Which LCD monitor.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by BouncingSoul, Dec 26, 2005.

  1. BouncingSoul

    BouncingSoul Stranger Than Fiction Political User

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    A long time ago on this board some said something like "People who don't by widescreen LCD's make Baby Jebus cry". Well I don't want to do that but I'm really struggling to find a 19" widescreen.

    Pricewatch lists only 2.

    http://www.pricewatch.com/prc.aspx?i=34&a=121792

    I hear good things about the Dell Ultrasharp's but my latest Dell catalog shows them at like $400 if you buy a PC and $600 if you don't. Since I have no intention of EVER buying a desktop from a manufacturer ever again this seems out of the question. So anways ... what should I get? What's a good price, good maker. All that good stuff.

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  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    The HP isn't widescreen, just 5:4. Widescreen isn't that common under 20".

    Dell 2005FPW and Dell 2405FPW are pretty much the only recommendation I can give in the way of monitors at the moment.
     
  3. BouncingSoul

    BouncingSoul Stranger Than Fiction Political User

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    Guess that would explain why I can't find any 19" wides. I'll keep that in mind when I look, Thanks
     
  4. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    That acer is not too bad.

    The dell 2005 fpw would be my suggestion. Very good display and I think everyone on these boards who has one loves theirs.
     
  5. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Just a thought, the 2005FPW is about $460 USD at the moment, with some of the ridiculous coupon codes that appear now and then it can be had closer (or even just under) the $300 USD mark, sometimes... might be worth waiting for some codes to surface?
     
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  6. LeeJend

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    Philips but it's $620
    http://www.chumbo.com/info.aspx?id=268026&ptr=fg

    Benq
    http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/News/Details.aspx?NewsId=15026
    http://www.macworld.com/news/2005/10/26/benq/index.php

    How about $468?
    http://reviews.cnet.com/4566-3173_7-0.html?filter=500140_5306726_1101505_13049113_
    Note the viewsonics is last generation. Weak viewing angle and contrast.

    Googling is a lost art...

    Actually some of those were just announced so won't be in pricexxxx yet.

    And I forgot old faithfull. have 19" viewsonic also @ $309.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...ice=&MaxPrice=&SubCategory=20&Submit=Property
     
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  7. BouncingSoul

    BouncingSoul Stranger Than Fiction Political User

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    I've seen some of those around this site. If anyone finds more, let me know.

    Thanks.