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what is the best TFT monitior to buy?


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dan7brit

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I am in the process of buying a 17" TFT monitor for my PC. I am having some trouble deciding what make is the best one to buy? Any suggestions what be welcomed. Thanks.

I am looking for picture quality, durability, and reliability when deciding which one is best.
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What's your budget.

If you don't know how to look for LCD's I'll list a couple of things to look for.
-Constrast ratio is recommended to be 1000:1 or better although if your not watching movies, playing games or photo/video editing lower is fine and you'll never notice a difference.
-Viewing angle 160/160 or better. I recommend at least 170/170, though these are usually more money.
-Responce time of 5ms with GTG (grey to grey) mesurement, again if you don't game or watch movies you can get whatever responce time you like, you'll never notice the difference.
-Go to your local computer shop and decided what brightness you like, it ranges from 250nits all the way up to 350, may even go higher though I have never seen it. Normaly the higher the better because you can make it dimmer and therefor adjust it to your preference. I personally like 250nits as I work on the computer with the lights off normally, but the next guy might like 300nits.

Good monitor brands, Samsung, LG, acer, Dell to name a few.

James

Edited by james_8970, 10 May 2007 - 09:56 AM.

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Thanks. I have decided to go with a Benq monitor as the specifications were just as good as the Samsung I saw, and I have heard that Benq has a good reputation.
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Yup, hope you enjoy your investment.
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I couple of my friends have Viewsonics and Sceptres and I like them a lot.
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