monitor for a student- advice please

  canard 15:18 13 Feb 2003
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Please will you be kind enough to advise me what 15 inch monitor to get for my student grandchild which combines reliability with reasonable price.
I shall be very grateful for your advice.

  Aspman 15:32 13 Feb 2003

Don't get a 15" would be my first bit of advice.
It doesn't cost much more for a 17" and it makes an awfult lot of difference. CTX and LG are both good brands at a reasonable price. Its often not worth going for the very cheapest monitor but you would be on safe ground with those brands.

  canard 15:36 13 Feb 2003

Yes 17 inch is much better but the crt takes up too much space in this case.

  woodchip 15:38 13 Feb 2003

click here
Type Aries 19" CRT Monitor in the search box Three year warranty

  canard 15:44 13 Feb 2003

Wonderful value but too big or the allotted space.

  tbh72 15:48 13 Feb 2003

If you grandchild is studying computing / programing etc, then you are left with only two choices A BIG monitor 17" or 19" or the other more sensible option will be a panel @ 15". These little beasties easily manage the higher resolutions required for the programming aspects. The amount of deskspace will also make him a very happy student!!!! Amongst student's flat panel's seem the way to go. And with prices starting at £169.00 quite reasonable also.

  woodchip 15:49 13 Feb 2003

Change the 19" to 17"

  MartinT-B 15:56 13 Feb 2003

Buy Micromart - £1.60 publiched today and look for a local computer fair.

Get a re-conditioned monitor for a very reasonable amount

  canard 16:02 13 Feb 2003

Not for anything specialised, simply the necessary workhorse. I hesitate about the nice panel monitors as I wonder if they stand up to moving around and slaphappy treatment.

  tbh72 16:08 13 Feb 2003

The only time my panel moves is when I run the duster over it.....

PcWorld have 15" CRT's from 79.99

  canard 16:47 13 Feb 2003

Thankyou for your good advice, off to make use of it.

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