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#1 saambo

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 09:04 PM

Hi all. I posted this in the Upgrade section already; I realize now that this is probably a more appropriate place for my issue.

Mod Edit: I deleted the duplicate for you.

 

I have a Samsung S23B550 LED 23" monitor that I bought about 1.5 yrs ago. I'd like to buy a second one to match but they no longer make that monitor. Does anyone know how I could go about shopping around to find another Samsung monitor that looks close to the one I already have (same/close specs too)? The local stores (Best Buy, Office Depot, etc) haven't been very helpful so far.

 

My next step is to take my monitor in the store and do a side by side comparison. I'll be grateful for any help!! Thanks!

 

Bryan


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Posted 28 April 2014 - 09:29 PM

you could probably find your model by searching eBay



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Posted 28 April 2014 - 11:39 PM

Are you really trying to match the look of the monitor? Or do you just want to match the basic specs (i.e. screen size, screen resolution, etc)?

If the former, then as noted by the other poster, your best bet would be to try eBay to by a used monitor of the same model. Finding a new, different model that looks very similar aesthetically to your existing monitor is likely a very difficult proposition, if not out right impossible.

Frankly, the easier way to accomplish the former would be to buy two new monitors of the same model. Obviously, it would be more expensive, but likely way easier.

If you only really care about the latter, then you could go to a site like Newegg.com. It allows you to search through monitors by size, resolutions, etc.

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 02:19 PM

Thanks for the input!

 

I was just looking to find something that looked the same; specs weren't as big a deal but I thought I might as well try to match them up as best I could. I think I'll jsut take your advice and buy two new monitors. I still have a use for this one.

 

Thanks again!



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 04:13 PM

Agree with smax013.  Monitors come and go every week and I suspect that a monitor made last week, month, or year...is a better purchase than a monitor made 5 years ago and beyond it's expected warranty lifetime.

 

Spending to go backwards in time...is not advisable when it comes to computer components, IMO.

 

Louis






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