View Full Version : Monitors other than the 2001fp?

08-24-2005, 03:24 PM
I did an Ebay search for flat panel monitors 19" + and 1600*1200 + which produced this (http://computers.listings.ebay.co.uk/_Monitors_Flat-Panel-LCD-TFT-19-inches-or-greater-1600x1200-or-greater_W0QQa10244ZQ2d24QQa14ZQ2d24QQa26446Z31829Q Qa31763ZQ2d24QQa31764Z31841QQa6Z31247QQalistZa6Q2c a26446Q2ca10244Q2ca31764Q2ca31763Q2ca14Q2ca3801QQc atrefZC6QQcatrefZC6QQcurcatZtrueQQfromZR10QQfsooZ1 QQfsopZ1QQftrtZ1QQftrvZ1QQga10244Z10425QQgcsZ1594Q QpfidZ2007QQpfmodeZ1QQsacatZ3694QQsatitleZQQsocmdZ ListingItemListQQsofocusZpf) link.

One item that appealed to me is this one (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Hitachi-CML200UXWB-20-Black-LCD-Monitor_W0QQitemZ5232443092QQcategoryZ41808QQssPag eNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem). In what ways would this be inferior to a 2001fp?

08-24-2005, 03:45 PM
The reason for 2001fp being so damn popular is not beacuse its a TFT that is so much greater than others but beacuse most people getting them got them cheap via rebates and sales. And if you payed the lower price the price/performance ratio is very good on 2001fp. I would however not buy one at full price. Samsungs 213T cost about the same as an 2001fp at full price and is superiour.

08-24-2005, 03:57 PM
What is the difference between LCD and TFT?

08-24-2005, 04:16 PM
This explains it pretty good: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LCD#Passive-matrix_and_active-matrix

08-24-2005, 04:31 PM
Thanks for the link. Leaving aside the technical stuff, which one is better, and by how much?

08-24-2005, 05:42 PM
TFT is what is used today in almost all cases, and it is way better. When people talk LCD nowdays they realy mean TFT.