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Need replacement monitor

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Wayne02, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. Wayne02

    Wayne02

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    My beloved 19" crt on my desktop machine is dying and I need a replacement. I got this one for free off craigslist and it has done daily duty for the last 5 years.

    I was wondering how much the 19-20ish LCD monitors cost these days and where might be a good place to find a value oriented monitor?

    I don't remember what video card I have but it is about 3 years old. I watch the occasional utube video, surf the net, and do some word processing and spreadsheet work on this machine.

    What is the sweet spot on monitors these days with regard to size/price?

    Thanks
     
  2. Blitzer

    Blitzer Cool Cat

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    Tom's Hardware is a good web sight to visit for it's evaluation section.
     

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    I get all my stuff from newegg.com
    Fast shipping, great customer service.
    I can't remember when was the last time I bought a monitor or computer from anybody else.
    My current monitor is a 32" samsung TV I got from Craigslist though. :)
     
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    Check Wal Mart, they usually have halfway decent deals on LCD's(usually Acer and HP). I got my HP 19in LCD there, and its been great for about 3yrs. Wal Mart usually has 19in LCD's in the 150 range.

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    MavsX The Dude Abides

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    dell.com

    i think you can get a 20 inch for less than $250.
     
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    Wal Mart has 20in Wide Screens on their website for $150, and a 22" for $159.
    Both Acers'...

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    My input, having just done a similar thing following a swap out of a laptop. I went through two "monitors" in a few weeks and here's what I found.

    1. a TV has better speakers than a "monitor" ... unless you are using dedicated speakers. I can now listen to radio on the 'puter and hear it from a different room.

    2. be aware that fluorescent light is frequently used and those damned lights are sickening. My first purchase was a monitor. My migraines went from a few per year to 3 per week. I finally had to replace the monitor, with an LED TV. Problem solved.
     
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    With monitors, you simply can't get one that's too big.

    You can increase the size of text to make stuff easier to read or keep the resolution high to see more of everything. Once you get a huge monitor, you'll never go back.

    Dell has a 24" widescreen full HD for $199 - tough price to beat: http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/category.aspx?category_id=4009&c=us&l=en&s=dhs

    I have one very similar (S2409W - the one they currently have is the 2410) and it is amazing. Absolutely flawless and renders amazing images.

    If I had to do it all over again, I'd certainly go for a 28 or even larger, though I think the price difference between 28 and 30 is VERY large, too big to justify. That 28" for $319 is pretty darn good.....costco had some 28's for I think $299.....man, that was hard to pass up! Check them out too.
     
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    It's too big if you need a larger desk to accomodate its "bigness".