IBM LCD quality?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by benwa02, Jun 12, 2005.

  1. benwa02 macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2004
    I am able to get this monitor for $319 minus a $250 gift certificate so it would only cost me $70 to buy but is this LCD good enough? Also is a CRT superior to this?

    I am currently a student with one more year left of Computer Graphics & New Media. So I will be using this monitor for print/web work using programs such as Flash, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.

    I have like zero experience with LCD monitors so I am not sure if this will be good enough for me. I noticed that the Dell LCDs have a contrast ratio of 800:1 but I dont know how big of a difference that is.

    So any help would be great. This deal ends this thursday the 16th so I need some help rather soon. Thanks.

    Link to the LCD

    IBM 19'' Thinkvision L190 Flat Panel Monitor
    Our unique ThinkVantage design offers:
    Ultra thin bezel, only 15-millimeters, minimizes distances between screen images in multiple-monitor environments
    Features fast, 12-millisecond pixel response-time (typical) allowing for smooth text scrolling and video streaming
    ThinkVantage design enhances usability and complements the system design:
    Tilt stand 4 degrees forward/40 degrees backward for optimal viewing
    On-Screen-Display (OSD) allows user to quickly and easily perform monitor adjustments
    Convenient direct access buttons for automatic image setup and brightness

    Additional features:
    Viewable image size: 19.0 in (482 mm)
    Brightness: 250 cd/m2 (typical)
    Contrast ratio: 500:1 (typical)
    Viewing angles (vertical/horizontal): 140/140°
    Displays native resolution of 1280 x 1024 (automatically scales lower resolution to fill the screen)
    Tilt stand
    Carrying handle
    Direct access for automatic image setup and brightness
    Analog system attachment
    Internal power
    100 mm Video Electronic Standards Association (VESA) standard for mounting
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
  3. ITASOR macrumors 601


    Mar 20, 2005
    Sounds GREAT. I would have bought that for just the $319!!!
  4. NSiebenmor macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2004
    Savannah GA
    Go with a crt

    I'm about to buy a monitor for photo editing and printing so I think since I'm on a budget I'm going with a CRT. Check out the IBM C220P, nothing but great reviews. Also you can get it on ebay for cheap
    Ignore the PC compatibility spec, here is a forum about that

    Since you're doing Creative Media and you're a student on a budget, I'd stick with what has the most accurate colors for the cheapest.
  5. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

    Mar 30, 2004
    Since it's VGA, and you're a graphics student, I wouldn't recommend it, despite the price. Hooking up the same monitor, or similar monitors, VGA and DVI is like night and day.
  6. benwa02 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2004
    Would I need to buy something extra for this to work with my PM G5?

    What makes it not show good graphics? I dont get it.
  7. benwa02 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2004
    I had a 17''CRT which I loved but wanted more screen space so I bought a 21" CRT used for $50 but I find it straining on my eyes. The CRT is old but was used very little and cost like $500 brand new but I am not pleased with it. I dont know what it is. Some of the settings were way off and I have played with some and got better results. Would there be a way to make the monitor go back to its default factory settings?

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