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19" or 20" monitor for under $200?

Discussion in 'Printers, Monitors, and Color Management' started by KsJET, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. KsJET


    Feb 24, 2007
    Is that possible? :redface: I have an old 15", 300:1 LCD and it's driving me crazy. Costco has several 19" and 20" monitors for under $200. Anything will be an improvement over this monitor, but are these going to be OK or should I wait until I can spend more? I just need something decent, not spectacular. These are the choices at Costco.com Monitors I'm pretty clueless when it comes to monitors!
  2. KsJET


    Feb 24, 2007
  3. I just picked up a 22" wide screen monitor at Costco for $269Cdn for watching movies at the lake from the laptop. Push a little on the price and get the larger screen - you'll love it. I've had a 23" BenQ LCD on the PC for a few years now and it's great for PP work.
  4. For the longest time, my local Costco's have had a 19" widescreen viewsonic for under $200. My father-in-law has received one as a gift and it looks really good. Either way just make sure you calibrate.
  5. Hi,

    I use a Dell 20.1" on my PC and a Samsung 22" on my Mac. Both are good performers at their designated resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels.

    The resolution is the main difference between the 19" and 20"-screens. Most 19" use the same resolution as the 17" models, i. e. 1280 x 1024 (non-widescreen). Starting with the 20"-models, the resolution increases.

    I think though, you should decide whether you need

    - a higher resolution (so go for 20" or more to get a 1680 x 1050 or 1600 x 1200)
    - just a bigger screen (19" may be enough).

    The Samsung 22" I got from Amazon, it costs 250 EUR around here, so about 180 bucks. The image quality is fine, the use of DVI instead of VGA is recommended - for any screen, by the way.


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