View Full Version : friend gave me an old 15" monitor

03-29-03, 03:59 AM
I LOVE this monitor more than my newer 17" monitor.
Reason? Aliasing is so much less at low res, add 6xFSAA and DAMN! Low res games look good, no pixelated mess. :D

I love small monitors.

BTW: I am using both monitors. :)

03-29-03, 04:03 AM
We just picked up a used Dell 15" monitor for the basement computer for $25 two weeks ago....

The thing does 1280x1024, lol.

03-29-03, 07:44 AM
Yeah i notce that also the bigger the screen the higher the rez and better FSAA is needed :D

03-29-03, 08:20 AM
****ed if I know why people want larger displays for gaming. :)

03-30-03, 10:06 AM
I'd never go back to anything less than 19" now that I'm used to the larger displays.. The aliasing isn't so bad in 1600x1200. It's worth the trade-off for a larger screen, IMHO.

03-30-03, 12:15 PM
If I had the choice between a 17" monitor that could do 1600x1200@85Hz and a 15" that could do 1600x1200@85Hz (not likely), I would go with the 15" hands down. Smaller pixels means that I can stand running at a lower resolution, which means higher framerate, which means more room for eye candy.

Unless you have one of those desks where the monitor is like 3 feet away, there isnt raelly a reason to get a large monitor for gaming. I mean, if there was some guarantee that I could run really really really high resolutions on a 19" without killing my framerate, Id deffinitly go with a 19"... simply because bigger is better! But if the thing looks like ass in a box at 1024x768, then its not for me.

Plus, theres no way im carting around a 17" or 19" monitor to LAN parties.... screw that!

03-30-03, 12:20 PM
BTW, im using my 5 year old Gateway EV500 and its still running strong. Its a bit blurry in the upper right corner (barely noticeable), and you can see some wavy lines on certain images (large flat areas mostly), but it can do 1280x1024@60hz, and 1024x768@85Hz.... im happy!

Although I would like to know if there is some amazing 15" monitor out there. Ive never seen one that could do 1280x1024 (or 1280x960) at more than 60Hz. Anyone know where I can look for something like this?

03-30-03, 12:42 PM
Well, so far this is the best one I can find ANYWERE:

It does 1280x1024@66hz. A whole 6Hz faster refresh than mine :)

I would pay good money for a 15" that could do 1280x960@85Hz (I prefer that resolution over 1280x1024, because it keeps the 4/3 ratio).

EDIT: Heres another one... http://www.axiontech.com/prdt.php?item=6687

It does 1280x1024@70Hz! Thats probably the best 15" resolution anywhere.... I dont know if 85hz is possible.