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Once again, I need some assistance from the computer literate masses of the W.

We are redesigning our computer area and want to replace our big hulking monitor with a flat screen LCD monitor. I am looking at things like Image Contrast Ratios and Image H-View Angles and things like that. I have no idea what they mean.

For instance, we would like to get something like this Norcent with built-in speakers (to save even more space), but it seems like a small Image Contrast Ratio (300:1). Click Here (staples.com)


There's also a Proview 19" on sale at Staples starting tomorrow for about the same price.

Is this Norcent a good deal? Is there something I should be wary of? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!



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We had two Norcent LCD TVs on display at work. One we went through two units of trying to get it to display the video for our loop channel (38); it would play the audio but not the picture. It wasn't a matter of settings or a defective unit, it's just Norcent made such a crappy TV that it wouldn't display the picture. We eventually yanked it off.

The other TV is still up, and looks like crap.

This isn't to say that an LCD computer monitor of theirs would be as subpar, but if there's a better-or-equal value out there - like the Proview (which isn't spectacular either, but a step up) - I'd go that direction instead.



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This article is about 3 years old it looks like, but it should cover most of the areas you are looking at.

http://arstechnica.com/guide/flatpanel/flatpanels-1.html

As for individual monitors, I'm not sure where to look for info on these. Try doing a few google searches for the brand you are looking at and "bad pixel" or blurry and see how many results you get. It's just a rough idea, but it may help you if the first 20 hits are all people who are pissed.



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Thanks, Aaron. That helped a lot.

Dell has a AG NEOVO 15" for $206 that gets really good reviews and Staples is running a special on a Proview 19" that also gets good reviews. I think I'll go to Staples and sit in front of a couple screens before I buy one.

Thanks again for the assistance!



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Depending on what you want to spend... there are a few deals out there right now.

Courtesy Extreme Overclocking
    Originally posted by http://www.extremeoverclocking.com/deals/

    DellSB - Dimension 3000 with 2.8Ghz P4, 512MB DDR SDRAM, 80GB HD, and 48x CD-RW for $449 after Rebate with FREE Shipping plus FREE 15" LCD Monitor!
    Nicely loaded budget desktop with an instant $114 discount and a bigger $150 rebate! You`re getting FREE Dell e153FP 15" LCD monitor ($249 value), an Intel Pentium 4 Processor (2.80GHz, 533 FSB), FREE upgrade to 512MB of dual channel DDR SDRAM ($50 value), 80GB Ultra ATA/100 7200RPM Hard Drive ($30 value), 48x CD-RW drive ($35 value), 10/100 networking, Windows XP Home and 1 year warranty! This is a great choice for basic computing (no AGP slot, but you can upgrade to a different PCI video card later). Upgrading to a 17" LCD monitor is just $49!
    Start here through the following link to get the Dimension 3000. DELL DIMENSION 3000 COMPUTER DEAL
    Click on Customize It under Dimension 3000 $449
    All of the options for the lowest possible cost should already be selected but double check. Upgrade whatever options you may want, though they may raise the cost. Here are a couple that you may want to consider:
    IntelŪ PentiumŪ 4 Processor w/ HT Technology (3GHz, 800 FSB) [add $30 or $1/month]
    SAVE $150! 17 inch E173FP Analog Flat Panel [add $49 or $1/month]
    Scroll to the bottom and click on Continue
    Scroll to the bottom and click on Continue
    Scroll to the bottom and click on Add to cart
    Finish checking out! Ground shipping is FREE. Send in your $150 rebate. This deal expires 2/23/05.
    Update: If you`re buying early in the morning, there`s a Dimension 4700 with a 17" LCD for $479. It`s a great deal, but will be gone in the early morning. Just follow the same link above.



So for about $300 more you could get a pretty nice PC along with that monitor


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That's funny because my wife said the same thing to me. We have three kids that are always clamoring for the computer and they could have this one I am typing on now. Running through that awesome link you provided, we can get a decent upgrade and the 17" flat screen for about $550. Pretty hard to pass up that deal. Free shipping, too. The deal expires on Wednesday, but my wife says I should sleep on it. It's only money, right?



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They have had a different deal a couple of times recently. Don't be stressed by the deal - it will either work out or not. I guess the question is do you need a whole new system or just a monitor?

If you don't need the system, no need to upgrade. Still, that's a really good deal on a Dell from what I've seen. Pentium IV 2.8 is fast enough for just about anything - you would just need to upgrade your video card for gaming if that is something you want to do.



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