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  • Started 5 years ago by Lighthouse
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Hi folks, I'm thinking of getting a 22" (widescreen) monitor for use with my laptop (Vista). Any recommendations?
Cheapest possible (max $300). Warnings about what not to buy, much appreciated.
I don't play games. But do watch Films on dvd.
Thankyou in advance.

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whs
whs
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I have the HP w2207h on both of my desktops and am very happy with them. I got there per default because my HP system came with it as a bundle. But I think there are some that are better price/performers because the HP is relatively expensive. The Samsung SyncMaster 226BW had an excellent test in the Computerbild and the lowest price shown was €216. The US prices would be lower - but how would you get them from there.

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Aleeve
Aleeve
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I have an old copy of PC Advisor kicking around somewhere with a big article on monitors
I'll have a look around now, and then post my finds later :) (although in about 2 hrs because I have to go out sorry)

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Aleeve
Aleeve
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Ok
got it :)
My lil mag says the Samsung SM226BW is really good
22" too
I shall find it cheaply though

3000:1 aspect ratio!!!!
max resolution: 1,920x1,200

brightness rating: 300cd/m^2

Display auto-optimization

that sounds pretty good to me!

'Whether working with text documents, photos or video clips, this screen is a superb all-round choice'

'BOTTOM LINE: Well-priced and boasting impressive features, this is the most sensible buy in this month's round up'

One slight disadvantage - screen is not height adjustable - is that a problem?

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Aleeve
Aleeve
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Ok
to buy

Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsun.....B000MRVBF4 (£193.26) free delivery UK only im afraid :(

Play.com http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/.....oduct.html (£229.99) free delivery

Actual review - i just read out of magazine, hadn't thought to look online! http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/rev.....iewid=1239

Dabs.com http://shop.ebay.co.uk/items/_.....R40QQ_mdoZ (£193.81) dont know delivery

Ebay Shops http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SAMSUNG-......m20.l1116 (£283.84) postage only UK £15.99
this one all very expensive, so maybe not!

Personally I would go for the Amazon one, but you may not like the monitor anyway
Up to you :)
Hope this helps!

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whs
whs
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Excellent staffwork Aleeve. I am impressed. I would have considered you as my AA.
PS: The prices seem relatively high compared to what I saw in Germany. Maybe in France they are lower too.

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Aleeve
Aleeve
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Thank you whs :)

Yes
what was i saying about Britain's prices ...

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JKay
JKay
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Samsung does make a nice monitor, but there's so many minor things that can be wrong with a lot of them striaght from the factory, like mine, I loved it, still do, but it's 2 years later and now it has little yellow triangles migrating down from the top corners, I looked it up online and it seems that I'm not the only one whose had this problem, if I was at home I would probably send it back, but since I gave that computer to my roommate and it doesnt bother him, I think I'll just go ahead and stick with the laptop for now, until I feel like I have enough geek skills to build my own computer, I know I still have a LOT to learn before I get there, I'll probably wait until Vista 64bit is completely debuggefied and the possibly fix the legacy problems with it :) or I could post a new forum and have you guys help!!!

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Thanks for the feedback. I should have some spare time later today, to check 'em out :)

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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The best i've found for the price (so far) is an Acer AL2216W sd @ $294
There are better deals in UK. But they won't ship to outside of UK!

Thanks for that hard work Aleeve. But I have a thing against Samsung!
Dell, Acer, HP all ok. Maybe Viewsonic.

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whs
whs
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From what I have seen, Viewsonic and Acer are your entry models. Dell and HP are middle of the road but Samsung is the leader right now - and they are reasonably priced. What's your gripes with Samsung?

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Aleeve
Aleeve
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Lighthouse, after all my hardwork!!!!!
And that was exactly what I was going to say whs

(Obviously Sony and B and O are way higher, but that is another league)

I have never known anybody to have problems with their Samsungs, so JKays comment surprised me

Having said all this I am currently just using my laptop, but still
Why the vendetta against Samsung Lighhouse?

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Well I suppose I could paint over the Logo :) My vendetta goes back to the days when Samsung first started marketing in the UK. Their products were shite!
Sony I love. Always have.
And any links must be to French vendors. There seems to be problem getting them shipped in from abroad. Maybe too many get broken en route!

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JKay
JKay
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that wouldnt surprise me at all, but europe's like a shopping mall it still wouldnt go far from UK to france...

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whs
whs
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Then I don't understand why you keep talking in dollars. Because in the US there are cheaper options like e.g. this http://circuitcity.shoplocal.c.....ity-080629

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Aleeve
Aleeve
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Europe's like a shopping mall....that's such a classic American thing to say!
It's in the film Eurotrip too (a trip to Europe by 4 Americans in case you hadn't guessed!)
Anyway
I'm not sure what the prices are like in France?

And Lighthouse, Sony are brilliant, do you want me to have a scout around for one of them? I just thought that it would be a little above your budget, as that quality (and brand name!) comes with a price

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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No Sony , they are way above my budget, (as I'm looking to get a new Dell laptop too)
As for pricing. Taking Dell as an example. It's a bit cheaper in the UK.

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whs
whs
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Why a laptop and then a big monitor. Wouldn't a desktop be cheaper for this config?

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Yes, for sure. But then I'd have to buy another laptop as well :) It's all to do with circumstances and situations.

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whs
whs
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I just found this page. The ranking and prices may be interesting info for you http://www.chip.de/bestenliste.....50/x/0/y/0
And for a laptop they are maketing this interesting little fellow now - for €400 http://www.chip.de/artikel/Tes.....44172.html

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