Which 19" LCD?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by onlydroops, Sep 3, 2003.

  1. onlydroops macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2003
    Is there a 19" LCD that's comparable to the 17" Apple but is significantly cheaper (at least around 600)?

    I want more real estate, can't afford the 20" Cinema, so when I could spend 699 on a 17" Apple, I feel like I should go 3rd party and get a 19" LCD elswhere.... but which do I get?

    I'll be doing print design primarily so color and sharpness are very important.
  2. arn macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Based on hearsay,

    Dell's UltraSharp models are rebranded Samsung LCDs, and are said to be of good quality. You might want to see one for yourself.

    These can go for cheaper... dell frequently has deals on them and coupons.

  3. illumin8 macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2003
    East Coast, US
    Re: Which 19" LCD?

    I have a dual Dell 1900FP setup and it is very nice. Now with coupon deals you can usually find the Dell 1901FP for around $550. This screen is even better because it's height adjustable and can be rotated between landscape and portrait mode.
  4. GeoMac macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2003
    I had a 1900FP with my former pc, and it was absolutely awesome. the 1901 is bit different model, but looks even better. however, and maybe I'm a bit anal, but I'd be hard pressed to use a piece of hardware that says "dell" on it with my Mac ;)
  5. scem0 macrumors 604


    Jul 16, 2002
    back in NYC!
    I got a 18.1" Gateway LCD for $400 and I couldn't be happier with it.

    It looks great, it is bright, it works, and there are no dead pixels. Not to mention it was a frickin' great deal.

    Go to dealmac.com (or dealnews.com) to see the cheapest LCDs.

  6. Plutronics macrumors member

    Aug 6, 2003
    I bought a Cornea CT1810 18.1" for My e-Bay'd Quicksilver for $475 after rebates 6 months ago and I couldn't be happier!
    MacMall is where I bought it ( see http://shop.macrumors.com/ ) , but a Guy on e-Bay is a Cornea dealer and has good "Buy It Now" prices. e-mail him first if you want one and he'll put that model on "Buy It Now" if needs be.
    I wouldn't buy a DELL, cuz I HATE their commercials
  7. zagato27 macrumors 65816


    Aug 10, 2003
    The Hill
    Re: Re: Which 19" LCD?

    Dell has a deal on the 1901FP for $519. Looks like a deal. Description says that it is PC compatible and no mention of Mac? It has DVI-D connection. I am planning on getting a G5 1.6 am and only interested in a digital connection. Is this compatible? Will it work? Anyone know the response time on this LCD? See that it's contrast ratio is 600 (nice) and the brightness is 250, seems about average but have seen some very good comments about the Ultra Sharp 1901FP. I know that the similar Planar has better specs: 700:1 and 300 brightness BUT it doesn't have 4 USB 2.0 hub. Your thoughts on this. Thanks
  8. Freg3000 macrumors 68000


    Sep 22, 2002
    New York
    If you can bear with the Dell name, I'd go for it. Personally I couldn't, no because it is evil Dell, but because it wouldn't match everything else.
  9. Fender2112 macrumors 65816


    Aug 11, 2002
    Charlotte, NC
    Something else to think about ...

    Someone please correct if I'm wrong. Most 17", 18" and 19" monitors have the same resoltion (number of pixles). As such, the 19" does not give MORE space. It makes the same amount of space look bigger. The Apple 17" and the Dell 1901 FP have the same number of pixles, 1280 x 1024. Some folks think you can fit more stuff on the bigger screens, but you can't.

    Having said that, the Dell does seem to offer more feaures: 4 USB 2 ports, Portrait/Landscape modes, adjustable height, and $50 cheaper than the Apple 17".

    On Tuesday, Sept 16, I'm hoping Apple will announce a new monitor lineup, better features and better pricing. Oherwise I'll have to give Dell some serious thought.

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