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What Monitors Do you Like? #203134
12/12/07 11:35 PM
12/12/07 11:35 PM
Mitch P.  Offline
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Time to treat myself with a new monitor.

I was using a 18" LCD Flat Panel for a few years, but it finally conked out.

Looking to get a larger flat panel. What brands/models do you guys like?

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Re: What Monitors Do you Like? [Re: Mitch P.] #203136
12/13/07 01:31 AM
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Viewsonic == <3


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Re: What Monitors Do you Like? [Re: Gizmo] #203137
12/13/07 01:45 AM
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Yeah, that's what I'm on at work and like it.

Any particular model you like?

This one looks nice:
http://www.viewsonic.com/products/lcddisplays/xseries/VX2240w/

Re: What Monitors Do you Like? [Re: Mitch P.] #203138
12/13/07 02:08 AM
12/13/07 02:08 AM
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I'm not really sure what my wife has right now; what size are you lookin at? I could do some quick research for you...


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Re: What Monitors Do you Like? [Re: Gizmo] #203139
12/13/07 02:37 AM
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I think a 22" make sense. Any larger, and I'm going to lose perspective on what the regular users see when working on pages.

Re: What Monitors Do you Like? [Re: Mitch P.] #203140
12/13/07 02:53 AM
12/13/07 02:53 AM
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Best rated viewsonic would be the VG2230wm


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Re: What Monitors Do you Like? [Re: Gizmo] #203148
12/13/07 05:27 AM
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My monitor wink A little green in the display.


Re: What Monitors Do you Like? [Re: Ian] #203149
12/13/07 05:35 AM
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Seriously though Viewsonic are very good - I have had a 21" LCD for the last 3 or 4 years.

Although I am not convinced that monitors are going to have much of a future.

My thinking is that within the next year, the vast majority of new computers are going to be laptops with very few desktops being sold. As a result the sale of monitors will continue to decrease.

They will purely be used for specialist use not too long into the future.

The next generation will probably be very confused as to why we used these big boxes LOL

Conversely TV screens are getting bigger - so I guess we will have more use of the TV to view the display of the laptop within the home.

Re: What Monitors Do you Like? [Re: Ian] #203165
12/13/07 06:10 AM
12/13/07 06:10 AM
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Ian, I have several of the monitors you posted in my garage (the green ones) lol...

You know, they are doing a vast amount of work on alternative inputs (thinking to move a mouse for example); I wouldn't be suprised if we get to the point that monitors won't be useful anymore (sooner or later, likely later as they need to zap money from us somehow lol)


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Re: What Monitors Do you Like? [Re: Gizmo] #203173
12/13/07 07:54 AM
12/13/07 07:54 AM
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The one that happens to be om my laptop smile

High resolution on a 15" screen.


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Re: What Monitors Do you Like? [Re: Yarp™] #203176
12/13/07 08:10 AM
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The problem with laptops is I can never decode between a 17" screen and a 12" screen grin I would like a large screen, but at the same time I would like something easy to carry around - of course the two do not go together.

Re: What Monitors Do you Like? [Re: Ian] #203183
12/13/07 09:43 AM
12/13/07 09:43 AM
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i have 2 24" dell Ultrasharps.. and as for user perspective, just use the Web Developer toolbar in FF to set resolution to 1024x768 and you'll see what they see in the appropriately sized window.. wink

so go for it and get 2 of these bad boys and you'll wonder how you lived with only one monitor for so long..

ps: i'm using 3 now laugh

Re: What Monitors Do you Like? [Re: SD] #203187
12/13/07 09:56 AM
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So do you have three monitor connectors on your PC then? I have seen dual, but never tipple connectors.

Re: What Monitors Do you Like? [Re: Ian] #203192
12/13/07 11:05 AM
12/13/07 11:05 AM
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i have 2 graphics cards with 2 dvi outputs each.. so technically, i can go with 4 monitors..

the problem there is that i don't have the desk space for 4.

i'd have to go vertical frown

and i use ultramon to manage the desktop across all the monitors.

works a peach :rawk:

Re: What Monitors Do you Like? [Re: SD] #203199
12/13/07 11:28 AM
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I tend to work from a laptop all the time - only touch the desktop every other month or so - hate being stuck in the study - so make do with a laptop screen.

I like the ability to being able to take my computer wherever I go - you can't do that with a desktop wink

Re: What Monitors Do you Like? [Re: Ian] #203206
12/13/07 12:31 PM
12/13/07 12:31 PM
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okie dokie smile


Re: What Monitors Do you Like? [Re: SD] #203246
12/13/07 09:04 PM
12/13/07 09:04 PM
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I use AltDesk to emulate a multi monitor setup... When I'm working and need to talk to clients I just switch between desktops with the click of a button wink...


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Re: What Monitors Do you Like? [Re: Gizmo] #203254
12/13/07 10:02 PM
12/13/07 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Gizmo
Best rated viewsonic would be the VG2230wm


Thanks. Just pulled the trigger and ordered it.

Re: What Monitors Do you Like? [Re: SD] #203256
12/13/07 10:07 PM
12/13/07 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Sirdude
...and as for user perspective, just use the Web Developer toolbar in FF to set resolution to 1024x768 and you'll see what they see in the appropriately sized window.. wink

Thanks. I think you turned me on to that a while back. Forgot I had that puppy installed.

Re: What Monitors Do you Like? [Re: Mitch P.] #203262
12/13/07 10:42 PM
12/13/07 10:42 PM
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Nice; let me know how much you love it wink...


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Re: What Monitors Do you Like? [Re: Gizmo] #203420
12/18/07 01:09 PM
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Got it yesterday and hooked it up. Very nice! My video driver couldn't handle the mass so I had to update that. smile Love the extendable base.

Next is to decide what new computer to get. But that's a whole other thread, especially if we're talking about Vista.

Re: What Monitors Do you Like? [Re: Mitch P.] #203430
12/18/07 02:09 PM
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Cool - of course you ought to upload a photo wink

Re: What Monitors Do you Like? [Re: Ian] #203463
12/18/07 08:48 PM
12/18/07 08:48 PM
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Easy, buy a vista computer, format it, install WXP... wink... And I'm being 100% serious lol...

Glad you like the monitor, I thought it was a real beauty when I stumbled on it smile

And agreed with Ian, photos > *

Re: What Monitors Do you Like? [Re: Gizmo] #203472
12/19/07 03:57 AM
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i'm starting to dig Vista now.. at 1st, i had 'issues', but i've got it humming right along now...

my HTPC is rocking!

i guess i'll need to upload some pics for the drool factor laugh

Re: What Monitors Do you Like? [Re: SD] #203477
12/19/07 04:19 AM
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That will be hard with the upload size limits here, but you can link to higher res images smile

Re: What Monitors Do you Like? [Re: ntdoc] #203555
12/19/07 01:35 PM
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they were going to be @ sirdude.com, so no size limits there wink

Re: What Monitors Do you Like? [Re: SD] #203713
12/23/07 01:08 AM
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Re: What Monitors Do you Like? [Re: Mitch P.] #203715
12/23/07 02:19 AM
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Crispy.... ....


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Re: What Monitors Do you Like? [Re: Gizmo] #203720
12/23/07 09:24 AM
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looks nice smile ....

Re: What Monitors Do you Like? [Re: Ian] #203724
12/23/07 10:38 AM
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wardrobe sized wink


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Re: What Monitors Do you Like? [Re: driv] #203742
12/23/07 01:04 PM
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hrm.. i just set up my home theater PC (HTPC) and so i guess my 56" Samsung DLP qualifies as a 'monitor' too laugh

i'll have to take a pic

Re: What Monitors Do you Like? [Re: SD] #203746
12/23/07 01:13 PM
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indeed - pics compulsory wink

Re: What Monitors Do you Like? [Re: Ian] #203749
12/23/07 02:51 PM
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camera batteries dead frown

recharging.. film @ 11 wink

Re: What Monitors Do you Like? [Re: SD] #203758
12/23/07 07:07 PM
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any old excuse wink

Re: What Monitors Do you Like? [Re: Ian] #204833
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Check out this bad boy...

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Re: What Monitors Do you Like? [Re: Mitch P.] #204842
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Yeh, I saw this the other day (was watching CES stuff on youtube) it's beautiful!


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