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Old 01-12-2005, 09:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Please help: No idea what to look for in a new LCD monitor

I just found out that with a new system that i plan to get, i will need a new monitor as well. I am going to get either a 17" or 19" LCD screen but i dont know anything about what to look for or what manufacturers are good in this area. Can anyone help me out with some details?

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Old 01-12-2005, 09:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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IBM has sick ones, Ive never really bought on, I mean personaly. All I know is that make sure you get an LCD and not just a flate screen!!! there are alot of _crappy_ flat screen sh1t out there thats just a flatscreen moniture.....and a poor one at that.
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Old 01-12-2005, 09:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Oh ya i know about that. I know what an LCD thin panel screen should look like, just not what specs to look for. Or what manufacturers are good.
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You want as low a response time as you can get. 16ms is good, 12ms is better. A good contrast ratio is also. Samsung and Viewsonic both make excellent LCDs.
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Well, here's some:
Monitor Guide
Monitors - Find, Compare, and Buy at PC Magazine
LabMice.net
Legion Hardware
PC Hardware

I hope that helps. Liz
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Thanks, i'll have a look at that list. The monitor i will be quoted on is a samsung. However there response time is 25m/s. Is that ok?
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Is benQ a good manufacturer fo LCD monitors? (prices in CAD)

Benq 17" LCD monitor FP757-16 (with MIR $50) $335
Benq 19" LCD monitor FP931 (with MIR $50) $499
Samsung 19" LCD monitor 913V (with MIR $30) $547

These are the ones i have been quoted on.
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Dell makes decent monitors for the price.
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