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Old 11-21-2005, 05:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am going to buy an LCD monitor. I use AutoCad all day long and plays games all night. A big mixture of games but the FPS games are probably hardest on the monitor.
I know gamers don't like LCD monitors. I'm doing it anyway, I'm hoping the LCD will be less painful to my eyes.

I am looking at the Acer 1951B
Brightness: 400 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio: 700:1
Display Colours: 16.7 Million
Display Type: SXGA
Response Time6ms
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009051

The other choice is this new Viewsonic VX922
Brightness 270 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio 650:1
Response Time 2ms gray-to-gray (avg.); 2ms white-black-white (typ)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116375

The contrast ratio and the brightness stats are slightly lower on the Viwsonic. I also noticed they don't list Display Color stats for the Viewsonic. This may meen it displays 16.2 million.

If you have 16.7 million colors that is an 8 bit panel right?

Has anyone seen these monitors up close, better yet have you played games on them?

The price is within 30.00 of eachother. I can't decide which to get.
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Old 11-27-2005, 11:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I believe Xerox monitors are some of the best for the price. I own Xerox XL592Db and just purchased two new Xerox XG-91D 19" LCD's. Quality is great, design kicks ***, and the price is not bad at $399.99.
Just check the reviews for Xerox monitors.
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I would recommend the vp930bf mva Viewsonic monitor. Good for gaming and better than that 922 for everything else.
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Old 11-28-2005, 01:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
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What ever you buy, do not buy F1703 from HP.
If you do not believe me go to HP.com
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Old 11-28-2005, 07:35 AM   #5 (permalink)
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You will not notice a difference from 700:1 to 650:1 in contrast ratio, 300:1 is the average for 19' LCD monitors. Go with the 2ms viewsonic, it will be a lot better.
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