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11-12-2006, 11:40 PM
Hey guys. I'm looking for a few recommendations on a flat screen monitor in the $300 - $400 price range.

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11-13-2006, 08:38 AM
Flat screen monitor or LCD? Check out Dell's stuff. they have great LCD monitors, but i aint so sure if it is in that price range over there. They're a bit pricey here.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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11-13-2006, 08:45 AM
This (http://accessories.euro.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=uk&l=en&s=dhs&cs=ukdhs1&sku=78642) is below the range you indicated but an extra 50 - 130 for the 20.1" model (http://accessories.euro.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=uk&l=en&s=dhs&cs=ukdhs1&sku=59233) is worth it for the colour contrast etc.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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11-13-2006, 08:48 AM
most excellent indeed. good colour contrast and minimal ghosting. great for games and movies.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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11-13-2006, 09:52 AM
I have several of the Dell 20.1" monitors as well as the 24" widescreen. They are all awesome, and I use them for gaming and have never noticed any ghosting or anything.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">


11-13-2006, 10:47 AM
Yes get a dell moniter. They are reliable. I kinda of fix dell pcs for a living. Their PCs are ehhh but their moniters are great. Dell also has the best tech support.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">


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11-13-2006, 11:07 AM
I have a 20" Dell widescreen monitor and I love it.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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11-13-2006, 12:58 PM
If you wait until black friday, you could get some pretty good ones with that price range. Best Buy will have a Samsung 19" Widescreen LCD flat panel for $129. You could get 2 and have a dual monitor set up for less than $300.

Also at Best Buy will be a Westinghouse 22" LCD widescreen monitor for $199. Both are excellent deals.

The only thing is you might have to camp out since supplies will probably be very limited.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">


11-13-2006, 02:05 PM
Originally posted by pugjared:
Hey guys. I'm looking for a few recommendations on a flat screen monitor in the $300 - $400 price range.

Just look for monitors that has the highest contrast ratio and response time in the $300-$400 price range and you're good to go.

www.newegg.com (http://www.newegg.com) has a lot of them.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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11-13-2006, 04:14 PM
I just got a new 17" Samsung flatscreen today to complete my new dual monitor setup http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">



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11-13-2006, 06:45 PM
If you're looking for a new monitor. I have an IBM ThinkVision L170p 17" LCD monitor that I'm itching to sell.

The monitor was made before Lenovo took over the PC/Laptop parts of IBM. If you're interested let me know

11-14-2006, 02:50 AM
20.1" Dell wide screen 2007WFP ftw<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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11-14-2006, 05:14 AM
go CRT. Walking out to your car with a 90lb CRT dinosaur will make you look cool & you can spend the rest on beer.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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11-15-2006, 12:54 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif CRT Monitors FTL LCD is the way to go and i got a 30" dell and let me tell you what it F'ing rocks my sox<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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11-15-2006, 02:31 AM
Actually...he's right. LCD is ****. they have dead pixels and they only last a couple of years. A flat panel cRT will always look better, be cheaper and last longer (were talking 10-15 years longer, people...) Trust me, do some research they are better in every way.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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11-15-2006, 12:18 PM
They may be cheaper and last longer but they most definitely do not look better. Dead pixels aren't apparent in all LCD's either.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">


11-15-2006, 12:30 PM
I'm seeing a lot of Dell recommendations and I know a guy who works for them. So I think I'll look into those.

Contrast ratio and response time. I will try to look for those. Maybe Wikipedia will have some info on what that means. I've also heard of dot pitch, but I'm not sure what that does either.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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11-15-2006, 12:45 PM
I bought a 22" Samsung widescreen LCD off newegg for less than $400. 5ms response time... thus far, it's lovely for the price. At work I have the 24" Dell monitor, and I also LOVE that, but it's much pricier. I'm going to guess the 20" models are just as nice.

As for the LCD vs CRT debate... it often comes down to space and how often you LAN. Hauling a CRT to a LAN (especially when you're small like me) is a big big pain. I bought my LCD primarily for this reason. It also takes up a lot less space on my desk, leaving me with room for snacks. ^________^ I still like my CRT (19" flat screen) but I like having space more. :P<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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11-17-2006, 02:13 AM
I say you spend twice that much and get the new BenQ 24" widescreen with HDMI, DVI-D, VGA, Component, S-Video, and Composite.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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