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    Which one would you buy?

    And WHY?

    I've come accross some money, and want a TFT monitor!

    Which one out of these two would you buy?

    http://www.monitoroutlet.com/803980.html



    OR

    http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/...0004322,00.htm



    Both look very nice, some slightly different features on both, but which one would YOU pick, and why?

    Nick

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    I'd go for the bigger of the 2 if the choice was out of those 2.

    But if I had a choice from other TFT's I'd want one with a thinner border. eg: i've seen these dell's in person and they look Very nice: 18.1" £440

    http://dellware.euro.dell.com/dellst...OSKU-730-10701

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    I'd get the refurb black Sony for £299 inc p&p @ digi-uk.
    50ms response time though so don't even think about playing games on it tho.

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    I would get both
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    Originally posted by Prodigy
    I'd get the refurb black Sony for £299 inc p&p @ digi-uk.
    50ms response time though so don't even think about playing games on it tho.
    They are both from digi-uk...

    I thought the response times are both ~25/30ms???

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    Digi-uk have run out of the X82s now anyway I think. They're gone from the main page - I bought a few a while back to sell on. Made a killing. Rang em yesterday and they said they were about out of them.

    I think the response time of the X82B is 50ms, read it on another site.

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    According to this site:

    http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/...0004322,00.htm

    It says:
    Sony SDM-HS73
    Monitor size (diagonal) 17 in.
    Pixel size 0.264 mm
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 44.1 x 40.4 x 21.6 cm
    Weight 5.9 kg
    Tilt/swivel base tilt (not swivel)
    Claimed viewing angle (horizontal) 160 °
    Brightness 250 cd/m²
    Contrast ratio 500:1
    Pixel response time 20 ms
    Physical brightness & contrast controls no
    Standards compliance "CE; MPR III; VESA DDC1/2B Plug & Play, ISO-13406-2"
    On-screen menu for image controls yes
    Functions accessed via menu brightness; contrast; clock & phase; horizontal & vertical position; colour temperature; gamma adjust; OSD position; language select; lock out; reset
    Built-in speakers no
    Video inputs 15-pin VGA
    Number of control buttons (excluding power) 5
    Horizontal scan range 28 - 80
    Mounting arm/wall connector no
    USB ports 0
    Vertical scan range 48 - 75
    Maximum/minimum power consumption <45; <1
    Standard warranty 3 years
    Cables included power; 15-pin VGA
    Native resolution (pixels) 1280 x 1024
    Monitor type TFT LCD
    Plug & play compatibility DCC1/2B
    Claimed viewing angle (vertical) 150
    So thats 20ms response time for the second one pictured there?

    If so, I'm gonna buy it tomorrow during my dinner break!

    Nick

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    Another pic, in silver....



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    I've already got a Logix 17" monitor, but basically, it's just too big!

    I've got a nice shuttle and am moving all my stuff into my bedroom, instead of this spare room.

    So it's basically space saving.

    I need some advice on res and games, if you care to take a look in the Gaming Forum (Yes there is such a thing on this here Hexus)!!

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    As a gamer with a 19" flat screen crt from laCie I would not touch a tft, they might be good for the eyes when looking at text all day on screens at work, but they just dont cut the mustard for graphics quality.
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    why don't you think about Benq?

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