Choosing a new monitor - Thoughts?

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Choosing a new monitor - Thoughts?

Postposted on Mon Dec 28, 2009 2:13 pm

Trying to decide on a new monitor and have narrowed the field to the following monitors:

http://www.samsung.com/us/consumer/offi ... prd_detail

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/174584

http://www.lge.com/uk/it-products/monit ... W2486L.jsp
http://www.dabs.com/products/lg-electro ... -412800000

http://accessories.euro.dell.com/sna/pr ... sku=193757

Any advice or recommendations on these monitors is appreciated, all comments welcome. Thanks.
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Re: Choosing a new monitor - Thoughts?

Postposted on Mon Dec 28, 2009 2:26 pm

I recommend buying monitors in stores rather than online. When you buy them online, if there is a problem (such as a dead pixel), you're in trouble.

As for which monitor to choose... no comment, except that www.xbitlabs.com has excellent LCD monitor reviews.
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Re: Choosing a new monitor - Thoughts?

Postposted on Mon Dec 28, 2009 2:31 pm

Saber Cherry wrote:I recommend buying monitors in stores rather than online. When you buy them online, if there is a problem (such as a dead pixel), you're in trouble.

As for which monitor to choose... no comment, except that http://www.xbitlabs.com has excellent LCD monitor reviews.


I know what you mean about bad pixels...i once purchase a 17" monitor that had about 400 permenantly live pixels....had to RMA it back.
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Re: Choosing a new monitor - Thoughts?

Postposted on Mon Dec 28, 2009 2:52 pm

the dell u2410 is what i just bought and it rocks. i got it for the displayport. my 5870 wouldnt sleep right with hdmi and now everything works. also i called dell and asked them if they could do better on the price and they came down to $370.
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Re: Choosing a new monitor - Thoughts?

Postposted on Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:09 pm

Have you seen this thread? I used it 6+ months ago when I was in the market for a new monitor and it proved rather useful. Also what is your main purpose (gaming, CAD, photo editing, etc.) for this monitor?
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Re: Choosing a new monitor - Thoughts?

Postposted on Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:18 pm

Spec4 wrote:Have you seen this thread? I used it 6+ months ago when I was in the market for a new monitor and it proved rather useful. Also what is your main purpose (gaming, CAD, photo editing, etc.) for this monitor?


Main purpose would be gaming and internet use, as well as ECAD circuit software and office.
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Re: Choosing a new monitor - Thoughts?

Postposted on Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:16 pm

Well I use AutoCAD and Inventor (3-D modeling) for a living and can tell you from personal use that my Dell 2407WFP (PVA panel) is a good choice CAD work.

Here are a couple more sites to check out:

http://www.prad.de/en/monitore/reviews.html

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews.htm
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