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I'm looking to get a new monitor for my son who will shortly be going away to university. Space is at a premium andwe're looking for a flat screen model...
Budget is up to £150 inc P&P, (which cannot be exceeded!)
I'm looking on eBuyer and this one seems suitable;
But what is meant by;
Signal Connector - 15Pin Mini D-Sub ??
This isn't mentioned on others I've looked at, (unless I'm missing something). Is this an "ordinary" monitor connecter? The Graphics card in the PC is not new, i.e. it's only 16M RAM and doesn't have a digital input.
(If he want's to do any gaming he'll haveto pay for graphics upgrade... and he can't afford it so it ain't gonna happen!!)
Also, I'm looking at 2 other models;
Which is from CTX, who I know from personal experience have good after sales service, so that's a plus.... and
It seems to have a fast response time, but if it's not going to be used for gaming I'm not sure it's an issue.. is it?
The PC will mainly be used for office/internet stuff, but possibly some image editing as well. He's doing a graphics course at uni and most of that type of work will be done on the provided MACS.
Sorry to seem so vague... I'm not up to speed on this stuff, any observations welcommed, particularly myfirst question, about the type of connector.
Thanks in anticipation, for your time.
Yes, 15 pin Mini D sub is the standard monitor to graphics card connector.
For some more choice click here
the 17" seems competitive on price... but I still need to be reassurred about the connector. The Novatech also refers to the connector being "15 pin D-Sub"
Can someone confirm that this is a "normal" connector?
I'll check out your link.
There's so much to consider!!
I'll look into this more during the afternoon. In the meantime, if anyone can specifically recommend, or otherwise, the models I'm considering;
Ebuyer LM17L 17" TFT
Benq FP767-12 17" TFT
CTX S772A 17" TFT
LG L1715S 17" TFT 16ms 450:1 (1280x1024) "Non-Glare" Monitor - Charcoal & Grey
or from Novatech,
Novatech 17" TFT Multimedia Flat Screen Monitor
I'd appreciate nay observations.
Many, many thanks,
Hi, I, and two of my friends all have bought the 17" TFT from Novatech - we live very near their main Outlet. We are all very pleased with our purchases. Novatech are an excellent firm to deal with, their sales room is cleaner than many hospitals!!
Another 17" one from Aria at £133 click here. Sorry for making it harder to choose ; ) G
The Dsub is the standard monitor connector and all the cheaper monitors, mines included, have these. If you buy a slightly more expensive model it may come with DVI port which is meant to give a better picture. Have a look at the Dell 17" TFT click here= fourth one down, if you notice it has both 15 pin and DVI. I've got the Arianet 17" and its cheaper but no DVI. If your PCs graphics cards doesn't have a DVI out then you can't use this anyway but the normal connectors good enough for me. If you're worried about dead pixels they'll unbox and check it for £19.99.
Even more choice (filtered results: 17-18 inch & ascending prices) - click here. G
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