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    Flat screen .....that much better?

    I know nothing about monitors. Is having a flat screen monitor that much better than the traditional monitors. Will I really know the difference?

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    To me, flat screen monitors are like Flat Screen TVs: A MUST HAVE.

    Compare the Sony Vega TVs, which are perfectly Flat, to a traditional tube TV. I noticed a big difference, which is why I baught one.

    As for monitors, same thing for me. A flat screen monitor looks better, there is better screen edge to edge....
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    Yes. For Real

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    Yes it is. I have a Samsung SyncMaster 955DF. 19" flatscreen.
    Wouldn't give this monitor up for anything. Well, maybe for a 21"

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    OMG they are better, I have a 17" flat Trini now, fantastic (except for the fact taht its 17").

    Used monitors in school many times rounded from 17"-21" and this makes big difference. You see less distortion on teh edges of screen as well.
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    I have a flat screen syncmaster as well. I do like it, but I think how important flat screen is is personal preference... I suggest you go to a computer store and look at the monitor displays. Maybe the difference isn't worth the price to you.

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    I have a Sony Trinitron Multiscan G200 its a flat screen. I have had it about 2.5 years. It was pricy at the time but well worth every penny. In other words "it KICKS ***"

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    I have a flat screen 21 inch Dell Trinitron.

    The picture is awesome!

    Also have a 17" regular screen.. it is a bore!
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    Originally posted by arkie
    I have a flat screen 21 inch Dell Trinitron.

    The picture is awesome!

    Also have a 17" regular screen.. it is a bore!
    heheh, your desk is soooooooooo the opposite of mine!!
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    This may sound strange but I dislike flat screen monitors, I like a slight curve in them.

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    Originally posted by Lycia


    heheh, your desk is soooooooooo the opposite of mine!!
    My wife had just cleaned...

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    thanks guys for the opinions. Probably go with the flat screen, but I'll check em out at the store first.

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    All I know is that on my flatscreen Sampo Alphascan (it's only a 15" but I got it 3 years ago for $40) I can run 1024 resolution comfortably, and 1280 in a pinch. The kids are using 15" Packard Bell Monitors and they're lucky to get 800x600 resolution on those.

    Much nicer.
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    If you get a trinitron, make sure the stabilizing wires don't bug you. I hardly notice them but again its a personal thing...

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    Originally posted by arkie
    I have a flat screen 21 inch Dell Trinitron.

    The picture is awesome!

    Also have a 17" regular screen.. it is a bore!
    Woooo, big table, my table is one fourth of your table in size. Mine can only fit a LCD screen.

    Yeah, flat is definitely better (<----Totally lying since I never used one nor seen one). But since now days everyone is so crazy about LCDs now(that's me!), there wouldn't be a big price difference with flat trini and regular CRT now. But from the resulution stats, flats deliever better quality.

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