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    20" TFT monitor

    hi,
    im about to buy a new 20" TFT instead of my old 15".
    so,any of you guy has recently bought one and can recommend something for the purpose of digital drawing/sculpting?

    so far im considering buying one of these

    Samsung SyncMaster 204B 20"

    Samsung SyncMaster 930B 19"

    Do you think the difference of 1" is noticeable.

    thanks

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    I went from a 15" to 19" moniter. Its a massive leap in size and @ first it seemed HUGE (still does when I stand them side by side). I begun to think it was even to big until I got used to it. I can honestly say I don't think 1" would make much of a difference. There would be a noticble difference in size between the two, but I don't feel the price is worth the difference. Although bare in mind I mine is only for personal use and I don't have that much cash.

    The only way to be really sure would beto put one next to the other and ask your self if you really need those extra pixels.
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    I'd buy the 19".

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    i'm not familiar with TFT, what exactly is that?
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    Thin-film transistor , the right way to call liquid screens with this tech is TFT LCD, but TFT is shorter of cource.

    Is a nice new technologie used in most....if not all the new LCD screens, including digital cameras ( with the little screen in the side so you can know exaclty what you are filming)


    Personally, i just bought the Samsung SyncMaster 740b......17"....if you can affort it, buy the 20" ( IMHO)

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    @flatliner
    i compare both sizes with my friends monitors, but its hard to judge if you are used to a 15".they both seem huge.

    @Shamagim
    i had probably gone for the 20", but now i am think about using a dual screen with my 15" TFT and the new 19"


    any opinions on widescreens? I never used one, but i've often seen them used by artists.

    thanks

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well, Im looking at the Syncmaster 930b 19* right now..
I bought it because it was a huge different of price between
the 19 and the 20 :/
and, I pretty much think that even 17" would be enough..or I KNOW it would be enough!

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    And, I'm looking at this thread on a SyncMaster 997 df right now. It's awesome! It's a 19", but it's really perfect for me. Nice bright colors, too. I think the 1" would be noticable, only if you saw both in person, side by side.

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    The huge difference between 19" and 20" TFT monitors is the resolution. 1600 x 1200 to 1280 x 1024 resolution give you the edge for professional use - may it be Painting, Picture processing or DTP. If I could afford it I always would go for the 20" variant at least at work I equip all profesional work stations (mostly DTP) with 20" monitors.

    The Samsung monitors are no bad monitors as long as you don´t want to get calibrated results - the you should pay the extra $ for a hardware-calibrated monitor.

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    hey,
    thanks for the advices so far.

    @Fipse
    i'll probably go for a 20", but i dont have enough money to buy a hardware calibrated monitor.
    how about this one?
    http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...MakeTrack=true

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