Suggestions On Buying A New Monitor

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Jason Ess

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Hello all!

I have recently decided to purchase a monitor so I can display whats onto my laptop onto the new monitor :)

Can anyone suggest a good monitor under $200?

And can you tell me things such as: What is better (LCD v. LED), (Flat Panel vs Widescreen).

Any help is greatly appreciated :)
 
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Just be sure whatever you buy has vid port(s) compatible with your laptop (VGA, HDMI, DVI).

My personal preference is wide screen and no preference of LCD or LED as I don't visually see one better than the other and I own both types. I own HANNS-G, Samsung, ViewSonic. Was partial to Samsung for ages, but became disenchanted as a few cratered shortly after warranty ended - this both with CRT and LCD over the years. Currently I'll buy any brand monitor if the price is good and what I want. You should be able to get a good quality 24" WS in your price range.

Do a lot of shopping once you narrow down your choice)s). I usually go for the sites or sales that have no freight charges which is usually Buy.Com, Amazon and Newegg sales/specials, rarely at TigerDirect is freight not charged. I seldom buy from local BestBuy these days and we have no other electronics store such as Fry's. Patience will save you money.;)
 

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I've had problems with the early failure of the Florescent Backlight ... Luckily while still in warranty ..
My next one will be a LED backlight .. They should last a lot longer.

I'd make sure the display driver in your Laptop can handle a Wide Screen.
 
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If you can afford it, I highly reccomend samsung's new 27 inch LED monitor for $349, extremely slim, gives off almost no discernable heat, crisp and clear. great productivity tool, imo
 

Jason Ess

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I can't afford that Zynga.

But the general consensus here is that Widescreen is preferred?
 
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