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Old 02-14-06, 10:42 AM   #2
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Default Re: Advice on DFP selection

While I am not a linux user, I will give you my first hand experience with my Gateway FPD2185W 21" Widescreen LCD. It has DVI, D-Sub, Component, Composite, and S-Video inputs. It also has a USB 2.0 hub built in. I use the screen for AutoCAD and gaming. It works fantastic for both. When shopping for the screen, the Gateway really stood out to me for it's brilliant color. It really made all the other screens in BestBuy look bad. What made the other screen look even worse was that the Gateway only cost $600. I love my screen.

I will also say that the Dell 2005FPW is a good screen, but I have heard of problems with ghosting. It is great for CAD though. I have not noticed any ghosting on my Gateway, but I know that it is probably there. I have a 17" Samsung LCD (12ms) that I use as a secondary monitor and I noticed ghosting in BF1942 on it, but not on my Gateway yet. The Dell 2001FP (non-widescreen) is a also a decent screen, but has a bit of uneven backlighting.

Hope I helped......Good luck!
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