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20" LCD monitors - standard and widescreen

Discussion in 'Shopping, Deals, Discounts & Bargains' started by Ikki, Feb 5, 2005.

  1. Ikki

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    Dell have both their standard and widescreen 20" monitors on sale until the 23rd of February.

    Standard shape 20" monitor £444.39
    Widescreen 20" monitor £472.59

    The standard monitor has a 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) res, dvi, 16ms response time and is reckoned to be about the best on the market, especially for gaming.

    The widescreen monitor has a 1600 x 1050 (WUXGA) res, dvi, 16ms response time. The monitor has only recently been released and has had good reviews.

    Both monitors have analogue, digital, s-video and composite inputs. They could be used directly with a Freeview or Sky STB.

    They are both a bargain at these prices IMHO. :thumbsup:

    Dell 20" LCD monitors
     
  2. Koing

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    How much is delivery and where are you located?

    Warrenty?


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  3. Ikki

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    The deal is for UK delivery and the price includes shipping and vat.

    You can get more information by visiting the DELL site via the link in the first post.
     
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    Excellent tip. I've been waiting for the 1600 x 1200 20inchers to hit this price point. To be able to get it in widesreen and with a good response time as well is an added bonus (BTW widescreen res is 1680 x 1050).
     
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    LCD monitors with 400:1 contrast ration are not realy suitable for image viewing in low light conditions due to strong backlight coming from the screen. However, they should be fine for notmal PC monitor use.

    The widescreen monitor looks more appropriate with 600:1 contrast ratio.

    Elsewhere, I have recently bought Samsung 24" LCD panel that was rated 500:1 and had to return it back as backlight was way to strong for watching movies or TV.
     
  6. Ikki

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    Why would you want to watch tv on a computer monitor, I use the TV for that. :confused:
     
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    Ikki High res large screen monitors are great for HDTV in addition to being used as a standard TV if the inputs are present. A 23" TV (with SKY or TV card on PC for example)/Monitor that can handle >1024p is great for a study or bedroom.
     
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    Hi,

    I almost bouught the 2005FPW from dell as it had 20% off. But thanks to Ikki posting about the 19" dell from aria I found it on their site for £100 less!!! 20" of widescreen goodness for £373 delivered - unfortunatly they have sold out now at that price.

    Thanks again ikki
    ben
     
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    Wish I had seen that price...! Hopefully there will be similar deals again soon!
     
  10. Ikki

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    Stlic, I guess it's a case of different needs and lifestyles. :)
     
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    The Dell 20" 'widescreen' runs 1680x1050. "PC widescreen" is a 16:10 and not 16:9 like normal 'widescreen' is. 16:10 is more PC friendly and you WILL GET bars on 16:9 movies BUT you sure as hell get a lot more screen then a 20: 5:4 (1280x1024) monitor.

    Koing
     

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