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Old 11-15-2004, 02:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i'm finally looking to get rid of my old NEC 19" CRT and go to lcd. I use my system for graphic design, not much gaming at all. Just looking for a general opinion.... 20" widescreen LCD, or dual 17" LCD's? any arguments for or against either? thanks guys!
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If you're into graphics design, chances are you want the best picture and color-quality. That's gonna cost you, but if you're serious, you'll know it's true.

LaCie and MAG-Innovation makes some of the best monitors for graphic designers. But they can be pricey depending on what you want.

I wouldn't go for a widescreen for graphic-design work. It's just...the wrong style layout for design apps. That's my opinion, though.
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I have a pro-series viewsonic LCD with a 16 ms refresh rate, and I could NOT be happier!!! This is a work of art, beautiful, no ghosting in games either. I picked up model number VP171s for exactly 600 bucks and it's a 17 inch. I know the fast refresh rates go up to around 20" for the pro series viewsonics. It's hooked up with the DVI input too.
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A VP171s for 600 bucks! Are you nuts??? Best-Buy was selling them near me for $480, and you can get one online for $400. I think you got ripped.

You could have gotten a BenQ 19" 12ms LCD for $419

Outside of buying a high-end professional monitor for production graphics design work, there's NO reason to spend $600 on a 17" LCD today. Unless it's like...made out of silver or something.
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LOL, this was when they first came out. I know they went down in price, that's why I plan on buying a bigger one soon. And BenQ :P
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4 and a half years ago, I got a MAG 18" 25ms 0.279dp LCD for $450

Of course, I'm arguing about the price of monitors when I have close to $8,000 worth of monitors sitting on my desktop as we speak. LOL
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where on earth did you find an 18" LCD for 450 bucks four years ago?????
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ohgrfreak....ur assuming that shoobie was on earth when he found that LCD

AND HOLY CR@P....8000 in monitors....WTF are u doing that u need so many
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LOL, who knows.
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I was considering two of these...
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...179-005&DEPA=1

The reviews are great, but anyone have any personal experience?
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