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bimbo93
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i have two viewsonic monitors, i was thinking replacing with asus monitors or stay with the ones i got

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both brands are great, viewsonic a little more well known but can't go wrong with either, do you have any other reason other then brand to replace your current monitors or?

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if i replace them i can give to someone in family that needs it

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Monitor purchases are like case purchases. They last a really long time and usually carry over from build to build. Unless there is a solid reason to upgrade, buying new monitors usually isn't viable.

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ok

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Nice post. I like it. Thanks for sharing these information. Keep it up. :)

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Well, its probably a bit too late but it really depends on what model of monitor you have and also what type you plan to replace it with! whether it has a better resolution for its sizing(Detail). Whether it has more accurate colors (Much more important then most actually think) Also, what it the contrast ratio (NOT Dynamic contrast!) Contrast ratio essentially is the quality of how your screen is lighted(<--i hate that word...) Contrast ratio is EXTREMELY important, it can not only tell you if you are getting a quality monitor or not, but it will change the level of even light on the panel and that can make or break the enjoyment of the monitor. When i am in the need for a monitor, i usually go for the ones that are well known to be used by people who do video/picture editing, they usually go for the very high image quality monitors. You'll usually end up spending about 50-100 bucks more for your screen, but the quality is very much worth it!

I hope this helps someone! haha

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Contrast ratio is the key, but I also recommend you look at the backlight source as well. Most LCD monitors are lit by CCFL (cold cathode florescent lamp), and cheaper screens tend to have a bleed-through on the top and/or bottom, so their contrast ratio can be stupendous at the center, but washed out on the edges due to light spill-through.

Lots of monitors are coming out with LED backlights now, and these are great because the light is even across the entire screen. Some aren't perfectly color accurate, though, so it's a crap-shoot. I need color accuracy as I do photo editing, but for gaming this may not be critical.

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I just got a new Acer 23" 1080p LED monitor to upgrade from my HP 20" 720p LCD monitor. It's fantastic!