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What size monitor do you have for your main computer?

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / March 28, 2007 3:42 AM PDT

What size monitor do you have for your main computer and what type?

14 inches or smaller
15 inches
17 inches
19 inches
20 inches
21 inches
22 inches
23 inches or larger

Is it an LCD, CRT, or other? What brand and model is it? What do you like and dislike about it?

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Dell 17"LCD
by Brett109 / March 28, 2007 6:07 AM PDT

Got it as part of a docking station setup and it has worked out very well.

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Acer AL1916
by Debra Kohlrust / March 28, 2007 8:52 AM PDT
In reply to: Dell 17"LCD

I'm very pleased with my Acer AL 1916 19" monitor.

I have over 3,000 negatives of Great Lakes vessels, loading and unloading ports, lighthouses, etc. which I am gradually turning into 13" x 19" prints. The Acer's color is a dead match for my HP-9800 printer's output and that saves me a LOT of work.

I've had no problems of any kind in the 7 months I've been using it, so I recommend it highly!


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Great Lakes Ships
by merlin1001 / March 28, 2007 8:59 AM PDT
In reply to: Acer AL1916

You wouldn't happen to have a photo of the "SS South America" would you, I understand it has been scrapped and it used to load at Detroit, MI.


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My Dell 19 Inch CRT Monitor
by iainkayphd / March 28, 2007 10:14 AM PDT
In reply to: Dell 17"LCD

I don't own a television & exclusively watch DVDs on my Dell computer with a 256 MB PCI ATI Raedeon graphics card and 1 GB of RAM. This seems to work for me. I wouldn't own a TV if it & the cable service were FREE!

Anyone out there want to comment Pro or Con about my setup? Please e-mail me at

iain kay

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by rweinstein / March 28, 2007 6:21 AM PDT

I have a 21" viewsonic lcd. Love it. I do a lot of Desktop Publishing work and its great.
Also, just mounted it on an LCD arm. Another great innovation.

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by gehopk / March 28, 2007 6:24 AM PDT

20 in LCD ViewSonic

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LG Flatron Wide L204WT
by cavu / March 28, 2007 6:33 AM PDT

LG Flatron Wide L204WT

Likes: 20" 5ms 2000:1 1680x1050 DVI

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AOC 19 inch LCD
by warpcorecomputers / March 28, 2007 6:34 AM PDT

Got it at office max for $149
It is a great monitor very crisp picture

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What size monitor do you have for your main computer?
by gcshaw / March 28, 2007 6:38 AM PDT

I hade a 21 inch monitor, but I went to the 19 inch flat screen. I don't really miss the difference in size, and certainly don't miss the bulk and the weight. I have a usb hub in the flat screen, ad that is very handy.

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Averatec 3550 laptop . . .
by xojo / March 28, 2007 6:41 AM PDT

. . . has a 12.1 inch LCD screen. I love it. I can take it and use it anywhere. I don't use a desktop any more

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My 3 year old has a bigger screen than that.
by lassean1 / March 29, 2007 8:01 AM PDT

Geez 12 inch monitor that is crazy. My little 3 year old has a bigger monitor than that.

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Jeez talk about size matters !
by somanyroads / June 5, 2007 5:03 AM PDT

Its not the size that matters its how you use it. Happy

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Ultra Portable Laptop
by daleisfflchamp / November 10, 2007 6:20 PM PST

I'm sure you missed out reading that the 12.1 inch monitor is on a laptop. It is called Ultra Portable Laptop, some people needed that especially if they travel a lot and rarely use their laptop at home. These kind of laptops are the most expensive laptops.

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2x Samsung SyncMaster 910T
by legendver2 / March 28, 2007 6:47 AM PDT

Old but good; driven by one Nvidia Quadro FX 3400; serves me well for SolidWorks 3D Cad work and desktop publishing.

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Samsung SyncMaster 226BW
by drjamison / March 28, 2007 6:49 AM PDT

Best 22" wide screen 3000:1, 2ms, monitor I have ever owned!

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Desert Dave
by dvg9 / March 28, 2007 6:56 AM PDT

I'm using a 24" Dell LDC on my main computer. So far, it's been great, and especially good for flowcharting.

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by johnsy56 / March 28, 2007 6:56 AM PDT

19" Neovo F419 LCD. Next step; 22-23" wide screen maybe?

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What size monitor do you have for your main computer?
by martunes / March 28, 2007 6:56 AM PDT

I have the iMac 20" - wow Apple makes the best displays! I also have a a Samsung Syncmaster 910v 19" for my 2nd monitor that seems very dull in comparison.

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Apple 17"
by griffinmill27516 / March 28, 2007 6:59 AM PDT

...and closing in on another (bigger, wider) one.

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2407 WFP
by holedout / March 28, 2007 6:59 AM PDT

Dell 24" LCD, love the screen size, work in Photoshop CS2
Took a while to adjust to the difference in brightness and settings, but I have no complaints. I am not a gamer, so I do not know how good this would be, but for dvd playback it works quite nicely.
Find it hard to work at my older crt 20" now, even though it has great color etc.

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Monitor Size
by i8ubfr / March 28, 2007 7:00 AM PDT

Samsung Syncmaster 206bw 20 Inch Wide Screen, Totally awesome

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LCD Multi-Media Display
by MIKEPOWERS1 / March 28, 2007 7:03 AM PDT

I use a Syntax model LT32HVE. 32" Wide Screen

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Viewsonic 19" LCD
by Dibloc / March 28, 2007 7:04 AM PDT

I have a Viewsonic 19' model VA 1912wb. I've had it for about a year and like it very much !!!
It is used in Game play and there has been no problem with Gosts or smearing. I am using it on Call Of Duty 2 at the present time !!
TTYL, araybj @

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Two are better than one !!
by websquad / March 28, 2007 7:06 AM PDT

For a couple of years I used an Envision 19" LCD monitor (EN9250). However, I recently got another one of these monitors from an eBay auction, and now have two 19" monitors. My productivity has gone up, as I can have multiple applications open and visible (I do web development). Highly recommended. I use UltraMon to give me tool bars on both monitors ... also recommended.

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I have 2 Samsung 204B's
by jlmyr / March 28, 2007 7:06 AM PDT

They are great. They can be rotated 90 degrees making document editing very easy.

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Size of monitor
by steveww / March 28, 2007 7:07 AM PDT

I have a 17 inch Acer LCD monitor.

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2 - 24" Dell 2405 FPW's
by Olav the Viking / March 28, 2007 7:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Size of monitor

When I started building my current box (January 2005) I had one 19" Princeton 1024x1280, which very quickly became 2. In November of 2005, I installed one 2405FPW at 1200x1980, and after seeing how much real estate it gave me, coupled with the fact that having 2 different resolution monitors did not give me the desired look for an XP expanded desktop, I opted for a second one in January of 2006.

Comment: once you work with 2 monitors, you will never want to go back to one. You should have a good graphics card, one with 2 DVI's. I started with a cheap ATI (Powercolor 9250 PCI w. 256MB, one DVI and one VGA connector) card, but kept having random problems with one monitor not synching at startup - finally sprung for a ATI X1800XT PCIE w. 512MB, and have never been happier.

I located 2 brand new Dell AS500 14W stereo soundbars on EBay which are designed to easily clip under each monitor and then I built a patch box to plug both soundbars into, converting the 4 soundbar speakers into 3 speaker channels (Left speaker, Center speaker [uses left soundbar right + right soundbar left speakers], and Right speaker). Maybe not as super as getting megawatt speakers, but I figure that is what the home entertainment system upstairs is for. My main concern was my physical desktop real estate, and these soundbars are out of the way under each monitor using space that would never be used anyway.

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by hank3 / March 28, 2007 7:09 AM PDT

19" LCD

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ViewSonic 19" widescreen
by highfrequency79 / March 28, 2007 7:11 AM PDT

I LOVE my monitor!!!! It's awesome for graphic work in Photoshop as well as movies & gaming!

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22" Megavision from Tiger Direct
by lsjames / March 28, 2007 7:13 AM PDT

This is a great monitor: 1000-1 contrast and priced at $250 after rebate.

Though today I saw my next monitor; Dell 27 inch. Ye-Haw!!!

Remember, in monitors, like money, some is good, more is better and too much is just enough!!

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