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Widescreen Monitor
22 - 30 inch
limbo




msg:3333678
 12:48 pm on May 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

Hi Folks

I am upgrading my antique 19 inch CRT (it's massive). I am lucky enough to use a Formac Raven 19inch Dual screen set up at work - so my home life just doesn't even compare :( I am moving house this month so I am looking for a decent wide-screen monitor (not enough room or good enough graphic card for dual set up)

Anyone have any good recommendations within a maximum budget of 500?

Cheers, Liam

 

BeeDeeDubbleU




msg:3333697
 1:00 pm on May 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

Am I missing something? I don't understand why anyone outside of a CAD designer would require a 30" monitor?

bakedjake




msg:3333717
 1:13 pm on May 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

I don't understand why anyone outside of a CAD designer would require a 30" monitor?

I have one. It did wonders for me. It's hard for anyone to understand before they use it, but once you do, having a word document and two browser windows open, side by side, is wonderful.

Moving from dual 24" to a single 30" seemed silly at the time (the 30" was an impulse purchase), but it actually does help me. I tend to have an insane amount of windows open at a time, though.

Liam, unfortunately, mine was CAD$2500. I have the Apple one. I heard that the dell ones are about half the price though - have you checked there?

limbo




msg:3333730
 1:31 pm on May 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

Am I missing something? I don't understand why anyone outside of a CAD designer would require a 30" monitor?

I do print and web - it's all about the palettes ;)

I heard that the dell ones are about half the price though - have you checked there?

Yeah their biggies are over 900 :o - although the smaller wides-screens are quite affordable. Cheers.

BeeDeeDubbleU




msg:3333750
 1:59 pm on May 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

But my monitor sits underneath a shelf on my desk. If I get a bigger one I will have to rebuild. ;)

percentages




msg:3334596
 6:03 am on May 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

> am upgrading my antique 19 inch CRT (it's massive). I am lucky enough to use a Formac Raven 19inch Dual screen set up at work - so my home life just doesn't even compare

I have an Insignia 20 inch LCD monitor, TV, DVD player thingy in my office. It allows me to use a PC at a reasonable resolution, watch TV, play XBox, TIVO, or DVD all with a press of a button on the remote.

It isn't my choice when I need hi-res PC, but is my choice for most other things......like posting here.....I'm using this monitor/TV/DVD contraption right now!

Price.....$400 in Circuit City or BestBuy. Cheap and effective for most of my needs........when I need hi-res then you have to switch out to a much more expensive system that isn't so practical as a stand-alone solution :(

Wait a year or 2 and I'm sure we will see the same technology available in much larger screens......my Panasonic 42" HDTV is not far off right now....it just isn't user friendly yet!

limbo




msg:3336961
 1:17 pm on May 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

Thanks percentages.

I ended up plumbing for a 24" wide-screen from Dell via auction. It was only 300 which is great.

I haven't taken delivery but will be sure to make notes here when I get a chance to road test.

Cheers, Liam

Demaestro




msg:3337409
 8:22 pm on May 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

just make sure if you are going up to 30 or more that it supports 1600x1200 res or better otherwise it isn't worth it.

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