[rescue] pls help with monitor decision

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Fri Apr 25 11:39:01 CDT 2003

On Thu, Apr 24, 2003 at 11:55:45PM -0400, Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366 wrote:
> LCD vs. CRT
> do you need more than 1280x1024 resolution
> DVI vs. normal HD15 conenctor
> I will be sitting in front of this thing for at least a few hours
> every day, up to 10-12 hours per day.

Go for the LCD, 1280x1024, w/DVI.

> bonus question: best video card for 2D work?  I do no real 3d stuff,
> just lots of Mozilla windows and xterms.  Under $70 is the price range
> for an AGP card.  Have seen 64MB Radeon's for about $70.

Go for a Radeon 7000 or GeForce 2MX/4MX.  I've got 2MXes in all my PCs and
had one in my G4 Cube, and I have a 4MX in the dual 867 G4 Tower.

I've got a Samsung/Sun 18.1" LCD (VGA, no DVI) on the G4, and I love it -
I replaced a 21" Sun CRT with it.  I love having desk space back.


bill bradford
mrbill at mrbill.net
austin, texas

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