Which Dell flatscreen LCD?... QUICK!

inlimbo

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My mum's CRT monitor just died so she needs a new monitor. But instead im going to give her my CRT 17" monitor and get a new 17" LCD for myself. I read through a few posts and everyone seems to recommend the Dell LCDs for price and value. I can't decide which one to get though. Its for my PC but I will probably also use it with my PB. Which do you think I should go with? I can probably afford to pay up to $500AUD. "What am you going to use it for?" I dunno everything! Though Im not a gamer (though I could become one in the future :))

I know you will all say "Do your self a favour and buy a 20"". I would if I could but I just cant afford it.

Which 17" should I go with? I dont know much about monitors.
http://www1.ap.dell.com/content/products/compare.aspx?c=au&id=17lcd_au&l=en&s=dhs

Thanks very very much in advance,
inlimbo...
 

dinhsq

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May 17, 2005
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Hi, so did you get the LCD and how does it work. What is the cost did you pay when you bought it?
I want to buy the similar one, is it easy to to buy online?
Thank you for advices.
 

efoto

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Another vote for the 1704FPT, looks like a good monitor at a good price. It is just the smaller version of the 2001FP (which I own and enjoy) with better crystal response since it is smaller.

Should be a fine monitor for general usage, and most games should be just fine too at 12ms response (I see few to zero issues and the 2001 has 16ms response).
 

benbondu

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Hector said:
make sure you dont get a vga lcd, they suck.
What's wrong with VGA LCDs? All the reviews I look at say there's not much difference in image quality.
 

Mord

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benbondu said:
What's wrong with VGA LCDs? All the reviews I look at say there's not much difference in image quality.

yeah reviews written by blind people, vga lcd's are fuzzy and the pixels leak into each other.
 

dinhsq

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May 17, 2005
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Hi, Thank you for your advice.
The Dell 1704FPT 17" UltraSharpTM LCD Monitor has 4 port USB. What we can use them for?
Thank you.
 

barneygumble

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I just got the dell 17 inch dvi model, it is absaloutely brilliant. Flawless in every respect no dead pixels. It will take two weeks for delivery but you cant go wrong for price i paid $359 delivered :eek: I highly reccomend it. It has both vga and dvi for future expansion
 

dinhsq

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May 17, 2005
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Hi, I am about to buy from Dell, the cost is $400.
From where do you get yours?
Ta.
 

barneygumble

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dinhsq said:
Hi, I am about to buy from Dell, the cost is $400.
From where do you get yours?
Ta.
ordered online from dell, they have various specials every week i got lucky :D
you can wait if you want but at the end of the day $400 is still pretty good
 

dinhsq

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May 17, 2005
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Thank you. I think I will buy with $400. But do you know what the use of the ports USB of the LCD? Ta.
 

dinhsq

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May 17, 2005
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BTW, the Dell 1704FPT does not have anti-glare feature. How does the anti-glare work, pls? Ta.
 

40167

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Sep 5, 2004
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I know you will all say "Do your self a favour and buy a 20"". I would if I could but I just cant afford it.
Well i'm gonna do it anyway since the 20inch is only 24 bucks out of your price limit... your mom might pay you 30 bucks for the CRT (24 + few bucks shipping)

http://reviews.cnet.com/Dell_2005FPW/4014-3174_7-31232082.html?tag=tab


& according to some people, it can be found for $350 bucks if you look hard for a sale (but seeing as you want one quickly, you'll probibly have to shell out $524 bucks... id look into your mom paying you some money for the CRT :)

http://displays.engadget.com/entry/1234000020041567/

Dell 2005FPW 20.1-inch LCD Flat Panel, Code: 79VT3767HP833W = $397, Free shipping. Add $1 in items to qualify for $90 off coupon. (Courtisy of the techbargin link posted)

Edit: Changed prices to include shipping. & Added techbargin info.
 

Toreador93

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Sep 14, 2003
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Find coupons. You should be able to get it for cheaper.

Try TechBargains, and don't forget to search the forums.

Anti-glare is just a coating on the lcd.
 

barneygumble

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andrebsd said:
Well i'm gonna do it anyway since the 20inch is only 24 bucks out of your price limit... your mom might pay you 24 bucks for the CRT.

http://reviews.cnet.com/Dell_2005FPW/4014-3174_7-31232082.html?tag=tab


& according to some people, it can be found for $350 bucks if you look hard for a sale (but seeing as you want one quickly, you'll probibly have to shell out $524 bucks... id look into your mom paying you 24 bucks for the CRT.

http://displays.engadget.com/entry/1234000020041567/
He is in australia The 20 inch is on special for $900AU at the moment down from $1099AU
 

efoto

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barneygumble said:
He is in australia The 20 inch is on special for $900AU at the moment down from $1099AU
inlimbo said:
I can probably afford to pay up to $500AUD
andrebsd - Seems like a great deal however a little out of the OT's pricerange if he is truly limited to $500AUD, assuming barney has the pricing of the 20" correct (which I am assuming as I am far to lazy to go verify it myself).
 

efoto

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aswitcher said:
Got a link?
Here it is, Dell Aussie store, 2005FP (widescreen 20" w/ 1680x1050). Total in my cart was $898.70A, after the coupon code which they list right on their page (note: this is Dell Small Business Store).
 

aswitcher

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efoto said:
Here it is, Dell Aussie store, 2005FP (widescreen 20" w/ 1680x1050). Total in my cart was $898.70A, after the coupon code which they list right on their page (note: this is Dell Small Business Store).

Thanks...Mmmm. I am torn. A 23" would give me HD but its $500+ more....and a G4 wont really cope with H264 HD anyway...20" might be the way to go as prices drop...