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DanUK 11-17-2004 01:50 PM

General advice please!
I hope you can advise me on a couple of things please!
I'm thinking of purchasing the following PC.
Product code: 850034
I cannot give you a direct link, as their site won't allow it for some reason!

It's a Fujitsu Siemens PC. Would you say this is a decent pc? From what I saw, it looks fantastic!

Also, we are wanting to purchase a monitor.
I went onto Dell's website, and sites like and couldn't really see many that matched what I wanted.
Could you advise either a Sony, Samsung or Dell monitor (brand new) that's either 19" or 20" that can display 1600x1200? We don't want any speakers or anything like it on there. Most of the 19"'s I could see only displayed 1280x1024.

Many thanks in advance. :)


jcline 11-17-2004 01:56 PM

Looks decent...what are you planning on using the PC for? General purpose? Does it come w/ a warranty of any kind?

I am partial to NEC monitors, but I have heard that the Dell displays are great.

DanUK 11-17-2004 02:02 PM

Thanks for your reply.

Yes, I thought it was decent too! We'd be using it for business (e-mail mostly), and the odd game. The spec seems great! Yes, they have a warranty.
Is there anything you'd see is "bad" or negative about this PC?

Thanks. :)

xenosoul 11-17-2004 02:11 PM

No, it looks like a really nice computer. Since you're only going to use it for the every now and then game you should be very well set.

DanUK 11-17-2004 02:17 PM

Okay, thanks.
so for heavy gaming, it's not suited? I thought with teh processor, and the 256mb gfx it looked like it could cope with that too?

I've been trying to Google for say a site where I can just search for monitors giving certain criteria, i..e. Sony/Samsung/Dell, 1600x1200 resolution, 19" etc... but none. :(


DanUK 11-17-2004 04:59 PM

Hi again.

Do Samsung make decent LCD's, or should I be opting for Sony?
Also any ideas on my last post?


ohGrFreak 11-17-2004 06:16 PM

LCDs, hmmm, VIEWSONIC!!!!! Heh, they are the cat's meow. I have one, it's great.

DanUK 11-17-2004 07:57 PM

Thanks for the reply. :)

Are you able to recommend a Sony/Dell/Samsung or as you now mention, Viewsonic monitor that's 19" that is capable of 1600x1200?


ohGrFreak 11-17-2004 11:37 PM

viewsonic pro series LCDs, the 19 or 20" should have either a 16 or a 12ms refresh rate, so check out the viewsonic pro series, they have a model number like VP201s or something like that, starting with a VP and ending with either a "s" or a "b". check em out at or in stores at compusa or officemax. i don't have experience with samsung or sony or dell, i know that some of the dell monitors are rebagded sonys anyway. sony and samsung should be nice. if you want something cheaper than a viewsonic, try BenQ LCD monitors, also at and officemax, you should be able to find some quick refresh rates for cheaper than the viewsonic, but not as good quality.

DanUK 11-18-2004 05:22 AM


We're going to buy the PC today but I still have a further query on the monitor please!

All the 19"'s I've seen of LCD monitors from Sony, Samsung, Dell have seemed to be 1280x1024 resolution. Is there a reason so few are capable of 1600x1200?

I saw this one at Dell:

What do you think? Or can you suggest a Dell/Sony/Samsung that is a 16ms one and decent? I'm new to all this - sorry!!!


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