1680x1050 screen recommendation?

  lukealexander 13:50 12 Mar 2007

Hi, I have around £250 to spend on an external screen to connect to my laptop (via VGA). I can't seem to find a higher wide-screen resolution than 1680x1050 at this price point, so that will have to suffice.

I would mainly use this for general office use, but also some photo editing & video watching. Very little gaming will take place, so the speed of the panel isn't crucial.

I prefer small pixel pitch so 20 or 21 inch panels would be preferable to 22, but if there is a good deal on a larger monitor I wouldn't be averse to trying it.

Finally, the ability to use the monitor as a USB hub would be nice, but certainly not a requirement.

I have been looking at Dell 2007WFP (£265 on offer), Dell E228 (£247), Samsung 205BW, Samsung 206BW.

  Fingees 14:25 12 Mar 2007

Remember, it not only depends on the monitor capabilities, but whether a laptop video card could drve such a resolution, I would doubt.

  lukealexander 14:26 12 Mar 2007

I have an ATI x700 128MB, which will easily drive that resolution. Even integrated solutions (modern) are capable of this resolution. I checked this well in advance :)

  HondaMan 16:04 12 Mar 2007

an AJP has 1680X1050 as its native resolution which is the main reason I bought it.


  Sic 16:56 12 Mar 2007

I would not be so quick to dispense with the speed response of teh screen just because you are not a gamer, watching DVD's etc requires a quick response rate.

  wjrt 20:01 12 Mar 2007
  lukealexander 23:23 12 Mar 2007

That is one of the panels I have been looking at.
Plus Points: £20 cheaper than 2007WFP | 2" larger panel

Minus Points: Uses TN panel | Lacks USB hub | larger dot pitch

  lukealexander 12:24 13 Mar 2007

I've just placed my order for the Dell 2007WFP on their website.
Cost excluding discount: £331 ($640)
Cost including discount: £265 ($511)
Cost including cashback: £253 ($488)

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