View Full Version : A good monitor for under 100?

22-10-2012, 11:44 AM
Bearing in mind that I have had the same 15" one for 8 years and been playing in 1024x768 for that time I imagine anything is probably going to be super impressive to mine eyes. That said I am looking for at most a 19" screen for under 100 and would be glad of recommendations anyone has. For instance is there any reason I should be wary of these:



http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00754XV0K/ref=noref?ie=UTF8&psc=1&s=computers (16.00??!!!)

I read hard choices piece on monitor and was completely confused. I want a monitor which shows me thins on screen at a playable rate in sharp enough detail is all. Will the above do that? Thanks again!

Alex Bakke
22-10-2012, 01:17 PM
Why 19"? Have you considered a 22, or 23" monitor? They're plenty affordable nowadays.

22-10-2012, 01:20 PM
Why 19"? Have you considered a 22, or 23" monitor? They're plenty affordable nowadays.

Heh, funny story-my wife dosen't want us to get a bigger one as she dosen't want a screen bigger than the TV. The TV is only 22 inches and that's plenty big for us. I know it's abit of a stupid argument, irrational even, but I'm not really bothered about a massive screen so I'm happy to compromise.

22-10-2012, 02:04 PM
From your 3 picks, I suggest Acer V193HQVBb 18.5 inch LCD TFT Monitor - Black (HD, VGA, 1366 x 768, 10000:1, 16:9, 5ms, 200cd/m2) (Accessory). Picture quality is great, easy to set up, and color management features are nice. Overall, it's worth the price.
High-definition monitors are ideal for media access, including video games and online videos, so I suggest HD monitors in this case.

22-10-2012, 03:50 PM
1336x768 is a terribly small resolution for 19", your current monitor is 85 PPI (pixels per inch) and the new monitor will be 84 PPI. It really won't be much of an upgrade.

Unfortunately, in the drive to be the cheapest possible it's hard to find smaller screens with decent resolution anymore.

What about a 21.5" with 1920x1080 (so still smaller than your tv? :D). Plenty of those around for under 100!

22-10-2012, 03:54 PM
ignore this

22-10-2012, 04:03 PM
my god, someone save the OP from these kind of suggestions...

What's up with tft? I'm pretty sure my current screen is a tft, and it's 15 inch like I say. A super God like monitor is wasted on me. As long as the things move on screen without juddering and looking strange I really don't care and probably won't notice the other stuff which makes them cost a lot of money.

I might just stick with my 15" and buy a new one at christmas or something. Or I might try and talk my wife round. If she knows money can be saved that might help. Will a GTX 660 have enough grunt to display well on a resolution as big as 21.5 " screen?

22-10-2012, 04:34 PM
This would suggest yes: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/660
Also, ignore mashakos. Who knows what he's waffling on about now.

22-10-2012, 04:42 PM
never mind

22-10-2012, 05:56 PM
my god, someone save the OP from these kind of suggestions...


Learn them.

22-10-2012, 06:00 PM

Learn them.

you're right.

26-11-2012, 02:59 PM
Apologies for the (semi) threadjack, I don't have post-new-thread privileges, and my issue borders on the OP's problem.

My monitor is definitely on the way out and I require a replacement, at around 120-140. However, many of the suggestions on this board and elsewhere I haven't been able to find on store websites in my region. I've selected 2 potential purchases but I have no idea if they are good price/quality wise.

I've included the links to said websites so that you can browse the stores for better alternatives if my selection seems weak.

http://www.codima.be/product/2583/ [...] 21439.aspx (http://www.codima.be/product/2583/aoc-22-e2250swda-led-169-1920x1080-5ms-dsubdvi-4038986121439.aspx)

Quote :

AOC 22" E2250SWDA LED 16:9 1920x1080 5ms DSUB/DVI


54.61 cm (21.5 " ) LED, 1920 x 1080, DCR 20000000:1, 250 cd/m2, 5ms, DVI, VGA, 23W, Black

AOC e2250Swda. Display: 546.1 mm (21.5 " ), 5 ms, 250 cd/m, 1920 x 1080 pixels, LED, 20000000:1, 16.77 M, Unspecified, 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). Colour: Black. Audio: 2 pcs. Ergonomics: 75 x 75 mm. Energy management: 23 W, 0.5 W. Weight & dimensions: 18 mm, 18 mm. Certificates: CE, cCSAus, TUV/S, RoHS, EPA 5.0, Win7, China RoHS


Quote :

Samsung S22B300B (21.5' - LED - 1920x1080 - 5ms - 1000:1 - DVI - VGA)


Samsung SyncMaster S22A300B - LCD display - TFT (http://www.printware.co.uk/lcd-monitor.html) - 21.5'
21.5' - widescreen (http://www.printware.co.uk/widescreen.html)
Max Resolution
1920 x 1080
51.2 cm x 19.7 cm x 38.5 cm - with stand
Image Brightness
250 cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio
1000:1 / 5000000:1 (dynamic)

are these good price/quality ratio wise? Also, which between these would be best?

If pressed, I may up my max price to something around 140, but I'd rather not.

Also, I'll be using this monitor for gaming as well as general work stuff (mostly working with text documents).