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post #1 of 10
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yo homies

i got this ok big old chunky monitor. all my friends got nice flat panels that they got with their crappy dells and gateways. I was wondering if there is any flat panel monitors for 100$ or less maybe one of those dells those seem nice

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No, not really. If you do find one, its gonna suck. Your best off waiting till you get about $300 for a nice 17 inch and $400 for a 19 inch. Otherwise, if you cheap out, you will probably end up getting one that is not that good. Then you;ll have ghosting, which is bad.
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post #3 of 10
No, those are way too high of prices. Mine is an amazing 1600 x 1200 20.1" LCD that I got for under $300. Save up for this puppy, 19" Widescreen with a nice short response time: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824254005

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Hmm 190$ not to bad 90 into my budget, im just getting ideas for now i don't have the money

ok here are some other questions. whats the difference between DVI and VGA and whats ghosting?
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post #5 of 10
I would look for the sceptre brand name, they are the best in my experience. I don't understand why their lcds are so cheap but they always are as good or better than monitors that sell for $100 more. The one gripe I have with them is that they usually have a glowing Sceptre logo built into the frame but its not really noticable. I picked up a 20.1" with 1680x1050 and 8ms response time for $230!
    
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post #6 of 10
Ghosting is where your monitor's refresh rate or response time doesn't keep up with what's going on on the screen. You can't really see it unless it's BAD, but you'll get a headache.

DVI is digital input, while VGA is analog. DVI gives a better picture, and any LCD worth anything has a DVI input. That should be the first thing you look for. If it doesn't have DVI, do NOT buy it.
    
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post #7 of 10
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ok ill keep that in mind

ok my stone age radeon 9550 has a DVI thingie and does ghosting happen frequently on cheap LCD like dells and gateways and other brands? i just want to switch really bad to an lcd this chunky monitor is taking up way to much space and i need to do homework cuz then the teachers will yells and me and the seniors will punch and calls me stupid
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post #8 of 10
For price/quality on a 4:3 monitor, I'm a big fan of the Samsung Syncmaster series. I've had my 17" for 3 years now with no problems whatsoever. I went into Future Shop recently and saw the 19" models for $179CDN. My dad ended up picking one up and I'm very impressed with it. If you want to stay cheap, you may have to stick with a 4:3 until widescreens drop a bit.
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post #9 of 10
DVI is better than VGA, allows for better resolution and ghosting is when your lcd doesn't keep up with whats going on onscreen and you see a faint mirror image of the stuff on your screen. This doesn't happen on monitors with fast response time and to avoid it get a 8ms one at least. The lower the response time, the better
    
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post #10 of 10
I got a 17" Dell on eBay for about $180, however I screwed up and thought it was a different monitor and got VGA only. But they did have another Dell monitor on eBay for a little more with a DVI and VGA connection.

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