Buying a new monitor

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  1. Box801

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    Hey everyone, I'm in the market for a new 22-24 inch monitor for editing my photos. The budget is under 300 dollars, preferably closer to 200 but I can be somewhat flexible.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks
     
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    Congrats. :thumbup: Happy shopping.
     
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    I have an HP2207h I absolutely love, I only paid $150 at Bestbuy.
     
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    How does this help him? If by your sarcasm you meant to say "You will never find a 24 inch monitor for that price" then you are wrong. With a quick search, I found plenty of monitors under $250 that are 24''.

    If you were being sincere and actually meant "Have an enjoyable time while shopping for monitors" then you can forget what I said.


    Box81, take a look at this http://www.google.com/products?hl=en&safe=off&q=24%20inch%20monitor&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wf
    Note: This was a 5 second search. I'm certain that if you put more time into it, you could find many more options.
     
  6. Box801

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    I understand that was a 5 second search but I'm looking for opinions. The best opinions are from people who first handedly use the product.
     
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    Well you can use Amazon and they usually have a lot of people who actually own the product and review it. I have a Samsung 26 T260 HD monitor which i think is very good. I would suggest the 24' Samsung P2450H. It's 230$ which is around your price range and it might even be more crispier and sharper than mine because of the 50,000:1 ratio and yours is a dedicated monitor. You can't go wrong with Samsung when it comes to TV and monitor IMO.

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-P2450H-24-Inch-Widescreen-Monitor/dp/B003ARSZ1G/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1283140576&sr=8-2"]Amazon.com: Samsung P2450H 24-Inch Widescreen Touch of Color LCD Monitor - Rose Black: Electronics[/ame]
     
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    I'm extremely happy with my Samsung 24" (2443bw). I've since got a HueyPRO monitor calibrator which helps for colors but the monitor itself is nothing I can complain about.
     
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    Well it's much easier to search for opinions that are already posted online. Use that google search or go on amazon and find a monitor in your price range. Then read the reviews for that monitor. Amazon is usually really good for that. By "really good for that" I mean Amazon usually has a lot of reviews. Not necessarily informative ones but it's a start.
     
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