It's good enough that I'd buy another. Blacks are black etc.
VGA is not an issue or vaguely related to PCIe. I can see why someone could write that.
The Dell displays at the low end are like Chevy small cars. They get you there but it's a dull ride. IOW, I found the blacks to be gray.
i am planning to buy a 17 inch LCD monitor and here are the ones that's within my budget and availability: Dell E177FP, LG L1752S, Philips 170BCS, and Samsung 740N. i have been searching online and going through specs (couldn't not find a decent review on any of these) but cannot make up my mind on a monitor. i feel the most important factor for me is the contrast ratio (besides normal work, i just plan to play a few games and use it along with my TV card), on which Dell's one is: 450:1, LG 1400:1, Philips/Samsung 600:1. With a DVI port, speakers and USB slot, the philips seems to be ahead. but i still want to get the Dell (as the company is still positioned to be durable in my mind) and am wondering whether or not the 450:1 ratio is worth it. kindly let me know your thoughts on which monitors among these i should get in terms of performance and quality and specially whether or not the Dell E177FP is a good buy.
also importantly, all these monitors are VGA monitors; does this mean a PCIE graphics card like Geforce 6600 won't support it? finally, whats video bandwith and how important is it?
thanks in advance!