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#1 sicknasty413

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 04:36 AM

Alright, Ive been thinking about it lately...and realized I don't use my desktop that often..perhaps once in like the last couple months unsure.gif

Then I pondered..why? I mean, I have a sick desktop..worth well over 3 grand...I think its because that the only monitor I have for my desktop.. is my t.v. Its a 37in HD LCD.....its awesome..but, I like using my tv to watch..t.v. And with a laptop right on my bed, I can watch t.v. and be on a computer at the same time.

Yes, yes, my t.v. can do split screen, picture in picture, etc etc.. but still, it gets annoying.

So yeah, Im looking to get a monitor just for my desktop. I want one that supports DVI (Im sure almost all do these days). As for size, Im wanting either a 17in or 19in (unless I can get a better deal on something bigger). Speakers are unnecessary, but, I suppose they'd be useful (I'm still trying to figure out how to hook my desktop up to my 5.1 surround sound..)

If you all could give me some suggestions, what you have, what you recommend, where you got it, etc etc, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 06:00 AM

I use a 19" widescreen viewsonic VA1912wb and i love it, but its smaller than what u got now...:-\

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 05:27 AM

I have a 19" viewsonic lcd as well but it's not widescreen and I love it.
I've had it for about 4 years now and I've never had a problem with it.
I don't remember the model number but they probably don't make it anymore.

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 07:44 PM

get this http://www.pcconnect...;SourceID=k1971

and use this coupon for free shipping 921689316

mine just came today and it rocks. smile.gif


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Posted 20 September 2006 - 09:21 PM

Good 'ol 15.4 inch laptop LCD screen on a 2 year old laptop. It's sad really; my laptop was $2500 in May of 2004, but is only worth ~800 now sad.gif. The nature of the beast I guess.

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 10:32 PM

20.5" princeton
i got mine at costco for $250

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 11:30 PM

19' Acer AL1916, picked it up at Costco for something around ^'s.

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 10:05 PM

hey guys,

So yeah, idk what monitor i want just yet.. i might get one in a couple weeks here (For my bday).. who knows... i kinda want a HUGE t.v. instead tongue.gif

thanks for the replies btw..keep 'em commin!!

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 10:58 PM

Viewsonics are my favorite. They come with a matte finish on the screen that doesn't reflect lights in the room.

NECs are also great and they come with a glossy finish that makes the image much brighter but, can reflect a lot of ambient light.

So, if you have a lot of lights, Viewsonic. If you don't, you can't go wrong with NEC or Viewsonic.

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Posted 30 September 2006 - 03:34 AM

I use a 15' ultrasharp dell monitor for pc and i got the new 24" imac which kicks ass.
techbargains.com always has good deals on monitors

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Posted 30 September 2006 - 10:35 AM

benq T705 17''

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Posted 30 September 2006 - 02:02 PM

QUOTE(llwahooll @ Sep 17 2006, 01:07 AM) View Post

I use a 19" widescreen viewsonic VA1912wb and i love it, but its smaller than what u got now...:-\

I think i might just go with this one if i can. Seems pretty damn good. Seems pretty popular on newegg as well (link)

19"...widescreen..speakers...DVI...1400x900 resolution...Only $215...sounds pretty sexy to me!




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