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#1 odb701

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Posted 10 October 2005 - 12:58 PM

I'm thinking about purchasing a new flat panel monitor. Would prefer a 19 or 21 inch monitor. I'm just wondering what to look for when doing research? I want to be able to play the high end games and not see any type of lag. Thanks in advance for the advice.

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Posted 12 October 2005 - 07:15 AM

Good morning odb701,

Personally, I own a HP 1906 flat panel display and love it. As far as its specs, here is the link:

HP 1906 flat panel

This display has a 3 year warranty.

I am sure there are displays that are just as good as this one. I hope the specs help you in your search for what you are looking for.

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Posted 12 October 2005 - 10:31 AM

I have a 19" Microtek and my wife has a 19" Mag (she upgraded from a 17" Mag).

I've played games (to include Doom3 and Painkiller) on mine and it works just fine (although I'm not into really intense graphics - preferring performance over visuals).

I'd suggest a trip to the local computer superstore (Best Buy, Circuit City, CompUSA, etc) where you can see them all lined up side by side with similar displays. Once you're happy with a particular model - then you can research it's gaming ability with an eye towards purchase.
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Posted 12 October 2005 - 11:33 AM

Usasma makes a very good point. Most monitors will have the same basic specifications, but what is important is whether you can look at them intensely for a period of time when playing. A trip to a local computer store will allow you to actually see how they look, and allow to you try various adjustments until you get something you can live with.
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