19" LCD - ViewSonic vs. Samsung

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.
 

javiercr

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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)
 

TitanJeff

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

Any suggestions on the top 17" monitors?
 

shadowmoses

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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:
 

mkrishnan

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TitanJeff said:
Interesting. Then I go back to square one. ;)

Any suggestions on the top 17" monitors?
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.
 

wako

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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.
 

xli_ne

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wako said:
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.
912n does not have a 8ms response time

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But the 730b and the 930b does...