to be a step underneath AMOLED or OLED displays.

This is the monitor that I recommend out of all the gaming monitors that you had and also BenQ is a good and reputable company. It is a tad higher than your price range but for the Extra $50 it makes a good deal with the extra features:
BenQ ZOWIE 24 inch 144Hz eSports Gaming Monitor, 1080p, 1ms Response Time, Black eQualizer, Height Adjustable

The reason why I mentioned IPS is that I am not sure if you plan on doing Content Editing but here is a good one. I know that you had an acer panel in your selection and while acer is a good brand to go with but for gaming it is sub-par. When I worked at best buy we had multiple gaming acer monitors comeback due to faults from manufactures: Acer R271 bid 27-inch IPS Full HD (1920 x 1080) Display (VGA, DVI & HDMI Ports)
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Re: Looking for $200 or Below Monitor

Post by Dark » November 28th, 2017, 2:44 pm

Thank you everyone for your input!

My mom ended up saying she would get me one for Christmas and I found this one:

MSI Full HD FreeSync Gaming Monitor 24" Curved non-Glare 1ms LED Wide Screen 1920 x 1080 144Hz Refresh Rate (Optix G24C) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072JZ66T3/re ... hAbPJX24B9

It's currently on sale for Amazon Prime and will ship once it's back in stock!
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Re: Looking for $200 or Below Monitor

Post by NeoJabez Goofball » November 28th, 2017, 3:36 pm

Not bad!

I have a few MSI parts in Overkill (my current PC) and they run great, I think you'll be pretty happy with the speed and picture response when you get it!
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Re: Looking for $200 or Below Monitor

Post by Globalkoas » November 28th, 2017, 3:37 pm

not bad.. hopefully it isn't one of the those "out of stock" forever ones.. price is right and specs nice.. yeah for amazon.. they are taking over the world.. muhahahahahahhahaha
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Re: Looking for $200 or Below Monitor

Post by cappiman » December 5th, 2017, 4:06 pm

Nice choice, I have most of my parts in my computer are MSI, albeit the processor and the graphics card. Good choice :thup:
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Re: Looking for $200 or Below Monitor

Post by Eliter » December 22nd, 2017, 11:25 am

I'm not much of a gamer, so I don't know if my two cents matter much here, BUT

When I was looking for a monitor last, I did some research about monitors and bigger is NOT necessarily better.

HD, many people/companies define as 720-or 1080-pixels. So when you have a huge monitor and they slap "HD" on the box, it can really look like crap, because there are less pixels per square inch.

For me, I really care about my pixels per square inch, because I'm a software developer. A bit of a bigger screen would be nice for me (I am currently on a 18-or 19-inch monitor), but I really need to be able to notice the difference between I, i, l, 1 and 0, o, O. Refresh rate doesn't matter to me.

I might consider looking at color quality because I like my colors, but it really can be slapped on the back burner to be honest.

I use my current monitor as a minimum for pixels per square inch because it works for me, and I use 90 PPI as a minimum. But your needs are probably different than mine.
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