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Q: flat screen monitors&refurbished laptops

Does anyone know the best place to get a good price on a flatscreen monitor

Also, I would like to get a really inexpensive laptop that I can use to do my writing away from home and be able use wireless..............any suggestions

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Can some of you tell me some brands of flat screen monitors for under $200.

thanks
 

A:Flat screen monitors

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Hello, Does anyone know if a Flat 17 inch LCD Monitor by View Sonic Is good for games like counter-strike? Please e-mail at [email protected] or Instant Message at AIM at lilpimpsta90
 

A:Flat Screen Monitors

Who makes it is not an issue, the response time is, higher than 15ms "total response time" and you will notice lag in the picture according to some sources.
 

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Are flat screen monitors good for gaming? I was consiter buying one but I heard somewhere that they're not good for computer games.
 

A:On flat screen monitors

See this thread discussing it
http://forums.techguy.org/t105234/s93f17bd07d6f0bd0cc22fa0c5c5852e1.html
 

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Does anybody have any experience reparing flat screen monitors. ????


I have several that were given to me. Some light up for a second or two then go black. Others, power button lights, but screen is all black. Any ideas? Repair guides or tutorials?

A:Reparing Flat Screen Monitors

Have a look to see if this article helps: Dis-assembly and repair of a Dell E173FPf monitor Although written for a Dell monitor, you should be able to apply the same principles to other makes.

Useful link: http://www.ccl-la.com/blog/

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Hi ... I would like to hear what you think is a good flat screen monitor and why you think this ??? If you could buy one which one would you go for ??? I know there different types monitor for different purposes but i am just curious what kind you like and why ???
 

A:Computer flat screen monitors

The Apple Cinema HD Display sports a 23-inch (viewable) thin film transistor (TFT) active-matrix liquid crystal display that supports an astonishing 1920 by 1200 pixel resolution. And it comes with an even more astonishing price: $1999.

Cost to much for me to pay.
But it is very nice and has a great picture.
 

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I have tried to use flat-screen monitors with my WIN 98 SE desktop but the image is so faint as to be unusable

Video card is NVIDIA GEForce2 400 / 400 MX

Are there any suggestions as I am running out of sources for CRT monitors.
 

A:Solved: WIN 98SE + Flat-screen monitors

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i'm looking to buy such a monitor that'll fall in the price range of $300-350. i know nothing about computers so i don't know if that price range would only apply to lower-tier or average 17"ers...

i think before price and performance, necessity is most important... and honestly what my computer is used for mostly is web publishing and graphics design, so it'd like a monitor that'd produce decent image quality.. i heard that this is moreso linked to how good the video card is rather than the monitor quality?? again i know nothing baout computers so please grace my thread with your knowledge.
 

A:17" lcd flat screen monitors - pros and cons and price

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Hello all,
I have a Phillips 32" LCD (model # 32TA2800/98) that I connect my laptops to with a VGA cable. I usually had my Gateway NV53A (AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4200 series Graphics card) connected and I never had a problem. Recently I connected my Samsung to the monitor and again, had no problems. When I reconnect my gateway the PC detects the monitor but the monitor does not detect the PC. If I switch back to the Samsung it works fine. I have reset the TV to factory default the only way I know how (owners manual). I have unplugged the power cable to the TV for 10 min+. I have changed from a 14 pin VGA to a 15 pin. I have updated all drivers.

PLEASE HELP ME!!!
 

A:1 monitor (Phillips 32" flat screen), 2 laptops, only 1 laptop detected by monitor

It appears this one has got them all stumped. I really need help with this one and I am at a total loss. I would be forever in someones debt.

Could it be that the TV has a capacitor that holds the settings for an extended period of time? Maybe I should leave it unplugged for 24-48 hours?
 

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Over the last 6 months I purchased my teen son a Creative DVD Drive for his Compaq Presario as well as a Creative Audigy MP3+ Sound Card and the Creative/Cambridge DTT3500 6 Speaker Dolby 5.1 Sound System .... {the things kids get today ... you can send your donations to .....} ... Anyway, he was the basic 15" Compaq Monitor that came with the system and of course he is now nagging me that this monitor "is a heap of crap & how do you expect me to enjoy all this great stuff you bought me with this tiny monitor when I am trying to watch Britney Spears Concerts ....." ..... So my question to you all is that, if I ever pay off Visa, and can purchase him a new monitor, I want to purchase the largest, best quality for the dollar monitor I can afford ($1.25)
What do you suggest? What is the scoop with the Flat Monitors he is driving me nuts with? How do LCD monitors measure up?
Please keep in mind that my main concern is his viewing of DVD's, Music Video Files (Mpeg) that he downloads & the zillion games he has. According to the specs on his Presario (Model 5BW130) ... he has an Intel Celeron T 667MHz 66MHz Bus Speed, 64 RAM (yes I will double that to 128 via Crucial.Com ASAP), GRAPHICS=Intergrated Direct AGP Graphics - 64 bit hardware accelerated 3D graphics, Maxium non-interlaced resolution of up to 1600x1200 (when supported by monitor).

If you require any additional information please advice!

Thank you in advance for your time & effort!

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A:Monitors & Flat Monitors & Monitor Size > DVD's

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I wana know that what is the difference between Original laptops and REFURBISHED laptops..I wanna purchase HP ENVY x360 - m6-aq003dx but it is showing that it is refurbished,Explain me what is the difference between ORIGINAL and REFURBISHED?

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Hey guys, I have some questions for you. My current laptop is falling apart, so I'm looking at getting a new one, and since I don't want to spend over $500 on it and I don't need real high performance, I was wondering how good refurbished laptops are.
My brother has a six year old Dell Inspiron 1520 which is still in great condition for it's age, so I was really looking at one of those. I don't need real high graphics capabilities, but I would like to be able to run Crysis, Crysis Warhead, BM:AA, AC, FSX, NFS:HP2, etc. on it on low to medium settings, all of which we've done on the Inspiron. Any advice/opinions would be appreciated.

Thanks, FSG

A:[SOLVED] Refurbished Laptops

Only issue I have with refurbs is usually the warranty.
Remember the 4-5-6 year old units may have the problem 8xxxm series nvidia graphics chips I so I would stay away from them.

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Looking for the cheapest, refurbished laptop that works best with free wifi.

I'd prefer HP laptop suggestions, but anything other than Dell will do. Never had any good experiences with Dell.

I just need a good refurbished laptop for getting on public wifi once in a while. Otherwise I really don't need a laptop. So, the cheaper the better.

I'm not really versed on electronics, especially since they change so often. So, looking for some suggestions on refurb laptops that will work for my needs.
Thanks
 

A:Best refurbished laptops for wifi

Samsung 11.6" LED 16GB Chromebook Exynos 5 Dual-Core 1.7GHz 2GB XE303C12-A01US - Refurbished - $74.99

HP 11-1101 Chromebook Samsung Exynos 5 Dual 5250 1.70 GHz 2 GB Memory 16 GB eMMC HDD 11.6" Chrome OS - Used, Very Good - $104.99

HP Laptop ProBook 6555B AMD Turion II P520 (2.3 GHz) 4 GB Memory 160 GB HDD 15.6" Windows 7 Professional - Refurbished - $109.99

Apple Laptop MacBook MA254LL/A Intel Core Duo 1.83 GHz 512 MB Memory 60 GB HDD Intel GMA950 13.3" Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger - Refurbished - $114.88

More like this: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...0001146 50001186 50001315 50010418&IsNodeId=1
 

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Anyone have experience with "refurbished" products from Dell? Particularly laptops? I have a friend that would like to get a laptop but has a pretty limited budget.

It seems like they have some good deals but I wonder about reliability.
 

A:Dell Refurbished Laptops

I find the refurb Dell to be a far superior buy than new. When you buy new you are often the first person to ever turn on the system, a refurb has been turned on and failed so it is sent back for extensive testing not done to a new system, after testing to make sure it works properly it is now sold at a good discount.

The refurb looks like new and has exactly the same warranty it just cost less. The only area where it is not a better deal is if you need some specific feature, you cannot order them built with extra parts beyond a few.

Dell gets so many refurbs that the best method for buying one is to know what you want ahead of time and what you are willing to pay for it, they have new systems come up for sale several times a day so if you have the time and know what you need it can be a very satisfactory system purchase.
 

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I've never purchased used or refurbished computer gear.

The last couple of days I was looking at some refurbed laptops for
a friend. He wants to install 98SE. 512 MB of memory is about the
limit for 98, so an older model laptop is probably a good idea.

I asked someone who has purchased several dozen refurbed (not used)
laptops for his business. I believe what he told me told me, but it doesn't
make a whole lot of sense!

All these so called "refurbished" laptops still needed new hard drives
and battery packs. Even the CMOS battery, which only costs three
or four bucks had to be replaced.

There is a popular Dell refurb that I've seen listed for $239.00. The specs
would be perfect for running 98SE. If a service contractor found a defective
hard drive or battery pack and replaced it, the retailer could never sell this
laptop for such a low price.

So, what's the final verdict on these laptops. If my friend buys one should
he expect to spend more money replacing some of the major components,
or are there online retailers selling refurbed laptops that have been completely
tested and repaired?
 

A:Are Refurbished Laptops a Scam?

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I'm looking to buy a new laptop for the purposes of hires graphics production (PS, Illustrator, Painter etc.) and school. I'm looking at a few and I was hoping for feedback on the system specs for each. Some are refurbished and I'd like to know what experience, if any, anyone here has with Tiger Direct's refurbished laptops.

Here are the ones I'm looking at:
Lenovo IdeaPad Y550 and Dell Studio 17
My questions about these:

Is the Intel Core i7 really worth the extra money, or would a much cheaper Core 2 Duo serve my purposes just fine? I'm not really going to be playing games on this thing.
I've never heard of Lenovo, should I be wary of them?

MSI A6005 and Acer Aspire AS5732Z
The main difference is that the first has dedicated graphics and the second doesn't.

Any advice?
 

A:Advice on laptops, Refurbished generally okay?

Lenovo bought out the IBM line of PC's, they are pretty good.

No you don't need the i7, core 2 duo is plenty of processor.

Dell offers 3 kinds of refurbished, so be carefull what you choose

http://www.dell.com/content/topics/segtopic.aspx/buy_refurbished?c=us&cs=22&l=en&s=dfh&~lt=popup

Lenovo says this about its refurbished line

Refurbished
Product was returned with the factory seal broken.
Product may or may not have been turned on.
Product may or may not have been used. Click to expand...
I am not paticularly fond of Acer or MSI, stick will Dell, Lenovo, Asus

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Are they okay to buy or is it a hit-and-miss? Or is it just a 'No'?
Also, sites don't say what has been damaged and repaired in them.
And if it's refurbshed, does that mean it could have been used for a few years, sent back and repaired? Or does refurbished mean reasonably new?
 

A:Generally, should refurbished laptops be avoided?

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I've been highly considering ordering a dell studio 14z from the outlet that dell has. I'm curious what YOUR experience and opinion is with the quality of their certified refurbished laptops?

Thanks,
Trenium
 

A:What's YOUR opinion and experience with dell refurbished laptops?

I've only dealt with one, but it's worked perfectly for 3 years.
Their refurbished stuff has good warranty, and customer service is still good.
 

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Hi quickly.... what do most people think about buying a refurbished monitor, I have a cpu with no monitor, and don't have the funds to purchase new... I have found a 17" IBM/DELL for $59.00 Canadian. I'm wondering if I should buy this...?

Any comments?

Wogster.
 

A:Refurbished Monitors?

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Okay.. just got a samsung 19" monitor.
Pictures look great in the picture viewing program but they come out all dark when I open thrm from photoshop. What's wrong???
 

A:Flat monitors

Does your samsung monitor comes with a colour management program? Some monitors do come with them like two of my Philips 17". Have you installed them? Try fiddling around with the settings or disabled them and check if the problem still occurs in photoshop.
 

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i need recommendations for 17" and 19" flat panel monitors that are reasonably priced.
 

A:flat panel monitors

Samsung

NEC

Check out SAMS or CostCo or Best Buy.

About $350~450 for a 17" model. $550~700 for a 19".

DVI is a bit better for 17" displays, but a must for 18" and bigger.
 

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I am looking at a new computer and will be getting a flat panel monitor. I have some questions. When I look at the pixel pitch for a 17 ,19,and 20 in. The 17 and 20 has .255 while all the 19's have .294. Why is that. Also is one that is digital worth the difference in price vs analog?
 

A:Flat Panel Monitors

Each "pixel" on an LCD maps exactly to a display adapter pixel, the larger the screen the (slightly) larger the pixel. The higher the native resolution the smaller the pixel. So the difference would be a mix of native resolution vs screen size.

You should only run an LCD at its "native resolution", anything else can result in a poor picture.

On a CRT there is no such this as a "pixel" in reality, it is the size of display pixel equivalent determined by how fast the beam can turn on and off.

For that reason the LCD is often much sharper than the CRT.

Digital interface is good, providing your graphics card supports it (DVI). With DVI, the screen displays the exact mapping. With VGA connection a digital to analogue to digital conversion is required.

I run 2 x 19" LCDs here, one DVI and one VGA connected. The difference is minor, but it's there. They are both 0.294, and have resolutions of 1280 x 1024.

Higher native resolution does mean smaller (but crisp) characters.
 

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I'm finally going to change my 19" monitor to an LCD flat panel. I've been using a borrowed one and the ergonomic improvement in my desk layout has convinced me to let the moths out of the wallet...

Anyway, when reviewing the available monitors at BestBuy.com (for reference info), I'm finding all sorts of different specs (using 19" as an example)... e.g., 2 ms to 8 ms, 1000:1 ratio to 10,000:1 ratio, etc, etc...

I'm assuming that all of this really means something, but since I'm not doing any online gaming or heavy video stuff, what kind of specs should I stick to? My usage is all standard MS Office, some graphics, Internet cruisin', etc...

I'm using XP Home, SP2 on an older custom built PC with updated cards, etc. It's driving this borrowed 19" Westinghouse LCM-19v7 flat panel monitor just fine, so I don't expect any issues there.

Any advice or recommendations?

Thanks.
 

A:What to look for in Flat Panel LCD Monitors?

Well: 2000:1 ratio is fine, 300 cd/m*m is with almost all, 5 ms is good (if it's not GTG), 2 ms is for gaming uses, 8 ms sucks.
How much is there living with the moths? Could link something somewhere (most propably newegg, they have good items for nice prices)
 

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I'm looking for a decent quality, possibly refurbished, 19' flat-panel monitor.

Any suggestions?....anything welcome. If I don't find something I like, I'm going to go with a 19' flat-screen CRT...thinking maybe Viewsonic but plan on looking around a little.
Thanks.
 

A:flat-panel monitors

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I have no idea how to clean my new 19" Dell LCD flat monitor. Any ideas?
 

A:Cleaning LCD FLat monitors

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Hi all, I'm thinking about purchasing a 15" LCD monitor and I was wondering if the hookup is as easy as removing the old monitor and plugging in the new one or do you have to install some drivers ?
I was looking at the ViewSonic VE-150 model that goes for around $360. Any other recommendations ?

Thanks.
 

A:Flat Panel monitors

Yes, it really is that easy, and yes, you will likely have to install some drivers in order to take full advantage of your monitor. Windoze will probably recognize your new monitor on the first boot after installation and prompt you for drivers (or at least offer you the option of installing drivers).

I use a Samsung (570S, I think) flat-panel that allows the screen to be rotated so I can see an entire document page at once (very useful for text/word processing work). Obviously, I need a special driver in order to do this (supplied with the monitor).

Love the deskspace!
 

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I know it's computers that freeze, NOT from the cold.

My daughter wants to get a flat screen monitor and someone told her it's too cold here (in VT) to use them. That they don't work good in cold weather and actually freeze if it gets too cold.

This is a person who works on computers, who said this.

I don't think anyone's house gets so cold that a LCD display might freeze- maybe they don't work good if they've been stored in a cold place? But then they would warm up? Would cold be bad for them?

I was wondering if there's any truth to this. I looked on google and in adds/reviews for them. I found one that said the person needed one that would work in -45 degree weather. It gets cold here (Vermont) but not even close to that in the house.

My camera has a LCD view screen and I've taken pictures with it outside when it's below zero. The batteries stop working at some point.

I've been told with computers there's no such thing as stupid questions (LOL)

~ Carrie
 

A:Do flat/LCD monitors freeze? (from the cold)

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Looking at a number of well priced LCD monitors, 17" at Tiger.com They are in the 200 dollar range. Can you tell me which is the better choice?:
Videoseven L17PS
Megavision Mv 171/173
Scanport 822A
Wintergreen CMVCT-723A
DCL by Sceptre 7A
BenQ FP731
So far I'm advised luminance over 250 is desirable, contrast of 500:1, and response time of less than 25 ms is good. Does active matrix make a difference? Does digital vs. non-digital also make a difference. This is tough to evaluate.
Thank you,
Bob
 

A:17" LCD flat panel monitors

here is a princeton 19".....with good reviews...... a great deal
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewprodu...ATT=Monitors+LCD+Flat+Pa&CMP=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r
 

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I have been wanting a new monitor, 32 inch to be exact.

The problem is, the price. For SOME reason, I can find large screen monitors for around $150.00, up to size 29 inch.....but for SOME reason, 32 inches and up, are almost TRIPLE the price!!! WHY? I cannot see how 4 extra inches of screen costs as much as a whole 27 - 29 inch screen!!!

And WHY is it, I can find 32 inch and up Flat Screen TV's for around $150.00???? I would think that TV flat screens would be more expensive than a computer monitor!!!
Does anybody know WHY this is???

 

A:Monitors vs Flat Screens - price

You have to look at the resolution (number of displayed horizontal and vertical pixels). The more pixels there are, the more expensive the display panel becomes and more drive electronics are needed to operate the panel.

This may be particularly true for HDTVs vs Computer monitors. A 30 inch TV may typically have a resolution of 1,280 720 pixels. A 30 inch computer monitor may have have a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels (almost 4-1/2 times as many pixels as the HDTV).
 

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My church has two computers that are 6 years old and need to be replaced. They both have Dell 19" 1908WFP Flat Panel Monitors that are currently connected with VGA, but have DVI ports and cables. The monitors are working well. Is it worthwhile to re use the monitors by purchasing new computers that can handle DVI?
Seems like lots of computers now come with HDMI and/or display ports. Is it possible to find one that has a DVI port?
 

A:Solved: Using Old Flat Panel Monitors with new Base

absolutely, in fact, i still have a bunch of old crt monitors i use for training classes. they work, but do take up a bit of room. i collect any old equipment people have, working or not. the ones that work are bonuses, and i usually donate them to folks that need them. you can actually just use the vga ports, no need to go with dvi and buy new cables.
 

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I was prepared to purchase a Dell Ultrasharp 19 inch monitor for a system I am currently building when someone suggested that I consider a Dell 17 inch LCD TV monitor instead (screen of TV a couple of inches shorter in height but a couple of inches wider). They said it would function the same, but would allow me to split screen documents (view two pages at once) and be better for video viewing (movies, presentation videos, etc.).

I do biomedical research so my primary use for this new monitor/computer will be statistical analysis (medical and financial programming (SAS, SPSS, EXCEL), internet research, digital picture analysis (MRI, CAT, ultrasound images, etc.), digital video (presentations and analysis)...and non-work related DVD viewing and music recording, burning and listening (all work and no play... gotta have a life too. ;o) ).

I'd really appreciate help to know which monitor system would be best for these uses? Would there be any difference in refresh rates or letter clarity (documents)? Ultimately I guess I am wondering about the pros and cons of each type.

Thank you *very much* once again for your help!

TV: 25ms response time, 400:1 contrast, 450 nits brightness, 1280 x 768 (WXGA) native resolution, display 21.4" x 11.4" x 3.5"

http://www1.us.dell.com/content/pro...00?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&~tab=specstab#tabtop

LCD Monitor: 25ms response time, 600:1 contrast, 250 nits (typical)brightness, 1280x1024 Pixels max resolution, Dia... Read more

A:LCD Monitors: Digital Flat Panel VS LCD TV Monitor...

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Hi,
I am looking into buying a flat panel monitor and am not sure what type to get. I see ones that are active matrix and some passive matrix. What is the difference? If someone would be able to explain to me the different types and opinions on which is the best and/or re-direct me to a website which explains it I would be very thankful. TIA
 

A:Flat Panel Monitors: Active vs passive matrix.

Hello Hajile,
Active Matrix screens cost a little more, but look much better, and register picture changes faster. These differences are hard to explain if you do not see them, but they are VERY noticable. So much so that the average Passive Matrix screen will bug you even if you never see an active matrix one in operation. They are still a good option for lower cost though, and provide a usable, but sometimes annoying, picture.

Another difference is that an Active Matrix screen can be read from any angle but a Passive Matrix screen is hard to read from anywhere except center.

You could reasonably expect to pay about 50% more for an Active Matrix than a Passive Matrix.
Hope this helps.
Kilowatt
 

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I'm looking at Dell notebooks and i was wonderinf if there really is a big difference between the regular screens and ultra sharp screens. its $150 more for an ultra sharp. Is there even a noticeable difference, or is it just a marketing thing?
 

A:Ultra Sharp vs. regular flat panel monitors

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I'd like to purchase a larger (19", 22" 22" wide-screen, etc.) flat-screen monitor to use with my computer, but want to be able to set the resolution on the monitor to a lower one (1024x768, etc.). The reason for this is that I have trouble seeing the smaller text and icons at higher resolutions. I already purchased one and tried the lower resolution, but it looks terrible and the company (Envision) informs me that it will look bad unless I adjust to a higer resolution. Can anyone offer some suggestions of some good monitors I can purchase in that size range that will look good at lower resolutions? Thanks.

- Marc
 

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THE BOLD WORDS SAY IT ALL:
REFURBISHED (received this past Wednesday) LATITUDE E7450, I5 5300; WIN 10 8GB RAM 256 GB;
TWO U2415H MONITORS, NO DOCK STATION;
DAISY CHAIN PROBLEMS
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I thought I set things up correctly.
I can not adjust the first external u2415 monitor to DP1.2 'enabled'
When I try (with e7450 connected to first monitor and first monitor connected to second monitor), I get a pop up on the first monitor that I need to click on CONFIRM TO ALLOW THE CHANGE FROM DP 1.2 NOT ABLE TO "DP 1.2 ENABLED".
There is no way my cursor will allow that as the cursor is shadowed on the first monitor, and moves about,
SETUP: 
Latitude E7450 rear mDP OUT --> mDP to DP cable --> 
 
#1 U2415 DP IN (DP 1.2 Enabled) 
 
#1 U2415 DP OUT  -- > DP to mDP cable -->
 
 #2 U2415 mDP IN (DP 1.2 Disabled)
============================================

Besides doing it again, are there any further (very specific) instructions suggested?

I thought I updated all drivers and bios.

The e7450 is connected to DELL driver auto update link.

THANKS IN ADVANCE

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Hi, I typically work with dual monitors by using an external monitor with my laptop. I run windows 7 on the laptop. Typically I need dual monitors to run applications such as statistical software, GIS (ESRI), and archival research software e.g. Atlas.ti etc. I also need to keep interview transcripts (ussually word docs) and excel spreadsheets with raw data on one screen while I write using a word doc on the other screen. Here's my problem. I will be working overseas for the next three months and need to use dual monitors but don't want to lug an external monitor on a flight. So I was wondering if there is a way to use one of my two laptops as an external monitor. Both run Windows 7. I've thought about taking an Ethernet cable and trying to build a network between the two laptops, but don't know if this would work.

At this point I am too addicted to using dual monitors that I can't go back to one monitor. Any advice?
 

A:Using laptops as dual monitors?

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Hello,

I have an HDTV and a laptop and my laptop has a DVI output (thats it) and the TV has an HDMI input therefore I bought an DVI to HDMI cable hooked up the HDMI to the tv and hooked up the DVI to the laptop

Specifics:
HDTV LG 20" Model 20LS7D
ATI Mobility Radeon X1400

So I plugged in both and the TV will not let me select HDMI input, basically theres no signal, I already activated the second monitor via the xp settings and set it to a display that the tv can support tried to turn the tv on and off and nothing worked. My Omega drivers are recognizing a second Panel, an "FPD" and the display however it wont work, I even tried to force connect to a tv and that wont work.

I was given an alienware 5500, the f4 function key only allows the switching between LCD-only, CRT only and LCD and CRT. F5 and 6 are audio options (because I know some laptops function keys allows dual monitors).

Any suggestions? Should I not be using Omega drivers? Was this free alienware laptop worse off then I thought, etc?
 

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My wife has 2 jobs and needs to use 2 different laptops for them along with Display Monitors. Is it possible to have the 2 laptops use the same 2 monitors instead of adding a 3rd monitor. Her desk can only hold 2 monitors now and we need to make this easy for her to switch between jobs.
 

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I have two working laptop pcs, and I'm curious about the possibility of combining them into one unit and running both screens as a dual monitor system.

My question is 1) Is this even possible with notebooks, and 2) How do I go about doing this?

I've found a lot of helpful tutorials on the topic in relation to desktop computers... but I'm pretty sure it will be completely different if trying it with laptops. And as I said, I'm not even sure it's possible... but I feel like it should be.

Any tips or links that might help point me in the right direction?
 

A:Combining 2 Laptops to Run as Dual Monitors?

I agree it should be possible, but it's not

Now, in saying that there are ways
One way is to have Remote Desktop setup so one computer can see the other Computer through sharing Remotely
Since one computer can see the full Desktop, you could split the screen to see yours and the other.
But I don't think this is what you want
 

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A:Turning down brightness to extend life for monitors and laptops?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by imeem


Does turning down the brightness of your monitor and laptops extends the life of the product and reduce the chance of getting a black pixel?


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