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12th September 2005, 10:02
Given this list of LCD monitors:


Which 17" unit would you pick up? My GF's CRT died this weekend, and she would like to replace it with an LCD. Cheap is more important than latest and greatest features, and it will not be used for gaming.

Thanks guys.

12th September 2005, 10:25
Got a Samsung 713N last week and like it very much...pretty cheap, 8ms and 600cd, slim bezel....

12th September 2005, 14:00
I have dual LG L1720. One is 1720P (with DVI) and the other is 1720B (without DVI), both are sweet displays.

http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/8674/p1020639thumb9tl.jpg (http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/7743/p10206391qi.jpg)


This model is "old" though, "only" 16ms. The 1780 series replaced them. One of them is 12ms while the other is 8ms. I also have a 12ms screen, and honestly, even 16ms is fast enough IMO.

13th September 2005, 05:12
sweet setup there CW, but are you going for the cleanest desktop award next time around? :p

18th September 2005, 18:52
Its not my fault. My dad is a clean + tidy freak. So my desk is ALWAYS extremely tidy. Or else I'd get scold. Serious! Even at the age of 18!

That, of course, doesn't hold true during uni.

19th September 2005, 08:30
Update, I found out that my company has an employee purchase agreement with Dell, so I ordered an E173FP 17" Flat Panel Analog for $224.00 CAD. Regularly well over $300. This is the same model we use for our office machines, and it's more than adequate for my GF's needs.

19th September 2005, 08:53
I got that same monitor on sale from dell at, I believe, the same price some time in the spring.. my gf has had no issues with it, and it looks plenty nice :).. It went nicely with her $299 Dell computer, which I got her to do homework on, instead of her old celeron Laptop