Monitor buying advice

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by devincco, May 21, 2007.

  1. devincco macrumors member

    devincco

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    Looking to make the move form my trusty 17" CRT to a nice new LCD. Looking at getting either a 19", 20", 20" Widescreen, or 22" Widescreen. What would you guys suggest? I mainly do basic home/offie type work, email, internet, etc. I'm getting more into Digital Photography so I would like something that would work nicely with that, but nothing too fancy. What would you all suggest?
     
  2. Zman5225 macrumors 6502a

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    Take a look at Dell's to be honest. They offer a great value for the screen and what they have included. The Apple LCD's are just horribly overpriced.
     
  3. eyebeaz macrumors 6502

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    I would recommend checking out Samsung's as well. Reasonably priced for what you get.
     
  4. jaycrew macrumors member

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    I just ordered a 19inch widescreen Samsung from buy.com Using my Google checkout $10 off and a future $20 rebate, the monitor will come out to $160.
     
  5. devincco thread starter macrumors member

    devincco

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    These are a couple that I was looking at....

    These are a couple that I was looking at, not necessarily from this store however. I'm just torn between the sizes.

    Samsung 206BW 20" WS - http://www.clubit.com/product_detail.cfm?itemno=CA4600436&nav=2

    Samsung 226BW 22" WS - http://www.clubit.com/product_detail.cfm?itemno=CA4603219&nav=2

    Maybe the Samsung 906BW 19" WS - http://www.clubit.com/product_detail.cfm?itemno=CA4600472&nav=2 19" WS just seems a tad small though.

    Or should I skip WS all together and just go with a standard 19" or 20" LCD? Thoughts? I know anything that I move to will be an improvement on my 17" CRT. Also, I don't do any gaming so I really don't need any thing super fast, but that is becoming harder to find these days.
     
  6. jng macrumors 65816

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    You say you're torn between the sizes. Decide based on price then. I calculate sqaures inches per dollar sometimes. So maybe find the store you're looking for.

    If you still have a CRT, I think maybe you're the type that wants something that will last? For years? In that case, I might have to also suggest the Dell, even over the Samsung because the warranty is better and you can extend it for relatively cheap (I've seen an additional 2 years for $25).

    Look at dealmac.com for occasional deals on Dells and Samsungs too.

    I'd keep the WS. It's better for watching a movie now and then. Also a widescreen is useful in general if you want to edit two word docs side by side or something.
     
  7. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I ordered a Viewsonic 22" VX2235wm widescreen LCD for $200 ($242 after shipping and tax) yesterday. It should arrive on Wednesday, I just couldn't pass it up at that price. I'll tell you how I like it when I get it. It's got great reviews over at newegg with 5 out of 5, so it should be really nice.
     

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