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BEST Monitor Manufacturers?

Poll Results: How long has your LCD monitor lasted? If it has lasted more than 3 years please leave your manufacturer and model in the thread.

 
  • 0% (0)
    more than 1 year
  • 13% (2)
    more than 2 years
  • 26% (4)
    more than 3 years
  • 0% (0)
    more than 4 years
  • 60% (9)
    more than 5 years
15 Total Votes  
post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
I was hoping some of you could do me a favor. Im looking to by a new monitor soon here. I had really bad luck with my Optiquest Q91b and I think it gave out. (im on a laptop)

I wanted to ask from some one you that have had Flatscreen LCD monitors for 3+ years and are still going strong to leave the manufacturer and model of their monitors to get a good feel for which manufacturers are actually turning quality monitors that are lasting more than just a couple of years and blowing out.

Please if you would... thumb.gif

You could really help alot of us out there... thumb.gif

Boxed monitors for some reason seemed to be much more reliable in general than these new flatscreen LCD designs. I dont understand it... I had my boxed 17" "COMP USA STORE BRAND" monitor working for 10+ years until it gave out and this LCD monitor lasted only 2-3 years. mad.gif
Edited by iLeeT - 5/12/12 at 3:50pm
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb @ 3.4Ghz Asus M5A97 EVO Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 8GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
120GB Kingston HyperX 3K SSD (SATA III) 500GB Western Digital Caviar Black (SATA III) 2 x 120mm Thermaltake Fans  Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
19" Optiquest Q91b  Thermaltake TR-600 TR2 (600W)  Thermaltake SopranoRS  Creative SB Audigy LS  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium IV HT 2.8C @ 3.5 GHz (SL6Z5) Asus P4P800 SE Sapphire Radeon X1950 GT 2GB Kingston HyperX DDR400 PC3200 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
200GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 (SATA) Thermaltake TR2-M12 (SOLID COPPER) 4 x 120mm Thermaltake Fans Windows XP Professional SP3 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
19" Optiquest Q91b Thermaltake TR-600 TR2 (600W) Thermaltake SopranoRS Creative SB Audigy LS 
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AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb @ 3.4Ghz Asus M5A97 EVO Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 8GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
120GB Kingston HyperX 3K SSD (SATA III) 500GB Western Digital Caviar Black (SATA III) 2 x 120mm Thermaltake Fans  Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
19" Optiquest Q91b  Thermaltake TR-600 TR2 (600W)  Thermaltake SopranoRS  Creative SB Audigy LS  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium IV HT 2.8C @ 3.5 GHz (SL6Z5) Asus P4P800 SE Sapphire Radeon X1950 GT 2GB Kingston HyperX DDR400 PC3200 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
200GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 (SATA) Thermaltake TR2-M12 (SOLID COPPER) 4 x 120mm Thermaltake Fans Windows XP Professional SP3 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
19" Optiquest Q91b Thermaltake TR-600 TR2 (600W) Thermaltake SopranoRS Creative SB Audigy LS 
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post #2 of 7
Well I've got an HP monitor and an LG monitor. Both have been in use for over 5 years. Still going strong. The HP is a F1905B and the LG is a flatron M1910A. I'd recommend an LG, Asus, or Dell monitor. Both are still in use on a weekly basis (at least). The LG's speakers also work biggrin.gif but they (obviously) don't have high quality sound.

It's really easy to have your LCD last 5+ years. Make sure you're buying from a good brand. I hope my new LG Flatron E2060T can last me 5+ years. Just make sure to take care of it.
Edited by Osea23 - 5/13/12 at 8:32pm
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Intel Core i5 2500K ASUS P8Z77-V PRO EVGA GTX 770 ACX Corsair 2 x 4GB DDR3 1600MHz 
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Samsung 840 Evo 250GB Western Digital Blue 1TB Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 8.1 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VS248H-P Cooler Master Quickfire Rapid MX Blue Corsair AX650 Fractal Design Define R4 
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Logitech G502 YuHua Gaming Mouse Pad Logitech Z323 Sennheiser HD 558 
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Creative Soundblaster Z 
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Samsung 840 Evo 250GB Western Digital Blue 1TB Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 8.1 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VS248H-P Cooler Master Quickfire Rapid MX Blue Corsair AX650 Fractal Design Define R4 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G502 YuHua Gaming Mouse Pad Logitech Z323 Sennheiser HD 558 
Audio
Creative Soundblaster Z 
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post #3 of 7
almost 3 years I have a Dell Ultrasharp 2408wfp this thing has been rock solid for the time I have been gaming on it.
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Corsair M4 128GB system SSD with a 2 TB western... Western Digital  asus sata dvd burner Windows 7 64bit with SP1 
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Dell Ultrasharp 24inch  Razer Corsair AX650 650w  Corsair 400R 
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razer razer 
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Intel i5 2500k  Asrock Extreme3 gen3 1155 socket z68 Sapphire HD7950 3GB Gskill 8GB 2 x 4GB @ 1600 ddr3  
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Corsair M4 128GB system SSD with a 2 TB western... Western Digital  asus sata dvd burner Windows 7 64bit with SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell Ultrasharp 24inch  Razer Corsair AX650 650w  Corsair 400R 
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razer razer 
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post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
Wow... alot of you have chosen more than 5 years. I must have had bad luck with mine and people must be wrong when they say the avg. lifespan of an LCD monitor is only 3 years. It seems many of you have had amazing lifespans on some of yours. But you didnt display your manufacturer/model... rolleyes.gif

Im starting to eye a 19" non-widescreen Asus monitor. I know Asus makes awesome mobos firsthand. Can anyone back their ability take make monitors? Anyone had an Asus monitor for 3+ years?
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb @ 3.4Ghz Asus M5A97 EVO Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 8GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
120GB Kingston HyperX 3K SSD (SATA III) 500GB Western Digital Caviar Black (SATA III) 2 x 120mm Thermaltake Fans  Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
19" Optiquest Q91b  Thermaltake TR-600 TR2 (600W)  Thermaltake SopranoRS  Creative SB Audigy LS  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium IV HT 2.8C @ 3.5 GHz (SL6Z5) Asus P4P800 SE Sapphire Radeon X1950 GT 2GB Kingston HyperX DDR400 PC3200 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
200GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 (SATA) Thermaltake TR2-M12 (SOLID COPPER) 4 x 120mm Thermaltake Fans Windows XP Professional SP3 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
19" Optiquest Q91b Thermaltake TR-600 TR2 (600W) Thermaltake SopranoRS Creative SB Audigy LS 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb @ 3.4Ghz Asus M5A97 EVO Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 8GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
120GB Kingston HyperX 3K SSD (SATA III) 500GB Western Digital Caviar Black (SATA III) 2 x 120mm Thermaltake Fans  Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
19" Optiquest Q91b  Thermaltake TR-600 TR2 (600W)  Thermaltake SopranoRS  Creative SB Audigy LS  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium IV HT 2.8C @ 3.5 GHz (SL6Z5) Asus P4P800 SE Sapphire Radeon X1950 GT 2GB Kingston HyperX DDR400 PC3200 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
200GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 (SATA) Thermaltake TR2-M12 (SOLID COPPER) 4 x 120mm Thermaltake Fans Windows XP Professional SP3 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
19" Optiquest Q91b Thermaltake TR-600 TR2 (600W) Thermaltake SopranoRS Creative SB Audigy LS 
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post #5 of 7
i know the companie seems to sucks in every mans eyes, but the one i have had in the past ~7 years is a Acer, will find the model number in a sec for you smile.gif

EDIT: its an Acer AL2017 smile.gif and yes, even the speakers is still working just fine! smile.gif

EDIT2: mine is a 20 inch monitor as well smile.gif
Edited by JaRi - 5/13/12 at 5:05pm
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intel 3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77-UD5H EVGA GTX680 superClocked Corsair Dominator Platinum 
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Intel 520 SSD EK Water Blocks EK-FC680 GTX EK Supreme HF Full Nickel D5 vario pump with EK top 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Hardware Labs Black ICE Radiator SR1 240 - black XSPC Xtreme Radiator RX360 - 360mm Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit benq xl2420t 
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Das Keyboard Professionel Silent EU CoolerMaster Silent Pro M850W NZXT Switch 810 Qpad OM-75 
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Sennheiser PC360 G4ME 
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Intel 520 SSD EK Water Blocks EK-FC680 GTX EK Supreme HF Full Nickel D5 vario pump with EK top 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Hardware Labs Black ICE Radiator SR1 240 - black XSPC Xtreme Radiator RX360 - 360mm Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit benq xl2420t 
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Das Keyboard Professionel Silent EU CoolerMaster Silent Pro M850W NZXT Switch 810 Qpad OM-75 
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Sennheiser PC360 G4ME 
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post #6 of 7
My Acer 20' has lasted me a long time and it is still going strong. If I were to buy a new one now, I would go with the new Dell monitors because they are simply the best. My college uses the new Dell monitors and they are a beast, I love them.
post #7 of 7
LG M2362D x2 23" 1920x1080 LCD 60Hz
only negative, it has HDMI but no HDMI-PC support
looks like garbage when hooked up to a PC
The X58
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Intel i7 960 @ 3.2GHz D0 Bloomfield 45nm Asus P6T6 WS Revolution X58 LGA 1366 eVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti SC ACX 3.0GB DDR5 Corsair Dominator GT DDR3 1600 6GB (7-7-7-20) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
WDC VelociRaptor 300GB SATAII WDC Caviar Black 2TB SATAII WDC Caviar Black 1TB SATAII WDC Caviar Black 1TB SATAII 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Asus BW-12B1ST CD-RW/DVD-RW/BD-R Asus BW-12B1ST CD-RW/DVD-RW/BD-R Scythe 140mm & Corsair 120/140mm Blue LED Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
LG 27MP68VQ-P 27" 1920 x 1080 60Hz IPS LED LG 27MP68VQ-P 27" 1920 x 1080 60Hz IPS LED Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum Corsair HX850W PSU Professional Series 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Obsidian 800D with SilverStone AEROSLOTS Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum SteelSeries 4HD Onboard SoundMax HD 8 Channel ADI AD2000B 
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Logitech X-540 5.1 Speaker System Razer Megalodon 7.1 Headset Razer Onza Tournament Edition Xbox 360/PC Contr... 
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Intel i7 960 @ 3.2GHz D0 Bloomfield 45nm Asus P6T6 WS Revolution X58 LGA 1366 eVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti SC ACX 3.0GB DDR5 Corsair Dominator GT DDR3 1600 6GB (7-7-7-20) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
WDC VelociRaptor 300GB SATAII WDC Caviar Black 2TB SATAII WDC Caviar Black 1TB SATAII WDC Caviar Black 1TB SATAII 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Asus BW-12B1ST CD-RW/DVD-RW/BD-R Asus BW-12B1ST CD-RW/DVD-RW/BD-R Scythe 140mm & Corsair 120/140mm Blue LED Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
LG 27MP68VQ-P 27" 1920 x 1080 60Hz IPS LED LG 27MP68VQ-P 27" 1920 x 1080 60Hz IPS LED Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum Corsair HX850W PSU Professional Series 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Obsidian 800D with SilverStone AEROSLOTS Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum SteelSeries 4HD Onboard SoundMax HD 8 Channel ADI AD2000B 
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Logitech X-540 5.1 Speaker System Razer Megalodon 7.1 Headset Razer Onza Tournament Edition Xbox 360/PC Contr... 
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