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    24" monitor max budget £250

    Hi guys,

    Well its time i put the old 19" CRT away and get with the times. I have a budget of £250 for a 24" monitor which will be used 100% of the time on a PC and mostly for gaming and work.

    I was considering http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/24-Sa...cd-m-5-ms-VESA

    Im guessing because its only going to be used on a PC that not having HDCP wont matter. The only problem I have is that i cant find any professional reviews, just user ones which are glowing but I find hard to trust.

    Could anyone give me a hand ?

    Thanks in advance,

    Poons.

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    Re: 24" monitor max budget £250

    http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/869667...tml?P36=CAAX8E

    (Iiyama E2407HDS-1 ProLite 24" Widescreen LCD Monitor) £189.99 Free Delivery

    Nice?

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    Re: 24" monitor max budget £250

    Samsung 2443BW is a very good screen imho I got one just before christmas.

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    Re: 24" monitor max budget £250

    The screen is cheaper ate Ebuyer:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/search?store=7...12&subcat=2097

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    Re: 24" monitor max budget £250

    you could get the Samsung SM2443BW at play using the RAC 5% off thing look at hotukdeals
    that will tell you how. I used the RAC thing (not a member) and got it from play for £199 when it
    was a bit cheaper.

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    Re: 24" monitor max budget £250

    Would you believe it play has the SM2443BW for £199 and thats without the RAC thing. They
    seem to change their prices quite a lot. It was £219 yesterday when I checked earlier £209
    and now £199...

    http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/-/653/860...archtype=genre

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    Re: 24" monitor max budget £250

    Thanks for the help, I ended up ordering the SM2443BW from Play for £189.99 (using the RAC discount). Stonking deal if the monitor performs well...which i hope it does.

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    Re: 24" monitor max budget £250

    TN Panel. Yuk. I would have rather bought a second hand 2407

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    Re: 24" monitor max budget £250

    I bet over 95% of LCDs sold to consumers are TN..

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    Re: 24" monitor max budget £250

    Quote Originally Posted by Cuffz View Post
    I bet over 95% of LCDs sold to consumers are TN..
    95% of consumers are n00bs/poor

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    Re: 24" monitor max budget £250

    Can't disagree .

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    Re: 24" monitor max budget £250

    2nd had dell on ebay... 140 maybe...

    i was keen on this thread to know how quality has improved since 04 + info. i guess looking at newegg reviews + specs will do that.

    selector website sucked btw:

    Note: If your selection is blank, please go back and try alternative options. Try changing your pricing bracket or being less strict about some options.
    Last edited by prehensile; 02-02-2009 at 10:13 AM.

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    Re: 24" monitor max budget £250

    Last edited by prehensile; 02-02-2009 at 10:19 AM. Reason: my mother spnkdme forbeing a geek

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    Re: 24" monitor max budget £250

    Quote Originally Posted by viet cong zombi View Post
    selector website sucked.
    The selector isn't perfect, but if you do know what spec you want and you do have a reasonable price range for that spec, it will show you the best comparable models. I think its a bit harsh to say it sucked because you don't know how to use it.

    The whole TFTcentral website is pretty good - check out the guides/reviews on there too. Read this:
    http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/specs.htm

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    Re: 24" monitor max budget £250

    SiM i would be willing to bet your system doesnt have the top of the line components 100% of the time. Most people who consider buying a new monitor will work out fairly quickly that TN based panels are not the best but they certainly can perform well and are relatively cheap if you get a decent one. Oh and buying 2nd hand monitors have come back to bite me the 2 times in the past i have tried it =).

    I definitely fit into your sensitively put "p00r lal" category =)

    Sean.

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