1. Freakk123 macrumors regular

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    Hey, I'm going to get a 1.8 GHz G5, but I won't be able to afford the 17" apple display. So, can anyone tell me of a good, sub-$500 LCD? Right now I'm looking mainly at the Sharp LL-T17D3 monitor, at $499, the Sony SDMS73B, at $398, and the Dell E171FPb, at $419. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Also, if anyone knows of another good 17" LCD, I'd love to be told about it.

    Thanks
     
  2. zagato27 macrumors 65816

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    Check out Planar for a good 17". Can't remember the number but it had outstanding specs: 16ms response time. But don't discount Dell. I picked up a 1901FP (19") for $550 (cost + tax and free shipping). Check out the Dell small business site. They have their monitors and even Planars on sale all the time. BTW, the Dell 1901FP has DVI and analog connection (comes with both cords) and it has 4 usb 2 connections. It is sweet. Do a search and you might find my questions on monitors too and the responses I got. Good luck
     
  3. peterjhill macrumors 65816

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    I am using a dell 20 inch ultrasharp FP and an apple studio 17. The Dell monitor is very nice. It is very sharp, it has svideo, composite, vga, and dvi inputs. It can switch on the fly between them. It can do picture in picture. It is not too bad looking either.

    So, If you could not get an apple display, the dells are pretty damn sweet.

    It is probably best to get a dvi display now, since apple's displays are getting a bit old. It would be nce to see a cinema 17inch display (instead of the 1280x1024), or a cheaper 20 or 23 inch. Keep your ADC connector free.
     
  4. Freakk123 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you sooooo much! I found an 18" dell for only $439, and a 19" for only$512! I might be able to get a much larger monitor than I originally planned! I'll also check out the Planars. Oh, and does anyone know how Viewsonic LCD's are?

    Again, Thank You
     
  5. Freakk123 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for your help, I just ordered the Dell 19" LCD for $519.
     
  6. alphaone macrumors 6502

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    I highly reccomend the NEC 1760v 17" monitor. It has the best pixel respose rate for any LCD screen (16ms, which is great for games) and has a great contrast ratio (450:1, which is good for graphics). It can be found for under $400 too on Newegg.com. Even though it only supports VGA it the picture quality looks better than almost all of the DVI monitors I've seen.

    I've had mine for 3 months now and I'm absolutely loving it.
     
  7. zagato27 macrumors 65816

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    Love your quotes:) They're going into my file. Thks.

    BTW, you won't be sorry about the Dell. I absolutely love mine. Check out the slightly lower resolution 1024 x 820, it's the bomb. If you're running Jag you can set up a "menulet" on your upper bar that will let you adjust resolution anytime. Enjoy.

    I just shut down my PC after transferring everything I could. My G5, 1901FP, Bose spkers, HP printer are all plugged in and up and running. No sweat. This is sooooooo neat. Can't wait for my copy of Panther to get here. Even neater.
     
  8. agdickinson macrumors member

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    DEll 1901FP in UK £500

    Hi,

    I've looked at the Dell 1901FP in the UK but it is £500 which equates to $775, wow that's what I call a saving.

    As $519 is £346 ...

    I hate it when US companies have a 1:1 conversion between £€ and US $.

    My two pence...

    Any good 17inch monitors for around £350 in UK (Vat inclusive) prices?

    Thanks

    Andrew
     

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