View Full Version : Which one? Samsung 1200NF, LaCie 22IV, Dell UltraSharp

07 July 2005, 04:19 PM
Hi all. Please help me choose one:

Samsung 1200NF - € 700
LaCie electron22blueIV - € 990
Dell UltraSharp 2405FPW - 16ms-500cd/m2-1000:1 - € 1.250 (should be 12ms. italian dell claims 16ms. maybe its a previous revision. asked at dell, waitin for answer)
Dell Ultrasharp 2005FPW - 16ms-300cd/m2-600:1 - € 860
Dell Ultrasharp 2001FP - 16ms-250cd/m2-400:1 - € 860
(prices+IVA 20%)

For 3d modeling, rendering, video ed/comp, adobe ps/illustrator, watching movies. 2nd display in the future.
No eyestrain problems with CRTs: anti-radiations lenses and well enlighted wall behind monitor.
I'm goin' with nvidia due to ati's opengl drivers so LCDs will not benefit of a perfect DVI output, as i read somewhere in this forum. Does it concern quadros too?

anyway, thanks for reading. advices are welcome.
have a nice day. bye

primitive english, sorry 8)

07 July 2005, 10:35 PM
If I'm doing my exchange rates right, those Dell prices are awful for starters.

You need to decide how important colour accuracy is to you. Do a search, CRT vs LCD has been widely discussed here. That said, I just got my 2405 from Dell, and daaaamn!! Suh-weet.

07 July 2005, 11:53 PM
I got a Lacie Electron 22 Blue for 150 including delivery. It was refurb but absolutely nothing wrong with it. Truely wonderful monitor, pin sharp and great contrast and color.

I would dig around and see if you could get it refurb as paying 990 euros for it seems a bit much.

07 July 2005, 12:56 AM
yeah, those dell prices seem way high... i paid $550 for the 2001FP a few months ago... and i know that would be even less in euros. Prices are usually higher in europe, but that seems ridiculous. i bet you could talk them down if you call them, they usually offer special deals over the phone.

the black level could be a lot better on the monitor, but everything else about it is really great.

07 July 2005, 12:33 PM
Just got a really rocks!...the pixel to buck ratio from dell is incredible!...those dell prices you quote aren't even close...

07 July 2005, 07:42 PM
Wrong corrige:
Not *prices+IVA 20%* but *VAT included*, 20% in Italy
Dell Ultrasharp 2005FPW - 718
Dell Ultrasharp 2001FP - 718
Thank you all guys. Yes, euros are about 18% on dollars; it seems PCs dont know it, or worse they inverts factors. As jbo said, "ridicolous". I found LaCie for 789 at Other shops? Where can I find dells for reasonable prices? Only at US Dell?

For Billb: you're right, UltraSharp 2405FPW $ 959.20 should be 792, strictly referrin to exchange rates... 1.250, over 400 euros of taxes!

Thanx again, have a nice day.
Bye, pol.

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