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Old 10-20-2009, 11:42 AM
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monitor - which brand to choose

I would like to ask for advice on which brand of monitor would be a better choice for graphic work. Available locally are: Acer, Gateway, HP, Samsung, Optiquest, Asus. Prices vary somewhat depending on the brand, and it is not immediately obvious why.
I suppose ordering from Dell is an option as well, in the past I had a good experience with Dell monitors, although if I don't have to I rather not go through the pain of on-line ordering.
Any specific parameters I should be looking apart from except screen size?
I would appreciate any input.
Thanks you in advance.

P.S. I am not looking at high end monitors, preferably just the stuff from a friendly local electronics store, if that can fit at all.

Pavel

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Old 10-20-2009, 03:29 PM
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Re: monitor - which brand to choose

my samsung tv needed a $375 board 6 months after the warranty ran out, needless to say i won't be buying anything from them in the near future...
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Old 10-20-2009, 04:52 PM
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Re: monitor - which brand to choose

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my samsung tv needed a $375 board 6 months after the warranty ran out, needless to say i won't be buying anything from them in the near future...
Thank you, i'm not a big fan of a samsung either, it was, I do agree, probably it is not a wise choice.
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Old 10-20-2009, 07:47 PM
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Re: monitor - which brand to choose

Found this link for some of the best monitors out there.
http://compreviews.about.com/od/moni...aphicsLCDs.htm
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:56 PM
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Found this link for some of the best monitors out there.
http://compreviews.about.com/od/moni...aphicsLCDs.htm
Thank you so much. Pavel
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:43 PM
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Re: monitor - which brand to choose

i've always said NEC makes one of the best monitors going. i'm glad to see that gentleman confirm it, especially across different sizes.

also, if you look at Gateway, you are actually looking at Acer now. Acer bought out Gateway.

and, if you're looking at the $300 or less range of monitors, Acer does stack up fairly well. it has a decent dynamic range of color. i dont know about gamut compatibility, but it's a decent monitor in that price range.
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Old 10-21-2009, 05:46 AM
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Craig, thank you
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Old 10-21-2009, 10:13 AM
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Re: monitor - which brand to choose

I might say NEC P221w, this monitor ist really interesting and one of the best in his class for the money.

Some of the Dells have sometimes problems, glossy screen and to much red, but he can work for you with calibration.
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Old 10-28-2009, 05:31 AM
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Re: monitor - which brand to choose

I would recommend getting a Benq monitor, I have a 24" one and its is the best one I've had, got it when they were expensive but they are quite alot cheaper now. Theres lots of inputs at the back and the quality in resolution is just up to the job.

I have a 7 year 19" benq too thats still running great so they last a long time if you look after them.
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Old 10-28-2009, 06:16 AM
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Thank you, guys.

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