19" TFT recomendations please

Andy G

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I want a 19" TFT monitor for my MacMini, preferably DVI

I want to use it as a second workstation for occasional designwork, so crisp text is critical.

I have a budget of up to £300, but ideally less.

Can anyone recommend highly a monitor?

I am based in the UK.

I have seen an absolutely cheap £179 inc Vat Samsung Samtronic 94V 19" at Staples but it only has VGA, but am worried it seems too cheap and may not give me crisp text - am I right to avoid this one, or given the cost, is it worth considering.


I have also been recommended by PC World the following:

Iiyama Pro Lite E481S - £225 ex Vat

Samsung SyncMaster 913B - £225 ex Vat

HP L1940 - £249 ex vat


Does anyone have experience of these, and if so are there any problems I should be aware of?


Advice welcomed urgently please - I need to make a choice asap.

Regards,

Andy G
 

Andy G

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Help!!!

Lot's of you reading this but as yet no suggestions . . . does this mean you all hate your monitors????

There must be someone who is delighted with theirs out there somewhere . . .

(Or is it that you can't read this text because it is too fuzzy!!!!)

Andy G
 

Dont Hurt Me

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I have 2 NEC monitors that are great. No dead pixels :) who wants that crap? a NEC Multisync LCD 1935NXM would match the mini with its silver color though i cant tell you what they cost now days. I would be certain whatever you do that you dont get stuck with some stuck pixels if you know what i mean. My wife has a NEC Multisyn 1760NX on her mini . We both are very happy with our NEC/Mitsubishi monitors. :D
 

robbieduncan

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I've had an older Samsung for a couple of years (a 191T iirc) and it's been great. I would check out Dell if I were you. I release a 2005FPW is out of your range, but they offer some great deals on more normal monitors as well.

For example you can get this for only £212.26 inc VAT and shipping right now.

Edit: Oops thats not got DVI. this does have DVI and is only £267 inc VAT.
 

Andy G

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The first post didn't get any response at all for a few days, so in desperation I posted it in a different forum.

Hope that has not caused too much confusion . . .

Andy G
 

TBi

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Get a 17"! Cheaper, same resolution, better dot pitch (smaller so they'll look finer) and usually better specs (always better for a given price).
 

muzikool

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I just purchased a 19" LCD for my G5. It's a Hyundai ImageQuest L90+ and I got if from newegg.com for $329. Tom's Hardware gave it an outstanding review and it has a perfect score from users on newegg.

Specs:
Panel a-si TFT/PVA LCD
Screen Size 19"
Display Type SXGA
Maximum Resolution 1280x1024
Recommended Resolution 1280x1024
Viewing Angle 150°(H) / 135°(V)
Pixel Pitch 0.294mm
Display Colours 16.7 Million
Brightness 300 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio 700:1
Response Time 8ms
Horizontal Fresh Rate 31kHz ~ 80 kHz
Vertical Fresh Rate 56 ~ 75 Hz

 

Andy G

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I've sorted this out by completely changing my own brief!

I have just ordered a Formac Raven Extreme 20" 1600 x 1200 res. £460 inc. vat. This got a great review from Mac User, so I am having this to hook to my 15" Titanium G4 Powerbook which I use as my main machine. I like the sound of the increased res.

My current monitor, which is also a Formac Raven, but this time 19" 1280 x 1024 I will move over to the Mac Mini, so everyone is happy!

Andy G
 
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