MEPIS Community Forum

A Linux operating system based on Debian Stable
View unanswered posts | View unsolved topics | View active topics |



Reply to topic  [ 20 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Monitor recommendations wanted 
Author Message
Forum Guide
Forum Guide
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jun 06, 2009 6:06 am
Posts: 1486
Location: Bristol, UK
Has thanked: 426 times
Have thanks: 321 times
Post # 258381
Post Monitor recommendations wanted
I intend to upgrade my monitor as the first stage of a new build for M11. I will be using one of the Asus M4A785 series motherboards, which have Radeon HD2400 graphics. My graphic needs are basic - I don't play any motion games or view any serious film/video. I just need a crisp static display on text, line graphics and photo.

I'm looking at a 22/23 inch widescreen - my desk space is restricted, so anything larger is out. For the last 15 years, I've used CTX monitors, but they do nothing suitable. I'd welcome suggestions for make and resolution particularly. Problem-free on Mepis 11/HD2400 would be ideal.

Phil

_________________

AsRock FM2A88X-ITX+, A8-6500, 8GB, 120GB Samsung SSD, 1TB HDD, MX-14.
Asus M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3, Phenom II X2 550 BE (now X3), 8GB.
120GB Corsair SSD, 500+250GB HDD, MX-14, Mepis 11.9.92-64.
Acer Aspire One 150, Atom N270, 120GB HDD, MX-14 / WinXP


Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:12 am
Profile
Forum Veteran
Forum Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 12, 2006 2:10 am
Posts: 3407
Location: The Netherlands
Has thanked: 294 times
Have thanks: 330 times
Post # 258387
Post Re: Monitor recommendations wanted
Mine (see siggie) or any other Samsung really. Very nice, crisp, and easy to configure and use.

_________________
MX-14.2 (upgraded from 14.1.1) ext4 Xfce4.10 * AMD Asus M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 * ASUS GeForce GT640-1GD5-L * AMD Processor Athlon II X4 635, sAM3 * HDA ATI SB (VT1708S Analog) * 2x4Gb DDR3 1600 Kingston * 22" Samsung SyncMaster P2250 * HP DeskJet F2280


Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:13 am
Profile
Forum Guide
Forum Guide

Joined: Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:07 pm
Posts: 1052
Location: Bracknell, UK
Has thanked: 264 times
Have thanks: 243 times
Post # 258388
Post Re: Monitor recommendations wanted
Whilst I'm hesitant to recommend a particular make and model, I would suggest going to somewhere that has lots of monitors on display, choosing one, then asking if they will test the actual one you are going to buy. That way, you can check for dead pixels. Alternatively, see if they will do a deal on the display model.

I managed to do this in the local branch of a well-known chain, but I know of other folk whose request has been refused. Got to be worth a try however.

I find even one dead pixel really irritating!

Chris


Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:56 am
Profile
Forum Regular
Forum Regular
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 18, 2007 6:34 pm
Posts: 782
Location: Massachusetts
Has thanked: 155 times
Have thanks: 156 times
Post # 258389
Post Re: Monitor recommendations wanted
Gaer Boy,

You absolutely cannot go wrong with Samsung.

I'd go to Newegg and read the reviews to pick the best model...then find that model in a shop and see it in the flesh.

-pc

_________________
MSI 890FXA-GD70 | AMD Phenom II X6 1055T
Asus nVidia GeForce 210 | 8G RAM


Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:30 am
Profile WWW
Forum Veteran
Forum Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 19, 2006 6:13 am
Posts: 10226
Location: Geneva NY
Has thanked: 2962 times
Have thanks: 1896 times
Post # 258391
Post Re: Monitor recommendations wanted
chrispop99 wrote:
Whilst I'm hesitant to recommend a particular make and model, I would suggest going to somewhere that has lots of monitors on display, choosing one, then asking if they will test the actual one you are going to buy. That way, you can check for dead pixels. Alternatively, see if they will do a deal on the display model.

I managed to do this in the local branch of a well-known chain, but I know of other folk whose request has been refused. Got to be worth a try however.

I find even one dead pixel really irritating!

Chris
I look around to get a short list, then check reviews (usually CNET).

_________________
Production: 32 bit, 3.14-0.bpo.1-686-pae. MX-14.2, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB DDR3, / and /home on Kingston SSD 120 GB, data on WesternDigital 1TB, Dell SP2309W monitor.


Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:15 am
Profile
Online
Administrator
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 12, 2006 2:17 pm
Posts: 10686
Location: Rochester NY
Has thanked: 832 times
Have thanks: 1431 times
Post # 258392
Post Re: Monitor recommendations wanted
I can recommend Samsung. I have had one for 5 years without any issues, and it has an excellent display.

_________________
Forum Rules
Guide - How to Ask for Help
Link to Wiki
Rich

Acer Laptop V5-572G: Intel i5, 12 GIG mem, nVidia GT720M/Intel integrated graphics
Mx-14 Symbiosis
Kubuntu 13.10, KDE 4.11.2


Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:41 am
Profile
Forum Veteran
Forum Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 12, 2006 1:42 am
Posts: 4584
Has thanked: 486 times
Have thanks: 633 times
Post # 258393
Post Re: Monitor recommendations wanted
Dell has decent monitors, we have hundreds around at my work place and I don't remember any one of them to have failed.


Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:51 am
Profile
Forum Guide
Forum Guide

Joined: Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:47 pm
Posts: 1450
Location: Savannah, GA
Has thanked: 85 times
Have thanks: 287 times
Post # 258400
Post Re: Monitor recommendations wanted
Gaer Boy wrote:
I just need a crisp static display on text, line graphics and photo.


How important is the "photo" part?

The vast majority of LCD monitors use TN type panels, which are not very good for image processing type work. For critical photo work, if budget permits, you'll want to go with something other a TN panel type.

For example, go with a display using an IPS panel instead. Better panel types won't have as much in way of viewing angle issues causing color shifts like you'd have with a TN type display either; and you'll usually find that they support a wider color gamut.

In terms of suitability for image editing, these panel types are usually best to worst (and you'll find newer variations with all of them).

IPS
PVA
MVA
TN

Here's an article discussing panel types:

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles...chnologies.htm

You'll also find a search feature that you can look up the panel type a given display model uses:

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/panelsearch.htm

It's not exactly a "top of the line" display (as the price would indicate), and it's not really a "wide gamut" model. But, on a tight budget for a 22" to 23" display, I'd look at the Dell U2311H for image editing purposes. It covers 100% of the sRGB color space (much better than you'll get with a typical TN panel). It's still lacking on covering a larger color space if you're working in Adobe RGB. But, it's much better than most monitors in it's price range. Dell Home has it at $279 right this minute:

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/prod ... u=320-9270

It looks like Dell Outlet is out of the refurbished U2311H displays right this minute. But, Dell Outlet had them for $199 last week. So, if you check this list periodically, they're bound to show up again (the available inventory changes on a frequent basis):

http://outlet.us.dell.com/ARBOnlineSale ... =ALL&s=dfh


Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:13 pm
Profile
Forum Guide
Forum Guide
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 12, 2006 6:51 pm
Posts: 1240
Has thanked: 64 times
Have thanks: 132 times
Post # 258402
Post Re: Monitor recommendations wanted
+1 for Samsung. I have a 24" SyncMaster that I'm very happy with.

_________________
Intel Celeron 1007U with integrated HD Graphics 2500, 4GB RAM
AMD E-450 64-bit APU, AMD M1 chipset, AMD Radeon 6320 video, 6GB RAM

The question is half the size of the universe, and the answer takes up the other half.

Green Comet


Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:44 pm
Profile WWW
Forum Regular
Forum Regular

Joined: Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:31 am
Posts: 302
Has thanked: 20 times
Have thanks: 16 times
Post # 258404
Post Re: Monitor recommendations wanted
My wife has a 23" Samsung widescreen and I have a 22" Westinghouse widescreen. The color vibrance when compared side by side isn't even close... the Samsung wins hands down. But at the end of the day (and $120 cheaper), we both get our work done just the same!! I think NEC and ViewSonic make some incredibly sharp LCDs; If you got the money, you might want to explore those brands as well. Otherwise, a widescreen ACER, ASUS, VIZIO, or LG will get your Facebooking done just the same!!! :)

http://www.mwave.com/mwave/subcategory. ... e=Monitors - CRT & LCD

_________________
Mepis 11 64-bit / AMD A6-5400K Dual Core / ASROCK FM2A75-Pro4 / 8GB DDR3 1333 / ATI Radeon HD6550D
Mepis 11 64-bit / Intel Pentium IV / Intel 954G / 2GB DDR


Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:48 pm
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 20 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

Protected by Anti-Spam ACP Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by STSoftware for PTF.