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Old 03-26-2006, 01:26 AM   #1
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Default Need some help choosing new moniter. 17'' or 19'', analog or ultrasharp?

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/c...tegory_id=4058


Well.. I have this 25% off of a new dell moniter. And I really cant spend too much. So im wonding, what moniter too get. I mean, you all thing an ultra sharp is worth it, or do you think I could live with out it. I mean like 17'' ultra sharp, or 19'' analog.

I really need to research this more. And I will be doing so. Although, I would like your input as to what you like of the selection. Please help!

EDIT>

Im really liking this one.
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/P...ctlisting.aspx

But thats the MAX price I could do. And remember its 25% off that price.

And it comes out to like 254.00 USD
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Old 03-26-2006, 01:53 AM   #2
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Default Re: Need some help choosing new moniter. 17'' or 19'', analog or ultrasharp?

UltraSharp is Dell's best in terms of sharpness and quality. So it really comes down to this question: Are you willing to sacrifice performance for size? I'm sure analog will be okay too, but it really depends if you want the bigger size or not.
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Old 03-26-2006, 01:58 AM   #3
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Default Re: Need some help choosing new moniter. 17'' or 19'', analog or ultrasharp?

Well, im using my moms Inspiron 6000 laptop now. Its got the 15.4 inch widescreen on it. Its nice, analog too. But, I think I can swing that price. Or would it do anything to save a bit of cash and get like an Analog. I mean, I really want a crisp, clear moniter. Im just not sure if the Unltra sharp is going to live up to what I want. I mean.. Do you think the difference between analog, and ultrasharp is worth the cash. And, ive pretty much decided that I want the 19''. So now I guess what it comes down to, is the Ultrasharp worth it. I mean 8ms response time. So I think its pretty damn nice... What do you think?
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Old 03-26-2006, 01:59 AM   #4
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Default Re: Need some help choosing new moniter. 17'' or 19'', analog or ultrasharp?

i would say the 17" ultrasharp one.....i have a 15" LCD and it seems plenty big enough, so i think getting a ultrasharp 17" would be better than a 19" regular monitor.
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Old 03-26-2006, 02:00 AM   #5
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Default Re: Need some help choosing new moniter. 17'' or 19'', analog or ultrasharp?

You think that a 19'' would be too big?
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Old 03-26-2006, 02:01 AM   #6
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Default Re: Need some help choosing new moniter. 17'' or 19'', analog or ultrasharp?

Haha, if you think 15" is big, wait until you go bigger! I used to use this old Sony Trinitron CRT 17" monitor, then I bought a new Sceptre X20G-NagaIII 20.1" Widescreen monitor and now I can never go back to anything smaller.
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Default Re: Need some help choosing new moniter. 17'' or 19'', analog or ultrasharp?

i think so...unless you have a large desk where you could sit far enough back from it,,,,i have a small desk and sit pretty close to this 15" and sometimes even it seems pretty big.
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Default Re: Need some help choosing new moniter. 17'' or 19'', analog or ultrasharp?

God alvino.. I swear *smacks head*

Anyways.. Lol..


Well, 15 is to small. And the 17 im using now in my room, is so-so. Although, bigger has always seemed better. When I go back onto my computer, ill kinda scope it out and see. But i think the 19 would be perfect
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Default Re: Need some help choosing new moniter. 17'' or 19'', analog or ultrasharp?

19" is pretty nice. Get it then. Does it support DVI? DVI gives you better and sharper images than VGA does.
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Default Re: Need some help choosing new moniter. 17'' or 19'', analog or ultrasharp?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tech Specs
Diagonal Size: 19"
Viewable Size: 19"
Display Type: LCD
Monitor Depth: 7.16"
Features: 100 mm VESA Mounting, Height Adjustable Stand Included, Slim Black Bezel, Stand Lock Down Mechanism, Kensington
Security Port Height: 19.23" (Extended); 14.11" (Compressed)
Weight: 10.69 lbs (Monitor Only)
Width: 16.15" Image Max
H-View Angle: 140° Image Max
V-View Angle: 130°
Connectivity Technology: Cable Diagonal Size
( Viewable Size ): 19" (19")
Dimensions (WxDxH): 16.15" x 7.16" x 14.11" - 19.23"
Dot Pitch: 0.294 mm (Pixel Pitch)
Factory Preset Resolution Modes: 720x400 pixels @ 28.3 MHz, 640x480 pixels @ 25.2 MHz, 640x480 pixels @ 31.5 MHz, 800x600 pixels @ 49.5 MHz, 1024x768 pixels @ 65.0 MHz, 1024x768 pixels @ 78.8 MHz, 1152x864 pixels @ 108 MHz, 1280x1024 pixels @ 135 MHz
Image Brightness: 300 cd/mē (typical)
Image Contrast Ratio: 700:1
Max Resolution: 1280x1024 Pixels at 60 Hz
Max Sync Rate (V x H): 76 Hz x 81 kHz Port(s)
Total ( Free ) / Connector Type: 4 x USB 2.0 Ports / Analog/DVI-D Connectors Service /
Support Details: 3-Year Warranty Voltage Required: 100 to 240 VAC, 50 Hz to 60 Hz
Response Time: 8 ms
I think I spaced those out right. but eh.. just look at the link, and choose tech specs.


Looks like it does.
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Old 03-26-2006, 06:04 AM   #11
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Default Re: Need some help choosing new moniter. 17'' or 19'', analog or ultrasharp?

Update..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116363

Is that montier any better then the Ultrasharp from dell?
(this one)
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/P...ctlisting.aspx


or what is the best from this list, thats about 254, or less.
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Default Re: Need some help choosing new moniter. 17'' or 19'', analog or ultrasharp?

i would go with the viewsonic. they're both 500:1 and have 8ms responce time, they all seem pretty much the same except for Dell's useless usb ports on the monitor.

i would go with the viewsonic, although the dell is better. but if you really want a 19", go with the viewsonic.. if you can swing the price, definitely go with the dell. or just save up more
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Default Re: Need some help choosing new moniter. 17'' or 19'', analog or ultrasharp?

Actually, the USB ports are a big plus on monitors. If you dont like to reach down to your computer on the floor, like me, its a huge plus. I would get the Dell instead of the Viewsonic.
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Default Re: Need some help choosing new moniter. 17'' or 19'', analog or ultrasharp?

Well, Id use those usb ports. But the only problem is that my keyboard has two on it. So I use those instead. Oh well, lol..


Just to let you all know, i've pretty much decided on dell. Just for the fact that its an ultraclear, and even though a marketing scam, still pulled me in
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Default Re: Need some help choosing new moniter. 17'' or 19'', analog or ultrasharp?

UltraSharp isn't a marketing scam. Ask Ownage. He owns the Dell 2005FPW UltraSharp 20.1" Widescreen LCD Monitor. I've even seen it up close with my own eyes and everything is pretty sharp and clear. Heck, it probably even rivals CRTs.
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Default Re: Need some help choosing new moniter. 17'' or 19'', analog or ultrasharp?

Well.. Im used to this standard low budget dell moniter. I desperatly need a new one. Anyways.. Do you think that the Ultrashap is better then the viewsonic. Or any other for about the same price ($254).

And I really do trust your judgment, so do you think its worth the extra cash for the ultrasharp. Or are the analog, and ultrasharp too close in picture to jusitfy the price difference.
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Default Re: Need some help choosing new moniter. 17'' or 19'', analog or ultrasharp?

I never liked ViewSonic. The only thing they had was response time. The clarity and crispness of images isn't as good compared to LCD monitors from Samsung, NEC, Dell, Gateway etc.
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Their response time is measured in gray to gray, not black to white. Keep that in mind when choosing monitors.
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Default Re: Need some help choosing new moniter. 17'' or 19'', analog or ultrasharp?

So, basicly what your saying is stop looking around, and jump on this oppertunity with the 25% off cupon?
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Quote:
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Their response time is measured in gray to gray, not black to white. Keep that in mind when choosing monitors.
I dont think that response time is that big of a deal. This dell moniter is an 8ms. And Ive heard anything under 12ms, and your okay. Besides my video card sucks, it cant handle games too well, so im not worried about response times at all.
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