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    Question Cheap monitor

    I don't want to spend much on a monitor - no more than £80, but I also want something that works. If anyone has a link to a cheap monitor (at least 17" without speakers) that they know works fairly well, could you let me know?

    Thanks - it's just I've found VERY mixed reviews, some saying a monitor is good, others saying it produces a stranges clicking noise, or is blurred.

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    I have this one from Watford Electronics: http://www.savastore.com/products/pr...0268133&pid=44.

    Haven't had much experience with monitors, but this one is much clearer and sharper than my old one. Although it is a CRT monitor, the screen itself is actually flat.
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    Personally i think you should splash out on a monitor as this is how you interact with the computer. A high quality monitor with a nicer image makes you feel more comfortable when you're using your computer.

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    so which monitor do u have and how much did u spend?

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    Kezzer's right the monitor is important. I picked up a ctx 17" perfect flat screen for less than £100 from ebuyer. Its black and silver so it looks tasty as well

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    Check out ebuyer if you want a cheap monitor - I got a 19" Relisys for a m8 for about £100, they also do 17" from £65 +p+p - cheap and cheerful does the job

    Alternatively - and my personal fav a 21" refurb for £60inc from AC

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    R those from AC 2nd hand because they REALLY REALLY cheap!!!

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    Yes, they are second hand, refurbished, monitors.

    Very cheap, a few people on here have bought them, they were cheaper before
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    what's A grade and B grade?

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    Grade A is clean/tested/perfect B is a tad dirty, maybe a couple of minor marks

    My bro has 2 of the 21"'s and a m8 has another - all b-grade and came with hardly a mark on them

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    So you'd say that getting the B grade 21" for £39 would be better than getting the A grade for £79? (twice the price)

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    or would u say just to be safe, get the A grade?

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    So you'd say that getting the B grade 21" for £39 would be better than getting the A grade for £79? (twice the price)
    Yep, cant lose really at that price. If you really csnt live with it you can definately flog it on...

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    one last question - why would the Cornerstone 21 Inch 50/101sf A-Grade Monitor at £40 be cheaper than the Cornerstone P1500 21 Inch A Grade SVGA Monitor at £79?

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    Sorry to keep asking stuff, but is the 21" measured diagonally, and if so, what is the screen ratio - is it the same as a TV (4:3)?

    Also, whilst I've been looking at stuff, I've notice that everything has a price excluding VAT - why is that?

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    1) ex VAT is done mainly for trade purposes - most businesses can claim back VAT.
    2) The 50/101sf is cheaper than the p1500 as its an older (not as good) model
    3) Screen ratio is 4:3 - dunno how 21" is measured, but they is big monitors

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