A good monitor is indispensable, especially for those of use who work in front of the computer for prolonged periods of time everyday. A large monitor makes it easier for us to multitask and also improve the multimedia experience on our computer. If you are planning to get yourself a larger desktop monitor for your PC, consider getting yourself a 22″ LCD monitor. Here is a comparison of two of my favorite models, the Acer V223-WBD 22″ Widescreen TFT LCD monitor and the Samsung Touch Of Color T220HD 22-inch LCD HDTV monitor.
Price: The Acer model currently costs around $170 each, while the Samsung model costs around $270 each. That’s a huge $100 difference. The huge price difference can be justified by the amount of features found one each model. Nevertheless, the budget conscious will find it to be a no-brainer in choosing between the two.
Winner: Acer V223-WBD 22″ Widescreen TFT LCD monitor
Specs: The Acer model has a 2500:1 dynamic contrast ratio and a brightness level of 300c/m2. The Samsung model on the other hand has the same level of brightness, but a considerable 20’000: 1 dynamic contrast ratio. Both models have a 1680 x 1050 resolution and a 170/160-degree viewing angle. The Samsung also comes with a TV tuner and hidden surround sound speakers (not found on the Acer model).
Winner: Samsung Touch Of Color T220HD 22-inch LCD HDTV monitor
Design: The Acer monitor has a basic and simple design, with angular corners and a rectangular stand. The Samsung monitor on the other hand has a much more stylish design. It’s a black glossy frame with a hint of red. It also has a sleek and curvaceous stand. The bold design of the Samsung monitor may not suit to everyone’s taste and may not blend well into certain interior designs. The simple design of the Acer monitor on the other hand is much more versatile.
Verdict: Both these models are designed for very specific market niches. If you have some cash to spare, you should get your hands on the Samsung Touch Of Color T220HD 22-inch LCD HDTV monitor (if you like the design) as it comes with way more features than the Acer monitor. It is also a great choice for those who often watch movies, videos or work with animations on their computer, as the Samsung model is a much better monitor for watching videos. If you are on a budget or seldom use your PC for watching videos, the Acer V223-WBD 22″ Widescreen TFT LCD monitor will prove to be a good choice.