19" LCD - ViewSonic vs. Samsung

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  1. TitanJeff macrumors regular

    TitanJeff

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    I've narrowed down my purchase to two 19" monitors which are both under $450. One is the ViewSonic VP191B and the other the Samsung 193P-Silver.

    The use of this is for a graphics lab. Color is important and is sharpness and contrast. From what I read, both are excellent but wanted opinions as to which may be better.

    Thanks.
     
  2. javiercr macrumors 6502

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    19'' monitors always have the same resolution (1280x1024) as 17'' monitors, so you get the same number of pixels covering more space so the picture in a 17'' will be smaller but sharper. I don't think 19'' monitors are a good idea although that's a personal opinion. When you move to a 20''+ you move to a 1600x1400 (depening if it's widescreen etc)
     
  3. TitanJeff thread starter macrumors regular

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    Interesting. Then I go back to square one. ;)

    Any suggestions on the top 17" monitors?
     
  4. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

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    Yes i agree 17" are better value for money than 19" as you get the same resolution, I have a viewsonic vx715:

    http://www.viewsonic.com/products/desktopdisplays/lcddisplays/xseries/vx715/

    It is absolutly great can connect 2 computers to it and change beetween the two by the touch of a button it has DVI and VGA and is very sharp and bright....The monitor also looks great.

    I can also highly comend viewsonic customer care, i previously had a viewsonic v710 and it started developing problems (bit of static in the screen) i called them up and they instantly arranged a courier for it to be picked up and replaced with a vx715 which is a much more expensive monitor.....

    So I would reccomend a viewsonic..

    ShadOW :cool:
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Have you specifically eliminated the 20" Dell widescreen? It is not regularly priced in your budget, but has *frequently* been available in that range recently.... And it's a very nice monitor.
     
  6. xli_ne macrumors 6502a

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    730b samsung. both dvi and vga and a great monitor
     
  7. wako macrumors 65816

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    Confused why you didnt bother letting the 912N into your selection. That is by far the best LCD display IMO with a 8ms response time. And the color and sharpness looks GREAT.
     
  8. xli_ne macrumors 6502a

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    912n does not have a 8ms response time

    Click

    But the 730b and the 930b does...
     
  9. sw1tcher macrumors 65816

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    If you haven't eliminated Dell from your options, just an FYI...

    Dell's going to have a big sale tomorrow (6/22) for the 20" 2001FP (30% off) and the 19" 1905FP (25% off). If it's off the current prices, then the 2001FP would be $561.75 - 30% = $393, and the 1905FP would be $383.20 - 25% = $287

    AnandTech's review of Dell's 1905FP.

    AnandTech's review of Dell's 2001FP.

    Both are good quality monitors. Especially the 2001FP.
     

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