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    Newbie Affiliate Ian's Avatar
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    Which LCD monitor to buy
    I have narrowed it down to these 4 LCD monitors. I am wondering if I should go up to 19" form 17" and if so, should I pay a little bit more to get the better 19". It seems that the next level up is just a few more dollars. Any help would be great!

    $279 CDN
    http://www.samsung.ca/cgi-bin/naseca...2fLCD+-+Analog

    $409 CDN
    http://samsung.ca/cgi-bin/nasecabc/e...Specifications

    $449 CDN
    http://www.samsung.ca/cgi-bin/naseca...Specifications

    $469 CDN
    http://www.samsung.ca/cgi-bin/naseca...Specifications

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    While bigger is not always better, with monitors I tend to think it is. If you work all day on your computer, don't skimp if you can afford not to - buy good equipment, a nice roomy desk, a very good, comfortable chair, etc. I say make your work environment as pleasant as possible.

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    If your video card and monitor supports it, DVI is a better connection than the analog kind.
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    Get the Acer AL1912 cheaper and just as good

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    Hey Tim

    Unfortunately, I don't have any DVI connections so I am probably not going to pay more for that connection.

    Mike. My local computer store only carries the 19" Acer AL1914w. It is super affordable but it's only rated at 500:1 and 16ms. How do you think the performance will be against the Samsung AT 700:1 & 8ms. Actually, how does a 700:1 / 8ms compare to a 600:1 / 12ms?

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    This one(s)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Affiliate Ian
    Hey Tim

    Unfortunately, I don't have any DVI connections so I am probably not going to pay more for that connection.

    Mike. My local computer store only carries the 19" Acer AL1914w. It is super affordable but it's only rated at 500:1 and 16ms. How do you think the performance will be against the Samsung AT 700:1 & 8ms. Actually, how does a 700:1 / 8ms compare to a 600:1 / 12ms?
    The response time for the samsungs is faster but you really won't beable to tell unless you are a hardcore gamer. If you are go with samsung if you aren't the acer will do nicely.

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    hey Mike (or anyone else), between these 2, which one would you choose? It's for someone who works in front of the computer most of the day.

    $409 - 19" 913VII - LCD - 600:1 - 12ms - 250 cd/m2 - 1280 x 1024
    http://samsung.ca/cgi-bin/nasecabc/e...Specifications

    $449 - 19" 915N - LCD - 700:1 - 8ms - 300cd/m2 - 1280 x 1024
    http://www.samsung.ca/cgi-bin/naseca...Specifications

    I am wondering if it's worth the extra $40 CDN for the higher model.

    Not much of a gamer but lots of web dev stuff and internet stuff. Would the higher model one be better /easier on the eyes given an extended time spend on the computer? How does the picture quality compare fo the 2?

    TIA!

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    Since the price difference is just 40 bucks I'd go with the 915N

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    Newbie Affiliate Ian's Avatar
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    I knew you would say that! In fact, that mentality got me to $449 from $279 for the 17". It was just a few more bucks for the next level up and so on and so forth! Thanks for the reply.

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    yup hope you enjoy the monitor

    But you do realize for 200 or so more you can get that really nice DELL one that is HDTV ready and widescrean. MMMMM

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    which brand and model is best for reading text on the screen ?

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    I would go with an Acer for that if thats what you just plan to do and then enable clear type in windows.

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    Here is a very affortable way to "convert" that LCD screen into a TV

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    >> then enable clear type in windows.

    sorry not understand,
    please explain more

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    >>convert" that LCD screen into a TV

    i am doing it now,
    but i hate more wiring connecting the socket,
    more buttons to turn on and off,
    and the configuation can be hard for my tv box,
    more button to press for selecting tv channel


    Do you think lcd tv would be more idiot friendly for all family members to use?


    i would consider a cheap lcd tv model next time,
    instead of a tv box + lcd screen

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    in your display properties there is a clear type option to make text clearer on LCDs

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    Quote Originally Posted by HardwareGeek
    in your display properties there is a clear type option to make text clearer on LCDs
    *Tries that*

    Hmm...it does seem clearer in a way, but the other way was okay too... I'm not sure if I'll keep it or not...

    Vrindivan, to be more specific on that location: Go to Display Properties-->Appearance-->Effects ("Use the following method to smooth out font edges" dropdown)
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    HardwareGeek

    where do you get this tip from ?
    i see that the text look a little bit fat in size,
    esp. for bold fonts,
    but seems not as sharp as before

    i switch back to standard

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    When Windows XP came out it was one of the main new features that MS was touting.

    They specifically added it for LCD screens.
    http://www.microsoft.com/typography/ClearTypeInfo.mspx

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    thanks for your information

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    Not sure what those canadian $ are in real money, but the dells can't be beat on bang-for-buck with the right coupon.
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    Unfortunately, Dell.ca HAS little to no rebates and their coupons are only marginal at best. Unless Dell has a sale on certain products, prices are not as good as they are in the US. Wish we could get some good deals from Dell.ca too.

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    Buy from dell.com ship to me and if I remember I'll ship to you

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