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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-28-2005, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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Help me find an LCD monitor that conforms to these specs

Alright, since I got a 23" Apple Cinema Display for christmas to replace my aging(though awesome) Sony Trinitron G400 19" CRT, I'm a happy man. However, the Cinema Display only has 1 input - the Sony has 2 and I use both.

I have 3 computers: my mac, a pc (file server), and a laptop. Currently the file server and the mac are plugged into the sony, and I just use the laptop screen. However, I figure I need to buy a cheapo LCD panel for the file server, since I can't plug it into the CD with its only 1 input. And as l am doing this, I figure I might as well start plugging my laptop into the 2nd monitor: so in short, someone find me an LCD panel under $300 with 2 inputs.

17-19"
1024x768 minimum for 17", 1280x1024 minimum for 19"
4:3 is fine. Widescreen preferred, but I know I can't do widescreen at that price.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-28-2005, 12:17 PM
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Re: Help me find an LCD monitor that conforms to these specs

slickdeals.net often has coupons to get discounts on Dell stuff. I got my 19" lcd from there - the 1905FP with 800:1 contrast ratio for under $300. Don't know if it has multiple inputs, though.
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Re: Help me find an LCD monitor that conforms to these specs

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/P...l=en&cs=19
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Re: Help me find an LCD monitor that conforms to these specs

[quote author=aralls link=topic=36440.msg524337#msg524337 date=1135786632]
slickdeals.net often has coupons to get discounts on Dell stuff. I got my 19" lcd from there - the 1905FP with 800:1 contrast ratio for under $300. Don't know if it has multiple inputs, though.
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a 1905FP for that price would be awesome... i can't seem to find any coupons for it, though
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-28-2005, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Help me find an LCD monitor that conforms to these specs

OK, so 17" seems easy, looking around more.
19" is much harder, but if I want to go to no-name brands, doable.

I will need a VGA-> DVI adapter for the 2nd input, which I assume is doable - I know you can do DVI->VGA, I assume you can do the other way around?
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Re: Help me find an LCD monitor that conforms to these specs

How soon do you need the monitor? The Dell deals just pop up on Slickdeals every once in a while. I wasn't in a hurry so I just waited until I saw one
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Re: Help me find an LCD monitor that conforms to these specs

The widescreen dell's ALWAYS are massively on sale, not so much the 4:3's. I need one immediately though.
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Re: Help me find an LCD monitor that conforms to these specs

if you're willing to spend up to $300, would a dvi kvm switch work?

something like this: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/AddLogix/ADCDVIADCAB/
or here: http://www.welovemacs.com/adcdviproducts.html
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-28-2005, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Help me find an LCD monitor that conforms to these specs

Well, a KVM would work for the 2nd pair of computers, but I still need a 2nd monitor. a KVM just on the cinema display would not be enough, no.

Also, the second pair of computers are VGA, not DVI - so a simple analog VGA switch would be enough
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Re: Help me find an LCD monitor that conforms to these specs

woot.com has a monitor - don't know if it meets your requirements or not
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