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I am looking for a tft/lcd panel preferrably with resolution of 1600 x 1200 w/DVI.
02-18-2003, 05:47 PM
If I were Joe Millionaire, I would go buy the 22in (or larger) Apple Cinema Display and get the convertor plug for my PC. ^.~
02-18-2003, 06:20 PM
Dell makes a nice 20.1 inch LCD with that resolution. Watch...
As dell routinely has large discounts on this display. I've seen it as low at 650 USD before.
02-18-2003, 07:59 PM
A little OT but...
I have the Dell 18.1 inch connected with a DVI display at 1280x1024. Is there any way to raise the refresh rate higher than 60hz. Iknow in analog mode I can raise it to 75 and it seems easier on the eyes.
02-18-2003, 09:47 PM
dell TFTs up to and including 19" are rebadged samsungs. the 20" and above are rebadged SGIs.
however, dell being dell probably sell them for less than their competitors. :)
02-18-2003, 11:25 PM
for the most part, I don't think LCD's can have a refresh higher than 60hz... any higher and the picture goes blurry.
I have a budget of around $450 USD
17'' TFT Slim 1280x1024 Multimedia TCO99 Monitor
3 Years On-Site Warranty Screen Size VIS: 17 Inches ( 43.2cm) Brightness 250 cd/m2 Contrast Ratio 300:1 Viewing Angle 130/110
around $450 - good deal?
link - http://www.dealtime.co.uk/DealFrame/DealFrame.cmp?BEFID=5&crawler_id=301254&dealId=FoyDY8OxK-B58-NqAlzBVQ%3D%3D&prjID=ds&searchID=ddee31201ec699b7aad91646&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dabs.com%2F2443t2%3Frefererid%3Dt4&DealName=%2017%27%27%20TFT%20Slim%201280x1024%20Multimedia%20TCO99%20Monitor&MerchantID=301254&HasLink=yes&frameId=-1&category=3&code=254&AR=1&NG=7&GR=1&ND=1&PN=1&PT=0&RR=1&ST=0&DB=USAPROD&MT=sk17&MN=DMEUK&NDS=315&NMS=11&NDP=20&MRS=&CT=2
02-19-2003, 09:22 AM
I purchased a Dell 1800FP 18.1 inch LCD with both DVI and Analog inputs for $450, brand new, off ebay. It has a native resolution of 1280x1024. It's fantastic! Just got it delivered today actually. Incredibly sharp and bright.. just takes some getting useto after 5 years with a 19inch sony trinitron.
02-19-2003, 09:46 AM
There are also the new 17" fast pixel response time (~16ms) LCDs:
Most LCD's have a pixel response time of ~25ms.
(They can be found cheaper with a little hunting and patience. Dell had the Planar on sale a while back...)
They sound good on paper, any testimonials?
is this one a good idea?
02-19-2003, 03:01 PM
Thats a decent heatsink, its a bit old though. You'd be much better off going with a thermalright SK7+, or SLK800 instead. They have a much higher efficency rating, and will remain quiet, while still scaling to 3400+ to 4000+ XP's.
The high rpm version of the same cooler is only listed as "mid-range" for cooling potential.
02-19-2003, 10:46 PM
was thinking of buying this. any ideas?
kinda pricey though but i dunno u ppl tell me.
02-21-2003, 11:26 AM
Seems a bit over-priced for what you are getting. The Dell 1800FP is cheaper and larger. Also this monitor does not have DVI input.
02-21-2003, 12:33 PM
The secondary advantage of a Dual input monitor (HD15/DVI-I) is that you can connect it to two machines and swap back and forth between the inputs.
Its well worth the additional cash.
cheaper? from where? remembering i am in the uk.
02-21-2003, 12:41 PM
I got mine off Ebay.. from the US shipped to Canada.
Whoah...just checked dell.co.uk.. I paid $450USD for my 1800FP...and Dell UK is selling it for £549! That's outrageous!
Surely it's cheaper to buy here and ship it to the UK?
yep. sure it is. only problem is i'd have to do a wire transfer. That would mean i have no comeback at all if they don't send me the product LMAO. :annoyed: i was gonna ship a $1900 dollar laptop but i changed my mind considering how much money i was sending.
EDIT - now u understand how crappy it is to live in the uk. pay extra $$$ for less.
02-21-2003, 03:47 PM
What about credit card?
01-14-2006, 11:00 AM
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