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Mr. Bananagrabber
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duked said:
Was looking around for an LCD just for curiosity sakes. Currently use a Samsung SyncMaster 753df 17" but i was eyeing this one which seems to be in a decent price range:

http://www.pcvonline.com/productDetails.aspx?id=1199

don't have a hell of a lot so i figure it's okay. I suppose a 19" wouldn't be too neccesary for my basic needs. any opinions?
I had a similar monitor to that...
It was a syncmaster LCD...
I'd advise against it, it had a lot of wasted space around the monitor...
You can probably find a thinner 17 inch monitor for around the same price...
Check NewEgg.com or Zipzoomfly, also compusa has some good deals as well...
-Jack
 

duked

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#3
would be better then a CRT though haha. Man i bought this desk because i thought i'd have room on it a while back. the desk on the showcase floor was misleading since it had a LCD on it.. *Stupid stupid*

welp given what u said i'll continue to look around for others. did it work okay though?
 

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Mr. Bananagrabber
Political User
#4
It did work ok :)
However the plug that it had was not a traditional monitor plug, it was a circular plug that i could not find a replacement for... Thus the reason i got my sharp lcd was because the plug broke :( Big waste of money throwing away a 300 dollar monitor because the plug broke...
Hopefully thats not the case with this one...
I hear you about the space though,
I had a CRT prior to the Syncmaster and when i got the SYncmaster omg, the space was tremendous :).
I only say that it had wasted space after i got my sharp which is very thin and compact though still 17 inches :)

Hope it helps, It was good quality though, the syncmaster.
-Jack
 

Mainframeguy

Debiant by way of Ubuntu
#5
I do nto want to bump- this thread up - I want to say ONE thing and ONE thing only though - you are unsure about stepping up from 17 to 19"... let me just say one or two things I have learnt in a not inconsiderable experience with computers....

The MOST important things and the places to spend MOST of your hard earned £'s or $'s are IMHO wherever you directly INTERFACE... I would not put an order on these, but that means mouse/keyboard/screen typically... with desk etc also involved. So my advice would be save as much as you can and go as large as you can - ideally 24". If you ever manage it you'll not look back and you'll wonder how you could ever exist with 17", believe me.

That's basically all I have to say - 19" is a compromise - but well worth it. If you got there though do not blame me if yu do not wish you saved to move right on up to 21 or 24"!
 

kcnychief

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Good points MFG, but I would also like to add that the cost difference between a 19" and a 20" is slim compared to the benefit gained. Unfortunately you have to go 20" to get true 1600x1200, whereas a 19" caps at 1280x1024.
 

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Mr. Bananagrabber
Political User
#7
Whats the price diff?
Also, im not sure how much a wide screen costs but that would be a neat little thing to have :)
 

Mainframeguy

Debiant by way of Ubuntu
#8
Vanquished said:
Whats the price diff?
Also, im not sure how much a wide screen costs but that would be a neat little thing to have :)
A wide screen.... now by that I am going to take you at your word and assume you mean a mnitor with non-standard dimensions - this will actually be a huge pain in the ass in IMHO and nothing "neat" to have at all.

Keep wide screen where it belongs - in the cinema.

Now if you really meant extended desktop - well yeah that is neat, and that is the reason why you should keep your old monitor, also the reason to try to go for the right res right off - because one day you might go two head up on that....
 

Mainframeguy

Debiant by way of Ubuntu
#10
what I was thinking about was that I use my screen for computer applications where the native res is (in my case) 2560x1024.... I was thinking a widescreen is going to mess that up and be a pain....

I have to admit in this case I am largely wrong - with one exception that is worth mentioning - most games are likely to either run with "letterboxing" to achieve the desired result or possibly have some issues and force you into resolution compromises and the like - so I would have to amend my thinkingto it could be a pain in the ass if you are an out and out gamer....
 
#11
I just found out that Dell is having another deal for today concerning LCD monitors (what good timing!)

Check it out keep in mind the Canadian pricing.
http://www1.ca.dell.com/content/topics/segtopic.aspx/days_of_deals?c=ca&cs=CADHS1&l=en&s=dhs

They're all pretty much 500:1 and 8ms response time it seems except the middle one is 700:1

what do u guys think is the clear choice when it comes down to quality and price. Does it beat the first link I put above about the Samsung Syncmaster lcd?
 

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Mr. Bananagrabber
Political User
#12
Sadly,
I'd go with Dell over Samsung...
Even though i hate Dell...
I guess it comes down to which one you like more, they are both good companies...
 

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