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#20468 27-Mar-2008 17:06
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I'm about to get myself a new Dell desktop, but am having trouble deciding on the monitor. I'm currently working on a 17" widescreen laptop. My desk isn't too deep, so I think a huge monitor would be a bit too "in my face" and involve too much side-side eye movement.

My requirements are:
-19 / 20 " widescreen

As part of the Dell package I could go for the 1908WFP, but reviews say the image quality isn't great. Also looked at similar (better rated) monitors from Samsung / HP.

I suppose I could
go for the 22" (2208WFP) and get a wall mount, but this adds another $200 for the wall mount alone.

Anyone got any other suggestions / experience of these monitors?

I will mostly use it for software development.



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  #119241 28-Mar-2008 01:49
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hmmm there are a few decisions you need to make. if your desk isn't very deep a wall mount does sound viable but if you want it to be height adjustable then that's probably out of the question. my flatmate has a very nice samsung 19" monitor that is very thin and sleek. it easily fits on his thin desk (2 & 1/2 feet deep) and is very simple to adjust the height too. i'm a firm believer in samsungs flat panels, i'm on my third one now, went from 22" flat panel LCD monitor -> 32" LCDTV -> 52" LCDTV. i have been very pleased with the performance of all 3. samsung always seems to take adjustability into consideration too as both my LCDTVs have huge swivel angles that are surprisingly easy to adjust. just remember to look at the specs - response time, resolution, blacks/contrast and connections are the biggies. also nothing beats a hands-on look before you buy.

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  #119280 28-Mar-2008 09:19
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I've had a Dell E228WFP at work for the past year and have found it to be excellent. It's not height adjustable - but it is reasonably priced. I find that sitting a comfortable distance from the screen, there are no issues with having to move my head side to side to see everything.

I've also had the chance to do some work on a Viewsonic 28 inch widescreen, and that was definitely too large for my liking.



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  #119378 28-Mar-2008 17:08
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ashtonaut: I've also had the chance to do some work on a Viewsonic 28 inch widescreen, and that was definitely too large for my liking.

i love the viewsonic monitors, came very close to getting one instead of the samsung. saw this attractive deal today for a 22" viewsonic lcdtv, awesome specs and that price is pretty damn good.


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  #119414 28-Mar-2008 20:24
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thanks for your replies - think I've made my mind up on a Samsung 226BW now. Has got some great reviews and can get for a decent price. Will probably have to get a wall mount or a new desk.

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  #119416 28-Mar-2008 20:34
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have a look at wallmounts, i've seen some good ones out there including ones that are on a swivel arm so you can adjust height, depth and angle. they may be a bit pricey but in saying so you don't wana cheap out on something thats holding your sleek new piece of technology 2 metres above the ground.

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