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post #1 of 12
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So it was confirmed my a computer geeky friend today. My monitor from when I went to university the last time (6-8 years old) is too old for my laptop docking station to handle. I really want it all to work, and the liklihood of getting a dockingstation that will work is pretty slim to nil...becides that I secretely wanted to get an LCD that would be easier to move this whole time.
So I'm looking for shopping suggestions. I'm not a gamer...I'm an essay writer and forum writer for the most part. Anyone have any brands or things they look for when buying a monitor? I'm thinking my needs are so simplistic I can just buy the cheapest one out there and I'll be pretty happy.
post #2 of 12
Yeah I would go for price, as there is nothing more you would probably need! Good luck shopping!
post #3 of 12
There is a nice 17" Samsung on sale at futureshop, I think it is about $175, if you aren't worried about it being a new one, there is a shop we get computer stuff from at work that sells off lease computers and monitors... they have better deals in store than on the web and new stuff in all the time.
post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by icklemiss21 View Post
There is a nice 17" Samsung on sale at futureshop, I think it is about $175, if you aren't worried about it being a new one, there is a shop we get computer stuff from at work that sells off lease computers and monitors... they have better deals in store than on the web and new stuff in all the time.
I have a Samsung, I think its a 17" as well, and thast about how much I paid for it - I love it!
post #5 of 12
No idea, I have a CRT monitor, I find they have better resolution.

Good luck with your search though
post #6 of 12
Umm, don't get an old and tiny monitor--they suck! I'm stuck with one now since my old monitor mysteriously caught on fire.
Good luck on finding one though, I can never find the right monitor.
post #7 of 12
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There's a brand called "famous brand" through a canadian site...can't find much on it in terms of reviews cuz it's not brand name, but it is $70 off which is appealing.
For $50 more I can get a samsung from futureshop.
The docking station has made my load up a little slower, but I think it's probably worth the advantages it can deliver. I just end up with such bad neck cramps when I work on essays that I need some good posture for my new degree...and I love that the laptop can deliever both portability and proper posture.
I'm thinking I might just wait until I move and then pick up a monitor when I get there, since the city is bigger than this one, and it's one fewer thing to move...still it's tempting to spend the money now.
post #8 of 12
Where are you moving to?
post #9 of 12
I have personally been buying Acer at work. They come with a 3 year warranty and are relatively less then the average cost.
I bought my widescreen 19" for $185.

You could still get by with your 6-8 year monitor on the docking station, but really you should upgrade. I take it that the current monitor is pretty big. My last one tube monitor was 7 years old before I got a new one...I couldn't understand why I had a hard time reading the screen, got my eyes checked they were OK...the screen had gone fuzzy...
post #10 of 12
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I have personally been buying Acer at work. They come with a 3 year warranty and are relatively less then the average cost.
I bought my widescreen 19" for $185.

You could still get by with your 6-8 year monitor on the docking station, but really you should upgrade. I take it that the current monitor is pretty big. My last one tube monitor was 7 years old before I got a new one...I couldn't understand why I had a hard time reading the screen, got my eyes checked they were OK...the screen had gone fuzzy...
no, I literally can't get by with it. It fizzes out and turns off and on over and over again. Updating the drivers helped with the way my computer handled the unit itself, but no go on the monitor. It does however work on my dad's monitor (just needs a few tweeks to change settings from widescreen to regular). No fizzing, no turning off and on. Dad's moniter is about 4 or 5 years old. Regardless of all of that it is IS indeed big, and heavy and the screen isn't clear by anyones standards.
I'll second that fuzzy screen thing.
post #11 of 12
I don't know what to tell you I am also debating new stuff but I got other things to buy first
post #12 of 12
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Where are you moving to?
sorry! totally missed your message.

I'm moving to St Catharines in Ontario. I'm going back to school for a second BA in Recreational Therapy. So excited!
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