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Dell M992 - Display - CRT - 19" - 1600 x 1200 / 75 Hz - 0.243 mm - VGA (HD-15) - midnight grey

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      17.05.2009 17:49
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      I wouldn't bother

      A friend of mine got this monitor in around 2003/04 after seeing how good my 19" one (just reviewed) was. He enjoyed it for many years until he sold his old PC to clear out some space (as he had a new flat screen TFT) and so I bought the bunch of components off him, including this monitor.

      I was thinking wow, my 19" Dell with a curved glass screen is fantastic, this can only be better with a flat front screen.

      I plugged it in and within 10 mins it was put in the garage as a spare and myoriginal curved screen was put back on.

      Whilethis is a good quality monitor, with a high resolution, I feel it is no way anywhere superior to the previous curved glass model. (again s mentioned in previous review)

      This monitor does give a sharp picture at a high resolution, but its footprint on the desk is even larger, which means its pretty big. The monitor is very clunky, always making a clunky noise when turned on, refreshing, etc. I could seea constan flicker in the background, making me feel it cold only just handle the 160x1200 resolution, or certainly not at the refresh rate I was using.

      I currently leant this to a client to use with their new Small Business Server while we set it up and tweak it to their needs (so purely as a loaner as they don;t need to buy a Monitor for that PC), and still there using it often now, i feel there is a flicker, it just doesn;t give me the quality I woudl expect from a CRT, it doesn;t even give me the quality I woudl expect from a budget LCD.

      I would not advise buying this monitor, get it free, use in an emergency, yes, but I wouldn;t advise getting this for proper use.

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    The Dell M992 was designed to accommodate a wide variety of users ranging from home and small offices to large corporate environments. This monitor incorporates a flat picture tube, which means that glare from ambient lighting is greatly reduced and straight lines look straight, from all angles. Displaying brilliant images at a maximum resolution of up to 1600 x 1200 pixels, this monitor is ideal for desktop publishing, making spreadsheets, Internet browsing, and any other application that demands large screen size and high resolutions. Those who require exceptional quality and reliability at an affordable price will appreciate the value that the Dell M992 delivers. This product has been tested and validated on Dell systems to ensure it will work with your computer.