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Screen Tablet malarky => Monitors => Topic started by: Pixelfixation on March 04, 2010, 06:52:03 AM



Title: should i buy it?
Post by: Pixelfixation on March 04, 2010, 06:52:03 AM
Ok i found this guy on ebay and i think it looks good but i wanted to see if any of you guys see red flags poping up. i am going to be using a intuos 3 9" by 12" http://cgi.ebay.com/15-LCD-Monitor-Screen-Commercial-Quality-POS-sales_W0QQitemZ230443410090QQcmdZViewItemQQptZComputer_Monitors?hash=item35a77f62aa


Title: Re: should i buy it?
Post by: cellofaan on March 04, 2010, 09:32:41 AM
No alarm bells here. 40 ms response time is relatively slow, but you won't notice it when drawing.
http://www.aurora.se/sanyo/sanyo-tk15a3.htm

TN panels can't do 16.7 million colours, so it might be a better quality panel. Which would be good.


Title: Re: should i buy it?
Post by: bernard on March 04, 2010, 12:43:41 PM
Side note, some (newer) TN panel have (Hi)FRC which "simulate" 8 bits (16.7M colors) using temporal dithering.  But true that:

40ms is not the typical TN response time speed -- so it might not be TN (TN is the cheapest).

More specs here (including viewing angles) here:
http://www.aurora.se/sanyo/sanyo-tk15a3.htm

 55° up, 65° down   = 120 vertical
 70° right, 70° left   = 140 horizontal

Viewing angles are not that great but this depends on how you are going to use your tablet, it should be OK.  If you were that picky about a LCD screen, you would pick a higher res to start with (and probably pay more :) ).

Recent TNs are 160 vertical/horizontal.



Title: Re: should i buy it?
Post by: cellofaan on March 04, 2010, 01:16:28 PM
Did you just give him the same link as I did :D


Title: Re: should i buy it?
Post by: Pixelfixation on March 04, 2010, 03:26:31 PM
so it seems to me that this would not be an an ideal monitor. especially without 16 mil colors. im really worried about buying a monitor that will totally suck for me. would uh  ::) one of you guys be willing to suggest one for me? like a ebay page or something im trying to keep the cost low.
my build is going to be a with a intuos 3 9" by 12" im pretty sure that is a 15" 4:3 right?


Title: Re: should i buy it?
Post by: bernard on March 04, 2010, 04:09:16 PM
LOL  :D !! -- How embarrasing!  :-[  sorry cellofan - me wrong.  :P

Beside I probably caused more confusion to pixelfixation! pixelfixation: are you saying that the lcd does not do 16 mil colors (?) :P  -- btw most of the lcds you see around you are in fact "6 bit" (262 144) -- most people do not know. You can see it when you look at subtle "shades".  This one is 16.7 mil colors, that's actually very cool!

If your main concern is cost (and this cost is considered low for you -- do not forget to account for shipping), this monitor is probably just fine. Yes, the specs are not that great (other than the 16.7 mil colors thingy), but it is not that bad either! I would use a *tiq like that any time.

Yes, 15 inch 4:3 should be darn close to what you need. If you really want to confirm, try to find the "precise" measurements of the intuos3 active area and compare to the size of the monitor.




Title: Re: should i buy it?
Post by: Pixelfixation on March 04, 2010, 07:53:32 PM
thanks alot guys i think i will end up purchasing this one! look for my build log in the near future!


Title: Re: should i buy it?
Post by: cellofaan on March 04, 2010, 09:18:06 PM
Looking forward to it!