Is Microtek a good company for Flat Monitors and what company should i avoid?

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I'm looking for 17 inch Flat Screen monitors and bestbuy and CC are sooo expensive!! Wow 5oo bucks!! I went to Walmart and they have Flat montiors on sale. Microtek.. Is this company reliable? The 18 inch LCD (yes 18!) is $450 with taxso it's around $475.00


so is this company I can trust unlike Emachines.. YUCK!! Aslo should i just watch out for sales and rebates online (i also save tax!) for a LCD monitor or just go with this one.. also is there a real big diffrence between analog and digital LCD flat screens.. whatever that means??
 

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For what it's worth, about a year ago, I got a 17 Cornea MP704 at Fry's for $396 w/tax and a $50 rebate. So far, so good.
 
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i also got a cornea 704......... and have been v. happy with it! from fry's too
 

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I just saw on staples Kogi 17 inch $399.00 after rebates.. etc.. $300!!!!!!! WOW!! Is Kogi a good brand too?? Wow! that is friggin cheap!!
 

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I'd want to see whatever I was buying running in the store on a similar computer setup ;) In the end, it's what makes you happy :) They are all made overseas anyway :eek:
 

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Good for China :D Bad for U.S. :D

Lol, seriously, go to the store, look at what you see on the monitor, have a rep allow you to open Word, Excel, etc. so you can see the consistency. If you are happy, buy it ;) It'll be obsolete before you load it into your car, so why sweat the details :D
 

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AcaCandy said:
Good for China :D Bad for U.S. :D

Lol, seriously, go to the store, look at what you see on the monitor, have a rep allow you to open Word, Excel, etc. so you can see the consistency. If you are happy, buy it ;) It'll be obsolete before you load it into your car, so why sweat the details :D
I don't think Walmart will ever have a computer running with attach monitor's.. Computers are not a big seller there.. bubba and thelma ain't interested in no stinkin puters .. :eek: :D

besieds that all the little kids will try to connect to the net to find porn when mommy goes shopping for kitchenware.. :p
 

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Yes, but, Walmart takes returns pretty much without questions, so buy it, try it (be sure you know their electronics return policy) :D And if you aren't happy, take it back.
 
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i bought a 17in. nec/mitsubishi flat panel at sams club for 389.00. i have no problems with it and did not have to wait for rebates.
 

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I'm using an envision 17" that I have had for over a year. I don't do gaming and it suits me fine. I use a microtek 19" at work and I am very pleased with both LCD's
 
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Cabbage Soup said:
It's made in China.. that is good right?
If you live in China it is :D There are only a few companies that make monitors, and then they sell the rights to other companies. That's why they all look alike :p

bubba and thelma ain't interested in no stinkin puters .. besieds that all the little kids will try to connect to the net to find porn when mommy goes shopping for kitchenware..
Hehehe... so true... :D

But Candy is right, Walmart isn't going to sell something that is going to give THEM a headache in the return dept.

I would try it. You have nothing to lose (except a sore back from lifting the box) and everything to gain ;)

I think Microtek mostly makes scanners, so it should be fairly good quality.
 
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Samsung's LCD's suck, regardless of what anyone else says

Sharp LCD's are the best in the world.
Here is why they are the leader in the industry:
AGLR - anti glare low reflection (it changes the frequency of lightwaves comming in and they are minimized so you get little or no glare)

Super V Technology - 2 times smaller that the closest competitor's - this is the pathways that the power runs on to get to the pixels - what do you get out of this...more pixels, you do not actually see the physical pixel (more like a CRT)

Ten bit Gamma correction - each pixel can display 1 billion colors (this is about 60 times greater than the closest competition)

Well worth the extra money. Get the LLT*** line of LCD monitor.
 
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CAPSLOCK said:
Samsung's LCD's suck, regardless of what anyone else says
Thanks for your OPINION capslock, but that is not a proven fact. Samsung is actually a very good company. Sharp does however have an edge in technology for the displays, BUT they are costlier too ;)
 
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Trust me. I have first hand knowledge. There is now a 4% failure rate overall on all of their LCD screens (and from what I've heard this doesn't include pixel outages). Keep your fingers crossed to see if the 3 year warranty makes it into next year.

Samsung is a major, major player in the LCD market.
Who knows, they may take a $$$ on warranted situations and move up in quality, not quantity.

So your telling me you'd buy a 19 inch monitor that has to have 10 pixels out before it is considered warrantable? Or how about a 21 inch that needs 17!! The monitors are also built with (in my opinion) sub-standard raw materials.

But then again, I have seen some of their monitors that make the 96% and they are pretty decent monitors and very well priced for a big chunk of the market
 
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