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Posted: 3/23/2007 12:46:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/18/2007 9:46:17 PM EDT by GeorgeInNePa]
As the title says, what do I want?

I'm thinking at least a 19".

It would help if it's something carried by Best Buy. I know, I know, they are da debil, but I have $50 worth of BB gift cards to use.


Update 04/18/07:

I just bought an LG L196WTQ today.

19" widescreen, 3000:1, 2ms, 1440 X 900 at BB taday. I had $50 in gift cards to use so I paid $239 - $50 = $189 plus tax.

Nice monitor, takes up a LOT less space than the Sony 19"crt I had on the desk.

Link Posted: 3/23/2007 12:47:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/23/2007 12:48:23 PM EDT by gaspain]
Newegg has some sweet deals on Acer widescreens right now. They are very nice. $150 for a 19" widescreen Acer IIRC. Hell, get a 21" they are so cheap.
Link Posted: 3/23/2007 12:48:36 PM EDT
I bought this one at Costco. They may have something similar in BB.


Viewsonic 20in widescreen



and, for sure, it won't cost 33k
Link Posted: 3/23/2007 12:49:25 PM EDT
Dell 24" or even 20" wide screen.

Link Posted: 3/23/2007 12:49:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/23/2007 12:51:07 PM EDT by bh5505]
Dell Ultrasharp 2007WFP, 20" widescreen, easily the nicest display i have ever used, much more cost effective than my last 19" samsung lcd. comes with DVI, VGA, s-video, and component inputs.
Link Posted: 3/23/2007 12:52:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By danpass:
I bought this one at Costco. They may have something similar in BB.


Viewsonic 20in widescreen

i28.photobucket.com/albums/c222/danpass/widescreenVIEWSONIC.jpg

and, for sure, it won't cost 33k


Surefire/Kifaru make a monitor?
Link Posted: 3/23/2007 12:53:32 PM EDT
I have a 19" Dell that's outstanding.
Unfortunately, it doesn't match the 16x10 aspect ration of my D620 laptop.
Widescreen rules.
Link Posted: 3/23/2007 12:57:27 PM EDT
This is the one I have...I love it and the price is good

www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001088




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Link Posted: 3/23/2007 1:11:43 PM EDT
Samsung and Viewsonic (not Optiquest) are the ones we've had the best luck with here at work failure-wise.
Link Posted: 3/23/2007 1:23:26 PM EDT
S A M S U N G !!
Link Posted: 3/23/2007 1:39:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/23/2007 1:41:24 PM EDT by ADaughen]

Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:
Samsung and Viewsonic (not Optiquest) are the ones we've had the best luck with here at work failure-wise.


+1

I gave my dad my old 17" Viewsonic and it is still going strong.
I got a free 19" from Dell. :D

Another honorable mention is NEC. They're more into the business end of monitors but still good to go. I have a 15" LCD on my wife's system.


Check for quick refresh rate. ~4ms
What resolution do you want? I'm running 1400x1050 and 1280x1024(limited by monitor) on my dual monitor setup at work... 1280x1024 at home (limited by my monitor).
Link Posted: 3/23/2007 1:44:20 PM EDT
Dell, Samsung or Acer
Link Posted: 3/23/2007 2:07:16 PM EDT
NEC
Link Posted: 3/23/2007 2:12:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By danpass:
I bought this one at Costco. They may have something similar in BB.


Viewsonic 20in widescreen

i28.photobucket.com/albums/c222/danpass/widescreenVIEWSONIC.jpg

and, for sure, it won't cost 33k


I have the same one in 22". I like it.
Link Posted: 3/23/2007 2:35:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LOW2000:

Originally Posted By SJSAMPLE:
I have a 19" Dell that's outstanding.
Unfortunately, it doesn't match the 16x10 aspect ration of my D620 laptop.
Widescreen rules.


I just got a D620 also. When i'm docked, i'm on a 19" Samsung SyncMaster 940n however.

The 1.83 dual core w/ 2gigs ram is a nice step up from my C610 w/ 1ghz and 512 ram.


2.0 dual core, but with only 1gb ram.
DVD burner, bluetooth, optional hires+ screen.
Link Posted: 3/23/2007 2:36:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LOW2000:

Originally Posted By SJSAMPLE:
I have a 19" Dell that's outstanding.
Unfortunately, it doesn't match the 16x10 aspect ration of my D620 laptop.
Widescreen rules.


I just got a D620 also. When i'm docked, i'm on a 19" Samsung SyncMaster 940n however.

The 1.83 dual core w/ 2gigs ram is a nice step up from my C610 w/ 1ghz and 512 ram.


2.0 dual core, but with only 1gb ram.
DVD burner, bluetooth, optional hires+ screen.

I kept my C810 (using it right now) in the garage for surfing while I smoke cigars and drink.
Link Posted: 3/23/2007 2:57:03 PM EDT
i have the samsung 204b

GOOD STUFF
Link Posted: 3/23/2007 2:59:47 PM EDT
Always veiwsonic or the high end dell line.
Link Posted: 3/23/2007 3:31:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/23/2007 3:35:01 PM EDT by sta1treeman]

Originally Posted By bh5505:
Dell Ultrasharp 2007WFP, 20" widescreen, easily the nicest display i have ever used, much more cost effective than my last 19" samsung lcd. comes with DVI, VGA, s-video, and component inputs.


Two years ago, I bought 2 Dell laptops, I still get their sales mags. They seem to have some real good deals on flat monitors, and if I'm not mistaken, they can be used as a TV also.

I've thought of getting one, but I wasn't sure of the quality, you took care of that.
The AC adapter went out on both of them(laptops) in about 1.5yrs. I've read this is a common problem with their laptops.
Link Posted: 3/23/2007 3:33:15 PM EDT
GO FOR SAMSUNG for almost any case. If you have to have one of 30" or so, then go for Dell, but otherwise Samsung.
Link Posted: 3/23/2007 3:56:40 PM EDT
Hey George,
I have an Envision 17 inch but they do make 19 inch LCD's and I've had mine since Christmas and I love it.
www.envisioncs.net/monitors.cfm
Link Posted: 3/23/2007 4:24:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LOW2000:

Originally Posted By SJSAMPLE:
I have a 19" Dell that's outstanding.
Unfortunately, it doesn't match the 16x10 aspect ration of my D620 laptop.
Widescreen rules.


I just got a D620 also. When i'm docked, i'm on a 19" Samsung SyncMaster 940n however.

The 1.83 dual core w/ 2gigs ram is a nice step up from my C610 w/ 1ghz and 512 ram.
.

I LOVE my 620!!! My E1405, not so much, but it's perfect for the wife unit...
Link Posted: 3/23/2007 4:25:48 PM EDT
Im using a 20.1 widescreen, my friend is using the Dell 30" wide
Link Posted: 3/24/2007 5:43:14 AM EDT
Thanks for the info and opinions, guys. It looks like I'm going to have to delay the purchase until next month. I like the Samsung, maybe they will go on sale.

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=559649
Link Posted: 3/24/2007 5:45:39 AM EDT
I thought they were more expensive than that...might have swap my old BOX monitor as well!!!!
Link Posted: 3/24/2007 5:53:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Herzo:
S A M S U N G !!



+1

If you can find any of the 931 BW's at your best buy they have better specs than the 941s. (2ms delay and 700:1 contrast)

Speed
Link Posted: 3/24/2007 5:58:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/24/2007 5:58:29 AM EDT by edb66]
I would really like to upgrade to a flatscreen monitor, but I can't see dropping more than $200 on one when a new Dell system for under $1000 will come with one. I guess I'll just save a little more money up.
Link Posted: 3/24/2007 6:13:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/24/2007 6:15:57 AM EDT by Leisure_Shoot]
mwave.com has some terrific deals on monitors.
The best I have found, and I did a lot of looking around the net.

acer 1400 x 900 with DVI input for $178 from mwave.com

In fact, I built my entire new system using this website with great results.
Link Posted: 3/24/2007 6:14:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/24/2007 6:14:48 AM EDT by Leisure_Shoot]
double-tap
Link Posted: 3/24/2007 6:47:06 AM EDT
Newegg has the Acer AL2223Wd 22" Widescreen for $260 now.

That is a lot of monitor for $260.

www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009102
Link Posted: 4/18/2007 7:55:39 PM EDT
I just bought an LG L196WTQ today.

19" widescreen, 3000:1, 2ms, 1440 X 900 at BB taday. I had $50 in gift cards to use so I paid $239 - $50 = $189 plus tax.

Nice monitor, takes up a LOT less space than the Sony 19"crt I had on the desk.
Link Posted: 4/18/2007 8:01:39 PM EDT
I bought a 20.25" Viewsonic Widescreen when I had the old 1.8 Ghz Compaq. It didn't have settings to take advantage of the WS so I bought a new computer.

I have it on a Gateway Athlon 64x2 2.2Ghz with 2 GB's of RAM and now I can take advantage of the screen!

I left the Gateway 19" WS in the box when I brought it home.

My brother just bought a 24" WS Dell and it is a nice one also.

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 4/18/2007 8:04:29 PM EDT
Samsung makes some great equipment. I've got a 19" 912N at home, and the GF has a 915N. We've both been completely happy with them.
Link Posted: 4/18/2007 8:05:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Hokie:
I thought they were more expensive than that...might have swap my old BOX monitor as well!!!!


Technology is going to pass you by if you don't!

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 4/18/2007 8:05:52 PM EDT
my samsung 930b has been great. reasonably priced too.
Link Posted: 4/18/2007 8:07:59 PM EDT
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254023

I've got this one. Not sure what your price range is, but www.newegg.com has the best deals in the world (no joke). And their shipping is quite fast.



I love my monitor.
Link Posted: 4/18/2007 8:10:02 PM EDT
SAMSUNG 22 INCH WIDESCREEN

www.hardforum.com

^
check the deals there on the [H]ot Deals section every day!!!

22 inch widescreens of good quality (Samsung, Acer, BenQ) are flooding the market. It's the current "sweet spot" with prices hovering at $250 or slightly above. Unless you are on a REALLY tight budget, you'd be a fool to not get a 22" widescreen monitor with 5 ms response time and 1680*1050 resolution...

It's truly the best for

-price
-size
-performance

I got my Samsung 225BW on black friday for $250... the next gen version of monitor (226bw) is found online regularly for $299.
Link Posted: 4/18/2007 8:15:57 PM EDT
I love my Gateway 21" widescreen flat panel. It has been discontinued, but this is the most recent model (and half the price I paid for mine):

Gateway FPD2275W 22" Widescreen High-Definition LCD Flat-Panel Display
Link Posted: 4/18/2007 8:45:41 PM EDT
The Dell I'm using looks fine. 20"
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