I broke my monitor not too long ago and am searching for a new one. I am going to frys tomorrow so i searched online beforehand. Im looking for 200 or under 23 inch led. What confuses me is that the prices vary so much. Some of the good brands like lg and samsung have 250-300 dollar ones but they also have under 200. Brands like asus and acer lie around the 200 area and some are even 130.. Does the price really matter?
On April 09 2012 13:53 ABagOfFritos wrote: My only suggestion is make sure it is 16: 9. All other factors are pretty much irrelevant.
16:10 is nice too... and i don't even think you can find a 4:3 monitor anymore...
A few companies, mainly Dell, still make 20" 4:3 monitors. They fit perfectly next to 30" 16:10 monitors so they're very good if you need extra real estate. It helps that a few of those 4:3 monitors, namely the NECs, are really crazy good.
16:10 is generally fine. For computer games, the GPU (or nVidia cards anyway) can force any aspect ratio you want. For consoles, the Xbox 360 can output content with top and bottom black lines.
It's just that the general public is uninformed and can be swayed to believe (especially with marketing crazyness) that things like thinness and big dynamic contrast numbers actually mean a monitor is better. The biggest trend I've observed is that the uneducated yet saturated-with-marketing consumers come out saying things like "I want an LED monitor and nothing else is acceptable !!11"
Of course you know this but this is nothing new as with any product & the marketing. As always, education changes everything.
[QUOTE][B]On July 29 2011 13:35 R1CH wrote:[/B] 575W PSU for $25? ಠ_ಠ[/QUOTE]