Fujitsu Siemens L22W11 22" Widescreen TFT Monitor - £99.99 @ Argos
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Fujitsu Siemens L22W11 22" Widescreen TFT Monitor - £99.99 @ Argos

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Found 20th Mar 2009Made hot 20th Mar 2009
Details

22in screen size.
Maximum resolution 1680 x 1050 pixels.
Brightness 300cd/m2.
Contrast ratio 3000:1
16.2m colours.
Pixel pitch 0.282mm.
Viewing angles: horizontal 170, vertical 160.
Response time 5ms.
Connections: 1 x D-sub, 3.5mm stereo headphone jack.
Speaker power 2 x 1 watts RMS.
Wall mountable.
Power saving facility.
Size (H)41.5, (W)51.5, (D)20.6cm.
Weight 5.4kg

29 Comments

Original Poster

http://www.argos.co.uk/wcsstore/argos/images/383-5080489SPA70UC501342X.jpg

Bargain.....Hooooooooot........:thumbsup:

Hot hot.

Good monitor and a good price. Hot!

Managed to reserve the last one at my local store, thanks. Can't seem to find much about this monitor online though

EDIT: Found this PDF: ]http//ww…pdf, but the pic looks different to the one advertised on the Argos site

Will this work in a Wii??

ADC

bargain

Hot! May get this at this price.

good deal.

shame it's not in white

Is 1680 x 1050 an okay resolution for a monitor this size? My 20" is that resolution so I would have thought this would need a higher res.

dean_brfc;4692647

Is 1680 x 1050 an okay resolution for a monitor this size? My 20" is that … Is 1680 x 1050 an okay resolution for a monitor this size? My 20" is that resolution so I would have thought this would need a higher res.



Yes, 20" and 22" have identical resolution most of the time. Go for 24" to get higher resolution.

I have the same one bought from Tesco Direct few months ago. The built in speakers are not good and sound is very shallow.

adchesney;4692273

Will this work in a Wii??ADC



You'd need to buy a new cable for the Wii like the Vdigi VD-W2 Wii VGA cable. But in theory yes

I have this monitor, had it for a year or so and while a few years ago I'd of said it was a great monitor, today it's not so great.

I'll sum up first and then go into a bit of detail in case anyone is interested.

Picture looks sharp over VGA or DVI.
Contrast ratio is really 1000:1 (3000:1 is dynamic)
Contrast ratio is ok for most things but quite poor for video.
Controls are fiddly and hidden underneath the monitor.
Not much scope for calibrating, just basic controls.
Vertical range of view is poor. You have to sit in the sweet spot. (horizontal is fine)
Backlighting bleeds through pretty bad, Brightness best set at 0 in light and dark rooms.
Good monitor for apps and games, not so good for video.
For a tonne, its not a bad deal.

Now for anyone interested.

The 3000:1 contrast ratio isn't as useful as it first appears. It really is a 1000:1 ratio and it makes up the rest "dynamically" To my eyes the brightness is just boosted. The black level is noticably worse when you enable the dynamic contrast setting. Using screen calibration software the range of tones is not increased when using dynamic contrast.

The controls I'm used to now but are a pain, they are all hidden under the monitor so you have to feel for the settings and get to know which one does what and if you plan on watching video a lot, you might be like me, forever tapping away changing it.

I'd say that the vertical viewing range is a bit too tight. If I sit back and slightly lower than my desk (on a couch) I have to tilt the monitor forward to its extreme or you get that horrible effect where blacks completely wash out and become silvery.

If anyone wants a little help with calibrating it. I'd recommend turning the brightness (which is just the backlight) down or off completely. In a fairly bright room with contrast set to 50% it is a dim but well balanced image. In a darker room the same settings give you a bright display with ok contrast. Be different for others lighting conditions but the backlight sucks regardless and washes the display out.

What on earth is a D-sub? Is it as good as DVI?

belovedmonster;4693814

What on earth is a D-sub? Is it as good as DVI?


D-Sub is a standard VGA connector, not as good as DVI.

I've had this monitor for quite a while, it was posted on here about 4-5 months ago at a similar price. It's a nice monitor but my main issue with it is that it wobbles on my desk. I have a fairly light desk and when I type, the screen shakes! This is because the stand is far to light for the weight of the screen. But I'm sure it's ok on a heavier surface.

soap_box;4694016

when I type, the screen shakes! This is because the stand is far to light … when I type, the screen shakes! This is because the stand is far to light for the weight of the screen. But I'm sure it's ok on a heavier surface.



If you look under the stand there are lots of gaps and a huge gap in the middle where the slot is that you could insert something to add weight. The neck part is strong and I agree it does wobble if you tap hard on the keyboard. This got worse when I raised the monitor up on a plastic box to make it give it a little more height so I (a bit ghetto i know) stuck plasticine and marbles under the base to make it heavier. Best not to ask why I had plasticine and marbles to hand.

this is a good monitor in my opinion...at 22" with a decent brand name, this an excellent deal for this price. Obviously, if you wan't full HD and other features..then you need to spend. I have seen a lot of more expensive monitors with similar specs & NO DVI port costing abote 150£ easily!

this is a good monitor in my opinion...at 22" with a decent brand name, this is an excellent deal for this price. Obviously, if you wan't full HD and other features..then you need to spend. I have seen a lot of more expensive monitors with similar specs & NO DVI port costing abote 150£ easily!

radical_tushar;4694645

this is a good monitor in my opinion...at 22" with a decent brand name, … this is a good monitor in my opinion...at 22" with a decent brand name, this is an excellent deal for this price. Obviously, if you wan't full HD and other features..then you need to spend. I have seen a lot of more expensive monitors with similar specs & NO DVI port costing abote 150£ easily!



Just a quick look at Ebuyer shows the first 10 22" monitors ranging from £109 to £130 and the spec goes right up to 10,000:1 screens from Samsung in that range.

Full HD is 1920x and none of these 22" monitors will do that. You have to step up to 24" screens to get 1080P. For 1080P the cheapest 24" is £134 with free delivery at ebuyer. I'm sure a look at other stores will produce similar or maybe better results so this £150 mark you're quoting seems a bit off to me.

Trying to get down as close to £100 as possible, I'd choose the LG 22" with 8000:1 contrast ratio and a £115 price tag.

Still, £100 is a nice number for a 22" monitor, I still enjoy using mine, its just things have moved on with monitors, better quality is within reach.

techpops;4693494

I have this monitor, had it for a year or so and while a few years ago … I have this monitor, had it for a year or so and while a few years ago I'd of said it was a great monitor, today it's not so great. I'll sum up first and then go into a bit of detail in case anyone is interested.Picture looks sharp over VGA or DVI.Contrast ratio is really 1000:1 (3000:1 is dynamic)Contrast ratio is ok for most things but quite poor for video.Controls are fiddly and hidden underneath the monitor.Not much scope for calibrating, just basic controls.Vertical range of view is poor. You have to sit in the sweet spot. (horizontal is fine)Backlighting bleeds through pretty bad, Brightness best set at 0 in light and dark rooms.Good monitor for apps and games, not so good for video.For a tonne, its not a bad deal.Now for anyone interested. The 3000:1 contrast ratio isn't as useful as it first appears. It really is a 1000:1 ratio and it makes up the rest "dynamically" To my eyes the brightness is just boosted. The black level is noticably worse when you enable the dynamic contrast setting. Using screen calibration software the range of tones is not increased when using dynamic contrast.The controls I'm used to now but are a pain, they are all hidden under the monitor so you have to feel for the settings and get to know which one does what and if you plan on watching video a lot, you might be like me, forever tapping away changing it.I'd say that the vertical viewing range is a bit too tight. If I sit back and slightly lower than my desk (on a couch) I have to tilt the monitor forward to its extreme or you get that horrible effect where blacks completely wash out and become silvery.If anyone wants a little help with calibrating it. I'd recommend turning the brightness (which is just the backlight) down or off completely. In a fairly bright room with contrast set to 50% it is a dim but well balanced image. In a darker room the same settings give you a bright display with ok contrast. Be different for others lighting conditions but the backlight sucks regardless and washes the display out.




Dude you should get out a bit more lol

thekudos;4695248

Dude you should get out a bit more lol



Being disabled its a little difficult to do that for me but I guess what you're really saying is this is too much info. Longer reviews aren't so welcome here then? Just quick comments? I'm still pretty new here so not so sure, just trying to be helpful.

techpops;4695850

Being disabled its a little difficult to do that for me but I guess what … Being disabled its a little difficult to do that for me but I guess what you're really saying is this is too much info. Longer reviews aren't so welcome here then? Just quick comments? I'm still pretty new here so not so sure, just trying to be helpful.



I personally found your post pretty useful as a prospective buyer, so I say keep posting as you are :thumbsup:

techpops;4695850

Being disabled its a little difficult to do that for me but I guess what … Being disabled its a little difficult to do that for me but I guess what you're really saying is this is too much info. Longer reviews aren't so welcome here then? Just quick comments? I'm still pretty new here so not so sure, just trying to be helpful.



Didn't read it all as I'm not too interested in the monitor myself. But your review was structured well and looked easy to read. Can't read a review if it's badly punctuated(sp) or written as one big paragraph.

thekudos;4695248

Dude you should get out a bit more lol


Flame Thrower indeed!! :roll:

As I am on the lookout for a new 22" to 24" monitor/telly I found the review very, very helpful indeed.
The price grabbed my attention at first but the review made me aware of potential problems with this monitor from a person who actually owns one.
Thanks techpops. (repped) :thumbsup:

no stock in Glasgow area

techpops;4695850

Being disabled its a little difficult to do that for me but I guess what … Being disabled its a little difficult to do that for me but I guess what you're really saying is this is too much info. Longer reviews aren't so welcome here then? Just quick comments? I'm still pretty new here so not so sure, just trying to be helpful.



Your review was very useful - decided not to buy this - thanks :thumbsup:

Got this from Slough on Friday - I like it runs 1680*1020 with no problem - just had to adjust the custom settings to suit me.

22" for £99 is pretty good.
ADC

techpops;4695187

Just a quick look at Ebuyer shows the first 10 22" monitors ranging from … Just a quick look at Ebuyer shows the first 10 22" monitors ranging from £109 to £130 and the spec goes right up to 10,000:1 screens from Samsung in that range. Full HD is 1920x and none of these 22" monitors will do that. You have to step up to 24" screens to get 1080P. For 1080P the cheapest 24" is £134 with free delivery at ebuyer. I'm sure a look at other stores will produce similar or maybe better results so this £150 mark you're quoting seems a bit off to me. Trying to get down as close to £100 as possible, I'd choose the LG 22" with 8000:1 contrast ratio and a £115 price tag. Still, £100 is a nice number for a 22" monitor, I still enjoy using mine, its just things have moved on with monitors, better quality is within reach.



Would you happen to have a link to the 24" at £134 on Ebuyer please, cant find it!
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