500:1 contrast ratio for 20" lcd?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by battle river, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. Newegg buyers give it good reviews. Your video card needs to be able to display the monitors native @ 1400x1050.
  2. 500:1 contrast ratio should be more than adequate for trading / charting apps. However, this monitor's max resolution is subpar for its size (which might explain the low, for BB, $230 sale price out the door). Generally, you want 1600 x 1200 in a 20" LCD - a large, noticeable step up from the 19" standard of 1280 x 1024 - rather than the "in-between" 1400 x 1050.

    If, however, you know that you don't want / need 1600 x 1200, then a 19" would probably be a better option, for less.
  3. 1400x1050

    my 14inch laptop has the same resolution

    pay up for a samsung 204b...
  4. Saw this at MicroCenter this past weekend for the same price as Newegg, $299 AR... a very good price for this monitor.
  5. thanks alot for the info. i wasnt sure about resolution.i guess thats why its cheap(er) than others. i'll have to check the video card also.thanks:D