New PC Considerations : Display

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Chris F., Oct 7, 2006.

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    I'm considering buying a new PC sometime this fall or winter, and I'm
    taking plenty of time to do my research so I can pick machine best suited to
    me. The first consideration is the most important one: should I get a CRT or
    LCD display? LCD's are hot stuff, no doubt about it. It seems everyone is
    pitching their CRT displays right out the window (well, they would if they
    weren't so heavy!) and installing nice new flat panels. In my opinion
    however, LCD is just not as good. The display is good and sharp for sure,
    and the resolutions are getting better all the time, but I personally just
    don't like the image quality. Not sure what it is about it, but the only LCD
    displays I've ever viewed (mostly Acer's) seemed to make my eyes hurt. The
    colors don't seem as natural either. I want a display that's not only easy
    on the eyes, but has the best color and definition possible.
    NEC is one of the few manufacturers still producing CRT displays - and
    that's the direction I'm leaning toward. But should I buy new, or will a
    used one do? I have a 6-year-old 17" NEC that works great.... have NEC CRT's
    gotten any better since then, or are they pretty much the same?
    Thanks for any advice.
     
    Chris F., Oct 7, 2006
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    Chris F. wrote:

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    LCDs are superior IMO but the OS needs to be configured for it, I use
    Ubuntu Linux and there is a font setting for LCD, Win XP has something
    similar.

    Rob Fruth - Houston, Tx

    http://www.rfruth.net/resume/computers/linux/Screenshot-Font Preferences.png


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