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Old 06-10-02, 12:26 PM
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Monitor Recommendation?

My friend wants to buy a 17" monitors for amateur graphic design. His budget for the monitors are about $300. Now, what do you recommend? I think he's interested in Viewsonic, and LG. I don't remember the models, though.

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Old 06-10-02, 01:19 PM
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For $300 he should be getting a 19"
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Old 06-10-02, 01:43 PM
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Originally posted by Aghama
For $300 he should be getting a 19"
yep.. easily get a 19" for that price
with some thrifty shopping, he can get a 20"
and if he really hunts bargains.. I have seen the KDS 21" get down that low, with coupons/rebates/etc...

try techbargains.com and pricewatch.com
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ViewSonic's Professional Series monitors have always kept me happy: sharp, nearly distortion-free, and can be profiled. You can certainly get a 17" for that price, and you can probably find a 19".

LaCie monitors are great, but I don't know if you can get their 19" for under $300.
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Samsung Flat Display CRT's 19" can be bought for under $300
Very good display that nearly rivals Sony's Trinitron tubes imho.
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Go 19" for sure.
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Well, the thing is, he want to get the best quality... with color and refresh rate consideration. So he decided to get professional monitor.
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What's a professional monitor?
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Old 06-11-02, 01:44 AM
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I would get the Viewsonic.

PF775 17" CRT Monitor for $254.95 use this code for 10% off good till 6/14 7B48627A687C the shipping is 17.50 but no tax in the home and home office part of dell.


I think this is a pretty good deal. use the dell link from Dvdtalk to buy it to help the site
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What's a professional monitor?
you know a white collar monitor they usually work in an office
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Originally posted by gcribbs
you know a white collar monitor they usually work in an office
Oh yeah. Those blue-collar ones suck!
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Originally posted by X
Oh yeah. Those blue-collar ones suck!


Thanks for the replies. Any other?
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Old 06-11-02, 08:20 AM
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What's a professional monitor?
In a word, expensive. The most expensive monitors are "professional." They can run a high resolution at a high refresh rate, have a very small dot pitch/aperture grill, display even-temperatured color across the whole screen, have minimal distortion, and predictable and consistent color.

For most people, though, a $150 17" monitor is just as good as a $300 17" monitor.

In addition to my Viewsonic recommendation, I know a few people who have been very happy with Mitsubishi's 22" Diamondtron monitors--I don't know what they offer in 17"-19", though.
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Nothing below a 19" will do these days, even for playing solitare. I regret getting a 17" a few months back, and just bought a 19" and changed my life (seriously it did, I stopped the drinking and womanizing)

17 inches are under $100 just about anyone after rebates. 19 should be between $200-$255, but depends on what kind of dot pitch you want and whether you want flat screen.

Best thing to do, is go to a store, see what you like in person, then buy from an online retailer and a reduced price.
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