What is a new good monitor to get these days?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Ant, Dec 18, 2014.

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    Ant Guest

    Hello.

    It looks like my very old 19" Samsung SyncMaster 931BF monitor is dying
    since it has problems turning on (black screens, flickers to black and
    display fast, etc.) on multiple desktop computers. It is time to find a
    replacement.

    -22" horizontal width max(imum) due to my limited desk space and I need
    to be able to move it around a little due to the annoying sun shining on
    to it since window blinds don't help.
    -Adjustable height.
    -Tiltable.
    -Still need VGA and DVI ports for old cables and computers (Linux,
    Windows, and Mac)
    -Do some basic graphic work.
    -Do a lot of Internet, watching videos, some gaming, etc.

    I noticed some current sales that might be good?
    http://www.salescircular.com/ca/computer/mnitrp.shtml
    http://www.salescircular.com/ca/video/tvsmlp.shtml
    http://www.salescircular.com/ca/video/tvp.shtml

    I want to see the new monitor in person with local retail stores like
    Costco, Best Buy, Fry's Electronics, etc. before buying to be sure I
    like it.

    Thank you in advance. :)
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    Ant, Dec 18, 2014
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    Paul Guest

    Why not just go to the store and look at them ?

    Paul
     
    Paul, Dec 18, 2014
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    Al Drake Guest

    Either that or try that "internet" thing. I read somewhere about it.
     
    Al Drake, Dec 19, 2014
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    philo  Guest



    Last monitor I got was BenQ


    works great and it was priced right
     
    philo , Dec 19, 2014
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    Ant Guest

    Interesting. I have never heard of that brand before. Which model did
    you get?
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    Ant, Dec 21, 2014
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    Ant Guest

    Hi again.

    I noticed some current sales that might be good the day after Christmas
    2014 on
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchp...atures_facet=Features~Adjustable Stand Height
    OR http://preview.tinyurl.com/naaom67 ... What do you think about those?
    Some of them have high response times though.

    FYI:
    My old 19" 5:4 Samsung SyncMaster 931BF monitor seems to be dying, so it
    is time for me to find and buy a new bigger and better monitor. Here is
    what I am looking for:

    -25" horizontal width max(imum)
    -22" vertical height max(imum)
    -Need to be able easily to rotate/move monitor due to the annoying sun
    shining on to it since window blinds don't help. Glossy screens might be
    problematic?
    -Limited desk space due to bookshelves and stuff.
    -Adjustable height and tiltable.
    -Still need VGA (still use it 99% of the times with my Beklin KVM from
    Y2K) and DVI ports for very old computer setups (Linux, Windows, and
    Mac). Still using old ATI Radeon 4870 and GeForce 8800 GT video cards
    (512 MB of VRAM).
    -8-bit colors (16.7 million colors)
    -Extra features not needed unless they are included for free: touch
    screen, built in speakers, 4K, screen rotation, etc.
    -Do a lot of Internet, watching videos, some gaming (action/FPS too so
    fast speeds are required; <5? ms response times?), basic graphic work, etc.
    -<$300 including taxes, etc.

    I want to see the new monitor in person with local retail stores like
    Costco, Best Buy, Fry's Electronics, etc. before buying to be sure I
    like it.

    Thank you in advance. :)
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    having no guide, overseer or ruler, provideth her meat in the summer and
    gathereth her food in the harvest." --Proverbs 6:6-8 (Bible)
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    Ant, Dec 26, 2014
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    JeffKatz Guest

    Very interesting. Just one comment. The word translated "their meat"
    is lachmom in Hebrew, from the same root as Beth Lehem. It means bread
    or generically "food", so it should be "their food". Maybe the
    translator used meat because he lived in a culture where the staple of
    food was thought to be meat, like the staple of food was bread in the
    days that the proverbs were written, but every culture has bread so I
    think it should have been bread or food.

    Looking further, I see that even in English, meat means food of any
    kind, or any solid food, as in "meat and drink". So that's a better
    reason why meat would have been a valid translation, but I never hear
    that use of meat, and it's certainly not what people think of first, so
    again, in this era, it should be food.
     
    JeffKatz, Jan 23, 2015
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    Al Drake Guest

    That's food for thought.
     
    Al Drake, Jan 23, 2015
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    Ant Guest

    Thanks. :)
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    Ant, Jan 23, 2015
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