Re: Flat Panel Monitor
On Thursday 02 June 2005 03:27 pm, Anita Lewis wrote:
> I have a chance to get a Dell E173FP, 17" Flat-Panel Monitor for
> $240-regularly $299. Is that a good thing to get or would you have a
> better recommendation for a flat-panel. I'm assuming that these things
> work fine with Linux. Any special things I would need to know about
> configuring to use one? Do they have horiz and vert rates like the old
> monitors I'm used to?
> Thanks. I only have til tomorrow to make a decision on this.
I wouldn't let myself feel rushed--prices on flat panel monitors are coming
down, and I've seen deals in this price range and lower in the last month or
so (including places like tigerdirect, Isellsurplus, and local BestBuy /
CircuitCity / Staples ads.
I looked into them a few years ago, and this is just from memory--at least
some of them were set up or ideal for a certain resolution--if you use a
different resolution things won't look as good. You also want to pay
attention to brightness and contrast, in general, those aren't as good (yet)
as for a crt.
I don't think they specify horiz and vert scan rates, but instead focus on
resolution, i.e. 1600x1200, 1024x768, or whatever.
Also, there is some question about their life expectancy, whether they'll last
as long as a CRT or not.
Sorry, I don't like to answer when I'm not sure of what I'm talking about--my
basic message is don't feel rushed, take time to look into specs and so
forth, and try out the monitor under the conditions that you plan to use it