19" LCD - ViewSonic vs. Samsung

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by TitanJeff, Jun 20, 2005.

  1. TitanJeff macrumors regular


    Aug 20, 2004
    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.

  2. javiercr macrumors 6502


    Apr 12, 2005
    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


    Aug 20, 2004
    Interesting. Then I go back to square one. ;)

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


    Mar 6, 2005
    Yes i agree 17" are better value for money than 19" as you get the same resolution, I have a viewsonic 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


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    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


    Mar 3, 2005
    Center of the Nation
    730b samsung. both dvi and vga and a great monitor
  7. wako macrumors 65816

    Jun 6, 2005
    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


    Mar 3, 2005
    Center of the Nation
    912n does not have a 8ms response time


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


    Jan 6, 2004
    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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