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which 17" or 19" LCD / TFT monitor?
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Jan 29, 2005, 10:17 PM

i am in the market to get a tft monitor as my current crt is beginning to annoy me. it will be used with a powermac.

i do not play games on my computer and only use it for work (internet, documents, multimedia/graphics based stuff, dvds).

i would like a 24-bit / 16.7 million colour display as i work with images, designing various things and video. this is most likely to give the best colour.

budget can range from 200-330 ish

i would like either a 17" or 19".

the most important thing is clarity - be it for text or images. the colours have to look right as possible.

any recommendations?

i have been mainly looking at LG and Sony 17" and 19" models as they seem to offer 16.7 million colours. Also some Viewsonics and Samsung.

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Jan 29, 2005, 10:33 PM
The Dell 1905 is a good choice. Read a recent review here:


A few days ago it was selling for around $377 US. I'm sure that it will go on sale again.

I own two of the 20" versions (FP2005) and have been very happy. Image quality on the 20" version exceeds Apple's 20" cinema display and for approx. half the price.
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Jan 30, 2005, 03:48 AM
Read this article. It helped me decide on the Samsung 172X, which has been excellent.
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