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Old 01-30-2012, 02:13 AM
 
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I don't know of specific monitors that have webcams... however you want one a monitor with an IPS panel. IPS panels provide great color accuracy and viewing angle. The Dell Ultrasharps are good. The ASUS monitor linked in the above post have TN panels which have poor to good color reproduction (depending on various factors) and poor viewing angle. Many people like TN panels for video games because they can draw the screen changes faster.
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Why would you buy a monitor with a webcam in the first place? It seems like a meaningless union.
We bought a new computer. Mrs5150 wanted to go that route for our new monitor.

So I bought this:

HP Compaq LA2206xc 22 Class Widescreen LED Backlit Monitor - 1920 x 1080, 16:9, 1000000:1 Dynamic, 1000:1 Native, 60 Hz, 5 ms, DVI-D, VGA, DisplayPort, Energy Star at TigerDirect.com

And this was her reason:

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Some people want a webcam without one more device and cable to mess with.
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Not to even mention a webcam has very few moving parts. Ever hear of a webcam breaking that wasn't dropped or smashed?
Me neither.
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:59 PM
 
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We bought a new computer. Mrs5150 wanted to go that route for our new monitor.

So I bought this:

HP Compaq LA2206xc 22 Class Widescreen LED Backlit Monitor - 1920 x 1080, 16:9, 1000000:1 Dynamic, 1000:1 Native, 60 Hz, 5 ms, DVI-D, VGA, DisplayPort, Energy Star at TigerDirect.com

And this was her reason:
I'm confused. In the OP, you mentioned that display quality was important. But then you bought this. According to HP's website, it has a twisted nematic backlit LCD. It would appear that doesn't satisfy your display quality requirement.
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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I'm confused. In the OP, you mentioned that display quality was important. But then you bought this. According to HP's website, it has a twisted nematic backlit LCD. It would appear that doesn't satisfy your display quality requirement.
??? First thing Mrs5150 and I said when we turned on the new monitor was: WOW!

The quality is quite satisfying.

Perhaps on paper it should not be that good...?
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:05 PM
 
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??? First thing Mrs5150 and I said when we turned on the new monitor was: WOW!

The quality is quite satisfying.

Perhaps on paper it should not be that good...?
Fair enough. Glad you found one that works!
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:02 PM
 
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??? First thing Mrs5150 and I said when we turned on the new monitor was: WOW!

The quality is quite satisfying.

Perhaps on paper it should not be that good...?
Even though TN monitors are inferior on paper, the technology continues to improve. If you compare it to a 5 year old monitor, a new monitor is going to look great unless you bought the cheapest one on the market. Most people don't measurbate over every specification. If it looks bright, sharp, and saturated, they're happy.
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:11 PM
 
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We went *that route* except we bought the LG 27 inch one, for about 50 more green ones. What we liked was the tilt/swivel stand.

Only one *problem*, if you are a *gamer* (which we are NOT !!).
The unit is a 60 Hz one, and that often makes the picture*blocky* in high end video games ...

Personally, because I work with multiple windows very often, I like the possibility to *see* three windows at any time without having to switch.
Two on the external monitor, one on our 17 inch laptop.

What I can not figure out is that your wife is satisfied while the monitor you mention does NOT have a built in webcam ???

We use the built in webcam on the laptop, but *look* at the grand-kids on the external monitor.
They tell me to look at the laptop when we talk (Skype) to them, because it seems our eyes look crooked all the time like some people have this *problem* where they talk to you, but their eyes are somewhere else ...

More advantage !! I can now watch TV at the same time I am looking at some Computer Programme !!!
My wife now calls my laptop the *Squint-top* ... Oh well !
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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What I can not figure out is that your wife is satisfied while the monitor you mention does NOT have a built in webcam ???
It does have a webcam, mic and speakers. From the Tigerdirect site:

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Old 02-02-2012, 02:58 PM
 
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It does have a webcam, mic and speakers. From the Tigerdirect site:
WHoaaa that is a neat little addition then !!!
So a true Computer external Monitor !!

But, it is definitively NOT a regular TV monitor !!
too bad ...
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