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Starzz
01-30-2006, 12:10 AM
I am looking to buy a flat panel monitor. I was wonder what kind you have and the pros and cons of it! Thanks!

Sue

robt
01-30-2006, 12:23 AM
I am looking to buy a flat panel monitor. I was wonder what kind you have and the pros and cons of it! Thanks!

Sue

I have used several of them over the years but right now I am partial to the new dell ones. They have really nice lines, very thin borders and can turn to be in either portrait and landscape mode and also are adjustable in hight. The only con is that they do not have built in speakers but then the ones that do are really poor quality so it is not much of a trade off.

kayakerinme
01-30-2006, 12:23 AM
Of course the question is, "Why are you looking to buy a flat-panel monitor?"

Are you looking to replace an existing monitor? Are you looking to save space? Get something bigger? How much do you wnat to spend? Oh! The Questions! (It'll also depend on your video card and how old your computer is.)

I have several flat panel monitors and they're all Dell. They do a great job. Surf on over to Dell.com for details on what's the latest.

I have a 17" that I use for work and a 20" that I use at home, though I wish it was the other way around. The 20" is really too close to me when I'm at home (about 18") and the 17" is a bit far away (about 30").


Helpful? or no? Let me know.

Hiram357
01-30-2006, 12:40 AM
i would definitely get one of the square ones :rolleyes:

Mainiac1957
01-30-2006, 08:27 AM
I've had my 17" NEC for about 3 years and I wouldn't go back to a CRT now. I had upgraded from a 15". I have limited space on my desk for a deeper monitor so this fit the bill just fine. I think I got it on deal at Staples.

brdad
01-30-2006, 12:31 PM
We love our 50" flat screen :D :D :D

Ok, it's a TV, but it has PC input and amazing clarity. Fun for when we both want to surf the net together.

http://www.bytethebullet.com/images/entertainmentcenter5.jpg

msteelee
01-30-2006, 02:06 PM
Oh, nice photo, brdad!:)

Hiram357
01-30-2006, 08:56 PM
Hey I just did the cache in that photo yesterday! and theres just as much snow on the ground. :rolleyes:

Cache'n Jacksons
01-31-2006, 07:21 AM
My 21" CRT at work died after 10 years of service, so I got this one (http://www.doublesight.com/prod_ds1900.htm) as a replacement. I was skeptical of LCD's at first, but I have been very pleased with it (them). We still have CRT's at home but will slowly move over to LCD's as the price comes down. They use quite a bit less power I have heard.

When shopping for an LCD, I would take a look at reviews and take note of the warranty length and details. They usually state the number of bad pixels that the monitor must have before it can be returned. A CRT usually goes bad "all over", where an LCD will lose individual pixels that can't be fixed. I have one bad pixel that glows red all the time, but fortunately it isn't in the middle and I have learned to ignore it.

On a related note, does anyone know if it's possible to convert an old laptop LCD for use on a regular PC? I have need of a real small one for a server at work.

The G Team
01-31-2006, 08:28 AM
On a related note, does anyone know if it's possible to convert an old laptop LCD for use on a regular PC? I have need of a real small one for a server at work.

Possible, yes. Feasible, no.

A quick Google search on "Laptop display conversion" or similar terms will net many hits, such as this one:

http://www.dansdata.com/danletters033.htm (relevant thread is near the bottom of the page).

WhereRWe?
01-31-2006, 09:15 AM
Possible, yes. Feasible, no.

A quick Google search on "Laptop display conversion" or similar terms will net many hits, such as this one:

http://www.dansdata.com/danletters033.htm (relevant thread is near the bottom of the page).

"Laptop display conversion" aside, this site is a GREAT source of information.

Thanks ofr the link! :D :D

Cache'n Jacksons
02-01-2006, 07:46 AM
Thanks for the link, G Team! Ouch, it certainly looks cost-prohibitive. Oh, well... guess I'll just save these old laptops for eBay!

The G Team
02-01-2006, 06:53 PM
Sorry to be the bringer of bad news! We spent some time researching this at work one day as we were sending dozens of IBM NetVistas (all-in-one PCs w/built-in 15" LCD screen) to the recycler--we were likewise bummed out. :mad:

Brianbo
02-02-2006, 07:12 AM
A good place to look is www.tigerdirect.com (http://www.tigerdirect.com) . I have built a complete computer buying their stuff, Their prices are hard to beat and the service is great. I bought a 19" DCL LCD from them for $199 after rebate. I got it in 5 days and it had no dead pixels. It works great. I just love it. I went from a 15" CRT to this, WOW what a deference. It is also a good place to compare them.