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What Monitor should I buy?

category: general [glöplog]
Tom's Hardware monitor tests:
http://www.tomshardware.com/de/testberichte/PC-Systeme-Peripherie,3/Bildschirme- PC-Monitore,20/

I bought my 19" Hyndai L90D+ because of one of this tests. Very detailed information.
added on the 2009-06-10 10:54:11 by Salinga Salinga
IPS is vulnerable to image persistence, btw. Don't leave it on when you're going to holiday.
added on the 2009-06-10 11:56:49 by 216 216
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added on the 2009-06-10 15:55:29 by vscd vscd
Aids in the development of programs written in machine language".

added on the 2009-06-10 16:44:50 by trc_wm trc_wm
Yepp, I guess a LDA #$20 is better than 10101001 00100000 ;)
added on the 2009-06-10 19:16:24 by vscd vscd
what about this one:
added on the 2009-06-10 20:45:15 by tomek tomek
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(262cm diagonale)
added on the 2009-06-10 21:57:48 by cryer cryer
This one looks like fun
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added on the 2009-06-10 23:26:46 by bdk bdk
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Image quality is a bit questionable tho.
added on the 2009-06-11 02:49:18 by kb_ kb_
xteraco: the 2262wm will no doubt have the same great image quality as my 2260WM, so it should be very satisfactory. but it is a slightly cut down model by the looks of it...doesn't seem to be full HD (only 1680 x 1050 instead of the 2260's 1920 x 1080) and no HDMI input. but if you can live without that you should be very pleased with them! :)

One word of warning...if your ViewSonic has the same "Dynamic Display" feature, be sure to diable it instantly! It's totally useless and ruins the image quality and is enabled by default.
added on the 2009-06-11 03:20:34 by button button
and if anyone looking for amazing desktop sized SOUND monitors then these are must haves.... o_o

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the sound quality is, well, amazing. and they didn't cost me that much more than "top-end" tin can PC speakers! iirc
added on the 2009-06-11 03:26:19 by button button
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as you can see, they're pretty small (for monitors) and right respected by "underground sound monitor scene" :P
added on the 2009-06-11 03:35:08 by button button
Funny that M-Audio audio monitors were posted. I actually own a pair and love em.
added on the 2009-06-11 03:40:31 by xteraco xteraco
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Oh wait! Sorry, that's a squirrel- my bad. You should totally get a color VGA monitor for your VGA card. Two HUNDRED and fifty six colors at once, my friend. It's pretty wicked stuff.
added on the 2009-06-11 08:25:08 by sigflup sigflup
I was looking for a new monitor, too. After a lot of research I determined that IPS monitors had not gone down in price much, they're just becoming harder to find, which to some extent means they're becoming more expensive. Meanwhile the market is flooded with cheap monitors with shitty panels and bullshit figures like "in principle" viewing angles and "theoretical" contrast ratios, with the "high-end" models trying to look flashy by using oversaturated colours and brightness levels that burn your eyes right out of their sockets.

Anyway, I went on ebay and found a 30" HP LP3065 for £420. And that seems to be more or less an average second-hand price for equivalent monitors these days. It has an S-IPS panel, no colour distortion whatever your viewing angle, 92% colour gamut (and colours perfectly calibrated with the factory defaults), full bit depth (24 BPP, no dithering) and the native resolution is 2560x1600. Also has three dual-DVI inputs (I guess that's handy because dual-DVI monitor switches are uncommon or something) and four USB ports placed just behind the bezel so you can't really get to them, but I guess they're useful, too.

It only supports its native resolution and a 1280x800 mode, and there is no OSD, but any fairly recent graphics card will be able to compensate for that.

So yeah, that's what I'd recommend.
added on the 2009-06-11 11:10:39 by doomdoom doomdoom
Maybe the reviews on prad.de help (in english):

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added on the 2009-06-11 18:46:57 by ham ham
Well I've got the 2 ViewSonics. Very good quality. The picture is definitely better than my old monitor. I'm not sure about how it stands against the old Dell UltraSharps though .I know the quality of the "black" on a dell UltraSharp is way better than the black on the ViewSonic. The ViewSonic seems to have more vivid colors, and better contrast though. Also the ViewSonic has way better refresh (2ms).
added on the 2009-06-12 06:50:52 by xteraco xteraco
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added on the 2009-06-12 07:31:16 by hexen hexen
I've got an old syncmaster (913n) at home, which has worked wonderfully throughout the years.
At work I have a syncmaster 245t which I really like. I don't know, maybe I'm biased but have had a good run with samsung in monitors and lcd tv's - the only thing they do make lousy is mobilephones imo (not the screen but the usability ;))
added on the 2009-06-12 09:25:21 by cg_ cg_


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