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Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Rapscallion, May 2, 2011.

  1. Rapscallion macrumors regular

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    Does anyone knowledgeable about monitors think this is a good deal? I will be using it for AutoCAD work and general computer use.
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7059353&CatId=5469
     
  2. talmy macrumors 601

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    It's really optimized for HD video. It has low resolution which will really stand out when used for other than video. TN rather than IPS panel which has a reduced viewing angle. The large cited contrast range is done by dimming the screen backlight with dark content, which is a reasonable trick for video but would be totally annoying for computer use.
     
  3. The-Pro macrumors 65816

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    I agree with everything Talmy has said apart from the resolution. It isnt low resolution. In comparison to a 27" ACD, or 27" Dell Ultrasharp, yeh ok then its low. but Full HD resolution is good enough for you uses. I know an entire Design Company using AutoCAD and Alias, there isnt a single monitor there with better resolution than Full HD because they dont need it!!
    For that price its pretty good!!
     
  4. Rapscallion thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you both for your input. I'm still undecided.
     
  5. vaderhater245 macrumors 6502

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    If your willing to spend a little extra, I'd check out the HP ZR22. It's a little bit smaller but you get what you pay for. IPS, Full HD, All the ports you need.
     
  6. Rapscallion thread starter macrumors regular

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    That is a bit to expensive for me, I have to stay on a $200 budget.
     
  7. The-Pro macrumors 65816

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    possibly worth looking at is the BenQ V2420 LED Screen, or the LG LED screens. Both good, both under 200. i have the BenQ, its good considering the price, nothing compared to the 23" ACD, 24" or 27" ACD, but of course they are atleast 3x the price.
     
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    Although this is over my budget it's not a bad looking monitor.

    http://www.pc-canada.com/item.asp?item=IPS236V%2DPN&utm_source=shopbot&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopbot
     

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