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Staple's Sunday Monitor Sale: Reality : )
Posted by: Grumpyguy
Date: September 07, 2008 03:15PM
The one monitor I was interested in, the 22 inch Envision, was only available at the store level.

Stopped at two Staples on the way home. Both only had display pieces available and they wouldn't knock any more off the price.

Compared to my 19 inch Dell, which is built like a tank, the Envision seemed somewhat flimsy and the damn thing had this metal "Works with Vista" badge plastered on it anyway!

So, any good deals on 22 inch monitors out there? The Envision was $189....



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Re: Staple's Sunday Monitor Sale: Reality : )
Posted by: mattkime
Date: September 07, 2008 03:18PM
its the old refrain...check out Dell.



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Re: Staple's Sunday Monitor Sale: Reality : )
Posted by: sekker
Date: September 07, 2008 05:40PM
I have been satisfied with most of the Dell monitors I've purchased in the past 5 years. The input software does not always work properly, but I've managed to find a way to work with every Apple I've tried to connect them to.

And they include monitor cables with the purchase - cables absent from competitors.

Dell's design team for monitors seems to be able to design and execute well.
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Re: Staple's Sunday Monitor Sale: Reality : )
Posted by: artie67
Date: September 07, 2008 05:59PM
Best Dell you can afford. I have a 24" and a 17" TV(made by Philips).TV suffered from a bad power supply board problem solved by replacing capicators and resistors. I have extra parts if anyone on the forum needs them for a dead Dell 17"TV, free. Get the Ultra Sharp if it fits your wallet.
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Question then, which monitor to go with the one I have....
Posted by: Grumpyguy
Date: September 07, 2008 06:13PM
I was really surprised by how flimsy some of the lesser names were....

Okay, so right now, I have a 2 year old Dell 19 inch--not the widescreen one, but I guess you would just call it a square LCD 19 inch. Anyway, I love the monitor. The stand itself is just awesome--height and swivel adjustable....

So which monitor would you buy to go along with it?

--another non-widescreen 19 inch?
--a widescreen 19 inch
-a widescreen 22 inch

--can't afford any bigger. : )

Comments would be welcome.

Maybe Dell will have their coupons on their monitors tomorrow.... : )



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Re: Staple's Sunday Monitor Sale: Reality : )
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: September 08, 2008 12:01AM
What are you using it for?

The low-end Dells are TN panels - so only thousands of colors. Same with most bargain LCDs. I recently bought a LCD with a TN panel but returned it as the colors just didn't work for me.




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Re: Staple's Sunday Monitor Sale: Reality : )
Posted by: Mike Sellers
Date: September 08, 2008 10:52AM
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. . . the Envision seemed somewhat flimsy and the damn thing had this metal "Works with Vista" badge plastered on it anyway!

The fact that there must be doubt on that point should bother Microsoft.
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Re: Staple's Sunday Monitor Sale: Reality : )
Posted by: estnyc
Date: September 08, 2008 10:53AM
I have been very happy with the Soyo 24" which has been discounted to well under $300 (look around). I would not argue that the image and build quality is up to Dell's standards (and certainly not Apple's), but for what I paid for it, and what I need, it's been great.

I do FileMaker development, so real estate and clarity are important, but exact color depth and color fidelity are not.



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