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Sulley
27-11-2003, 12:00 PM
Hello everybody : )
Recently I have bought a new rig (Barton 2500+, 512 DDR 120 gb SATA on NF7-s Rv2) but I'm lacking a good monitor.
I use my comp mainly for gaming and also a bit of wordprocessing, music, videos and the normal stuff... and I'm wondering whats a good monitor to get?
The AoC and the Mag ones seems cheap and quite popular, how do they compare with each other in terms of image quality, refresh rate? and I take price into consideration of course :O.
I'm looking at spending about $500 or below, what monitors do you guys recommend? (CRT / LCDs are both fine for me)

Dolby Digital
27-11-2003, 12:17 PM
I have purchased a secondhand ViewSonic E790 and I am pretty fussy when it comes to monitors and it performs very well. It does 1280 X 1024 at 85Hz I think but I find that starting to get a bit small. Now wouldn't I like a 21" :D

Dolby Digital
27-11-2003, 12:18 PM
Oh, the Viewsonic is a 19" but not a true flat screen...

TerryW
27-11-2003, 01:17 PM
Search the forums; there was a post similar to this a couple months back.

I use a Philips 109P and I have no complaints at all. This months PC Powerplay (Sorry pcw) have a brief review on 19" screens that may be worth a look at the news stand.

DangerousDave
27-11-2003, 02:01 PM
hiya,
I've got a AOC 19" Flat and i love it, i'm currently running it at 1280x1024 at 85hz. It's great on the eye's, because i do a lot of programming its even better. Games run very well, the only thing is that you need a good graphics card to push it at a decent res (1024x840 is about min in games on a 19").

Overall its a great monitor for what i use it for, if your really into image editing/ photo editing then i'd sugest going for a higher market one. But for games, internet and programming its great!

- David

Craig
27-11-2003, 08:30 PM
For Sale MONITOR
MONITOR 21" Sony Trinitron, flat screen, 3yrs old, gd cond, great picture, cost $2200, no longer needed, sell $550
16 Oct 2003 Bay of Plenty
Contact Details 07-575-9995

Just a possibility, good monitor.

Sulley
27-11-2003, 09:18 PM
Hey Craig, so wat model is that monitor?? Is it flat?? BoP is a bit far mate....if I buy it ... u gonna have to find a way to bring it to me in Auckland.

Cheers

somebody
28-11-2003, 08:46 AM
I would say get a good quality LCD screen. It'll save your eyes in the long run.