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Old 21st December 2006, 13:01   #1
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Hi folks,

Christmas time and the upgrade bug bites!

I am looking for a 19" wide screen LCD monitor to go along with my Antec SLK3000B.

Zeroed in on two models so far:

1. Samsung 940BW
2. ViewSonic 1912WB-3.

Also, I will be removing my XFX Geforce4 Mx440SE (4x -- 64 MB DDR) and replacing it with an 8x AGP card (with DVI + VGA out).

1. Which one in your opinion is the better of the two above-mentioned monitors.
2. Which AGP card to go with? I am looking for something entry-mid segment ( ~ Rs 3000/-) . I am not heavily into gaming.

Thanks in advance.
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i think the viewsonic comes with in-built speakers too. the clarity & stuff are pretty much the same. the viewsonic is slightly cheaper than the samsung.
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The Viewsonic is better...the 940BW shows a bit of ghosting while playing games.
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Old 21st December 2006, 15:07   #4
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If you have zeroed in on these 2, then Viewsonic is better.

If you're still open to more options, then check out AOC! They're not a well known brand but makes good quality monitors and now it's cheap too. It was couple a times given BEST BUY awards from Chip etc..
I own a 19" wide LCD made by AOC. And I find it good VFM. Have'nt felt any ghosting as the response time is 8ms.
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Check out the reviews here:
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I have the 940 BW. It's fricken awesome. Absolutely no ghosting. Excellent colours. The movies also look fantastic.
Go for a 20" widescreen if you can. It's a whole new world.
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Oh and before I forget, the 4 ms response time is grey to grey. The actual response time (black to black) is over 10 seconds.
But these days all manufacturers quote the grey to grey times. So it's a fair comparison.
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Hi folks,

Christmas time and the upgrade bug bites!

I am looking for a 19" wide screen LCD monitor to go along with my Antec SLK3000B.

Zeroed in on two models so far:

1. Samsung 940BW
2. ViewSonic 1912WB-3.

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Go for monitors with LG-Philips S-IPS panels. They are by far the best. They give widest angles and better color reproductions. Though some of the lag a bit on response times. But all the latest models come with Industry standard 8 m/s.
Check out the NEC model with S-IPS
Or the Enzo
Or Apple

19" inch models.
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The actual response time (black to black) is over 10 seconds.
is it 10 sec or 10 ms.........
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If you're still open to more options, then check out AOC! They're not a well known brand but makes good quality monitors and now it's cheap too. It was couple a times given BEST BUY awards from Chip etc..
I own a 19" wide LCD made by AOC. And I find it good VFM. Have'nt felt any ghosting as the response time is 8ms.
Sounds interesting, what are the prices like? How much did you get your monitor for?

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Go for monitors with LG-Philips S-IPS panels. They are by far the best. They give widest angles and better color reproductions. Though some of the lag a bit on response times. But all the latest models come with Industry standard 8 m/s.
Check out the NEC model with S-IPS
Or the Enzo
Or Apple

19" inch models.
Apple would burn a hole in my pocket. Can you tell me the approximate prices of the NEC, Enzo?

Also, has anyone use Point of View graphics card? I am getting pretty low quotes on them vis-a-vis the MSI cards eg 6200 256 MB (for Rs 3300) [The MSI comes for 3100 for the 128 version).
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Hi folks, I settled for an LG monitor in the end - a 17 inches one at that. It has 1600:1 contrast (and not 1400:1) as mentioned on the site and I sure am impressed. I felt the widescreen 19" monitor was an overkill for plain jane word processing , browsing, and the occassional gaming.

Thanks again for your suggestions.

- johy
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Hi folks, I settled for an LG monitor in the end - a 17 inches one at that. It has 1600:1 contrast (and not 1400:1) as mentioned on the site and I sure am impressed. I felt the widescreen 19" monitor was an overkill for plain jane word processing , browsing, and the occassional gaming.

Thanks again for your suggestions.

- johy
Cost ? and warranty ,how many years ? ..a few pix on ur table would look help
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hello everyone.. umm was wondering if anyone has any informaton to share on this? Benq , Dell , Hp , Viewsonic etc all make 24inch monitors so was wondering which one is best.
thanks in advance guys.
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Mods note: Thread merged. Name changed. Continue your monitors related discussion here only.

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View sonic 1912W. excellent monitor 19" wide screen costs Rs.11,800. you should try that.
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