Best 21.5" monitor?

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  1. kayzee

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    Been looking at getting a new monitor to extend my Surface to. I'm not really one for big monitors so would like to keep the size at 21.5" :)

    I've had a look around and it seems an IPS panel is the one to go for, I'd also like a thin bezel and good contrast ratio! Anything else important to look out for? I was looking at these two primarily...

    Asus VX229H 22" Widescreen AH-IPS LED Multimedia Monitor - Black [90LM00K0-B01670]

    iiyama Prolite XU2290 22" Widescreen Slim Bezel LED Multimedia Monitor - Black [XU2290]

    Anything from Dell worth considering too? I don't think they do their 'UltraSharp' range in anything less than 23" though which is a shame...
     
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    I have probably sold 100 of those ASUS monitors in the last 4 months and way way more over the last year. It's a great value, really good image, has all the connectors anyone could want and speakers. Haven't had one failure.
     
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    That's great to hear! I think the iiyama looks slightly better in its design but before I was recommended that one, I had never actually heard of the brand!

    There's an LG one I found that seems decent too but I think the ASUS is the leader in terms of specifications :)
     
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    iiyama has been around forever. They were more of a player back in the days before LCD.
     
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    Well it's pay day so I pulled the trigger on the ASUS! Looking forward to a slightly bigger monitor especially as I have an eye operation later on today... [​IMG]
     
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    The only bad thing about that monitor is actually the unpacking. Getting all the plastic protection off is a pain. You need to do it too. Takes 3x longer to unpack than to set up.
     
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    You don't mean on the actual screen, right?

    Anyway I got one but it was wonky! :( lol... every time you fully tightened the screw up it tilted slightly. I put it on several surfaces and measured an average of 7mm difference from each end to the surface it was standing on.

    I've seen it back for a replacement. Might seem pedantic to some but when everything else is straight... it's kind of annoying. Learnt a great tip too, don't buy from Ebuyer! Their customer service for returns is terrible.
     
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    That is a total surprise to me. Never seen that before. It's the cleat plastic sheeting that covers all the shiny black plastic parts that's the pain.
     
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    Yeah, they were always first with biggest available CRT. Now, their LCD monitors are usually Tue best bang for the buck, but that price policy may be restricted to Asian markets.
     
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    Well I got my replacement... and it is also wonky! :(

    Kind of disappointed with ASUS. It's slightly better at around 4mm but it was such a hassle for them to take the other one back I think I'm just going to have to learn to live with it.

    Oh well. Still, in general the screen looks very good.
     

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