Monitor Advice

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  1. Penguin Man

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    I'm in the market for a new monitor this summer, and I need some recommendations. I'd like to go with an LCD, but they're so expensive and it's hard to find one that runs at 1600x1200, so I'm somewhat leaning toward a nice CRT. My requirements are:

    - at least 18" viewable, after five years on this 19" CRT, I can't stand anything smaller.
    - high resolution, preferably at least 1600x1200 (what I'm running now)
    - hopefully a reasonably price (<$500 Canadian preferable, but under $1000 is fine).

    Looking forward to everyone's suggestions.
     
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    How about something like the Lacie electron blue 19"? Should be around 550 or 600 canadian. You should be able to get their 22" for about a grand. The 22 will do 2048 x 1536 @86hz, which is an amazing resolution. I sell a ton of them at work and get no complaints.
     
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    :coold: I hadn't thought of LaCie, but those look like very nice monitors, I'll have to take those into consideration. Any idea who sells them up here?
     
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    I'm thinking about going with this one at the moment. It's a nice price for a good 21".
     
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    Good price. They cost an arm and a leg to ship, so the Futureshop free shipping is a bonus.
    They're excellent screens.
     
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    I figured I'd just hop over to my local Future Shop to buy it :dunno:
     
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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    There's another recent thread about a Dell 19" LCD that does 1600 x 1200 for ~$800. :dunno:
     
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    $800 US = ~$1100 Canadian plus shipping, customs, etc.
     
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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    My bad. Didn't think about that.
     
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    i got a 22" NEC locally for $260 refurbished, and i absolutely love it. A lot of the computer stores in toronto actually sell refurbed monitors now. Also since a lot of companies are switching to LCDs you can find a lot of monitors that are off-lease for pretty cheap. If you check around i'm sure you could probably find a good deal.
     
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    :coold: Good idea, I'll have to go over to my local merchants and ask if they have anything.
     

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