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zigzagler
19th November 2008, 11:14 AM
I've been researching on a budget 22" monitor for my upcoming MBP purchase.
Here's a list of my consideration, any other suggestions/comments are welcome.


Samsung 226BW?
Samsung 2253BW?
Samsung 2243BW?
Samsung T220?
BenQ E2200HD?
BenQ T2200HD?
Asus VW222U?
Asus VW222U 22 WIDE 2MS DVI/VGA Tilt Speakers HDCP Vista Premium Certified
Asus VW223T 22 inch Wide 5ms speaker DVI-D black 1YR ZBD
Samsung 2233BW 22inch Wide 5ms Tilt Gloss Black VGA DVI($25cashback)


Also, where is the best place to get the DVI to MiniDisplay converter for the new MB?

Would the MBP have any issues with the HD monitor as I read a lot of people having trouble with some games due to the graphic cards support?

What does a higher Contrast ratio means?

xpv43
19th November 2008, 11:16 AM
I have a Samsung 2253BW. I've not had a problem with it. Looks great, works well for what I need (mainly web browsing and watching movies), and was cheap.

iCameron
19th November 2008, 12:06 PM
BenQ T2200HD WINS over the rest.

It's the cheapest, has a 16:9 panel and an AMAZING resolution 1920x1080. I have 2 sitting infront of me and wouldn't dare get another monitor. They are simply amazing for the size and the resolution is amazing for such a 22"

Note: they are 21.5" not 22" but really, you dont notice it. =D

zigzagler
19th November 2008, 12:07 PM
BenQ T2200HD WINS over the rest.

It's the cheapest, has a 16:9 panel and an AMAZING resolution 1920x1080. I have 2 sitting infront of me and wouldn't dare get another monitor. They are simply amazing for the size and the resolution is amazing for such a 22"

Note: they are 21.5" not 22" but really, you dont notice it. =D


But will it cause any issue at that high resolution? As I read ppl complaining about apps getting up to that high resolution unless it's Movies....

I'm also considering these 3:

22? ASUS WIDESCREEN LCD MONITOR DVI, SPEAKERS VW224U - Shopping Safari | Best Deals Online Shopping Australia (http://www.shoppingsafari.com.au/p_2968_22_ASUS_WIDESCREEN_LCD_MONITOR_DVI_SPEAKERS _VW224U)

ASUS 22" 2MS LCD MONITOR DVI WIDESCREEN VW222U - Shopping Safari | Best Deals Online Shopping Australia (http://www.shoppingsafari.com.au/p_1147_ASUS_22_2MS_LCD_MONITOR_DVI_WIDESCREEN_VW22 2U)

LG W2252TQ-BF 22" CLASS WIDESCREEN LCD MONITOR - Shopping Safari | Best Deals Online Shopping Australia (http://www.shoppingsafari.com.au/p_2407_LG_W2252TQBF_22_CLASS_WIDESCREEN_LCD_MONITO R)

Any comments?

mallo
19th November 2008, 12:13 PM
I have two of the Asus VW222U, they are a great monitor, and quite cheap I got mine here Centre Com (http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=25&products_id=31850) and haggled them down to 260ea. I'm pretty sure they'd ship to Bris.

I predominately use them for motion graphics and cutting video (FCP or After Effects). I'm not in pro photography ect, so am unsure on what they are like at color reproduction, as I use a broadcast preview monitor for all my color grading.

I must say though, I love using them, 2ms response, nice and bright, and good $$$ value. No complaints from me.

Oh, and one other thing i love, they have a thing profile frame, so having two of them next to each other, there is minimal gap between them.

altflood3r
19th November 2008, 12:40 PM
Yeh ive got 4 Asus VW22U hooked up to my Gaming Rig..Yes I know its a bit over the top but it looks AWESOME!
there great moniters, i got mine for 240 each through my work :)

zigzagler
19th November 2008, 12:45 PM
Yeh ive got 4 Asus VW22U hooked up to my Gaming Rig..Yes I know its a bit over the top but it looks AWESOME!
there great moniters, i got mine for 240 each through my work :)

So the only set back is there is no HDMI port for those monitors? except for the BenQ Full HD ones...

Brains
19th November 2008, 01:11 PM
Consult TFT Central (http://www.tftcentral.co.ul) on each model for technical specs and some reviews.

It is important to match the technology of the LCD screen to what you plan on doing with them. If you're just wanting to do normal computer-y stuff (games, movies, web) then you can get pretty much whatever TFT-TN based screen (ie, everything below $400) you like or what your budget can afford. If you're doing colour-critical stuff (image retouching, graphic design) then you need to restrict yourself to the more expensive S-PVA or M-PVA class screens or the really expensive S-IPS screens like the Apple Cinema stuff.

zigzagler
19th November 2008, 01:26 PM
Do I need to make sure the monitor supports DVI-D or DVI-SUB?

I'm really not sure about the MiniDisplay to DVI converter looks like....any idea?

iCameron
19th November 2008, 02:10 PM
But will it cause any issue at that high resolution? As I read ppl complaining about apps getting up to that high resolution unless it's Movies....


The resolution is fine, and you can run 2 firefox windows side-by-side each one of them completely viewable, even for someone with terrible eyesight.

The main selling point is the price. $225 due to the 16:9 panel there are really cheap to make.


Do I need to make sure the monitor supports DVI-D or DVI-SUB?

I'm really not sure about the MiniDisplay to DVI converter looks like....any idea?

http://big-is.com/mypic/albums/userpics/mini-dvi-1.jpg

There's a picture!

zigzagler
19th November 2008, 02:31 PM
The resolution is fine, and you can run 2 firefox windows side-by-side each one of them completely viewable, even for someone with terrible eyesight.

The main selling point is the price. $225 due to the 16:9 panel there are really cheap to make.



http://big-is.com/mypic/albums/userpics/mini-dvi-1.jpg

There's a picture!

Thanks mate!

Looking into LG now. :)

LG L226WTQ-BF Widescreen LCD Monitor - Shopping Safari | Best Deals Online Shopping Australia (http://www.shoppingsafari.com.au/p_1149_LG_L226WTQBF_Widescreen_LCD_Monitor)

iCameron
19th November 2008, 08:59 PM
EDIT: Next time i should read properly...