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post #1 of 10
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I found this $199 monitor on tiger direct and it looks pretty good to me, but I don't know a whole lot about monitor specs, so look it over for me and give me your honest opinion.

It's a maker I've never heard of: Hanns-G. I dug around on the internet and apparantly they manufacture TFT screens for other companies to build their products, but they're recently forayed into the retail side themselves.

Here's the specs:
Display Type
TFT LCD

Viewable Screen Size
19 inches

Pixel Pitch
0.294 x 0.294 mm

Display Colors
16.2 million

Scanning/Frequency

Vertical Refresh Rate
55 ~ 75Hz

Horizontal Frequency
31 ~ 80KHz
Video

Input Video Signal
DVI
VGA

Optical Characteristics

Contrast Ratio
600:1

Brightness
250 cd/m²

Response Time
8 ms

Horizontal Viewing Angle
140 degrees

Vertical Viewing Angle
130 degrees

Resolution and Preset Modes

Maximum Resolution
1280 x 1024
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post #2 of 10
Never heard of them either, but the specs aren't too bad.
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post #3 of 10
Specs look all right, but I don't trust the rebate...
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post #4 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zipnogg
Specs look all right, but I don't trust the rebate...

Huh? Really? I have never failed to receive a rebate I sent in. Besides, TD gaurantees their rebates. You just have to be able to follow instructions.

But concensus says specs are ok? I think I'll get it. I mean, hey it's a measly 200 bucks, if I don't like it, I'll just ebay it and get most of my money back.
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post #5 of 10
Go for it, It has good specs and good price...
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post #6 of 10
It would be nice to see some reviews on it from people who've actually used it. Until then I wouldn't buy it. Specs and price aren't everything.
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post #7 of 10
I'm liking the specs....the price.....but i would never willingly put that ugly thing on my desk.
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post #8 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by HardwaterH4ck3r
I'm liking the specs....the price.....but i would never willingly put that ugly thing on my desk.
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post #9 of 10
humm... i think the rebate is fine but the monitor look kind of bad to me!
for that price i think the dell 19" would be better...
it was $190 be4 tax like a few weeks ago
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post #10 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by klnospicy
humm... i think the rebate is fine but the monitor look kind of bad to me!
for that price i think the dell 19" would be better...
it was $190 be4 tax like a few weeks ago
Where did you see the <200 Dell? The ones I saw were all >300 and I don't find many merchants besides Dell itself.
And the monitor looks bad how? The features or the design?
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