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Help Me Buy A 24inch Lcd Monitor!

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#1 mobusta


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Posted 21 April 2007 - 05:43 PM

So for the past week and half Iíve been looking at lcd monitors. I thought I wanted to get a 22inch but after many years of using the cheapest crtís and then finally a cheapy 17in lcd from gateway I decided to bump it up to the 24. Iím having a really hard time deciding which one to get because everywhere I look I read mixed reviews. Iím going to MAINLY use it for gaming (and web surfing), and itís pretty intensive gaming at that. Iím a real big graphics junkie so having an excellent quality picture is important to me. Iíve pretty much narrowed it down to these two (although feel free to post some of your own suggestions)

The first one is the Acer AL2416WD which is priced at $555.00 (shipping included) :


Second a dell 2407WFP which is 640 (before shipping) with a 4 year advanced warranty.


Now the specs on both of the mointors look the same to me but I hear that dell is a great company and there warranty is also great so thats why its more expensive and i'm sorta leaning towards them. My only fear is that I hear a lot about ghosting and frame skipping in intensive action paced games from these types of lcds.

I wanted to stay in the 500-600 range so if anyone has more suggestions go ahead and post them.

One question thought, it says these monitors are HDCP compliant, what does that mean?

If anyone wants to know what kinda system i'm gonna be hookin it up to its a:
Gateway 550 gr
Intel augsburg mobo
p4 3.2
2 gigs ram
x1950pro 512MB
200gig 7200rpm

Thanks in advance and sorry for makin it so long!

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#2 KoanYorel


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Posted 21 April 2007 - 08:17 PM

High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) is a form of Digital Rights Management (DRM) developed by Intel Corporation...

More info here at Wikipedia

Sorry I have no information on the two monitors you note.
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Posted 22 April 2007 - 03:16 AM

I would go with the Dell, but the Acer's nice as well.
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Posted 22 April 2007 - 08:45 PM



That is a massive monitor. I thought my 19 inch was big.

Anyway, I'm sure either will be fine, they seem pretty much the same. I would go with the dell.

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 11:01 PM

They both look very nice. Just make sure that your video card can support their native resolutions. There are two things to look for with LCD's, a fast refresh rate 6ms or less, and a high contrast ratio.



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