Best Flat Panel Monitor to buy?

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  1. jayeskreezy macrumors 65816

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    What do you think is the best flat panel lcd 17" monitor to buy?

    I'm looking to get something from $150-$240 preferably new. I know ecostcom had some that were pretty cheap, but I dont want to sacrifice too much quality.

    What are some brands that I should stay away from? I want something nice and visible, but it doesnt have to be like a giant apple cinema display. I actually dont want apple at all.

    *mods move this if it's in the wrong forum...thanks :) *
     
  2. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    I think it is generally agreed that Dell makes the best low-cost LCD monitors. For a 17'' Dell screen, you're going to pay slightly more than you're looking to spend.
     
  3. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Dell hands down. Don't get a 17" though - Dell's prices are very "normal" for 17" LCDs, and you can bet better ones from Samsung, Sony, etc. But for 19", 20"/20" widescreen, and if you wanna go BIG, 24"... Dell is your man!
     
  4. lfielder06 Guest

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    Hey I would check out ubid. They usually have great prices on 17" sony lcds. I personally like those that I have seen in stores. From what I hear those are great lcds.
     
  5. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    I got my 18" sony from their and it works great!
    You can check out tiger direct They have some good stuff sometimes. I bought from them before and they are great to.
     
  6. jayeskreezy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    so the best brands are dell and sony? are there any other good ones?
     
  7. Flyinace2000 macrumors 6502a

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    SAMSUNG!!!!
     
  8. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    And so we're clear:

    SAMSUNG > SONY.

    Clear? Good.

    And I wouldn't recommend Tiger Direct. A friend ordered a computer part from them and had a horrible experience. Check out www.newegg.com instead.
     

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