View Full Version : Need some real quick monitor advice.

09-07-2005, 08:00 PM
Hi there,

I have a CRT monitor that gives me headaches and I'm going to buy an LCD monitor tonight.

There's a great sale on and I'm thinking of buying the E193fp here: http://www1.ca.dell.com/content/topics/segtopic.aspx/days_of_deals?c=ca&cs=CADHS1&l=en&s=dhs

My question is... is this monitor similar to the 1905FP or is there a major difference that I don't know about, cause this is a great deal.


09-07-2005, 08:12 PM

I just called Dell and talked to a really shady guy from India who was trying to upsell me to the 1905FP.. when I said that I wanted to get this monitor it seemed as though he was almost warning me not to get it because the "resolution is much better on the 1905FP". I have a feeling I should just get the E193 though, which is about half the price.



09-07-2005, 08:19 PM
Sorry to respond to my own post again but it seems the main difference between the 2 monitors is "image contrast ratio", as far as I can tell.

The more expensive 1905FP is 800:1 and the cheaper E193 is 500:1.

What does this mean? I don't know much about this stuff /images/graemlins/smile.gif


09-07-2005, 09:05 PM
Neither of those will do 1600x1200, so neither will work for multitabling without overlap.

09-07-2005, 09:09 PM
I'm not that concerned about a bit of overlap. I'm on a 17" CRT now /images/graemlins/smile.gif

I'm more worried about my eyes and the monitor price. So, considering that was it a decent enough buy? (I just bought it.. got tired of waiting for replies..


09-08-2005, 12:33 AM
Just get a big used CRT if you have the room. LCDs are overrated.

09-08-2005, 03:37 AM
The bigger ratio the better. 500:1 is normal [or should I say common], 800:1 is high.