i need a new 17 inch monitor

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by the_music_man, Dec 7, 2003.

  1. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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  3. LPDad

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    I don't know where you live, but I am in So California and we have computer shows about every month...

    They are selling ALMOST NEW 19 inch and 21 inch monitors for $100. These are for the TOP brands, which are selling in the stores for alot more.

    I would strongly suggest checking out the computer fairs...Lots of companies are switching over to LCD monitors and you can pick up their surplus moinitors for a song.
     
  4. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    oh sometimes we get computer fairs in NC but not much... Do they usually include warranties when companys sell them?
     
  5. LeeJend

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    If you want value for the dollar I highly recommend the Samsung 753DF (or the latest upgrade to it).

    I brought home and tried 5 different monitors (cost was not a concern) and looked at another 10 in the computer stores. I ended up with this one for:

    Price - under $150.
    Controls - all I needed and then some.
    Display quality - no eyestrain
    Glare - lowest of nay monitor I looked at.
    Flat Screen - yes

    I have a couple friends who've bought them since and they agree it's best price trade off.


    Some downside on big name$$$$$:
    Trnitron tubes have the annoying horizontal gray lines from the tension wire.

    Diamondtron have a very grainy appearance. The pixel aspect ratio is different from most brands.

    Many "low glare" tubes are not.

    Many flat screens use rounded tubes then have a seperate layer of glass over that to make it look flat. Glare/ghosting goes up.

    Many low glare screens are actually cheap round tubes with a seperate flat glare screen over the top that causes low light level, color shift, and excessive internal reflections with dark screens.
     
  6. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    cool on newegg that samsung is 119 bucks. neato! i'll check it out! thanks