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    24 inch monitor help

    right im after a 24 inch monitor mainly for games or watching movies what monitors would you recommend for gaming? have been looking at the samsung range but still not sure thank you

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    Re: 24 inch monitor help

    I have a samsung and think it is a great monitor. But it also depends on how much you are willing to spend.
    Have a look at the dell 24" as they are great too.

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    Re: 24 inch monitor help

    Scan has a 24" viewsonic for £163 on today only

    24" Viewsonic OptiQuest Q241WB Widescreen, DVI/VGA, 5ms 1920x1200, 800:1, Slim Bezel

    Not seen one in action but for the price you could get 2! Not to mention that the spec is really not to bad

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    Re: 24 inch monitor help

    Quote Originally Posted by circuitmonkey View Post
    Scan has a 24" viewsonic for £163 on today only

    24" Viewsonic OptiQuest Q241WB Widescreen, DVI/VGA, 5ms 1920x1200, 800:1, Slim Bezel

    Not seen one in action but for the price you could get 2! Not to mention that the spec is really not to bad
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    Re: 24 inch monitor help

    My HP w2408 is a good choice, or go for the Samsung monitors.

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    Re: 24 inch monitor help

    can any one recommend a specific one?

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    Re: 24 inch monitor help

    Quote Originally Posted by pug106quiksilve View Post
    can any one recommend a specific one?
    Well this is what I'm getting for gaming, I personally think 24" is too big for a computer monitor... but I'm oldschool.

    22" LG L226WTQ

    The good thing about this monitor, for gaming, is that it has a 2ms refresh rate, but don't just trust what you read... entirely... do some searches first... I read reviews on this monitor and it got very good ratings. People tested it on fast-paced games and there was no ghosting, which is perfectly what you want for gaming.

    I think if you go "24 you're going to have to pay more to not get ghosting... I don't know that much about monitors, just that the bigger they are the better they look but the less they perform as far as gaming is concerned... So unless you pay extra, you will suffer from ghosting in your games (fast-pace ones where you're moving quickly and turning the camera fast)

    But I could be wrong!

    For example, for £321 you have the 24" Asus MK241H... which has 2ms refresh rate, which is what you want if you're gaming!

    But how does it live up to its specs? Just typing "asus mk241h review" in google will provide the answer!

    I found out that this monitor has two speakers in the back of it, if that's something you're interested in, I personally don't want my monitor coming with speakers, I'll get speakers for the sound, I want my monitor to perform visually!

    PC Pro says: "Make no mistake, though, this is a ludicrously oversaturated display. It produced some of the most vivid greens and reds we've seen, and the 92% colour gamut results in truly immersive games and videos."

    "But for those who see a 24in TFT as more than that, perhaps as a route to console gaming and HD movies, the Asus MK241H is an excellent example of just how good a TFT display can look."

    But let's not take their word for it! Search google and find more reviews!

    Here's another monitor, 24" Hyundai W240D with 2ms response time... Reviews: http://revver.com/video/391966/hyund...n-lcd-monitor/

    I think the Asus sounds good! But that's just me! I'm sticking with my LG for now... I trust LG as a professional high-quality company, and I read good reviews about it...

    Good luck!

    NOTE: this looks like a good place to find reviews for monitors: http://www.itreviewed.co.uk/rev.php?id=519

    I'm checking it out right now...

    [edit: Nah I couldn't find much on that site really for gaming... If I were you, I'd get the LG that I myself am getting. It's gotten amazing reviews, and plus anything above 24" is really not ideal for hardcore gamers... It's okay if you're an eye-candy type of player, and just want to have fun and look at pretty stuff, but 22" looks very good too, and it's going to perform better.]
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    Re: 24 inch monitor help

    24" will provide you with 1080p HD support providing the monitor is HD Ready of course.

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    Re: 24 inch monitor help

    could you be more specific on the budget?

    The NEC 24WMGX3 will set you back 600 quid but is probably one of the best, if not the best 24 inch for games.
    i dont think you can go too far wrong going with a samsung though.

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    Re: 24 inch monitor help

    Quote Originally Posted by pby View Post
    could you be more specific on the budget?

    The NEC 24WMGX3 will set you back 600 quid but is probably one of the best, if not the best 24 inch for games.
    i dont think you can go too far wrong going with a samsung though.
    What do you think about the LG's for gaming @ 22" ???

    From what I've read, the lower the ms the better, but I also read reviews to see how they performed in high intensity gaming, and the monitor I chose, the 22" LG, performed very well...

    I hear going above 22" can be problematic due to ghosting at high intensity combat where a lot is happening quickly.

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    Re: 24 inch monitor help

    In CustomPC's Dream PC competition the winning system from scan came with a 24" Zalman monitor that looked incredible:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/24-Za...mon-3D-Monitor

    It has stereoscopy which makes a suprisingly large number of programs (most new games, particularly fps) true 3D. At £787.84 it's not exactly cheap but it's lightyears ahead of a normal monitor for gaming.

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    Re: 24 inch monitor help

    Quote Originally Posted by oitoitoi View Post
    In CustomPC's Dream PC competition the winning system from scan came with a 24" Zalman monitor that looked incredible:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/24-Za...mon-3D-Monitor

    It has stereoscopy which makes a suprisingly large number of programs (most new games, particularly fps) true 3D. At £787.84 it's not exactly cheap but it's lightyears ahead of a normal monitor for gaming.
    Thanks for that post... That sounds crazy. Amazing.

    I might invest in something ground-breaking in a few years time, but for now I think I'll stick with what I am getting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robscure View Post
    What do you think about the LG's for gaming @ 22" ???

    From what I've read, the lower the ms the better, but I also read reviews to see how they performed in high intensity gaming, and the monitor I chose, the 22" LG, performed very well...

    I hear going above 22" can be problematic due to ghosting at high intensity combat where a lot is happening quickly.
    personally would avoid 22" since they only do 1050 which isnt full HD.

    Of course lower the ms the better, TN panels are generally faster than IPS/PVA panels. Specifications can be misleading as well, often they only quote the panel's latency but the actual latency is alot higher than what they quote.

    some 24" monitors are not suitable for gaming, should avoid the 2407WFP as its known to have alot of input lag (rumors dell addressed this problem in a newer revision). But yeah in general 24" monitors tend to be inferior to 22" monitors, but usually the difference is so minute it doesnt really matter unless you're really anal .

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    Quote Originally Posted by pby View Post
    personally would avoid 22" since they only do 1050 which isnt full HD.

    Of course lower the ms the better, TN panels are generally faster than IPS/PVA panels. Specifications can be misleading as well, often they only quote the panel's latency but the actual latency is alot higher than what they quote.

    some 24" monitors are not suitable for gaming, should avoid the 2407WFP as its known to have alot of input lag (rumors dell addressed this problem in a newer revision). But yeah in general 24" monitors tend to be inferior to 22" monitors, but usually the difference is so minute it doesnt really matter unless you're really anal .
    I'm really anal about these things lol

    I would rather have performance over quality.

    If I notice ANY sluggishness even slightly! then I will turn down settings until my gameplay is smoooooth

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    I have the Samsung 245b, and i adore it. Works very well with films and gaming wise (TF2, HL2, loads of Hl2 MODS) iv never had any problems with it.

    http://www.trustedreviews.com/displa...4in-Monitor/p1

    edit; from the article above:

    ''Where the 245B does work well is as a gaming screen – one thing that's good about a TN panel is the fact that it can switch very quickly, with Samsung quoting a grey-to-grey response time of 5ms. Not that I feel response time is that much of an issue of course. Generally, anything with a 16ms off-on-off response time isn't going to give you problems with moving images when gaming. All that said, the 245B makes a very competent gaming monitor, with no hint of motion smearing. Also, because you tend to remain in the "sweet spot" when playing a game, the colour and intensity shifts don't rear their heads.''
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    Re: 24 inch monitor help

    Quote Originally Posted by Andehh View Post
    I have the Samsung 245b, and i adore it. Works very well with films and gaming wise (TF2, HL2, loads of Hl2 MODS) iv never had any problems with it.

    http://www.trustedreviews.com/displa...4in-Monitor/p1

    edit; from the article above:

    ''Where the 245B does work well is as a gaming screen – one thing that's good about a TN panel is the fact that it can switch very quickly, with Samsung quoting a grey-to-grey response time of 5ms. Not that I feel response time is that much of an issue of course. Generally, anything with a 16ms off-on-off response time isn't going to give you problems with moving images when gaming. All that said, the 245B makes a very competent gaming monitor, with no hint of motion smearing. Also, because you tend to remain in the "sweet spot" when playing a game, the colour and intensity shifts don't rear their heads.''
    Looks good to me, but like I've mentioned, I don't think gamers should go above 22"... Unless it's just for single-player eye-candy purposes. I read that the standard for performance-gamers is 22" currently. 2ms is ideal, with good contrast ratio (3000:1 for example)

    But I like Samsung as a company, and think that 245B sounds like a good choice if someone wants a 24" for a very good price.

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