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20" Widescreen TFT Monitor

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Hi guys! I'm looking for a 20"+ TFT Widescreen monitor for as little as possible. The cheapest I can find is about £250. I caught the deal with the Apple Cinema Display for £299 at the BT shop, but … Read More
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1d, 10m agoPosted 1 decade, 10 months ago
Hi guys! I'm looking for a 20"+ TFT Widescreen monitor for as little as possible. The cheapest I can find is about £250.
I caught the deal with the Apple Cinema Display for £299 at the BT shop, but it's out of stock now... :(
Don't mind so much about the brand, as long as it's reputable. Any and all help would be appreciated.
Thanks!
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1d, 10m agoPosted 1 decade, 10 months ago
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#1
[COLOR=navy]This[/COLOR] [COLOR=blue]Acer AL2016WS[/COLOR] [COLOR=navy]is £245.50p including delivery from Amazon.Co.UK[/COLOR]

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000DZ83DI.01._SCMZZZZZZZ_V66781814_.jpg

[COLOR=navy]8ms response time, 600:1 contrast, looks pretty good too.[/COLOR]
#2
rayman
[COLOR=navy]This[/COLOR] [COLOR=blue]Acer AL2016WS[/COLOR] [COLOR=navy]is £245.50p including delivery from Amazon.Co.UK[/COLOR]

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000DZ83DI.01._SCMZZZZZZZ_V66781814_.jpg

[COLOR=navy]8ms response time, 600:1 contrast, looks pretty good too.[/COLOR]


Add another £100 to that!

Our Price: £245.50

CJ
#3
Ooops hehe I did it right on the front page :roll:

Thanks for pointing it out ;)
#4
thanks guys! I'm just wondering if the 1" jump up from the Acer 19" widescreen also on Amazon is worth the £100 difference...?
#5
£230.92 (including postage) here for the ViewSonic Graphic VG2021m (Black, Silver) 20" LCD Monitor from savastore.

Any Good?

CJ
#6
Thanks Jake! That's a good price, but I don't think it's a widescreen one....
#7
usaama
Thanks Jake! That's a good price, but I don't think it's a widescreen one....

Oh yeah, see what you mean.

The 19" Acer you found looks like incredibly good value!

I found the Acer AL2016ws (Silver) 20.1" LCD Monitor at technoworld.com slightly cheaper at £241.47 and a very nice looking Samsung Widescreen for 272 at [URL="http://www.hotukdeals.com/go/?m=95&u=15&d=http://www.savastore.com/productinfo/product.aspx?catalog_name=Savastore&product_id=10289103&pid=45&tid=3"]savastore.com[/URL]

CJ
#8
I also decided yesterday that I need* a 20 inch widescreen, so let me know how you get on and what you find. The Acer is the cheapest so far, but there are a few around the £270 mark. They all look to have suspiciously similar specs , so I wonder if there is only one manufacturer of 20.1in displays.




*Possibly I'll just go for a 19in Normal aspect instead.
#9
Probably not worth the extra £100 for the 20" widescreen, especially as the [COLOR=blue]Acer 19" is now just £146.89p[/COLOR] including delivery from Amazon.Co.UK at the moment...
#10
I'm still deliberating whether I will go for the 19" or 20". If 20", i'd go for this Philips one at eBuyer, simply because of Philips' 'Perfect Panel' guarentee, ensuring no dead pixels... Comes to £275 delivered.
But....if I buy the 19" i'll have an extra £100 to spend on the computer i'm also buying!
I'll sleep on it....!
#11
You'll probably find that 20" monitors are using different matrices (not TN+ film ones) and got better resolution compared to 19".
#12
Then it takes it back to the 20" Acer :) of which I got an important part of it's spec wrong :roll: Should have been: High contrast ratio of 800:1 not the 600:1

The Philips at eBuyer has a refresh rate of 75Htz at 1680 x 1050 resolution, but contrast is 600:1.
#13
S-IPS is not bad at all :)
#14
hmmm all reviews of the Acer 20" seem ok
WGF member review
Amazon buyer review
Buy.com review

i'm still confused :confused: because the £100 gap doesnt seem to be worth the 1" jump...
#15
It is different kind of matrix - you are getting 16.7M colours and not interpolated 16.2M. Also, can you get 1680 x 1050 resolution on 19" ones?
#16
Re: 19 v 20

£100 difference seems a lot but the 19" widescreens mostly seem to be 1440x900 - given that I'm already using a 17" at 1280x1024, to go for a 19" widescreen would mean that vertically speaking it's a retrograde step for me.

However, if I was going from a 15" CRT at 800 x 600 I'd probably be very happy :-D with 1440x900... for a while.:(

I'll try and post a list of sub-£300 screens later when I've done more research.
#17
Another factor is the refresh rate. 19" seem to be mostly 60Htz at the highest recommended resolution. Where as the 20" are mostly 75Htz. I would think the 75Htz would be more beneficial in the long run...
#18
The Dell 20" is down to around £285 now, worth considering
#19
zwarder
The Dell 20" is down to around £285 now, worth considering
If you buy through QuidCo.Com you can also earn 7% in cashback [worth about £14].
#20
that is actually VERY tempting....
#21
zwarder
The Dell 20" is down to around £285 now, worth considering



Yep, spent a couple of hours researching today, then got home to see that the Dell has dropped in price - I was hoping it might seeing as it is Dell Thursday.

It's got the best inputs for the price, plus it looks nice so I may be going for one later tonight...
#22
jbp
I may be going for one later tonight...


:thumbsup: I went for the Dell in the end because of the inputs and 'cos I've worked with/for Dell in the past and have alway found their TFT monitors to be class unlike some of their other kit.

Here's the one's I found earlier - none had stand-out reviews so I could have gone for any really - possibly I might have gone for the Samsung but they aren't in stock at the moment and I can't find a review of one.

Prices may not include postage and Quidco is available with some of these.
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[SIZE=2]http://www.savastore.com/productinfo/product.aspx?catalog_name=Savastore&product_id=10286285&pid=44[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Viewsonic VA2012 £237.68[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=2]http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/104503[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]ACER ET.L640C.002 £241.48[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=2]http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000DZ83DI/026-0037022-0255634?v=glance&n=560798&s=gateway&v=glance[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Acer AL2016WS 20" Widescreen LCD Monitor £245.50[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=2]http://www.savastore.com/productinfo/product.aspx?catalog_name=Savastore&product_id=10289103&pid=44[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Samsung SM205BW 20" Widescreen LCD Silver 6ms DVI Monitor £266.54[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2](Stock due in 2-5 days)[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=2]http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=3VCQ&SearchType=1&SearchTerms=200w6cs&PageMode=3&SearchKey=All&SearchMode=All&NavigationKey=0[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Philips 20" Philips Widescreen Silver DVI LCD TFT. £270.23[/SIZE]
#23
thanks jbp! thats really helpful.

i'm a few weeks away from actually needing one so will wait a little while - let us know how the dell turns out.
#24
Ah, the eternal argument - need vs want.

A conflict I struggle with, each and every day. :lol:
#25
lol emma so do I, but being a student, the needs win and the wants take a back seat!
#26
Has anyone bought one of these? I want to buy a 20" TFT, but am really undecided on which one, it's so difficult!

Can the Dell be wall mounted easily? I think that might be the tiebreaker...

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