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    Icon Buying a second monitor...

    Hey CA,
    Having listened to Dave Rapoza's recommendation and seeing the benefits first hand, I've decided to get myself a second monitor. This laptop screen has become too small for having photoshop and photo-ref on at once!
    Anyway, my question is, has anyone any advice / recommendations on makes / models. Looking for something middle of the range I suppose. What do people think of Dell's monitors? it's just that I'm also getting some ram from them so I figured if I was able to get both from them I may be able to save on shipping...

    Your thoughts would be most welcome and shall not go unappreciated!



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    21 years old, good with drawing, but new to painting

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    imnotanoob: Is this the monitor you have yourself?

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    yea, its very nice lookin

    But, before taking my suggestion, go look around first. Theres probably better ones out there i'm sure.
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    I almost bought an 24" HP but checked it out at Bestbuy and found the viewing angles to be pretty bad. I ended up with a Samsung and don't know what more a person could expect from a $300 monitor. That said, it's the only monitor I've owned so their may be better stuff out there, especially as it's been a year since I bought mine.
    Last edited by Bill; May 2nd, 2010 at 10:28 PM.

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    I fairly recently bought a Samsung 22 inch monitor and it's been working well for me so far.
    I think it was the slightly older model of this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/LG-M227WDP-W.../ref=de_a_smtd

    This one has a fairly decent resolution and contrast ratio although you might want to look for one with 2ms response time instead of 5.

    I have a 32inch samsung screen too which i use for referencing and gaming and as a brand i've never had any problem going on two years now.

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    Dell UltraSharp 2209WA

    Best money for value but I don't know if that changed last year, it's a very popular monitor you can read many reviews.

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    Samsung are great monitors to have, I myself only just upgraded to the 27" iMac quad, but before then I was working on a 13" macbook and a 22" Samsung monitor. They have great contrast ratios and handle blacks well. \

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    I have been happy with my Samsung SyncMaster; but at work we had duel monitor setups with 22" SyncMasters and nine of them had to be replaced within a year and a half. Might have been the environment though our office was in a old vehicle bay.

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    my secondary monitor is a 22" samsung syncmaster, i'm really happy with it, and its pretty cheap as well. The primary is a 24" benq, and that was even cheaper, with pretty damn good image quality.

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    Buy an HP LP2475W... 24 incher, less than 500 dollars, Pro Quality color and viewing angles and whatever. best monitor around for the price. Google some reviews... and yes I have it.
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