Help. Need fast advice on LCD as a monitor and cannot get response from the right forum

Bekker

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I know this is OT for this forum but I posted it where it should be and there's no one home so would like your thoughts.

Edited to clarify because pasted message wrong place.....

Cliff Notes:

Employer is replacing my desktop and is letting me choose which, but I am forced to buy under the conditions below.


Help me decide please .... the LCD has to serve as a monitor primarily because I am using it at work, obviously, but I can take it home sometimes. And when they sell their surplus equipment a few years later, it is dirt cheap.

Which would you buy and and how well do you think it would serve as a monitor?

Thanks in advance, Bekker
Gave me task of finding one for under $2k
Limited to having to buy from IBM, Dell, HP/Compaq under inflated state contract orices
Cannot use coupons or rebates
Finally configed one at Dell that left enough for 18 or 19" FP monitor
Then found I could do the 17" LCD TV/ Monitor and stay in budget
Resolution is sxga 1200 by 768 or somesuch


Great Performance Dual function, wide screen TV and PC monitor with Picture-in-Picture capabilities (when connected to a PC)
Superior picture quality HDTV ready, wide aspect display capable of 16:9 format

400:1 contrast ratio and DCDi? by Faroudja video processing technology for crisp, clear images, even with fast-paced action video (e.g., sporting events)

Wide viewing angle up to +/-88° from center (vertical and horizontal) for a great view from any position in the room



Sleek industrial design with display that is 3.58" thin
24 x 7 toll free technical support


 

Nocturnal

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The new 2001FP with 16ms refresh rate or whatever it's called. It's less than a grand if you can use the right coupons.
 

isekii

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yes

I wish i could get the 2001FP
Just can't shell out the money for it right now tho :( Bought too much stuff lately.

I'll prolly get an 1800FP later and just run Dual instead.
 

Bekker

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Under our state contract we HAVE to buy through the state and CANNOT use any rebates, coupons, etc. because the prices are fixed. If you have not seen the dell 17" LCD monitor, go check it out if you have the time. Or, if I get a chance and learn how, I will post a link later.

Thanks again
 

Gunbuster

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Must be nice to waste state money for a widescreen LCD TV, and then buy it out for a few cents on the dollar later

 

Bekker

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No. It is insane. I have even asked to buy it out of my own funds and let them reimburse me so I can take advantage of the hot deals but they are forbidden to do that. And, the package price I put together is less than what the purchasing agent has been paying for much weaker systems, and less than their budgeted amount of $2,000. Some the agents have been purchasing are running about $1800 and don't even include flat screen 17". The package I put together is about $1830, which I feel is a far better bargain. I cannot believe the states are paying these prices. They belong to some Western Buying group or association and they are not permitted to buy in any other way.

I told one porchasing agent that if they bought from one other approved site, they could put great gaming systems together that could tremendously increase what we now get for them at the end of their life-cycle and also cost less originally, but they don't trust the support from anyone except the biggies of dell and so forth. As to me ripping off the state, that's nonsense since everything is dictated and buying a better value package for the samee price would eventually result in being able to resell it at a higher price. Would you pay the same for a used system with a non-flat screen 17" CRT as one with a 17" LCD TV/Monitor?

Bekker