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Displays Which 24" Monitor

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by relix, 19 Oct 2008.

  1. Rich_13

    Rich_13 What's a Dremel?

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    I'm sorry but too many people on here are being too stuck about TN panels. If 95% of what you do is simply coding, web surfing etc then you really don't need an overly expensive monitor.

    It's just be a waste. You only need to go the distance if your really into your hd movies...games...image manipulation / design and crave the best visual quality you can get.
     
  2. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    i'm pretty happy with my benq fp241w. paid $500cdn.

    @rich - i would have agreed with you last year when i had a TN. now i have a PVA and know the difference. it's huge, no matter what you are doing.
     
  3. Pygo

    Pygo Rick Relixed

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    LOVE my IPS panel... but it's costly. Around $1200-1400 in North America, and around £2500-3500 in Eurupe. Odd how we get that stuff cheaper, yet nailed in the ass for cell service and TV service.
     
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  4. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Holy crap. Even considering that I only want more displays for more code windows I'd still like to have a decent display (but no idea what the difference is between the 50 different types, except that TN is supposed to suck for whatever reason)... I find that price very impressive. I hope that it buys you a lapdance every now and then for that price.
     
  5. Pygo

    Pygo Rick Relixed

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    Close enough. :)
    26", aRGB, colourimeter (calibration device), 1920x1200. HDCP compliant too. Oh, and I can change not only the colour, but also the brightness of the power LED on the front, so it's less distracting. :)
     
  6. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Worth it just for that.
     
  7. relix

    relix Minimodder

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    Prices of monitors are dropping faster than Iceland's Krona. BenQ's FP241W just got in reach of my budget at €380! I guess it's pretty much a no-brainer now, isn't it? I just wish it's design was a tad more ... inspired.

    Supposedly prices will keep dropping and will be at their lowest point around thanksgiving (in the US, at least), so I'm just going to wait a bit more. No longer though, because manufacturers are already responding by lowering production, so afterwards their prices will probably go up again.
     
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  8. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    it's design is exactly how a monitor should be. sturdy enough that the monitor doesn't shake when you bump your desk, and nothing to distract you from the picture on the screen. i think it looks really clean.
     
  9. StooJ

    StooJ What's a Dremel?

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    I've recently moved to Australia and have been searching for a BenQ FP241W but having no luck. Have they been replaced with a newer model?
     
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  10. dark4181

    dark4181 Ero-sennin-tebayo

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    You guys must get new products overseas with a delay... the Dell 2409 is out here now. It's pretty sweet.. I'm considering it also
     
  11. eeevan

    eeevan Dremel Master

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    now is not a good time to buy a monitor, trust me.

    wait.
     
  12. customh

    customh conflagration.

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    I am really happy with my 2408wfp, and have my laptop as a second monitor which is also 1920x1200 but 15.4". I don't find myself using it a lot, but to watch a movie or tv show while I am doing something else. I think one 24" is enough, but as I think about it could maybe use 2 sometimes.
     
  13. StooJ

    StooJ What's a Dremel?

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    Is it going to get better any time soon?

    Don't actually have a monitor at the moment so I'll need to find something, but I suppose I could settle for a 17" or something if monitor prices are going to bounce back down again in 2 months. If it's going to take 2 years, then I'd rather invest the money just now than struggle with little screens.

    Finding monitors in Oz seems to be very difficult, and I cannot seem to source a FP241W anywhere at the moment. The newer BenQs that are available all seem to be TN screens, which I'd rather avoid.

    The Dell 2408WFP is available but will probably be $300 cheaper the day after I buy it. :(
     
  14. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    Gotta agree with this.

    I'm still using a 2405 and tbh, it's still brilliant and I've no plans to upgrade it. You'll be delighted with the 2408.
     
  15. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    How about the HP LP2475W? It's got one of the new H-IPS panels and pricewise two of them should only slightly exceed your price range.

    There's a great review of the monitor here, although it's in German.
     
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