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05-22-2013, 01:21 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-22-2013, 01:25 PM by mc354.)
I was just wondering which of these two monitors would be the better deal. There honestly, isn't a price difference, I was just curious to see which was overall a better monitor for gaming.

Note: Both are newegg open box items. I know some folks have had issues with open box, but I've had nothing but great luck- plus they're both still covered under the ASUS warranty.

The only real difference I see (other than screen size) is the ASCR ratio, but is that reliable or really just a gimmick?
05-22-2013, 07:32 PM,
RE: Monitor
First one has: a faster response time (1ms vs 2ms), inputs (D-Sub, 2x HDMI), built-in speakers (probably terrible though)
Second one: is slightly larger (23.6" vs 23"), inputs (D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI), has support for VESA (if you want to mount it to a wall or desk stand)

I'd go with the first one, based on the faster response time. Dual HDMI is also useful if you want to connect a console to it.
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05-26-2013, 06:11 AM,
RE: Monitor
I agree with Mathieu's selection.

For your information ASCR - Asus Smart Contrast Ratio is a proprietary form of stating dynamic contrast (marketing gimmick). Basically the contrast ratio number is a ratio of the luminance (how much light is emitted) of the brightest to the darkest color. Most people really don't notice much difference once the ratio goes above 5000:1.

The important thing to know about dynamic contrast is that monitor manufacturers measure it by comparing an all-white screen with the backlight turned up to the maximum to an all-black screen with the backlight turned down to the minimum (or even off). With dynamic contrast (ASCR) turned on, the screen will auto-adjust the backlight based on what's showing, but all-white or all-black is so rare in actual usage which makes dynamic contrast basically just marketing hype. Higher static contrast (comparing white and black that are showing simultaneously) is good, but looking for higher dynamic contrast is pointless.
05-29-2013, 04:06 PM,
RE: Monitor
Wow, that actually seems like a pretty good deal! I need to go talk my wife into letting me buy 3 of them! (For a total of $375?)
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