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My search for an LCD screen with superior resolution

by Joe_Wulf / September 6, 2010 4:41 AM PDT

I'm frustrated with my search and have turned to CNet for answers.

I've been patiently waiting for a quality LCD monitor to come out. Most features with LCD monitors', I feel, are of excellent quality, as I've researched and reviewed them---with one startling exception: RESOLUTION.

Currently I have a Dell M1710 XPS laptop, with a 17" screen, that supports 1900x1200 resolution. Which is fine for me in this form factor. I have an external 19" Dell CRT Trinitron P1130 monitor which achieves an excellent 2048x1536 resolution. The monitor works great for the video it outputs. In that regard, I'm pleased.

I'm anticipating purchasing a replacement laptop within the next 6 months (most likely the high-end Dell AlienWare M17x, fully loaded, with the I7 920 processor, or something better if it comes along). At the same time, I would like to purchase an external superior quality LCD screen (comprared to what is available today) in the range of 22 or even 24 inches, that has a resolution ratio beyond what my simple 17" laptop has.

All the 22"/24" LCD monitors I've researched lately (including those up to $1600.00!!) have no better maximum resolution than my 17" laptop. Desktop screen real estate is very important to me. So, I'm asking all of you, where can I get a LCD screen with superior resolution?

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How about 3840 x 2160 pixels.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 6, 2010 5:38 AM PDT
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by Joe_Wulf / September 6, 2010 11:30 AM PDT


Thank you for the feedback and suggestion. 56" is a tad larger than I really need as a companion to my next laptop. It is impressive though. I had figured on spending no more than $800.00'ish, so I'm gonna have to pass on the deal you've offered--thanks, though!


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Just an example.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 6, 2010 11:41 AM PDT
In reply to: woa

There are displays outside the consumer offerings. That is, you may never see these at Best Buy but what I like today is the simple 1080p display connected with HDMI which gives me a very nice external with the ease of hookup without the issues of analog VGA.


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