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Acer AL2216w 22" widescreen

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r4tch3t 15th February 2007, 12:44 Quote
You don't seem to like this one, how does it compare to the Dell E228WFP?
K 15th February 2007, 13:01 Quote
Couldn't a PS3 be connected via an HDMI cable with a DVI convertor? Just a thought...
Tim S 15th February 2007, 13:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by r4tch3t
You don't seem to like this one, how does it compare to the Dell E228WFP?
We don't have a Dell E228WFP yet, but we've been trying to get one.
Veles 15th February 2007, 13:27 Quote
How big is a 22" screen BTW in terms of dimensions? Is it roughly the same height as a 19" monitor?

Looking to replace one of my 19" screens with a widescreen, but not sure whether to go for a 22" or a 24" right now.
trig 15th February 2007, 13:29 Quote
in the market myself, and this was one of the contenders...though not really at the front of the pack...thanks for the review.
dullonien 15th February 2007, 15:04 Quote
I have the 19" widescreen version of this. I find it a good monitor......for the price. Sure you can get better but it does the job for me. I mainly use it for CAD and general desktop usage.

Not sure if you're interested but I found the Iiyama ProLite E2200WS for £199 inc. VAT at http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=268654&sourceid=2222
TheoGeo 15th February 2007, 16:33 Quote
This 22" widescreen samsung seems to be getting some good reception over in the US, as does this 22" widescreen LG monitor. So it might be best if you wait for those two, thats what i'm doing.
RTT 15th February 2007, 16:37 Quote
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Originally Posted by Veles
How big is a 22" screen BTW in terms of dimensions?

:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
Tim S 15th February 2007, 16:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by TheoGeo
This 22" widescreen samsung seems to be getting some good reception over in the US, as does this 22" widescreen LG monitor. So it might be best if you wait for those two, thats what i'm doing.
We're still trying to get the former ;)
Bindibadgi 15th February 2007, 16:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by Veles
How big is a 22" screen

55.88cm.
alastor 15th February 2007, 17:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by Veles
How big is a 22" screen BTW in terms of dimensions?
By my rough calculations, 47.4cm wide and 29.6cm high...that's just screen estate, add on more for the frame.
Veles 15th February 2007, 18:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by alastor
By my rough calculations, 47.4cm wide and 29.6cm high...that's just screen estate, add on more for the frame.

Ah yeah, that would make it roughly the same height as a 19" monitor.

Always wanted a 24" one, but might start looking for a decent 22" one.

But 24" is biggar!

Argh!
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55.88cm.

I'm not THAT stupid Bindi :p
randosome 15th February 2007, 18:54 Quote
isn't 1680x1050 the same as the 20" ers ?

Therefore, why do you want a 22" over a 20", Is it like a 19" over a 17" screen ?
Personally i like my 20" dell, and its pretty dang big too, going up 2"s for no extra real estate seems pretty pointless ...
Neogumbercules 15th February 2007, 19:51 Quote
Good article, now go out and review the LG L226WTX-BF of the BenQ FP222WH. I'm gonna have to go ahead and ask you to have that up before saturday...yeaaaah.
Veles 15th February 2007, 20:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by randosome
isn't 1680x1050 the same as the 20" ers ?

Therefore, why do you want a 22" over a 20", Is it like a 19" over a 17" screen ?
Personally i like my 20" dell, and its pretty dang big too, going up 2"s for no extra real estate seems pretty pointless ...

Cos it's biggar!
Neogumbercules 15th February 2007, 20:15 Quote
Yeah, it's BIGGZORS!


One of us. One of us.
Tyinsar 15th February 2007, 20:35 Quote
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Originally Posted by r4tch3t
You don't seem to like this one, how does it compare to the Dell E228WFP?
I have the Dell E228WFP and the horizontal viewing angle is fine but the vertical angle is ridiculous (massive brightness changes with small changes in vertical viewing angle). It's decent for the price plus it has HDCP (which I hope to never need).
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Originally Posted by Veles
How big is a 22" screen BTW in terms of dimensions? Is it roughly the same height as a 19" monitor?...
Yep. My Dell 19" & 22" are almost perfect matches for height.
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Originally Posted by randosome
isn't 1680x1050 the same as the 20" ers ?

Therefore, why do you want a 22" over a 20", Is it like a 19" over a 17" screen ?
Personally i like my 20" dell, and its pretty dang big too, going up 2"s for no extra real estate seems pretty pointless ...
Bigger dot pitch is easier on the eyes for text and such plus 22" just feels bigger and slightly more immersive.
randosome 15th February 2007, 20:46 Quote
my 20.1" dell screen actually seems slightly shorter then my 19" screen

but it does have more pixels, plus it looks miles better (brightness and quality)
Neogumbercules 15th February 2007, 21:33 Quote
I'm getting a 22" monitor, probably ordering it tomorrow. The LG and BenQ I mentioned in my post a couple posts up are my choices. When I saw a monitor on the main page I was hoping beyond hope that it was one of those...oh well.

I think I'm getting the BenQ. The LG boasts a 3000:1 contrast ratio, but that sounds like BS. Besides the BenQ has an HDMI input. The LG only has HDCP through the DVI.
trig 15th February 2007, 21:40 Quote
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Originally Posted by Neogumbercules
Good article, now go out and review the LG L226WTX-BF of the BenQ FP222WH. I'm gonna have to go ahead and ask you to have that up before saturday...yeaaaah.

in fact, we need you to come in sunday to finish those tps reports....yeaaaah.
TheoGeo 15th February 2007, 21:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by Tim S
We're still trying to get the former ;)
Stock was expected tomorow and i have one on order, but they've delayed it by 2 weeks :'( I havn't seen them listed anywhere else.

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Originally Posted by Neogumbercules
I'm getting a 22" monitor, probably ordering it tomorrow. The LG and BenQ I mentioned in my post a couple posts up are my choices. When I saw a monitor on the main page I was hoping beyond hope that it was one of those...oh well.

I think I'm getting the BenQ. The LG boasts a 3000:1 contrast ratio, but that sounds like BS. Besides the BenQ has an HDMI input. The LG only has HDCP through the DVI.
Have a look at some of the american sites, there are a good few mini reviews and forum posts about the LG. If i were you then i'd consider the samsung i've posted, it seems to be slightly better than the LG acording to most people who've seen them both (plus its gloss black, who could resist?)
Aankhen 16th February 2007, 03:11 Quote
Forget the monitor, I'm more interested in that Trackmania game! :D
r4tch3t 16th February 2007, 03:58 Quote
Yeah, I just downloaded the demo, and am considering buying it.
RTT 16th February 2007, 16:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by randosome
isn't 1680x1050 the same as the 20" ers ?

Therefore, why do you want a 22" over a 20", Is it like a 19" over a 17" screen ?
Personally i like my 20" dell, and its pretty dang big too, going up 2"s for no extra real estate seems pretty pointless ...

Hey,

I agree completely with the principle of what you're saying, and yes, 1680x1050 is the same as the 20"s. IMO 1280x1024 looks a lot better on a 17" screen than it does on a 19" - it just feels right, and doesn't look big and blocky.

But, I think that 22" is the correct size for 1680x1050. That same res on 20" looks just a touch too small and is a little hard to read at a distance. 1680x1050 IMO looks 'right' on the 21.1" Samsungs and this particular 22" Benq model. Whilst I could accept 1680x1050 on a 20", I'd not want to be coding on it all day long.

At the time when I was buying new monitors, 1680x1050 was only available on 20" widescreens, so I didn't buy 20" screens for the above reasons despite 20" really being my first choice. (instead i bought two 24"s;) )

/2p :)
randosome 16th February 2007, 18:17 Quote
fair enuff, ive grown to love my 20" er
I'm sure id like a 22" after a while too, but as i cant afford 1, and there isn't a really reason to upgrade, i think ill stick with my 20" :)

although 2x 24"
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