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    My curved 19" CRT is going down the crapper fast. It's given me almost 4 years of loyal service, so it's time to retire it.

    Now, here's the deal: I'm going to buy a View Sonic True-Flat. The only question is do I go with the 19" or 21?"

    The 19" runs about $240 and has flawless quality.
    The 21" runs about $460 and has flawless quality and a massive picture. They also say it will increase my sex appeal by triple! Unfortunately, my calculator still comes up with 0.

    Anyone own a 21" and could tell me if it's worth almost double the price?

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    What are the resolutions for both and the hz @ each resolution?
    Can your video card handle comfortably all those resolutions at that fps for all the games you play?

    Do you have the desk space? How else could you spend that $220, or do you want to indulge it on this now?

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      My attitude has always been to splurge on the monitor. It has a longer life span than any other component save your keyboard. micr0c0sm is 100% right about the video card abilities. I will say I have owned a Viewsonic 21" P815 for 7 years and it is still running as my kids puter monitor.
      sNIFF

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      • #4
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        19"
        21"

        Originally posted by micr0c0sm
        What are the resolutions for both and the hz @ each resolution?
        19" = 1920x1440 @ 64Hz
        21" = 2048x1536 @ 68Hz
        Can your video card handle comfortably all those resolutions at that fps for all the games you play?
        My Watercooled 6600 GT can "OMG PWN TEH MONITOR!"

        It shouldn't have any issues with this monitor.

        Do you have the desk space?
        Easy.
        How else could you spend that $220, or do you want to indulge it on this now?
        For $220 bucks I could buy around 18 cartons of cigarettes. Money really isn't the issue. The issue is if it's worth the money for 2 more inches of viewable space. I've seen a 21" in action. It's nice, but I've never gamed on one.

        EDIT: Fixed the resolution specs.
        Last edited by TheFeniX; 06-28-2005, 11:11 AM.

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        • #5
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          I love my 21" monitor... It is easily worth it. But it is a *bear* to transport (to a LAN or something). I have a spare 17" I take with me to events.

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            Originally posted by Addict
            I love my 21" monitor... It is easily worth it. But it is a *bear* to transport (to a LAN or something). I have a spare 17" I take with me to events.
            My 19" is a pain in the neck to move. I bought a refurb 17" for 50 bucks for LAN parties. Great minds I guess.

            So, you are pleased with the performance of your 21"? Is it a perfect flat? You mind shooting me the model number?

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            • #7
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              I've been using a widescreen LCD for several months and I'll never go back. My next purchase will probably be something similar to this baby.

              I agree that your monitor should be a big investment. It's like the speakers for your stereo: it's the component that you most directly interact with, and therefore should be your biggest single investment.
              |TG-1stMIP|Mannerism​​​​​​​

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              • #8
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                Oh Yeeeeeaaaa....

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by micr0c0sm
                  How else could you spend that $220?
                  One good hooker or three cheap ones.
                  Wintermute

                  Play EVE online. It's like being an accounting addict in space.

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                  • #10
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                    $220... hrm... new toe links.

                    The 21" one I have is a sony, perfectly flat. I forget the model(at work now... um, eating lunch... yeah...).

                    Nice pic! toys toys toys... ;)

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                    • #11
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                      SamSung 17" LCD...love it
                      The Old Guy
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                      • #12
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                        Hey that's a desktop picture of the Y wing, and it looks like SWG!

                        Nice monitor though!


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