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 06/28/2006 09:07 PM
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peenuts220
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Hey im contemplating getting a dell 2405fpw or that Acer 24 inch LCD. This would be an upgrade from my current 17 inch widescreen at 1280x768 pixels. Do you guys think this is a good upgrade? Also would it make sense to just buy 2 cheaper 17 inch regular lcd's and stick em next to eachother instead, or does that have some limitations that a single big screen doesnt? Thanks

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 06/28/2006 09:23 PM
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i would get that one 24" lcd instead. if you have 2 lcds and you're playing an fps, your crosshair would be in between the two monitors.
 06/28/2006 09:33 PM
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Zozio
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Go with the 24". Having 2 LCDs is a pain.

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 06/28/2006 09:45 PM
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i dont plan on really doing much gaming on whatever i get, maybe a demo here and there. Also i remember i hooked up two monitors once and one of them wouldnt show video but the other would. Does this always happen with 2 monitors connected at once or was it just some setting?

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 06/28/2006 10:08 PM
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Out of curiosity, why not go with the 2407fpw, thats dells newest one....

Also, quick question directed @ TheReturnOfAZ, being that I beleive he has this monitor, its 24 inches diagonal, but what about top to bottom? I've been thinking about getting a 2407fpw the past few weeks, but only if it will match up with the 2005fp I already have.

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 06/28/2006 10:46 PM
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if anything, spend double and get the westinghouse 37" 1080p TV/monitor. i almost wish i had... elsewise, wait til the 2405fpw is on sale, as it goes on sale A LOT for 700ish.

2 together sucks, youd be lucky to have a crosshair in the center... most games only run on one monitor. and yes, video on both is a pain.

2407fpw was pulled it has a lot of issues. get 2405fpw if anything.

24" diagonal. on a 16:10 screen. do the math to see if it would match up on a 2005fpw, because it sounds somewhat complicated.

EDIT well now it looks like teh 2407fpw is back. you have 2 options:
- find a 2405fpw for cheap, liek $600, on ebay or something, you SHOULD still get the warranty, from when it was purchased...
- read reviews for teh 07 and consider buying it. $800 right now, and thats not even a big discount.

EDIT2 i googled a bit and found this,
http://forums.extremeoverclock...show...ad.php?t=223949
a good read, however, just remember all that nonsense WILL (and SHOULD) be cracked eventually... i mean come on, a new video card and monitor just to watch HD movies? GET A CLUE COMPANIES... ive had terminator 2 on HD for quite some time. 1080p. OH AND IT FITS ON A 9GB DVD. and i need nothing special to run it (well, except a ton of WMP [content edited] just to get it to play, [content edited] i cant even get working lately, i might have to just *download* a movie i already own).
still cant really tell if the banding is fixed or not yet from those comments.

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 06/29/2006 10:43 AM
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i have a 2005fpw and i love it a big step up from 1200X700, also i got it for cheappy, but if u can go for it then get it, also make sure ur graphix card can support it

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 07/01/2006 09:56 PM
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TheReturnOfAZ
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didnt seem new-thread worthy, but look at this:
http://slickdeals.net/#p7727

basically a $900 computer and a $800 monitor for $1000

the computer itself goes on ebay for at least $500
or you could just keep it as a [quite good, really] second system

2407fpw for $500!

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