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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:42 pm    Post subject: lcd monitors Reply with quote

Hello everyone,

i am looking to buy an lcd monitor next weekend during the massachusetts tax free weekend and i was wondering what do you guys recommend. i am looking for a monitor that can display 2 things side by side (20?,21.6?,22?, ???) in either 1680*1050 or 1920*1200. is there a noticeable difference between the 2 resolutions? and can you guys point me in the right directions when it come to reviews ( i find cnets review to be good but there is just not enough of them) and some good online stores besides newegg and tigerdirect.

p.s. - i find the acd's are way to expensive for my budget.

thanks for all the help Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep your eyes open for 20-inchers with a 1600x1200 res. That's exactly what I bought, since it gives me 83% of the screen space of a 1920x1200 for a lot less than 83% of the price... Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

is 1600*1200 widescreen or is it full screen?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bfuerst1 wrote:
is 1600*1200 widescreen or is it full screen?


It's 4 by 3 aspect ratio = full screen (not wide 16 by 10).

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Constm wrote:
It's 4 by 3 aspect ratio = full screen (not wide 16 by 10).

That's right, 4:3. This diagram is good for direct comparisons...



With a 1600x1200, you get all of the height of a 1920x1200 and most of the width of a 1680x1050. But if you want a widescreen monitor, this isn't gonna be much use... Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i dont really care about wide of full screen, where is a good website to find full screen monitors though?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today, Aug 8..... Newegg.com has an Acer 22" display for $199 shipping is FREE.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009094&cm_sp=DailyDeal-_-24-009-094-_-Homepage
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...and it has a DVI connection! Well spotted, Pontificator!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well this weekend was the tax free holiday wear i picked up a samsung syncmaster 2253bw for 240 at circuit city and madden 09 for the 360 of course Razz

now i just have to fine tune the monitor Wink Wink Wink



http://www.samsung.com/ca/consumer/detail/detail.do?group=computersaccessories&type=monitors&subtype=lcd&model_cd=LS22AQWJFV/XAA
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