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    Best 1080p Monitor for around £150?

    Well I've managed to build up my gaming rig piece by piece and the last part of the puzzle is to replace my crappy old Xerox monitor so I was hoping for some suggestions from your good selves?
    I've looked at lots of reviews but there is a hell of a lot of choice so I don't know if its easier to ask which models/brands to avoid.

    Overclockers has this:
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...m_medium=email

    or on Amazon (a little over budget):
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-P245...0171971&sr=1-1

    I would lean towards the Samsung as its a brand I'm familiar with, having never owned an Ilyama product. Any other suggestions/thoughts would be appreciated, thanks.

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    Re: Best 1080p Monitor for around £150?

    Ilyama is generally good

    HannsG are often very good for budget monitors.

    However you'll find it's far less down to brand and more down to model, quite often some of the bigger brands who make their name with high end products but the lower end stuff is often over priced for what it is. (Dell monitors are a good example here, their top range ones are great but their budget offerings are nothing special but often more than monitors which are better)

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    Thanks Pob I'll take a look at some HannsG ones as I hadn't considered them.

    Also the Ilyama is cheaper than the Samsung.

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    Re: Best 1080p Monitor for around £150?

    Ilyama's are generally very good; I personally wouldn't risk ordering from OCUK though - I'd pay the extra at Scan, knowing I'd get free postage and decent service!

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    Re: Best 1080p Monitor for around £150?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jiff Lemon View Post
    Ilyama's are generally very good; I personally wouldn't risk ordering from OCUK though - I'd pay the extra at Scan, knowing I'd get free postage and decent service!
    Yeah I wouldn't order from them - i just got an email from them with this offer. I haven't used them so can't judge but I have heard lots of horror stories. When you add postage they are actually more expensive than Scan anyway.

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    Re: Best 1080p Monitor for around £150?

    A long time back OcUK totally messed me around with an RMA, an OcUK branded ati 9700pro, a stock card direct from ati, which cooked it's own memory.
    The messing around was massive, left me for two months using a backup geforece2 MX 32mb (a massive step down from the 9700pro)
    Since that incedent I've never gone back to them, been tempted a couple of time but I'm still holding out.
    They are good, as long as nothing goes wrong, and annoyingly they do have a good range of stuff often uncommon or hard to find items.

    These day's it Scan, specialtech, ebuyer and now and again novatech who get my money.

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    Re: Best 1080p Monitor for around £150?

    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: Best 1080p Monitor for around £150?

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/24-ii...920-x-1080-2ms

    £160 with Scan/Hexus free delivery slightly over budget but a good screen.
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    Re: Best 1080p Monitor for around £150?

    Yeah but what's the dead pixel policy on these? I would only buy a monitor if it was considered defective even with one dead pixel.

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    Re: Best 1080p Monitor for around £150?

    What would people suggest for a 22" LED ?

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    Re: Best 1080p Monitor for around £150?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paulm@scan View Post
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/24-ii...920-x-1080-2ms

    £160 with Scan/Hexus free delivery slightly over budget but a good screen.
    Thanks Paul,

    Got a couple of votes for Ilyama so I think I'll go for that. 24 inch screen for £160 - can't argue with that.

    Just need to see if I can afford this before xmas as I'm sure my selfish relatives will be expecting presents!

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    Re: Best 1080p Monitor for around £150?

    got to say I've always been tempted by the hannsg 24.6" one that scan frequently has on today only for ~£125. Its budget but its a lot of screen for the money and I've had no problems with the 23" digimate (a year old) I bought for £105 but its now frequently on today only for under £100.

    I'd say it depends if you want to spend the full £150 or if thats just a budget you set as a max. Personally I dont think you can complain at a 1080p 23" monitor for under £100.

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    Re: Best 1080p Monitor for around £150?

    Isn't there an LED Benq MVA panel knocking around for that price.
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    Re: Best 1080p Monitor for around £150?

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/246109

    Believe thats the one you meant terbinator? £170 at ebuyer.

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    Re: Best 1080p Monitor for around £150?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheapy View Post
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/246109

    Believe thats the one you meant terbinator? £170 at ebuyer.
    Didn't think was that much over £150. Still probably the best offering for its price range and specs though AFAIK.
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    Re: Best 1080p Monitor for around £150?

    Anybody have an opinion on the VX2250WM-LED ?

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