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Viewsonic VG2230WM 22" widescreen

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r4tch3t 18th January 2007, 12:03 Quote
The 6-bit bit put me off, the 2 extra inches will make a difference though. How does it compare to the 20" dell?
alastor 18th January 2007, 12:25 Quote
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We ran the monitor through a series of real-world and synthetic tests to see whether or not the FP241W can stand up to hardcore geek use.
Ey?

Looks alright, would probably rather buy something with extra inputs though.
Bladestorm 18th January 2007, 12:33 Quote
Actualy the 215tw can be picked up for £350, which narrows the gap somewhat ;)

(ie komplett where I got mine)
rupbert 18th January 2007, 13:12 Quote
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Originally Posted by alastor
Ey?

They copied and pasted from other reviews!

:D








j/k
mikeuk2004 18th January 2007, 13:37 Quote
How does it compare with the Gateway HD 21"
Jipa 18th January 2007, 14:50 Quote
the foot seems better than the one in my VX2025WM, but other than that.. Naah. I'm seeing an evolution similar to the digital cameras. Normal users just want huge screens, even if they look worse than a bit smaller ones. More inches = GOOD, low latency = GOOD and the rest doesn't matter.

That's a shame.
Tim S 18th January 2007, 15:23 Quote
yep, the response time myth has led to a reduction in image quality :(
rupbert 18th January 2007, 16:41 Quote
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Originally Posted by Tim S
yep, the response time myth has led to a reduction in image quality :(

I've never used a 6-bit panel, is it really that much worse?

Is .5 million less colours that noticable outside of professional image editing?
Mister_Tad 18th January 2007, 17:09 Quote
Am I the only one that thinks this monitor is fugly?
Stompy 18th January 2007, 18:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by Mister_Tad
Am I the only one that thinks this monitor is fugly?
Nope ;)
Tyinsar 18th January 2007, 18:54 Quote
bah, I think I prefer my 22' Dell (no speakers included but has HDCP support if I ever need it + slightly better specs too).

Edit: wait for a sale though (lists @ CA$399 but was on sale for CA$329 and even CA$299 :D )
DXR_13KE 18th January 2007, 23:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by Mister_Tad
Am I the only one that thinks this monitor is fugly?

[Teal'c voice] indeed......[/Teal'c voice]

here the hell did that come from? ow its Teal'c, now get of my post!!!!

i also agree, it is fugly, i prefer less clutter on my screen like no bloody speakers.
Woodstock 19th January 2007, 06:54 Quote
why do they bother with integrated speekers there absolute crap, that dell looks really promising
Jipa 19th January 2007, 07:00 Quote
I love the minimalistic design of the Dell display.. Definitely looks better than the fatso viewsonic.

The built-in speakers really are useless, I didn't even know I had those before I checked after reading this topic :D
GrahamC 19th January 2007, 08:32 Quote
Well after reading the review it looks like Viewsonic are selling 'boring in a box' ..
oasked 19th January 2007, 11:47 Quote
Nice to see more monitors coming out that aren't designed for use with a magnifying glass.

I got a 19" TFT over a 17" one purely because it would be easier on the eye. 27" would be nice. :D
Mister_Tad 19th January 2007, 12:14 Quote
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Originally Posted by oasked
Nice to see more monitors coming out that aren't designed for use with a magnifying glass.

I got a 19" TFT over a 17" one purely because it would be easier on the eye.

agreed 100%

I recall many moons ago everyone used to say "don't get a 19, the look pants the pixels are soooo big yadda yadda yadda 17 roxorz your soxorz etc". I must say that I didn't see the problem, just sit further back from the screen and its much more comfortable than a smaller screen closer up. In the past couple months I went from 3x 17" screens to just a 22" and a 19" and its far more pleasant. (though I must admit that I'm missing the 3rd screen, and may well have to get another 19" to flank the 22 )

Did have a glance at this Viewsonic one when I was looking for the 22" as well iirc, but its looks put me straight off and I went for a samsung.
Mother-Goose 19th January 2007, 13:00 Quote
Tim, any ideas when you will be getting grubby mitts on the 27" samsung? Bigger is always better :)
Tim S 19th January 2007, 13:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by Mother-Gooser
Tim, any ideas when you will be getting grubby mitts on the 27" samsung? Bigger is always better :)
Not sure yet, hopefully soon.
Da Dego 19th January 2007, 13:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by Tim S
Not sure yet, hopefully soon.
We're looking at at least 3-4 months. :( The monitor isn't even quite yet out of production, and not looking to hit shelves until Q3 of 2007. My lady over at Samsung promises that we'll get an early crack, which could mean I get it over here stateside a ways before it's available in the UK...but we'll have to see.

We also have another pretty powerful chain we can pull... But either way, we can't get it until it's at least out of the factory. ;) Believe me, we're as anxious as you are.
sl1xx 22nd January 2007, 22:53 Quote
nice but at this point its worth waiting for the new samsung one at this point.
rupbert 23rd January 2007, 09:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by sl1xx
nice but at this point its worth waiting for the new samsung one at this point.

Any details on this? Is it just a bigger panel?
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