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Old 01-27-2009, 09:32 AM
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I'm looking for a 20"+ (I guess up to 26" max) LCD monitor that supports 1920x1200 resolution.

I've seen mixed reviews on: Soyo 24" DYLM24D6 Widescreen LCD Monitor 24" Widescreen 1000:1 19.

I'm looking to use this with a Dell Latitude D830 laptop that I've had for about 18 months and the single screen just isn't cutting it (plus ... 15.4" at 1920x1200 is small; but I need the highest resolution I can get). I'd use the monitor as my primary and would probably stick email / etc in the built-in laptop lcd.

As a side note, anyone know if you can "upgrade / replace" the video card on a D830? I know its not something Dell would ever support; but is it even possible? I foolishly didn't spend the extra $100 for the upgraded video card and feel I'm going to regret it if / when I go to Vista / Windows 7.

Thoughts / help?
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Old 01-27-2009, 09:43 AM
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The video card can't be upgraded in most laptops. For the D830, this is no different.

As for monitors, here's the one I bought. Comes with a $30 MIR, as well. Absolutely beautiful and the contrast ratio is 2x the one you posted.

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 2433BW High Glossy Black 24" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 20000:1(1000:1) - LCD Monitors
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Old 01-27-2009, 09:49 AM
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Thank you! I do love Samsung ... my parents got a girmondo Samsung LED tv last year and it is sweet ... come to think of it; my backup printer (yes I'm that much of a nerd) is a Samsung. I do love newegg too.

I fear my wife will get pissed with this purchase, but it seems too good to not get
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... come to think of it; my backup printer (yes I'm that much of a nerd) is a Samsung. I do love newegg too.
Does it make me nerdier than you if I have 3 printers in a 2300 sq ft house? My wife's friend needed a usb floppy drive and asked if I knew where one could be gotten. I went back to my closet and dug through some old laptop bags and pulled out a usb floppy drives from an old Toshisba laptop.

I might need to get professional help.
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I went back to my closet and dug through some old laptop bags and pulled out a usb floppy drives from an old Toshisba laptop.

I might need to get professional help.
I still carry mine in my laptop bag
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I still carry mine in my laptop bag
For what purpose? Just to make your bag heavier?
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For what purpose? Just to make your bag heavier?
Honestly ... I have no clue. This discussion has caused me to remove it from my bag and put it in a drawer.
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The question now is ... 1 Samsung 24" or 2
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The question now is ... 1 Samsung 24" or 2
If you can afford it, get two monitors. Working with two (or more monitors) is just great and will make you more productive.
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