Screen Savers: Sub $300 Computer Monitors

Screen Savers: Sub $300 Computer Monitors

Joel Pirela
Oct 1, 2010

Choosing the right monitor for your computer set up can be complicated. Can you really get a great computer monitor for less than $300? From pixel resolution to viewing angles, We  will show you 3 great options of cutting edge displays.

The HP ZR22W is an elegant display. Connection comes from Display Port, DVI-D and VGA (Who uses that anymore?) Viewable area is 21.5" and resolution in pixels is 1920 x 1080 coming thru a TFT LCD with super in plane switching (S-IPS) contrast is your typical 1000:1 and the viewing angle is 178 degrees all the way around. The only down is the lack of built in speakers but 4 USB Ports will make up for that. $289 and it's yours.

The Samsung PX2370 will pass more for a TV set than a monitor. Samsung's ultra-slim LED backlit monitor is just 16.5 mm thin which makes it easy to fit into most spaces. It's also halogen and lead-free, recyclable and engineered to consume 40% less power? making it more eco-friendly than conventional CCFL monitors. 23" of viewing power and HDMI in addition to DVI-I. Pixelwise is the same as the HP Unit at 1920 x 1080. The panel is powered by a back light LED and contrast is the now standard 1000:1. 170 of viewing angle and sadly no speakers and no USB Ports. This unit is slim and beautiful. $299

Dell P2311H. This display is more conventional looking. With the LED-backlit panel and dynamic dimming on the P2311H, you can experience warm, vivid colors in virtually any setting. And, thanks to the lower power consumption of LED technology, you can also see potential cost savings over time. VGA, DVI-D and packing 23" at 1920 x 1080 with the use of a Twisted Nematic LED. contrast is, you guessed: 1000:1, 170 of viewing angle horizontal and 160 vertical, no built in speakers and 2 USB ports. This is the lightest of the 3 at 13.32 lbs and at $269, this is more of a company issued monitor than an extravagant expense.

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