Flatbed Monitors

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  1. statman

    statman New Member

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    I am looking into slim monitors and found a 17" LCD by Princeton. Here are the specs:

    Type - Color TFT active matrix LCD
    Max Res - 1280x1024
    Contrast ratio - 300:1 [minimum]
    Dot Pitch - 0.264mm
    Wt - 26 lbs
    Color res - 24-Bit [16.7 colors]
    Speakers

    Cost - Special at Costco for $350

    Thoughts / Opinions / Other options greatly appreciated.:confused:
     
  2. digitalwanderer

    digitalwanderer Colour Commentator

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    FlatBED monitor?

    For some reason I kept picturing a pick-up truck with a monitor laying on it's side for the backend. :hmm: I think ya mean "flatscreen" monitor. ;)
     
  3. DriveEuro

    DriveEuro New Member

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    I just saw that monitor in a "MICRO Warehouse" magazine. They have it for 399.95$ after a 30$ rebate. So yes it is a good price for you.
     
  4. statman

    statman New Member

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    Yea, flat screen.:sigh:

    Or this one - COMPAQ, 17", FS740 MULITIMEDIA WITH SPEAKERS, .25 MM DOT PITCH, 1280 X 1024 RESOLUTION
     
  5. Vampyromaniac

    Vampyromaniac confutatis maledictis

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    Re: FlatBED monitor?

    Or rather, "flat panel", cuz mine is a flat screen CRT (Trinitron). . . people always think I have an LCD when I say it has a flat screen :duh:
    How bout just "LCD"?? :p or "thin" :D
     
  6. kbleft

    kbleft New Member

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    You need to look also at the response time for the LCD monitor. This determines how well the monitor can display moving images. The LCD spec should be 25ms or less for clear motion images. Be careful because many manufacturers misrepresent this specification. Tomshardware.com does a good job of accurately comparing the qualities of numerous LCDs.
     
  7. Falstaff

    Falstaff Old Codger

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    LCD for the challenged

    get some software that tests your LCD's capabilities, I agree, that princeton is probably the "pinto" of the the LCD world....a space saver at best....
     
  8. Re: FlatBED monitor?

    i know what you mean... honestly i saw a flat monitor laying on its back like a desktop computer (which i call a flatbed computer)
     
  9. WyreTheWolf

    WyreTheWolf Wolfish Bastard

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    Whatever you get be sure that you can test the LCD screen BEFORE you buy it... I ordered 132 flat panel screens all at one time... Three didn't work, and 14 of them (that is a little over 10%) had "dead pixels" 1 or 2 dead pixels are easy to deal with... but a few of them had 20 - 30 dead pixels... Be sure that you can test one completely out before you buy... otherwise you might bring home a POS.

    Good luck to you!
     

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