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Old November 26th, 2007, 07:50 AM   #1
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1680x1050 or 1920x1200?

With all the deals around, and the upcoming move into my new home and new home office, gotta have a new monitor - still love my old 19" CRT but it would look so last century on that classy L-shaped cherry/black solid wood office desk...

I have a Samsung 225BW at work and love it so I was looking to get the same, I can pick it up for $300 at my local club warehouse. But the devil put me to research... so I came upon this Sceptre X24WG - 24 inches instead of 22, and 1920x1200 compared to only 1650x1080... only around $50 more.

Question 1: does anyone have any hands-on experience with the Sceptre? Is it any good?

Question 2: how much better my HDV experience will be on a 1920x1200 monitor where the video card does not have to downscale the video viewed full screen?

Question 3: am I going to see a significant difference when editing? Is the additional real estate a big plus?

In other words, is the additional 2" diagonal and the additional pixels worth $50?

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Old November 27th, 2007, 06:23 AM   #2
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If the difference is only $50 ( a dinner outing for 2) then go for it, provided that this Sceptre X24WG is reliable.

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Old November 27th, 2007, 09:30 PM   #3
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how fast is your computer. I would think a 1900x1200 monitor would give u slightly less performance than a lower resolution monitor, if your computer is only so-so.
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Old November 28th, 2007, 03:22 AM   #4
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Video performance is largely dependent on the video adapter and you shouldn't have any problems if it is a dedicated card. Dedicated video cards have plenty of RAM for 2D applications like video editing. Onboard video uses system memory which is already in great demand from other parts of the computer. If it won't destroy you financially, get the higher resolution monitor if you believe it to be of good quality and will get good support from the retailer if problems arise.
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