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    Default LCD Monitors: What matters for architects?

    Hi everybody,
    I know there are a number of threads discussing this topic (I"ve been reading a lot of them) but none of them focus in what I am really interested on.
    I am ready ready to buy a monitor for home. It won't be used for games or watching movies ($200 to $300 max., no exceptions). They are a number of 22" in that range and a couple of 24" from non very "popular" brands.
    If I work with AutoCAD & Revit only, what REALLY, REALLY MATTERS?
    Not planning to use dual monitors (I have that layout at work).
    I know 1920x1200 is better than 1680x1050 (I have a Dell 2408wfp at the office)
    Does 6-bit or 8-bit colour depth will be noticeable in CAD?
    Panel Type/Viewing Angle? (TN, IPS, VA and so) I will be the only one in front of the screen
    Response Time if I am not doing much rendering?
    Brightness, Contrast Ratio, Refresh?
    I will be using the DVI port of my video card.
    I will really apreciate your input guys
    Regards

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    Default Re: LCD Monitors: What matters for architects?

    Quote Originally Posted by rafael.t View Post
    Hi everybody,
    I know there are a number of threads discussing this topic (I"ve been reading a lot of them) but none of them focus in what I am really interested on.
    I am ready ready to buy a monitor for home. It won't be used for games or watching movies ($200 to $300 max., no exceptions). They are a number of 22" in that range and a couple of 24" from non very "popular" brands.
    If I work with AutoCAD & Revit only, what REALLY, REALLY MATTERS?
    Not planning to use dual monitors (I have that layout at work).
    I know 1920x1200 is better than 1680x1050 (I have a Dell 2408wfp at the office)
    Does 6-bit or 8-bit colour depth will be noticeable in CAD?
    Panel Type/Viewing Angle? (TN, IPS, VA and so) I will be the only one in front of the screen
    Response Time if I am not doing much rendering?
    Brightness, Contrast Ratio, Refresh?
    I will be using the DVI port of my video card.
    I will really apreciate your input guys
    Regards

    Since you have said that it will not be used for movies/games, viewing angles and color shouldnt be a top priority. It just seems like you would want the biggest possible screen real estate as possible. As a drafter for an AV Consultant, I recently picked up a 22" Acer X223W monitor for $170 w/ free shipping off newegg.com. Compared to my home monitor, it has terrible color accuracy, but seeing how it is a TN panel, it has a fast response time. If I were you, I would get the biggest and cheapest screen possible that fits your budget.

    Take a look at the larger Acer X243W 24" monitor off newegg, its only $280 and free shipping.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009152

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    Default Re: LCD Monitors: What matters for architects?

    The Samsung 24" units are good (I have two in front of me) and the price at Sam's Club is around $280.

    What's important? What really, really matters?

    Your video card. If it doesn't support the 1920x1200 native resolution of the monitor, you are NOT going to be happy. your image will be stretched & fuzzed up to make it fit the screen.

    And 1920 x 1200 on a 22" unit makes for really tiny dots - wear glasses yet?

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    Default Re: LCD Monitors: What matters for architects?

    check out viewsonic screens.
    I was able to get a decent 23" screen for under $200.
    Anything bigger and I would have to use it as a tv.

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    Default Re: LCD Monitors: What matters for architects?

    We've standardized on 24" monitors for All design work.
    Design Studio users get dual 24" monitors.

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    Default Re: LCD Monitors: What matters for architects?

    If you are an architect looking for a monitor for yourself, the Sceptre IPS 24-inch business monitor will definitely grab your interest. With its incredible and edgeless design and an wonderful resolution of 1920 x 1080 FHD with IPS panel and wide screening angles, it give you an remarkable display with an thrilling experience. This monitor has various ports, so it will totally suit your requirements if you wish to attach your devices for your architectural work.
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