1680x1050 monitor

Brodo FagginsBrodo Faggins Registered User regular
Editing movies on my 15'' PowerBook at 1280 x 854 is starting to feel a bit cramped, and I have a couple hundred bucks I can spare for an external monitor. My school's computer labs have Dell 2007WFP monitors at 1680 x 1050, and this resolution would be perfect for me. Unfortunately, I can't spend $370. Does anyone know of any good quality monitors at that resolution for about 200 bucks?

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  • shutzshutz Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Just check NewEgg or other online stores for 20" or 22" widescreen monitors. Those are usually 1680x1050. I have an LG (bought elsewhere for a bit more, but that was some months ago). The 22" ones are usually more than 200$ from what I can see, but I just checked NewEgg and they have some 20" ones at less than 200$.

    One trick is to go to a place like Best Buy or such, look at all the monitors, paying special attention to the models you're interested in buying online. But don't buy there, unless you're getting a better deal than what you saw online.

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  • hushhush Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    newegg will definitely be your best bet, and if i never say this about another computer component, i absolutely believe that name brands are the way to go (viewsonic, samsung, etc) - i've been jacked by discount brands on displays more than once. NEVER AGAIN, FRIEND.

    anyway, i nabbed a couple of 22 inch monitors from newegg for low 200s - i'm sure you could probably get a couple around 200 now (and if not now, just keep an eye on any of the deals they have on their site - sometimes you can get crazy good stuff for prices way under what you'd find anywhere else)

    also read up on the dead pixel policy as well as the general warranty (common sense, i'd assume) to make sure you'll be able to handle any problems that could potentially come your way.

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  • GibberxGibberx Registered User
    edited February 2008
    For convenience: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010190020+1109917865&Configurator=&Subcategory=20&description=&Ntk=&srchInDesc=

    This is every 1680x1050 monitor on Newegg, sorted by customer rating. There's a couple in the $220 area that rank well.

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  • Brodo FagginsBrodo Faggins Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Ah, thanks a lot.

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  • isaac17isaac17 Registered User
    edited March 2008
    I just got the HP w2007 (20 inch) and it's been an incredible addition to my setup. It's got 1680x1050, it's glossy and beautiful. You can pick one up on amazon at around 200 or 250 if the sale is over.

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  • RaslinRaslin Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I got a Spectre 20.1" at around $140. Does 1680x1050, my brother has one too, they're awesome(my first one had to be sent in, but w/e, things happen)

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  • BubbaTBubbaT Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    hush wrote: »
    newegg will definitely be your best bet, and if i never say this about another computer component, i absolutely believe that name brands are the way to go (viewsonic, samsung, etc) - i've been jacked by discount brands on displays more than once. NEVER AGAIN, FRIEND.

    anyway, i nabbed a couple of 22 inch monitors from newegg for low 200s - i'm sure you could probably get a couple around 200 now (and if not now, just keep an eye on any of the deals they have on their site - sometimes you can get crazy good stuff for prices way under what you'd find anywhere else)

    also read up on the dead pixel policy as well as the general warranty (common sense, i'd assume) to make sure you'll be able to handle any problems that could potentially come your way.

    Actually, that dead pixel policy is the reason why LCDs are the only things I wouldn't buy from Newegg.

    Here's a 21.6" Hanns G for $200. There's a bunch of $30 off $150 coupons floating around on eBay, which would bring the price down to $170.
    http://www.staples.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/StaplesProductDisplay?&langId=-1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10051&productId=207132


    Optiquest 22" for $210. Optiquest is a budget line made by Viewsonic.
    http://www.buy.com/prod/optiquest-by-viewsonic-q2162wb-22-21-6-vis-widescreen-lcd-monitor-1000/q/loc/101/206529431.html

    Use this coupon to knock off 5%
    http://www.buy.com/retail/coupon.asp?prid=84773074


    Emprex 22" for $200 with free printer after rebates. Don't know anything about Emprex LCD monitors. Their LCD TVs suck, though.
    http://shop1.outpost.com/product/5490339

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  • Brodo FagginsBrodo Faggins Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I couldn't find one that I didn't find fault with, but then I stumbled upon this:
    http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Displays/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=320-6139

    It's not 1680x1050, but that is a great price, and honestly, anything above 1280 x 854 would be a blessing. Thanks for your suggestions though, guys.

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  • corcorigancorcorigan Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    You can still buy 17" monitors?!

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  • JCRooksJCRooks Registered User
    edited March 2008
    I got Viewsonic LCD at Costco for $300 a few months ago. Also, some dead/stuck pixels started showing up, and I was able to exchange it for free. You just have to do it within 3 months or something like that. (It used to be a year, but people started abusing the policy)

    Obviously you need a membership to get into Costco, but hopefully you know of someone with a membership that can piggyback off.

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  • DietarySupplementDietarySupplement Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Look, volumes have been said about buying Dell computers, but you really can't go wrong for the money with buying a nice Dell 20" monitor. Not only are the prices super-competitive, but pairing those with any sort of online coupons (via gotApex or Ben's) you can easily get the monitor shipped for even less than what you'd find through NewEgg.

    Perhaps the reason biggest I pimp Dell on this one, they have by far the best shipping policy and packaging I've seen: remember, you're shipping something you HAVE to look at every time you turn on the computer, so any sort of shipping damages are an extra headache. Scoff if you want, but a know more than a few people that have ordered displays through the mail from a multitude of reputible retailers (cumninating with a dear friend ordering a 50" plasma online, paying for "white glove" shipping service) and get a totally mangled unit. I guess I went off on a tangent there, but the bottom line is: not only are they of really good quality (I'd try to go glossy if I were you, too), but again, I stress that they are always very securely packed and shipped. They will even do advanced replacement for you free if you press the issue when you order.

    Oh, and another helpful tip: If you can, register for a business account (it's free) and after you register, call them up, explain that you need to expedite your order and 9/10ths of the time they'll upgrade your shipping just because you called.

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  • GihgehlsGihgehls Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Seconding a dell monitor. You can find lots of refurbs for cheap. I use two Dell 2005FPW's and I love them. Same panel as the Apple Cinema Display actually, but without the $400 aluminum case.

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  • OremLKOremLK Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I've got an Acer 22". They're one of the cheapest models on the market right now, and it has served me fine. No, it's not perfect picture quality, but it looks more or less the same as the name brands to my eyes. Really, though, almost all of the modern LCD monitors have issues, usually with (lack of) a full color range, light uniformity, and motion blur (even on the low latency models).

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