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A few weeks ago my old monitor blew up. At the moment i'm making do with a 15inch crc:)
I'm hoping you can help me decide which monitor to buy. My budget would be somewhere between 300-500 euros.
I have been checking out a lot of monitors. But I would like one which is easy on the eyes when spending a lot of time in front of it. It's really hard to find out which monitor will be nicer when sitting behind it for a few hours.
I'm looking for a 17inch tft with a max res of atleast 1280 pricerange: 300-500.
Anybody any ideas on which monitor to buy?
But now i know what monitor i would like to have.
Problem is that most stores have only a few monitors available. When i only look at the ones i'm interested in. 17 inch 1280 dvi&vga atleas 16ms
Only a few remain. And it aint really hard to decide on a product, just one little problem. Interpolation.
They don't tell you anything about interpolation.
But you really can't go with a monitor with bad interpolation.
I play some games at 800*600 and with a native res of 1280 and low quality interpolation i wouldnt be able to play anymore.
So basicly I would like some site which allows me to search for a monitor with all my demands.
And then tell me something about all interpolations.
Perhaps the interpolation depends on the graphics card? Maybe why no-one can talk about it much in the shops.
Ever hear of that horror story from the States? A company (might've been a library) had a set of rules for their computers, one of which was that all screens must be set to 800 x 600. Only they bought in a lot of 15" TFT screens. These were therefore all set to 800 x 600, even though they were designed for 1024 x 768. Naturally people hated using them! It was like viewing your TV from another room using binoculars. What a joke!
But some tft's really have bad interpolation.
So you must look around a lot to find out what monitor is good and which isn't.
Today i bought a pc magazine which test 24 17 inch tft's after i'm done reading i'll share my experiences with you.
Some of the lower end Iiyama monitors do not come with a DVI cable so that's something you may want to check before you buy. AFAIK, it's only the 4821s (19") and above that come with a DVI cable. But, this is a new model so there's no historic info on it. Iiyama have an excellent reputation for customer service.
*I'm not sure you can get TFTs at that size!
BUT one thing has really put me off, and thats the footprint, according to the Iiyama website it has a 21cm footprint from the stand. This is overly large for a TFT and IMO takes up more space than necessary.
The footprint is actually 1 1/2 inches more than the model it replaces (431S) not exactly progress.
Obviously if your wall mounting it makes no difference whatsoever
The screens quality is fantastic unlike anything i've ever used before. Its also great to work on. The only small defect is the high brightness. But your videocards offcourse takes care of that.
Pitty is the ati drivers only change the desktop which leaves you with a very bright mouse pointer. Maybe i need to get used to this but it anoys me a bit. The nvidia drivers adjust the mousepointer aswell.
The monitor isn't all that thick and it is very light.
There's absolutely no death pixels at all. And when playing nfsu2 at different resolutions there's no problem at all with response time or interpolation.
This screen rox! :D