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Old 06-27-04, 04:47 AM
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Is it posible to buy a 19" widescreen lcd monitor?

I want to upgrade my 15" lcd monitor to a widescreen 16:10 or 16"9 lcd monitor. I find the 17" ones too small, but the next jump seems to be to a 23" widescreen. Is there a 19" widescreen lcd monitor that I haven't found? I don't want built in tv or speakers, just the monitor. If there isn't one available, don't you think there should be?
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Yeah, but they ain't cheap.

http://powermax.com/cgi-global/gener...p.cgi?p=c72173

http://www.pcmacworld.com/cgi-bin/am...rch=B0000VD3LC
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Neither of those is widescreen.
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The first link says this in the discription "The widescreen format allows you to rotate the screen so that it matches your paper style, whether landscape or portrait." I assume that it is widescreen, but I could be wrong.

The second link says nothing about it being widescreen although.
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Originally posted by tjr2mental
The first link says this in the discription "The widescreen format allows you to rotate the screen so that it matches your paper style, whether landscape or portrait." I assume that it is widescreen, but I could be wrong.
I was looking at the resolution: 1280 x 1024. If it's widescreen, it's distorting the image it's being sent.
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I believe there was one in the Fry's ad this weekend...

Edit: NM - It was 24"
http://ads.myoc.com/onlineads/ocr/in...=0006249679-01
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Originally posted by stevevt
Neither of those is widescreen.
You're right, I was looking at the description only, which is a bit misleading.

Here's another that's described as "widescreen" that apparently isn't.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....1&type=product
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check out the apple cinema display. just get ready to pay the apple tax
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New Apple displays have been launched ..

20 23 and 30 inch displays

1299 for 20"
1999 for 23"
3299 for 30"

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Can anyone give me $3300?
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Originally posted by Blake
Can anyone give me $3300?
i'm betting they are using a tft screen made by AU Optronics, which has the best screens now. Wait until another manufacturer comes out with a similar product, and it will be cheaper.

The way the LCD market works is that the screens are made by a few companies. The brand names then buy the screens, customize it with some of their own features and slap their name on the final product.
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I got the 20.1" LCD Dell 2001FP... I love this thing... Great looking monitor with a 16ms response time and 1600x1200 resolution...

New: $999
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...tegory_id=4009

Refurbished: $798
http://www1.us.dell.com/content/prod...=22&l=en&s=dfh

I got mine Refurbished and on sale and it ended up being $780 to my doorstep! What a deal!

http://www.anandtech.com/showdoc.html?i=1918
http://www.firstadopter.com/fa/archives/000004.html
and a lot more... just do a google search for Dell 2001FP

The Landscape/Portrait feature was kinda a letdown... not knowing anything about it, nor needing it... I thought it would be a cool toy to have... but... it really isn't... when I look at DVDtalk in Portrait mode, I only see about 3-4 lines more than in the Landscape mode... and, with the ATi 9800 Pro, you have to manually toggle the display using a set of hotkeys... I was hoping that it would somehow "sense" the monitor being rotated... Oh well... I can do it, and I can show people how it works for a "wow" factor... but I doubt I will ever actually use it...

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Its not a widescreen monitor though chris.
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Just go for something like this
http://www.go-l.com/monitors/index.htm
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Samsung has a 17" widescreen lcd monitor, the 172W, here is a review link:

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1358

The resolution is 1280x768, which is good for 720p HDTV, the resolution is ackward in computer games though, so in most games you will have black bars on the side...

I'm not sure if they have a 19" widescreen though, I would think they do, you might want to check Samsung's website.
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Yes, it costs more, but I strongly recommend 20" over 19 because you get more pixels. 17-19 is no resolution gain, but 20 is. The dell 20" model seems to be popular.
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Originally posted by BadlyDrawnBoy
Its not a widescreen monitor though chris.
My bad...
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I just did a lot searching prior to buying a regular 19" LCD and as far as I can tell, there aren't any widescreen 19" LCD's. There's a couple 1280x768 17 inchers, made by Samsung, Sceptre, Fujitsu, and others.. and then the 23+ inchers for crazy amounts of money, but nothing in between as far as I can tell. You can always get the old Sony (CRT) FW-900, 23" widescreen, but then it's a bit massive at 90 lb.

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