Need a Monitor

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by eftda, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. eftda macrumors newbie

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    I just got a mac mini (It shipped friday), but I don't have a monitor. I want a flat screen, but I'm not sure what I should go with. I have $350 left over (Student). Can somone please recamend something
     
  2. mian macrumors member

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  3. cubixcrayfish macrumors member

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    http://www.jr.com/JRProductPage.process?Product_Code=HP+F1703&JRSource=google.datafeed.HP+F1703

    I bought this one today at BrandMart USA for $298, looked very nice in the store. The sales people knew NOTHING, i MEAN NOTHING, they didn't know what VGA or DVI was, but I knew so I just got what I wanted, and had them get it for me.

    Here's the kicker, I ask a guy if they have any keyboards with USB out on them like the Apple Keyboard, out of curiosity, and he gives me the blank stare, and stutters we don't uhmm have any...

    I think I knew more about PC's than there entire dept put togehter, but that's what you get when you can sell a microwave for $15 and a washer and dryer set for $100


    CCF
     
  4. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601

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    For raw size:
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=24-021-003&depa=1
    19" LCD, VGA and DVI. Lots of good review. $325+12 shipping, no tax unless you're in CA. Pretty attractive case too, imo. No ACD, but not bad. Kinda low res and high response time, though. Also take a look at Dells UltraSharp series. They are supposedly pretty good.

    This is why Apple needs to put the 17" iMac display in a seperate casing and sell them for $399.

    Rob
     
  5. JasonL macrumors regular

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  6. iriejedi macrumors 6502a

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    Samsung 712N

    12ms refresh rate playes Far Cry nicely on my PC - should be sub $300 with rebate. Check Best Buy or compuplus

    :)

    You will need VGA to DVI adapter. When I looked a DVI 17inch was too much more and the differnece in minimal - but I guess it depends on the adapter cost....


     
  7. Steven1621 macrumors 6502a

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    is there a reason to get a 19in LCD over a 17? from the ones i have looked at, they have the same resolution. perhaps i haven't looked at enough.
     
  8. Jon'sLightBulbs macrumors 6502a

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    Dell Ultrasharp. Their 19 inch model is often on sale for less than 300 dollars. Check the likes of www.Gotapex.com for coupon codes. Although the max resolution of the 19 inch is the same as the 17 inch, it's plenty adequate unless you're graphic designing. 1600x1200 on a 19 inch screen is a real eyesore in any case.
     
  9. revenuee macrumors 68020

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    i still prefer my CRT to LCD

    Lacie Electron BLUE IV 19" -- oh ya

    sells for 349 right now -- with a .24 grill pitch vs. like .26 on the 17" LCD's and .29 on the 19" LCD's i've seen listed here ... THATS JUST GROSS
     
  10. acedickson macrumors 6502a

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    Dell 19" LCD w/ DVI 377.40 shipped. Go Here and get the link + coupon code.
     

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