l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
Next Meeting:
July 7: Social gathering
Next Installfest:
Latest News:
Jun. 14: June LUGOD meeting cancelled
Page last updated:
2001 Dec 30 16:56

The following is an archive of a post made to our 'vox mailing list' by one of its subscribers.

Report this post as spam:

(Enter your email address)
Re: [vox] question about TFT's and flat screen monitors
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [vox] question about TFT's and flat screen monitors

One item not addressed in other emails.

What you want to look for is 'short-necked' in the product description.  Generally indicates a shorter depth, sometimes by up to 5 inches.  'Course, that'll run you some money.

If you game, you'll probably want to stick with a CRT monitor.  A friend who watches this stuff more than I do says that LCD(flat panel) displays just arn't quite there in regards to gaming.  Flat screens(crt) are pretty cool, but not worth the extra $100-$300 in costs to me personally, but the work systems are beginning to spoil me.

In the mean time, I've been very happy with my KDS monitor.  http://www.kdsusa.com/
This is the model that replaced the one I currently use.
It's a good solid 2nd tier manufacturer with a 3 year warrentee.  If your monitor doesn't come with a leats a 3 year warrentee, don't buy it.

On Sat, 08 December 2001, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:

> dear all,
> i have my heart set on a 19" monitor, or bigger, with a very short "depth"
> (it should be "slim") to conserve desk space.
> i've been looking at TFT's, which i gather are very slim LCD technology
> displays.
> recently, i came across "flat screen monitors" which i thought were
> synonymous with TFT, but now i see this is wrong.  from reviews, it
> seems that flat screen monitors are CRT based.
> the viewsonic P225F is a flat screen monitor, about $740, 22 inches (drool!)
> and gets extremely good reviews.  i'm almost sold.
> the only thing i'm concerned with is deskspace.  i can't seem to find any
> mention of the monitor's physical depth -- ideally, what i get will be a very
> thin so i can use more of the desk space for writing, as opposed to using the
> desk space to hold a monitor.
> are flat screen monitors supposed to be thin?   all the pictures i've seen
> show the monitor at an angle, so you can't really gauge how thin they are.
> my current monitor is almost a foot and half deep, so just about anything
> would be an improvement.
> if i'm worried about slimness, should i just be looking at TFT's?   or are
> flat screen monitors comparible in slimness?
> pete
> -- 
>                ** Please don't send me html email **
> PGP Fingerprint: B9F1 6CF3 47C4 7CD8 D33E  70A9 A3B9 1945 67EA 951D
> PGP Public Key:  finger p@dirac.org
> _______________________________________________
> vox mailing list
> vox@lists.lugod.org
> http://lists.lugod.org/mailman/listinfo/vox

vox mailing list

LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
O'Reilly and Associates
For numerous book donations.