View Full Version : Need help picking a 22 inch monitor

07-23-07, 12:55 PM
Ok guys. I am finally going to be moving from my ancient 17 inch samsung syncmaster 753s crt to an new 22 inch lcd. But I am having a problem in picking which one.

My options are these:

BenQ FP222W: Negative no hdcp but plus side is the cheapest 22 inch lcd in SA http://www.benq.com/products/LCD/?product=838&page=specifications

Acer AL2216W: Negativities is that it looks cheap to me. It doesn't have a nice finish like the samsung and looks quite cheap compared to the Benq even if it's the same price as the Samsung. http://www.acer.co.za/acereuro/page9.do?sp=page4&dau34.oid=19177&UserCtxParam=0&GroupCtxParam=0&dctx1=23&CountryISOCtxParam=ZA&LanguageISOCtxParam=en&ctx3=-1&ctx4=South+Africa&crc=1780181625

Samsung 226bw: The only negative here is the panel lottery. Had I been able to guarantee myself getting an s panel there would be no doubt but I am worried about the A and C panels. http://www.samsung.com/au/products/monitors/tft/tvmonitor/226bw.asp?page=Specifications

HP w 2207: Had a look at this one as well but don't like the glare the screen puts of. It would cause major problems early morning in my study with the glass door, which already cause quite a lot of glare on my crt.

The other brands like Aus and Viewsonic don't fit into my budget.

07-23-07, 01:03 PM
Get the Dell E228WFP. (http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=320-5205)

07-23-07, 01:26 PM
Get the Dell E228WFP. (http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=320-5205)

Not on the South African Dell site so not an option.:(

07-23-07, 01:55 PM
I vote Samsung then.

07-24-07, 09:46 AM
I found this new Samsung lcd. 21.6 inches which seems kinda weird but the specs are about the same as the 226 but a lot cheaper.