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#1 drty


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Posted 13 March 2007 - 09:23 AM

I am looking to purchase a new monitor. I want it to be a flat screen. Looking for the most bang for my buck. Of course aren't we all. Anyway I would like some recommendations and also what to look for when purchasing. I'm thinking a 19"-21". Probably around $200 - $300. The computer is used for games, email and other general stuff. Thanks in advance.

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 12:58 PM

Are you looking for a LCD or a CRT (like the old TV's or older monitors)?

Probably an LCD, so here's some things to look for: A fast response rate-- less than 9ms is good. A high contrast ratio is also good--2000:1 is better than 1000:1. Max resolution settings...the higher the better. Ensure that it's compatible with your current graphics card, meaning that if it's meant to run at 1440x900, then ensure that your graphics card can support 1440x900.

As for suggestions for monitors, I'll leave that up to you. My only advice is to buy a name brand one (doesn't have to be a top of the line name brand, just not one made by some company that you've never heard of before!). Also, be sure to see what kind of a warranty it comes with. Researching and reading about monitors that you want to purchase and then compairing them will allow you to make an educated decision when purchasing one. If it were me, I'd plan on spending between $150-$200 on a nice LCD monitor that will last me a while.

Hope this helps! :thumbsup:
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Posted 13 March 2007 - 02:52 PM

You could probably pick up a nice 19" Viewsonic VX series for under $300.
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Posted 13 March 2007 - 03:17 PM

Check the reviews for the monitors, and if you have the time, look through alot to see how many people post about dead pixels (baad).

I was looking at this one recently.

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