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The New 20" Widescreen Monitors

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by AFK_Matrix, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. AFK_Matrix

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    Hi,

    Just had a look at the new monitors on OCUK and did a bit of drooling :p

    So at the moment i am leaning towards this monitor:

    BenQ FP202W 20" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black (MO-014-BQ)

    But what panel does it use the new P-MVA one?

    Also what are these screens panels and general thoughts about them:

    Acer AL2032WA 20" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black/Silver (MO-014-AC)
    Philips 200W6CS 20" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Silver (MO-015-PH)

    I personally like the BenQ cos of the looks, how are their pixel policy btw?? I don't really like silver screens for some reason but if the Acer or Philips ones are better i would go for them, but waiting for some OCUK peeps reviews on these.
     
  2. PieEater

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    There's the new Viewsonic VX2025 due out in 5-6 weeks which sounds like it could be good
     
  3. Seirrah

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  4. AFK_Matrix

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    Yeah just found out some more info and it looks like the BenQ one is a TN panel :(

    Guess i will have to keep biteing my fingers to stop them from pressing the buy button on the 20" screens :D
     
  5. Seirrah

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    There is an NEC screen too, which looks good. It's out in a week or so, but nobody has got hold of them yet.
     
  6. ljt

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    Any info on the Acer 20" because that looks rather nice!, If it's not a TN panel, then I might just get that instead of the Belinea. Anybody know?!

    Thanks
     
  7. Raymond Lin

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    the £440 Acer isn't a TN panel, however i got a feeling the cheaper one is.
     
  8. Seirrah

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    I just read a spec sheet on a retailer's website saying that the AL2032wa is a S-IPS panel.

    Don't take my word for it though.
     
  9. ljt

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    lol they've added another one since I last looked!! I was on about the AL2032WA which was the only 20" Acer one this morning when i looked haha.
     
  10. Raymond Lin

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    We need a list of what screen uses what panel.

    Ok so

    Belinea - P-MVA
    BenQ - TN
    Acer AL2032WA 20" - TN

    Anyone know abotu others?
     
  11. ljt

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    that acer one isnt TN is it?, though someone mentioned S-IPS for the £440 AL2032WA one and the AL2016W as the TN?
     
  12. Raymond Lin

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    Yeah, thats what i meant...oops.
     
  13. Syvere

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    Get the Belinea. I thought of Acer too as it was S-IPS but in the end 16ms just isn't cut for gaming.
     
  14. AFK_Matrix

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    Well I think the idea of a list of screen panels is a good one so, found out some more info on the NEC screen and the details of some other panels:

    Belinea 102035W - P-MVA
    BenQ FP202W - TN
    NEC MultiSync® 20WGX² - AS-IPS
    Acer AL2016Ws - TN
    Acer AL2032WA - Super-IPS
     
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  15. Seirrah

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    AL2016Ws - TN panel


    Haven't you listed an Acer model twice , with different panels ?

    On the OcUK website the cheaper Acer is TN, the more expensive is S-IPS :)
     
  16. AFK_Matrix

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    Thanks mate didn't see that one lol, hopefully thats correct.
     
  17. Seirrah

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    We just need more info on that Philips screen now :(
     
  18. Raymond Lin

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    Well, the way i think of it is that, worst case scenerio, S-IPS panel. Which is better than a TN panel anyway and got ont he A-List in the PCPRO magazine review, the probable panel is the P-MVA panel since all indication points that way. Which is a great result, and no way it will be a TN panel.

    Now look at other screens in the same class, only the Belinea uses the P-MVA panel and i have decided i don't want that so that doesn't leave much other choice. Wait for the NEC ? Get a £100 more Acer which also uses a S-IPS panel? or £100 for a TN panel BenQ ? or wait for a now more expensive Dell 2007 ? or guarantee more expensive Viewsonic 2025?

    I say Phillips all the way on this one.
     
  19. AFK_Matrix

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    Yeah it is looking promsing for the Philips, I just wish that they did one in a black finish. For some reason I really don't like that silver finish. Hence at the moment leaning towards the Belinea but waiting for the Viewsonic I think.
     
  20. nomadpete

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    anyone heard anything more about the NEC? just stumbled across a pdf (but which is on a wholesale distributors website so i can't link it on here)

    AS-IPS+
    6ms G-2-G
    178x178 viewing angles
    700:1 contrast (1600:1 with something called advanced dv mode)
    470cd/m2 brightness
    1 dvd-d, 1 vga
    USB hub - 4 up, 1 down

    I was all set on the philips until i saw those specs. anyone got anymore?