Which monitors will match best?

Dell / OPTIPLEX GX620
June 23, 2010 at 17:27:36
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 3.391 GHz / 1014 MB
Hi, I recently got this system, an Opti-Plex GX620. I like it a lot, but I think a matching monitor might work better than the old one I am currently using. [Compaq MV720]
Any thoughts out there as to which Dell monitor would match up best?? Thanks


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#1
June 23, 2010 at 17:38:39
Probably wouldn't be much of difference in monitors but here's some choices from Dell...

http://outlet.us.dell.com/ARBOnline...

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#2
June 24, 2010 at 19:10:16
Here's what I am using now........ a flat pannel would fit on the desk so much better, and hopefully be an upgrade in both looks and performance.
I guess I am asking which Dell monitor models would be the best match for a 2005 Optiplex model, both in apearance and performance. THNX

Compaq MV720 Monitor
Specifications
Model: COMPAQ PRESARIO MV720 Multimedia Monitor:

Dimensions (H x W x D)
Unit: ............................ 18.5" x 16.25" x 17.5" (41.8 lbs.)

Monitor Type:................................... Color, multi-frequency

Monitor Chassis:........................................ 69 kHz digital

Picture Tube:.......................................... 17" flat square

Viewable Image Area: ........................................... 15.9"

Dot Pitch: .......................................... 0.28 mm dot pitch

Display Resolutions:
1280 x 1024 .................................. 60 Hz (max resolution)
1152 x 864 ................................. 75 Hz (max flicker-free)
1024 x 768: ........................................ 60, 75 and 85 Hz
800 x 600: ........................................ 60, 75 and 85 Hz
640 x 480: ........................................ 60, 75 and 85 Hz
Text Mode: ........................................ 720 x 400 - 70 Hz


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#3
June 24, 2010 at 20:06:55
I didn't look up the model number of your monitor; didn't realize it was a crt. That's what sobriety will do when answering a question...

If you don't care what brand name lcd monitor you get, I'd check the local craigslist to see what's available in the 19" or larger flavors. Widescreen and 4:3 monitors have an asking price of 50-70 bucks locally. I wouldn't consider paying more than $50 for a used one...currently new 19" stuff sells for $120-130.

It all depends on how large a display you want. A 19" lcd will seem huge to you for a week or so compared to the 16" viewable you're using now.

Your current monitor might sell for 10 bucks or so or you could just keep it for an emergency or older machine. I use a 19" crt monitor as the TV in our bedroom but it'll be replaced with a lcd soon as I find one for cheap.

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#4
June 24, 2010 at 21:38:16
This monitor will probably go to the kid with the old system
(Athlon 1700 on an AOpen ak77pro board) .... it's got a 20G IDE, 512 Ram and a NVidia 32meg [OS will eiether be 2K or XP Pro]
His use will primarily be school (Jr in HS) and a few older games like DoomII, Quake, Mario, & Wolfenstein. (Maybe some Kings Quest)
All my older systems have been slap togethers made from whatever parts would work well together,
This one we bought from a big corp. that had replaced their out of warrenty machines and were liquidating the older machines with wiped Hdd's (3 mo. out of warrenty and 140$ for this machine)
I would like to find a monitor that looked like it belonged with it .......... and from your comments I gather that most decent LCD's would be comparable... I guess I can shop for one that would look right. Thanks

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#5
June 24, 2010 at 21:45:45
Yeah, look for a black one with the Dell logo in the size you desire. If you buy used at the 17" to 19" size, try to keep the price at 50 bucks or less.

"All my older systems have been slap togethers made from whatever parts would work well together,"

You just described all my systems.

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