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I want to get a lcd monitor, But.....

#1
I would like to know the specs or brand you recommend (Pixel pitch, resolution, contrast ratio, response time). Do I have to worry about dead pixels?

I'm not a high end gamer by anystreach of the mind but do play Nascar sims and and Great Planes G3 sim. Thx
 
#4
If you can stretch that to ~$560, you can get the Dell 2001FP or the 2005FPW, both of which are fantastic displays. They're both 20" screens.

I'd personally recommend the 2005FPW since it's a widescreen display and has a better contrast ratio and brightness rating.

- Size: 20.1" viewable
- Dot pitch (lower = better): 0.255 mm pixel pitch
- Max/Native Res: 1680x1050
- Brightness (higher = better): 300 cd/m2
- Contrast Ratio (higher = better): 600:1
- Response time (lower = better): 12 ms
- Connections: DVI, VGA, S-Video, 4 USB 2.0 ports

Free shipping on both displays right now. I realized I had a ~$55 off coupon code that would have cut the price to almost $500, but it expired just today. :)

In any case, take a look:
2005FPW: http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/ProductDetail.aspx?TabPage=techspecs&sku=320-4111&c=us&l=en&cs=19
2001FP: http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/ProductDetail.aspx?TabPage=techspecs&sku=320-1578&c=us&l=en&cs=19
 

Kush

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#5
nec makes good monitors, i was thinking about doing this but i dont know, i was ganna get maybe a 20 inch lcd from newegg that has high specs but maybe not such a brand name? maybe but ill see what do u guys think the most important thing for me is that it looks high quality (that means the screen actually has good looks, and superb picture quality) and response time thats low
 

mlakrid

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#6
It totally depends on the footprint and screen size. If I were going to buy an LCD today I would have to go with a decent 19" monitor. Shoot for a monitor with a Native resolution of 1280x1024 and a MINIMUM of 300:1 contrast ratio DO NOT go below that, or I promise you will be kicking yourself in the A$$. I play alot of games so I spent nearly $1000 for a 1600x1200 monitor when that display first became available if you are looking for something that will last and is a great price to boot I would suggest :
http://www.ecost.com/ecost/ecplasma/shop/detail.asp?dpno=637281
This is a very nice 19" monitor for the same price as many 17" models. It comes from LG who is known for having decent monitors at a great price and this one has a reabte to boot. BUt you have to hurry the rebate is only good for 3 more days. So long as you purchase it now you get it for a really nice price $249.00 after the rebate thats less than 1/4 of what I paid for my 19" just over one year ago. amazing. Good luck, and happy monitor hunting.

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Kush

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#7
ok nevermind thanks netryder i was looking at the dell screens you guys said like the 25 inch or the 24 inch ones. then a dell will probably be the one i get. does the screen look glossy?
 

mlakrid

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Political User
#8
As for the previous two posts there is almost NO difference between 19" and 20" monitors and for the cost difference... its simply not worth it, and Im a Gamer.. so that should tell you.. I always want the biggest baddest, best when it comes to my systems!!

WOOT!!

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#13
mlakrid said:
It totally depends on the footprint and screen size. If I were going to buy an LCD today I would have to go with a decent 19" monitor. Shoot for a monitor with a Native resolution of 1280x1024 and a MINIMUM of 300:1 contrast ratio DO NOT go below that, or I promise you will be kicking yourself in the A$$. I play alot of games so I spent nearly $1000 for a 1600x1200 monitor when that display first became available if you are looking for something that will last and is a great price to boot I would suggest :
http://www.ecost.com/ecost/ecplasma/shop/detail.asp?dpno=637281
This is a very nice 19" monitor for the same price as many 17" models. It comes from LG who is known for having decent monitors at a great price and this one has a reabte to boot. BUt you have to hurry the rebate is only good for 3 more days. So long as you purchase it now you get it for a really nice price $249.00 after the rebate thats less than 1/4 of what I paid for my 19" just over one year ago. amazing. Good luck, and happy monitor hunting.

If you think I supplied you with valuable information please give me some props and add to my reputation!

Long Live Hannibal!

Do you know the response rate here
http://www.ecost.com/ecost/shop/detail.asp?dpno=637281&Action=Detail


found it here http://shop2.outpost.com/{Qh93d31pIFfRI6TNREus42OMSLkrvOrmWm0zpqE576O1d0njj3jw|1156570393542185320/184095266/6/7001/7001/7002/7002/7001/-1|-5931242704125522509/184095268/6/7001/7001/7002/7002/7001/-1|1109358455405}/product/4199993?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG&WebLogicSession=Qh93d31pIFfRI6TNREus42OMSLkrvOrmWm0zpqE576O1d0njj3jw|1156570393542185320/184095266/6/7001/7001/7002/7002/7001/-1|-5931242704125522509/184095268/6/7001/7001/7002/7002/7001/-1

not the best?
 
#16
themafia.69 said:
ok nevermind thanks netryder i was looking at the dell screens you guys said like the 25 inch or the 24 inch ones. then a dell will probably be the one i get. does the screen look glossy?
You mean the 2405FPW that's being released on March 1st? That looks absolutely sweet. I'm waiting to see one of those in person. We have a couple of people here (SPeedY_B and Pogo) who are planning to get it. :)
It's not a reflective (glossy) screen. The only reflective screen that Dell has is the one on the Inspiron 700m.
 
#20
On the birghtness/contrast issue I've found that the Dell 1704FPT's we just got into the office to replace all our CRT's are too bright for me at max whereas my Dell 2001FP at home is bang on perfect at max.

Admitidely its probably personal preference and donw to genetics ineach individual and their light sensitivity but its worth considering the fact of "do you really want your LCD to light up that pebble on the moon??"

Regarding the post stating there is (almost) no difference between a 19 and 20" LCD - there is often quite a big difference - besides the obvious one of sheer number of crystals needed to display an image, a 19" LCD wont do resolutions higher than 1280x1024 if you want to go higer you need a bigger screen. I will only tolerate less than 1600x1200 where I'm not deciding on hardware purchases and that requires at minimum a 20" LCD Currencyly Dell(BenQ)/Viewsonic/Eizo make the only viable 20" 4:3 screens based off of the same LG-Philips panel, Dell has the best dead pixel policy.

My recommendation is very strongly in favour of the Dell 2001FP or higher models.
 

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