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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 2016-12-31, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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Help with choosing a monitor

I am looking to purchase a 22" IPS monitor and I have come across these 2 models. I am not a big gamer and don't plan on using it for HD gaming or HD movies. I will be using it daily for work and personal use (surfing web, email, youtube etc.).

Both are on sale for the same price $140 CDN. Does anyone own one of these models or have experience with them? Is one better than the other in terms of performance, colour, reliability?

HP 22er

LG 22MP58VQ-P

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The specs show very little difference between the two. The LG is rated slightly faster and has a DVI-D port, which the HP lacks.

However, the HP gets more very positive reviews and fewer very negative reviews on Amazon.com than the LG. Amazon reviews aren't totally reliable but can provide an indication of product quality. Personally, I wouldn't by LG due to the questionable quality of their low end panels. They generally rate lower than other makes when tested on calibrated equipment. I have a 21" LG monitor here that is pure garbage. Brightness and contrast are the worst I have ever seen in a modern monitor.
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The specs show very little difference between the two. The LG is rated slightly faster and has a DVI-D port, which the HP lacks.

However, the HP gets more very positive reviews and fewer very negative reviews on Amazon.com than the LG. Amazon reviews aren't totally reliable but can provide an indication of product quality. Personally, I wouldn't by LG due to the questionable quality of their low end panels. They generally rate lower than other makes when tested on calibrated equipment. I have a 21" LG monitor here that is pure garbage. Brightness and contrast are the worst I have ever seen in a modern monitor.
Thanks, how can I tell what is low end panels versus good panels from LG? I looked at different models on their website but there is no clear information on what is low to high end.

I do like the HP better in terms of looks, it looks much nicer and is very thin.
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If it costs $140 CDN it's a low end panel.
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If it costs $140 CDN it's a low end panel.
These monitors are $180 CDN when not on sale, so at what price point/range am I looking at for mid grade panels and above?
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That varies with manufacturer and model and can be difficult to ascertain. I rely on professional reviews that use calibrated equipment and manufacturer specifications. The former is generally more reliable but not all monitors get fully reviewed. Panel manufacturer, size and backlight and type can also help. Keep in mind that intended use plays a part in the decision. Panels that are good for gaming may not be the best for other uses. I usually spend several hours doing research for decisions like buying a monitor.
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Both will do just fine for you. As you said, you are a basic user. You are not into gaming or HD movies and stuff. So, you should just get one of this two. I think they are pretty much the same.
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These two are kind of same. Seems to me you have a little biasness for the HP, since it's slim and look nicer. I think you should get the HP 22er model.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 2017-01-07, 12:03 AM
 
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I am connected with HP family. I am using HP laptop and also have been using this HP 22er. Its picture quality is quite good. I have no idea about LG.
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