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Bwana
09-30-2005, 01:49 PM
This old 300 pound 21 inch Sony regular monitor takes up half my fricken desk and is starting to get the evil lines.

I am looking at picking up a 19 inch flat screen monitor. Are there any sweet deals out there at various on-line sites? I thought I would tap the Planet for some ideas! :)

htismaqe
09-30-2005, 02:02 PM
I'd go to www.newegg.com.

Simplex3
09-30-2005, 02:06 PM
If you're not in a big hurry Dell will run 15% off and you can sometimes stack a 10 or 15% off coupon on top of that.

Looks like they have ~20% off on the 19"s right now. Search around for "Dell coupon code" on the web and see if you can find one that is "stackable".

Sexy Beast
09-30-2005, 02:15 PM
I've had this one for about 6 months and it's great.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824006106

Wait till you move that old clunker and put a nice LCD screen up there, you'll wonder how you lived without it and what the hell to do with all the new space.

Bwana
09-30-2005, 02:18 PM
I've had this one for about 6 months and it's great.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824006106

Wait till you move that old clunker and put a nice LCD screen up there, you'll wonder how you lived without it and what the hell to do with all the new space.

Tell me about it Joe. Like I said, this pig takes up about half my desk and is starting to look like hell. Time to retire the old Sony Trinatron as a boat anchor. :D

Simplex3
09-30-2005, 02:23 PM
The biggest thing to beware of when purchasing an LCD monitor: What is the dead pixel policy? How many pixels have to be dead for the monitor to be considered "bad". Dell's used to be 0 but I'd have to check again. If it's over 5 you might want to be careful or make sure there is a no-questions-asked return policy for at least 30 days.

htismaqe
09-30-2005, 02:33 PM
Well, NewEgg had a 6 dead pixel policy at the time I ordered mine. Of course, I read hundreds of reviews that said "no dead pixels" before I bought.

I got a 19" 12ms display for less than Dell's 19" 25ms display.

AeroSquid
09-30-2005, 03:29 PM
i bought my Samsung 930b at Micro Center because i feared dead pixels. It didn't have any so I probably over paid by 50-60 bucks =/

htismaqe
09-30-2005, 03:31 PM
By the way, my MiL bought a Dell system about 4 months ago, and her monitor had 2 dead pixels and Dell didn't replace it...

Bwana
09-30-2005, 03:45 PM
A lot of good tips so far.......Thanks!

Bwana
09-30-2005, 09:51 PM
Screw it! I went out and looke dant 50+ of these damn thing and ended up buying an LG Flatron. Damn fine picture and a 3 year warranty. What should I do with al this new found space? Perhaps a small office beer cooler. :)

Phobia
09-30-2005, 10:59 PM
I know you dropped a pretty penny on that 21" monster. I ditched mine a couple years ago. I ended up donating it to Purple Heart.

Bwana
10-01-2005, 07:40 AM
I know you dropped a pretty penny on that 21" monster. I ditched mine a couple years ago. I ended up donating it to Purple Heart. I need to figure out something to do with mine as well. I don't want to just throw it out and I don't own a boat where the 60 pound monster would work as a fine anchor. I'm going to donate mine as well to something. What is Purple Heart?

Is this it? http://www.purpleheart.org/

Bwana
10-01-2005, 07:52 AM
On a side note:

For anyone else in the same boat, this place looked like it may have had some decent deals as well. http://www.tigerdirect.com/indexus.asp?SRCCODE=WEBGOOTD&CMP=KNC-GOOGL

Phobia
10-01-2005, 08:49 AM
I need to figure out something to do with mine as well. I don't want to just throw it out and I don't own a boat where the 60 pound monster would work as a fine anchor. I'm going to donate mine as well to something. What is Purple Heart?

Is this it? http://www.purpleheart.org/

Yeah - that's them. I dumped about $600 into my monster when SRP was double that. It really pained me to give it away.

Bwana
10-01-2005, 09:29 AM
Yeah - that's them. I dumped about $600 into my monster when SRP was double that. It really pained me to give it away.

Yeah, I was thinking I paid between $600-$800 at the time. I know it wasn't cheap. I will send these guys an email and see if they have a post in the area and drop it off if they do.