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mlapgw

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#1 13 years ago

I want to buy a new monitor to replace my 17" CRT. I would like to purchase a 19" LCD for under $350. I play FPS games and use AutoCad everyday for hours. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824112173 This monitor has really great specs especially for the price. It has me a little worried that at that price the specs may be too good to be true. The company only has a one year warranty. I've never used a warranty before because you always have to jump through 50 hoops to get anyone to honor it but most companies offer 3 year warranties on their LCDs. This differance makes you worried that Sceptre doesn't stand behind their product for a reason. The reviews from customers on this site are good but there aren't a lot of reviews. Has anyone used this brand or even better this model? If you think I should try something else please let me know.




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#2 13 years ago

8ms = Extremely Good 800:1 = Excellent 300cd/m2 = good 1280x1024 = good

for the price its excellent

what you must look out for also is to see if the monitor is reliable, search google for reviews of it etc before you go for it. As always it is better to be safe than sorry




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#3 13 years ago

If you MUST have a TFT/LCD one with a low MS response time is good like that one but I have never heard of that brand and would be skeptical. I'd stick with a Samsung. For gaming I'd stick with a good CRT.




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#4 13 years ago

I hate to stay with the big bulkiness of the CRT but once I set my monitor down I guess I don't have to move it again. Graphical quality is probably more important for my needs than size. I work on Cad all day and my eyes are getting very tired with this monitor. It is a 17" extreme flat screen KDS. Don't know anything more about it, I've owned it for about 3 years. My vertical monitor area is limited to 17-1/2" but horizontally I have as much room as I want. For $300 or less can you recommend a good CRT upgrade?




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#5 13 years ago
mlapgwI hate to stay with the big bulkiness of the CRT but once I set my monitor down I guess I don't have to move it again. Graphical quality is probably more important for my needs than size. I work on Cad all day and my eyes are getting very tired with this monitor. It is a 17" extreme flat screen KDS. Don't know anything more about it, I've owned it for about 3 years. My vertical monitor area is limited to 17-1/2" but horizontally I have as much room as I want. For $300 or less can you recommend a good CRT upgrade?

Remember to take regular breaks if your eyes are getting tired. As for a good quality CRT, if you can fit it I'd recommend a 19" or possibly a 20", however for what you do a 17" should be ideal.

However, if you have oodles of spare cash, there was a thread here somewhere about a new flatscreen technology, similar to TFT but with the graphical qualities of a CRT. I'll see if I can dig it up for you...

EDIT: Here it is: http://forums.filefront.com/showthread.php?t=215833




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#6 13 years ago
mlapgwI hate to stay with the big bulkiness of the CRT but once I set my monitor down I guess I don't have to move it again. Graphical quality is probably more important for my needs than size. I work on Cad all day and my eyes are getting very tired with this monitor. It is a 17" extreme flat screen KDS. Don't know anything more about it, I've owned it for about 3 years. My vertical monitor area is limited to 17-1/2" but horizontally I have as much room as I want. For $300 or less can you recommend a good CRT upgrade?

For your range I'd go with this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824116282 This one if you can swing an extra bean http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824116229

17 inch: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824116331