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Looking for a Good Monitor
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I'm in the market for a good monitor. Currently my largest one is a 23" HP which is still very good, but I am moving back downstairs and setting up in the basement shop. Down there is a 22" HP, which is of the old 1920 x 1200 - 16:10 ratio. I love that ratio over the current 1920 x 1080 - 16:9 ratio, but 24" is about the biggest screen you can buy and expect the 16:10 ratio.

Perhaps Bill can recommend one that is larger, not out of the price range, and still maintain my artistic sense of perspective. I've looked at a ton of 16:9 monitors, but can't tolerate them unless the frame comes out to the 16:10 ratio. My artistic sense of beauty just won't allow me to live with something that doesn't maintain that ratio. It would drive me batty to have one of those 16:9s with the thin frame.

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And on top of everything, most monitor makers tend to fudge on the appearance of their products, because they tend to "photoshop" the image in order to make them look like they are 16:10 when they aren't. I have to go through every model and find the dimensions without the stand, and compute the vertical and horizontal dimensions. And almost all of them end up somewhere in the 1 to 1.7 ratio.

Lord, it is so frustrating. Gah Maybe I should just stick with the larger 24".

Of the 24", this is the one I am really considering: Dell U2415 . It is fully adjustable, including height, tilt, and even swivel. And the connections are quite extensive with 4 USB3 outlets and a fifth USB3 charge port.

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Notice the difference in the proportions of the two monitors. the top one just doesn't look as aesthetically pleasing as the bottom one. The 16:9 ratio is not something found in nature, and it just looks alien to the eye.

But I really have my heart set on a larger monitor, if only I could find one with the features of the Dell, and a frame that finishes out at 16:10.
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#2
These monitors get good reviews on Amazon.

HP 24 inch 16:10
http://www.amazon.com/HP-Performance-ZR2...10+monitor

HP 24 inch 16:10
http://www.amazon.com/Business-LA2405wg-...10+monitor

Dell 19 inch 16:10
http://www.amazon.com/E1911-19-CCFL-LCD-...10+monitor

Dell 24 inch 16:10
http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Ultrasharp-U2...10+monitor

Lenovo 22 inch 16:10
http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-ThinkVision...10+monitor

Samsung 24 inch 16:10

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-S24C650DW-...10+monitor

Compaq 24 inch 16:10
http://www.amazon.com/Compaq-Business-LA...10+monitor
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#3
The price is daunting compared to others - but the Samsung flatscreens are visibly superior to most others. If you don't want the best picture - go for the price.
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Well, I bit the bullet and ordered a 27" inch monitor. This one right here. Ultimately it was the excellent screen resolution (2560 x 1440) and the fact that it uses the Samsung PLS panel for its screen. Since this is a Korean product, that makes perfectly good sense. The only real drawback is the Korean plug that has to have an adapter added. Obviously this is not an export unit.

Here's a review from an owner of more than one of them.

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(01-08-2016, 11:06 PM)John L Wrote: The only real drawback is the Korean plug that has to have an adapter added.


Or an extremely long power cord!

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but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!
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(01-09-2016, 07:38 PM)JohnWho Wrote: Or an extremely long power cord!

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(01-09-2016, 08:34 PM)John L Wrote:
(01-09-2016, 07:38 PM)JohnWho Wrote: Or an extremely long power cord!

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C'mon, man - a cord that reaches to South Korea so you won't need an adapter.

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I know you think you understand what you thought I said,
but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!
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(01-09-2016, 08:46 PM)JohnWho Wrote:
(01-09-2016, 08:34 PM)John L Wrote:
(01-09-2016, 07:38 PM)JohnWho Wrote: Or an extremely long power cord!

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C'mon, man - a cord that reaches to South Korea so you won't need an adapter.

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Shucks, why didn't I think of that one? You're beginning to sound like a bureaucrat JW. S13 S18
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