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1. ViewSonic G90FB-2 Perfect Flat
$360.99 list()
2. LaCie electron19blueIV 19" CRT
$186.19 $179.99 list($209.99)
3. NEC AccuSync AS900-BK 19" CRT
$212.99 $200.00 list($269.00)
4. Samsung C997DF-T/T 19" CRT Monitor
$202.34 list()
5. Samsung SyncMaster C997DF 19"
list($399.99)
6. HP 91 19" Flat Screen Monitor
$186.19 list()
7. ViewSonic E90B 19" CRT Monitor
list($329.99)
8. Samsung Dynaflat Syncmaster 955DF
list($349.99)
9. ViewSonic E790 19" Monitor
$149.14 list()
10. AOC International 9KLR 19" Flat
$186.19 list($209.99)
11. NEC AccuSync AS900 19" CRT Monitor
$135.84 list()
12. AOC International 9GLR 19" CRT
$237.54
13. ViewSonic G90F 19" PerfectFlat
list($349.99)
14. NEC MultiSync FE950+ Totally Flat
$204.95 list($229.99)
15. ViewSonic E90 19" CRT Monitor
$229.95
16. ViewSonic E90FB 19" Perfect Flat
$226.51
17. 19IN/18V Crt 1280X1024 96KHZTHINKVISION
$199.00
18. Viewsonic P90F 19" CRT Monitor
$159.00
19. Dell 19" CRT Monitor
$364.73
20. 19IN Crt Electon Blue Iv

1. ViewSonic G90FB-2 Perfect Flat 19" CRT Monitor
by ViewSonic
list price: $259.00
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Asin: B00006B6WO
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: ViewSonic
Sales Rank: 9888
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Viewsonic (e90fb-2) 19" .21 1600x1200 Per Flat-BLK ... Read more

Features

  • 1,600 x 1,200 resolution at 77 Hz
  • Fine 0.25 mm dot pitch
  • PerfectFlat screen with SuperClear coating
  • 3-year warranty
  • PC and Mac compatible

Reviews (9)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent CRT for Graphic Design
I'm a graphic artist who uses 2 of these monitors side-by-side, day-in and day-out, 8+ hours a day 5 days a week. I haven't had a single issue with them since I got them new over a year ago.

Both are set at 1280x1024x32 on a 128MB Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 on Windows XP Pro. I have my taskbar along the left side of my left monitor. They are heavy-ish like any CRT monitor but aren't as deep as some 19" monitors. If you took a 19x19x19 inch cube, thats the space you'd need for this monitor.

A little education for you:
1. Like all consumer electronic equipment, performance will vary based on your environment. I have 2 identical models that were purchased at the same time, and even then I must use professional color calibration hardware and software to get accurate. By default they don't match. That's normal.
2. "Viewable" area IS 18" (diagonal) but that does NOT mean your desktop will fill that whole area unless you adjust the monitor to do so. I've never liked the marketing spin that allows 18" viewable to be called 19" monitors due to some technicality. Like 0-60 times on automobiles, it may be fact though it may not equal real world practicality. LCDs win it that respect; 19" on the box equals 19" viewable.

At work, color reproduction is more important than monitor size. So since good CRT monitors are more color true (very important for designing print projects) than LCD monitors, these monitors fit the bill. (I do use a single 19" LCD at home.)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Monitor
While, as other people have noted, this is not truly a "flat" screen monitor, in the most rigid sense of the word, it is indeed an excellent monitor that I am most pleased with.The refresh rate offered at the resolution of 1600 x 1200 appears to not flicker at all, and the color I see while playing video games (Battlefield: Vietnam; Farcry) is absolutely astonishing.

The only disappointment to this monitor, as I'm sure you've read already, is the fact that it is not as flat as an LCD screen.Don't let that discourage you from purchasing this, though, as it is an incredible monitor.I have not seen better color and performance from any other monitor in the nearby price range.Let me also assuage your worries by explaining that this is indeed a 19" monitor, with what appears to be exactly 18" of viewable screen.

I do not regret my purchase at all, and don't expect to upgrade my monitor for a long period of time.

4-0 out of 5 stars great picture, no sound
I just got the monitor: great picture, easy setup, no hassles, but no sound. My last NEC monitor had speakers and a headphone jack, so I just assumed (yeah, I know, shame on me) that this would have them too. Wrong! So I ordered some Altec-Lansings, and everything should be jake in a few days, but until then, I miss my tunes at work. So make sure before buying that you realize you're gonna need external speaker with this one.

5-0 out of 5 stars ViewSonic G90FB-2
I've had this monitor for about a year now and so far it has been operating reliably. At first, you'll have to do some tweaking to get it set up just the way you like it. I set the resolution to 1024X768 and the refresh rate to 100 Hz, which to my eyes makes it totally flicker-free with sharp graphics and fonts just big enough to make text reading easy.

This monitor has very good brightness and contrast. The colors are solid and vivid. It measures approximately 18" deep and the front glass is flat and exactly 18" diagonal. The screen behind the front glass may be curved (like others have noted), but they use some kind of optical trickery to make the net image seem flat. For the most part, it works, but it's NOT perfect. If you want/need a true flat monitor, perhaps an LCD is best for you. However, if price is a consideration, then you may want to try this value packed item. I have no regrets.

2-0 out of 5 stars 19 inch? Maybe I need a new tape mesurer...
While mesuring the space on my desk compaired to the monitor I noticed something wrong. While the information on my order says 19 inch, and the box says 19 inch, this monitor is only 17 inch! And not even 17 viewable (the box and this site both say 18 inch viewable) - it's only 16 inches veiwable. Thinking maybe it was packed wrong, I just the the number on the modle itself - nope it's the same G90FB.

I would love to know what kind of tape mesure they are using, because this is rather misleading. ... Read more


2. LaCie electron19blueIV 19" CRT Monitor (Black/Blue)
by Lacie

our price: $360.99
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Asin: B0000A558M
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Lacie
Sales Rank: 20385
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Product Description

LaCie (105517) 19" ELECTRON MNTR ... Read more

Features

  • PC and Mac compatible; 3-year warranty
  • Ultra-sharp 1,920 x 1,440 maximum resolution at 73 Hz
  • 0.24 mm dot pitch, 18-inch viewable image size
  • Stylish blue glare-reducing hood
  • Diamondtron flat-screen technology

3. NEC AccuSync AS900-BK 19" CRT Monitor (Black)
by NEC-Mitsubishi
list price: $209.99
our price: $186.19
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Asin: B00019OCRM
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: NEC-Mitsubishi
Sales Rank: 32748
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

A CRT monitor from NEC, the AS900 is a 19-inch (18-inch viewable image size) display designed for small business and home use. A maximum resolution of 1,600 x 1,200 and 0.25 mm dot pitch combine with unlimited display colors (dependent upon video card) to provide detailed, true-to-life images suitable for a wide variety applications.

With its 17.6-by-18.5-inch footprint, the AS900 fits easily onto your desktop. The Opticlear anti-static, anti-glare screen treatment nearly eliminates glare even in bright rooms, and FST shadow mask technology further sharpens focus. The AS900 connects to the computer via its 15-pin D-sub connector, while the onscreen controls provide an easy way to adjust a wide variety of monitor settings, including brightness, contrast, H/V position, H/V size, color temperature, and more.

The AS900 has a horizontal scan frequency range of 30 KHz to 98 kHz and a vertical frequency range of 50 Hz to 160 Hz, while its 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz power supply has a current rating of 2.0A. Energy Star certified, the AS900 is plug-and-play ready to use right out of the box. It weighs 40.8 lbs. Compatible with both PC and Macintosh systems, the AS900 also comes backed with a three-year limited warranty on parts, labor, and picture tube.

What's in the Box
Monitor, power cord, signal cable, user's manual, warranty information ... Read more

Features

  • PC and Mac compatible; 3-year limited warranty
  • 1,600 x 1,200 maximum resolution at 76 Hz
  • Fine 0.25 mm dot pitch
  • 18-inch viewable image size
  • Opticlear anti-static, anti-glare glass surface

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent picture, anti-glare, and anti-static
This monitor has an excellent picture, and an excellent anti-glare, and anti-static coating. I have felt no static on it at all and have had no problems with it in my 2 months of owning it.

The price is also very nice if you can't afford something as expensive as a SONY monitor. ... Read more


4. Samsung C997DF-T/T 19" CRT Monitor (Silver/Black)
by Samsung Optical
list price: $269.00
our price: $212.99
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Asin: B0002739I6
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Samsung Optical
Sales Rank: 34168
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The C997DF from Samsung is a 19-inch (18-inch viewable image size) CRT monitor with a DynaFlat screen, which results in virtually no curvature. With its 1,920 x 1,440 maximum resolution at 64 Hz (1,600 x 1,200 at 76 Hz recommended) and fine 0.20 mm horizontal dot pitch, the C997DF delivers high-quality display images that are accurate and easy to see, while its anti-glare screen treatment helps to reduce reflections.

The C997DF supports RGB analog input signals through its 15-pin mini D-sub connection, while its power supply consumes about 100 watts during normal operation. The C997DF has 30 to 96 kHz horizontal and 50 to 160 Hz vertical scanning frequencies and a 250 MHz maximum bandwidth. Weighing 40 pounds, the C997DF has a 17.5-by-16.4-inch footprint, which fits easily onto most desktops. Compatible with PC, Mac, and Sun Microsystem operating systems, the monitor is backed by a three-year warranty on parts, labor, and CRT.

What's in the Box
Monitor, base, 15-pin D-sub cable, power cord, warranty card, quick setup guide, CD-ROM with user's guide ... Read more

Features

  • PC and Mac compatible; 3-year warranty
  • 1,920 x 1,440 maximum resolution at 64 Hz
  • 0.20 mm horizontal dot pitch
  • 18-inch viewable image size
  • DynaFlat surface for reduced curvature and distortion

Reviews (6)

2-0 out of 5 stars dot pitch value is misleading
They give you the dot pitch in horizontal measurements, not diagonal. This monitor might be fine for playing first person shooters, but for any sort of graphic design work, it's useless.There's bad moire on both sides, and any fine text looks very grainy.I tried two of them, thinking I may have just gotten a bad one, but no. I have a 17" flatscreen compaq running at 1200x1024 and the text looks at least 3 times better.This monitor maybe worth 170 bucks, but not to me. I'm returning it. The color is pretty great, the size (as small a footprint as a 17") is also nice, but I can't hack the text resolution.

2-0 out of 5 stars Noise Unbearable
As reported by some others, my monitor also delivers the same unbearable high pitched noise intermittently. Too bad because an otherwise great monitor for your money.

2-0 out of 5 stars High pitched noise...
I am having the same problem as the earlier reviewer.Intermittent high pitched noise from this monitor.

The monitor is stylish, decent picture, but unless you are deaf or enjoy returning this noise making monitor for warranty repair you might want to consider another manufacturer.

It is ashame that Samsung hasn't fixed this issue...Haven't run into a similar problem since back in 1995 with a CTX monitor.You would think companies would learn by now...

B rating for display, A for style and footprint and F for noise.

Unfortunately the noise is really annoying and the until didn't make any for the first 2 1/2 months.

4-0 out of 5 stars Samsung 997DF Review:
The image quality is overall extremely good.The only thing I don't like is the bright colors tend to bleed over into any large black areas on the screen.That really sucks..

Other than that though, it is worth the money.It looks crisp, has a high refresh rate capability to keep your eyes healthy, and supports high resolutions.

It also only consumes 100 watts of power, which is nice.

I hope Samsung fixes that bleeding problem.My Dad's Samsung 955DF doesn't have that problem.Then again, this monitor is pretty bright, his isn't as much.

5-0 out of 5 stars samsung sync/master997d/f
After shopping for a crt monitor ,asking the usual questions,what is the dot pitch,resolution,menu adjustments etc.I decided on this model. Reason price.At $179.00 a 19" comparible model ran approx. $159 to $279. This model has all the features,color adj,20dot pitch,max res, you could want.It came with software so your printer will print the exact color on the screen,not only that but it adjusts to your lighting conditions.The screen is clear ,crisp,and amzingly sharp.So for $179.00 for a 19" you cant go wrong.Thats just my opinion. ... Read more


5. Samsung SyncMaster C997DF 19" CRT Monitor (Ivory)
by Samsung Optical

our price: $202.34
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Asin: B0002CWPTU
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Samsung Optical
Sales Rank: 34014
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The C997DF from Samsung is a 19-inch (18-inch viewable image size) CRT monitor with a DynaFlat screen, which results in virtually no curvature. With its 1,920 x 1,440 maximum resolution at 64 Hz (1,600 x 1,200 at 76 Hz recommended) and fine 0.20 mm horizontal dot pitch, the C997DF delivers high-quality display images that are accurate and easy to see. Its anti-glare screen treatment helps to reduce reflections and the resulting eyestrain.

The C997DF supports RGB analog input signals through its 15-pin mini D-sub connection. Its power supply consumes about 100 watts during normal operation. It operates with 30 to 96 kHz horizontal and 50 to 160 Hz vertical scanning frequencies and a 250 MHz maximum bandwidth. Weighing 40 pounds, the C997DF has a 17.5-by-16.4-inch footprint, which fits easily onto most desktops. Compatible with PC, Mac, and Sun Microsystems operating systems, the C997DF comes backed by a three-year warranty on parts, labor, and CRT.

What's in the Box
Monitor, base, 15-pin D-sub cable, power cord, warranty card, quick setup guide, CD-ROM with user's guide ... Read more

Features

  • PC and Mac compatible; 3-year warranty
  • 1,920 x 1,440 maximum resolution
  • 0.20 mm horizontal dot pitch
  • 18-inch viewable image size
  • DynaFlat surface for reduced curvature and distortion

Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars Extremely clear
This monitor is not flat, it has an internal curvature with a glass screen that makes it appear flat.Some people complain about this, but it really does look flat.This is the only monitor that I have ever seen that makes me happy to look at, every time.When people see it they say "wow, nice monitor."No other monitor that I have seen comes close to the initial appearance of this monitor.
The refresh rates, however, have something to be desired.This is unacceptable to me.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Monitor
There is not a slight curve as the other reviewer noticed. The reason why he thought there was a curve is probably in his video card and his display properties within Windows or the display properties that the monitor itself has. But there isn't a curve in the internal screen. I've had this monitor for six months now and it works great.I am looking to buy another one like this so that I can have dual monitors.I would recommend.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good value, but not for the perfectionist
I bought this monitor to replace my old viewsonic that died on me.I mostly use my computer for browsing and gaming.After about a month of use I must say I'm dissappointed.First off, the screen isn't actually flast.If you follow the out edge, there is a slight curve.The glass covering the screen is flat, but the actualy screen is not.The monitor is nice and bright and colors looks good, but the screen flickers at any refresh rate over 60hz at high resolution which is a huge let down.At 60hz it feels like my eyes are bleeding when I looks at a white screen.The resolution range is fine though.Another complaint I have is the shadow I can see behind the screen.A sort of wavy pattern that gets annoying and visible when the screen is dark.I would recommend this monitor for anyone who doesn't need super high resolutions or isn't nit picky about monitors. ... Read more


6. HP 91 19" Flat Screen Monitor
by Hewlett Packard
list price: $399.99
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Asin: B00005NVVO
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
Sales Rank: 26910
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Product Description

Selecting a monitor supplier is a critical strategic decision. In today's rapidly changing market, strength and leadership in products, methods and financial management make the difference. This is why Hewlett-Packard is the supplier of choice for many industry leaders. Quality, consistency, and competitive pricing make its monitors the right product for your needs. HP is a large financially strong company. Automated manufacturing methods and strict quality controls yield the reliability and consistency common to HP products. Hewlett-Packard ensures the most efficient, high-quality manufacturing process possible. ... Read more

Features

  • Energy-Star compliant
  • Maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200
  • 0.26 mm dot pitch
  • 18-inch viewable screen size
  • Completely plug & play

7. ViewSonic E90B 19" CRT Monitor (E90B-4, Black)
by Viewsonic

our price: $186.19
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Asin: B0000DZFZ1
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Viewsonic
Sales Rank: 40039
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Product Description

Viewsonic (E90b-4) 19" .23 1792x1344 Black CRT ... Read more

Features

  • PC and Mac compatible; 3-year limited warranty
  • 1,792 x 1,344 maximum resolution, 1,280 x 1,024 recommended
  • 0.27 mm dot pitch; 18-inch viewable image size
  • Simple plug-and-play setup and operation
  • Anti-glare screen coating

8. Samsung Dynaflat Syncmaster 955DF 19" CRT Monitor
by Samsung
list price: $329.99
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Asin: B00004Z9FF
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Samsung
Sales Rank: 25829
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

You want dependability, control, and dazzling screen color and images. Samsung designed the Ultra Clear High 955Df FS SyncMaster monitor to combine plug-and-play convenience in a 19-inch screen to optimize your graphics with intense color and flat-screen technology. Samsung has created a flat screen with no visible curvature that produces the images that you expect without the usual distortion of other monitors.

For designers and business owners who want to maximize their imaging and high-speed interactivity with an 18-inch viewable flat screen, the 955Df FS monitor features an intense color saturation in 0.20-millimeter dot pitch with 1,600 x 1,200 resolution at 68 Hz. This monitor delivers flicker-free, high-resolution brightness and contrast. Samsung highlights the DynaFlat flat screen design in an invar shadow-mask tube with antireflective coating. Onscreen digital user controls adjust position, size, moiré, color temperature (in100-degree increments in Kelvin), color control, focus, recall, contrast, brightness, horizontal/vertical size/position, zoom in/out, and language use, providing practical working convenience and renowned results.

High-resolution capabilities, crisp focus, vivid colors, and low heat and power consumption are united in the Samsung Df FS SyncMaster. With plug-and-play compatibility, the 955Df FS is compatible with Windows and Macintosh operating systems. The monitor parts, labor, and picture tube are all supported by a limited three-year warranty. ... Read more

Features

  • 1,600 x 1,200 maximum resolution at 68 Hz
  • 0.20-millimeter horizontal dot pitch
  • DynaFlat "infinitely flat" tube
  • Smart III antistatic and antiglare surface treatment
  • PC and Mac compatible

Reviews (72)

4-0 out of 5 stars 1 Year Review
I've had this monitor for a little over a year now and it has performed well. The screen, though not the crispest, most beautiful picture available, is excellent for what I paid for it. The color accuracy is decent, with the adjustment controls being relatively straightforward. There are, however, a couple of problems that lowered the score of this monitor in my mind.

Issue #1: The cable connecting the monitor to the CPU is way too short. I have a moderately size L desk and the cable barely reaches the CPU. Indeed, the cable has sustained damage (I have to tape it to make it work properly) because of this. While extension cables are available, Samsung should have anticipated the need for a long cable by either making the cable longer or offering a way to disconnect the cable entirely so that the customer could substitute a longer cable.

Issue #2: The programs included with the monitor were translated poorly. While someone with a bit of technical knowledge can smirk through these mistakes, a novice might have some frustrating moments trying to figure out what the well-intentioned programmer meant. A note to Samsung: Hire better translators! ;-)

All in all, though, I have been pleased. The resolution suits my needs and I don't notice any problems with flicker or blurriness as some reviewers have mentioned.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not too great
The main problem with this monitor is that almost all of the resolution and frequency combinations cause the screen to dance and wave.In other words, they are unusable unless you want to get a headache after using your computer for a few minutes.Only a few of the combinations work.For some reason, 60Hz and 1600*1200 works just fine.I'd choose a lower resolution so that everything on my screen wouldn't be really small, but the lower resolutions don't work, so I guess I'm stuck with this setting.Strange, in a bad way.This monitor was bought as a replacement for a Mitsubishi Diamond Pro 900u, which was also a 19".It gave me five good years before it decided it was time to go to monitor heaven.It was a great monitor while I had it.

CRT monitors are so cheap now; I can't imagine there aren't some good cheap CRT's.Check out what other customers say about other models.I guess I can't expect to get the same quality from a $200 monitor as I got from the $900 Mitsubishi.In any case, consider spending a bit more money on a better monitor.You are going to have to use it and look at it hour after hour.Get something else.

1-0 out of 5 stars blur text drives me crazy.
I bought this monitor April 2001 and now its blur text drive me crazy. Playing with the control doesn't help.I am disppointed and will dump it.

5-0 out of 5 stars An Incredible Monitor
I purchased this monitor about 3 years ago. It has the buttons on the front of the monitor (people in previous reviews have stated that this is the newer, more defective version).
I use the computer, on average, about 5-6 hours a day which includes gaming, mp3 playing, web surfing, and watching dvd's (hell, you can see the pores on peoples faces).This monitor has never failed me once!It's clarity at high resolutions is incredible and it's color is very robust (which is helped by the GeForce4's color enhancing).
I am building myself another pc in the next month because this computer is 3 years old.I am using all top of the line parts and this monitor will be the only hardware (except mouse and keyboard) that I am keeping to use with the new PC.It has been that good to me.I'm sorry that some have had problems with this monitor, but i've used the newer model for 3 years and have had absolutely NO problems with it.
It's 3 years old and after checking online hardware sellers to see if I needed to purchase a new monitor, I found out that this monitor was still better than most newer CRT's for it's viewing range and especially it's dot pitch (even after looking at higher priced monitors).
The only gripe I have is that it has low refresh rates for ultra-high (1280x1024 and bigger) resolutions, but no monitor can be that perfect and most monitors have lower refresh rates for higher resolutions.
Overall, this monitor has been excellent and more that I had expected.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is a good monitor
I have had this monitor for 2 years now.Not a single problem.Matched with a high-end GeForce video card, this has been the best monitor I have owned.Absolutely no problems, extremely clear screen, and excellent high-res graphics.

I also like the faceplate.It doesn't have any annoying buttons or logos or other items to distract your view.

Well worth the purchase. ... Read more


9. ViewSonic E790 19" Monitor
by ViewSonic
list price: $349.99
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Asin: B00004TS2P
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: ViewSonic
Sales Rank: 44036
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Bigger is better with the ViewSonic E790 monitor. The first 19" (18.0" viewable) in the popular E2 Series, this display is a perfect combination of large screen performance and excellent value. With its bright, sharp images and superior scan rates, the E790 display ensures rock solid 3D applications for cost-effective CAD/CAM/CAE and Web design as well as general business purposes such as word processing, spreadsheets and Web surfing. The ViewSonic E790 monitor wins hands down for outstanding performance on a large scale. ... Read more

Features

  • PC and Macintosh compatible (with optional adapter)
  • 18-inch viewable screen size
  • 0.22-millimeter horizontal dot pitch
  • 1,600 x 1,280 maximum resolution
  • OnView controls with ViewMatch

Reviews (3)

3-0 out of 5 stars Good 3 Years and she started fussin'
This monitor was a good price back in 2000 when I bought it and served me well up until about a year ago.
Last year (2003) at the age of 3 years, this monitor fried my processor due to my heavy graphics use, causing some sort of electrical mayhem, a very slight burning smell & the display flinching/ruffling leading up to it. At the time everyone was sure it had been my video card. I'm here, a year later to surprisingly come to the conclusion, it was the monitor. It didn't quite happen again (no fried CPUs this time) but recentlythe same smell, coupled with flinching/ruffling came back when put under heavy graphics use again (which I haven't done since last year) & this time I easily traced it back to the monitor.It had been the culprit a year ago.I'm pretty sure it's done with its warranty at this point but it was good while it lasted. I guess $150 bucks for 4 years wasn't bad which is why i'm giving it a 3 star rating.
But keep an eye out for funky-ness around the 3-4 year mark--and the ever-so-slight burning plastic smell, especially under heavy graphic use.

5-0 out of 5 stars E 790
I recently purchased this monitor it is fantastic the quality is second tonone the performance is better then i could have hoped for if anyone isthinking of upgrading seriously think of buying this monitor the picture iscrisp and clear

5-0 out of 5 stars WOW!
I've had this monitor for a while!It's great!Very crisp, I think.A pleasure to use! ... Read more


10. AOC International 9KLR 19" Flat CRT Monitor
by Aoc International

our price: $149.14
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Asin: B00006BINL
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Aoc International
Sales Rank: 43418
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

MODEL- SPECTRUM9KLR VENDOR- EPI FEATURES- 19 ... Read more

Features

  • 3-year warranty
  • 1,600 x 1,200 maximum resolution
  • 0.21 mm dot pitch
  • VESA Plug & Play compatible
  • 85 Hz preset refresh rate

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Wow!!
Excellent picture, large flat screen, bright colours with no obvious distortions. Weighty but it is a 19" though it's almost as small as a 17". Excellent buy for the price. ... Read more


11. NEC AccuSync AS900 19" CRT Monitor (White)
by NEC-Mitsubishi
list price: $209.99
our price: $186.19
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Asin: B00019OCS6
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: NEC-Mitsubishi
Sales Rank: 59766
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Amazon.com Product Description

A CRT monitor from NEC, the AS900 is a 19-inch (18-inch viewable image size) display designed for small business and home use. A maximum resolution of 1,600 x 1,200 and 0.25 mm dot pitch combine with unlimited display colors (dependent upon video card) to provide detailed, true-to-life images suitable for a wide variety applications.

With its 17.6-by-18.5-inch footprint, the AS900 fits easily onto your desktop. The Opticlear anti-static, anti-glare screen treatment nearly eliminates glare even in bright rooms, and FST shadow mask technology further sharpens focus. The AS900 connects to the computer via its 15-pin D-sub connector, while the onscreen controls provide an easy way to adjust a wide variety of monitor settings, including brightness, contrast, H/V position, H/V size, color temperature, and more.

The AS900 has a horizontal scan frequency range of 30 KHz to 98 kHz and a vertical frequency range of 50 Hz to 160 Hz, while its 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz power supply has a current rating of 2.0A. Energy Star certified, the AS900 is plug-and-play ready to use right out of the box. It weighs 40.8 lbs. Compatible with both PC and Macintosh systems, the AS900 also comes backed with a three-year limited warranty on parts, labor, and picture tube.

What's in the Box
Monitor, power cord, signal cable, user's manual, warranty information ... Read more

Features

  • PC and Mac compatible; 3-year limited warranty
  • 1,600 x 1,200 maximum resolution at 76 Hz
  • Fine 0.25 mm dot pitch
  • 18-inch viewable image size
  • Opticlear anti-static, anti-glare glass surface

12. AOC International 9GLR 19" CRT Monitor
by Aoc International

our price: $135.84
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Asin: B00006BALS
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Aoc International
Sales Rank: 46654
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

A 19-inch monitor (18 inches viewable) from AOC International, the 9GLR is a CRT with high resolution and an affordable price tag. A maximum 1,600 x 1,200 resolution and the capacity to display over 16.7 million colors combine to provide detailed, true-to-life images, perfect for a wide range of home and office uses.

The anti-glare, anti-static screen treatment cuts back on harmful reflection and resulting eye-strain, while the universal 100-240 VAC, 50Hz/60 Hz power supply consumes 130 watts (maximum) of power during normal operation, and 3 watts during sleep mode. Plug-and-play compatible, the 9GLR is a snap to set up and connects to the host computer via a standard 15-pin mini D-sub cable.

With onscreen controls, you can easily adjust a wide variety of monitor settings, including color temperature, brightness, contrast, H/V size, H/V position, and more. Weighing 40 pounds, the 9GLR has a footprint of 17.6 by 17.9 inches and comes backed with a three-year limited warranty on both parts and labor.

What's in the Box
Monitor, base, AC power cord, signal cable, instructions, warranty information ... Read more

Features

  • PC compatible; 3-year warranty
  • Ultra-sharp 1,600 x 1,200 resolution at 75 Hz
  • Fine 0.21 mm dot pitch
  • 18-inch viewable image size
  • EPA Energy Star compliant

Reviews (2)

4-0 out of 5 stars GOOD FOR THE PRICE
I like these monitors for the price.We are an eng. company and the work fine for us so far.

1-0 out of 5 stars Fuzzy, out of focus
I guess I should have known better!You get what you pay for.The monitor is very fuzzy and has trailers/shadows running about an inch to the right of everything. i.e. text, icons etc.Don't waste you money!!!! ... Read more


13. ViewSonic G90F 19" PerfectFlat CRT Monitor
by ViewSonic

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Asin: B00006B6WH
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: ViewSonic
Sales Rank: 43547
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Viewsonic (G90F-2) 19".21;1600x1200 Perfect Flat ... Read more

Features

  • 1,600 x 1,200 resolution at 77 Hz
  • Fine 0.25 mm dot pitch
  • PerfectFlat screen with SuperClear coating
  • 3-year warranty
  • PC and Mac compatible

Reviews (5)

1-0 out of 5 stars Dissapointing quality from Viewsonic
When my Viewsonic A90f was damaged during an electrical storm, I decided to replace it with the G90f because I had heard such great things about it- but I soon found out that the G90f has some serious problems that no one should need to put up with.
The colors are far better than many CRTs I've used, but that's where the virtues end.At any reolution above 800x600, everything becomes fuzzy and black objects like type tend to have a white glow on them. None of the settings will fix this.

Also, ignore the flat screen selling point. As with most shadow mask CRTs, this one has a flat glass surface with a curved inner tube and distortions are unavoidable at high resolutions.

3-0 out of 5 stars I second fuzzy text argument
I'd just like to second the fuzzy text argument.I bought this monitor with high expectations due to the nice reviews that it got across the internet however using this on any resolution higher than 1152x is just disgusting and not just visually displeasing, it hurts your eyes to look at it for very long.

3-0 out of 5 stars Sorry, this one misses the mark with fuzzy text
I had an old G771 (17") that had a short in it and I finally needed to replace it. It was a great monitor, so I thought I'd get another Viewsonic graphics monitor. Seemed like a no brainer to me.

The first G90f I received (not from Amazon, by the way) had terribly blurry text. The letters had kind of a white ghosting next to them. No monitor adjustments would solve the problem. This made reading a really fatiqueing experience. I contacted Viewsonic and they had no problem replacing the monitor with another, which was great. (so, kudos for customer service) I have just received the replacement and it's better, but still the text is just not as sharp as I'm used to. Luckily I use this for web design and not reading a lot of text, so it will probably be okay.

On the bright side, the color is bright and nice and the larger monitor (19") with all that extra real estate makes working with graphics programs like Photoshop, really nice.

So, anyway, maybe I just got two bum monitors or maybe I'm too picky. The other people seemed thrilled, but I wanted to let people know about this potential problem.

4-0 out of 5 stars Easy on my eyes
I just returned my P95FB for a G90FB.What a difference!

I won't comment on the P95FB here - you can see my review of that paperweight on that product's page.

I plugged it in and bingo - "Viewsonic product detected - do you want to register?" popped up.That's the first time I've seen such a thing when you plug in a monitor.The P95FB was listed as "generic monitor".This one is listed as "Plug and Play" monitor.

It automatically changed my resolution from 1024x768 to 1153x864.I changed it back to 1024x768, then to 1280x768.It looks fantastic.No blur, easy on the eyes.Just for fun I changed it to 1600x1200.It is still clear, but text is so small it's not really needed.When you switch resolutions sometimes the picture is shifted to one side.

The geometry looks good.It has been stated elsewhere and is worth repeating here - the glass in front of the screen is flat, but the tube is not.I don't really care - it mostly appears flat and the lines are good.

I paid $249 at ComputerSonics in Tuckwilla.BTW - a good place to shop.They accepted the exchange of the P95FB for the G90FB (which they had to order) without any hassle.

5-0 out of 5 stars great item - highly reccomend for gaming to photoshop
As the specs on this can easily be viewed in the technical data, I thought I would review this moniter from the user perspective.First of all, its really, really BIG.The thing is heavy as well.
So once you get this monster planted and plugged in, the fun begins.A minor peeve of mine is the "19 inch" description of this moniter, however.Its actual viewable area is more like 18", but thats par for the industry - where a "80gig" Hard Drive is really only 74gigs and so on.If you are upgrading from a 15" or a 17" however it will look just gigantic, and that extra inch or so is not going to be missed.
The install disk comes with drivers and a color template for matching with a printer.My moniter came with all needed cords as well, so I did not have to buy anything else.
Now depending on what you like the settings on this moniter are configurable in about a hundred different ways - more actually.It is, of course, expandable up and down, side to side, and in a lot of other ways when you are adjusting the way the window where the software runs on the inside of the screen.It is adjustable up to 1600x1200 at 77hrtz as well, (this means it can get really, really crisp and clear, with *tiny* icons, etc (which you can then enlarge with the OS, of course) or a more reasonable 1024x768 at 90hrtz.This means that the screen has 1024 lines of resolution running horizontally, and 768 vertically, and it is rewritten... often.I understand that you dont want the 'hertz' to be below 60, which can cause eye strain at that low a number.Something about how frequently the picture is re-written (many many times a second - I think 60Hrtz is 60 times a second, but I am not 100% certain).Nevertheless you will not have the issue of eye strain with this thing, it cycles very rapidly, on average my settings on it for gaming or photoshop / digital image adjustment is 1280x1024 at 88hrtz, and for poking around on the internet reading email and browsing I use 1024x768 at 88hrts.The result is incredibly clear fonts, crisp color, clean lines and amazing gaming.
The moniter is a "G90f" the G is for "graphics" it is sold as a pretty high end Viewsonic, and features some built in glare resistance in the glass, and shadowmasking for incredibly clear and distortion free viewing.
I have had a top of the line NEC moniter, 17" which cost over $600 new, and a HP LCD moniter (HP Pavilion F1703) and while the HP is smoking I prefer this Viewsonic for gaming and all around great images.A few bonuses I can think of off the bat are the 3 year warranty on parts and labor (try to get that from Sony) and the glare resistant coating on the glass, which means you dont need to worry about eye strain or buying one of those $50 plastic glare resistant plates to hang in front of the moniter.
I bought mine in summer of 2003 for $399.00This was a great deal in my opinion.I have seen it here at Amazon for less, and if you are considering buying a 19" Flat Screen CRT Moniter, I honestly do not think you can do any better than this item.
I hope you enjoy it, and that my non-technical description helped.
Jim "Gileas" B. ... Read more


14. NEC MultiSync FE950+ Totally Flat 19" Monitor
by NEC Technologies
list price: $349.99
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Asin: B00005RCU7
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: NEC Technologies
Sales Rank: 67521
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The FE950+ Totally Flat 19-inch monitor uses a flat aperture grille tube to display images with greater sharpness and reduced glare and reflection. Combined with a 0.25 to 0.27-millimeter variable dot pitch, this monitor provides remarkable picture clarity.

This is also a comfortable monitor for your eyes, making it ideal for situations requiring extensive use. At the recommended 1,280 x 1,024 resolution, the refresh rate is a flicker-free 85 Hz. Displayed on the 18-inch viewable screen, you'll be able to fit more on-screen for better convenience and productivity.

Additional features include OptiClear screen treatment which further reduces glare without distorting picture for high-contrast imaging. NEC's On-Screen Manager lets you tweak monitor settings through an onscreen menu system for quick and convenient adjustments.

NEC covers this monitor with a three-year parts and labor warranty. ... Read more

Features

  • OptiClear screen surface reduces glare without distortion
  • PC and Mac compatible
  • 18-inch viewable screen size
  • 1792 x 1344 maximum resolution at 68 Hz, 0.25 to 0.27mm variable dot pitch
  • Flat aperture grill provides greater image clarity

Reviews (7)

5-0 out of 5 stars This is a great monitor
I tried a few monitors before I found this one. I actually bought and took back four other 19" monitors. The only other one that even could compare with the picture quality was the Sony that I tried. But that one gave me bad headaches for whatever reason. This FE950+ is a great monitor. The color looks great, and the text is VERY clear. The style of the monitor is very plane. I wish they would make them nicer to look at, but the actual picture is just beautiful! Mine came with a defect on the plastic casing. I actually bought mine at Circuit City online, and the one I bought was the last one. They are no longer carrying this model. So, I am settling for this one even though the case has the defect just because the picture quality is so good. I've only had this monitor about three days now, so hopefully it will last. I definitely rate this five stars!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars NEC , Nineteen is the King!
Because the prices for the monitors are down, I thought about replacing my 15" monitor with a better one.I 'surfed' around the 'Net, looked around the electronics store and found that NEC Multi-Sync FE950+ gives the best view performance.I specially liked the built-in glare screen that made 'staring' at the screen less stressful to the eyes. The only small drawback that I noticed was the loud 'hum' that the monitor makes when you turn it on but like all things, you get used to it.Sure there's a lot of cheap 19" monitors out there but do you really want to buy another monitor next year to replace the cheap one you just bought?For the first time buyers, NEC is one of the most reliable name in electronics. You can do no wrong in buying this product.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Monitor!
Let me start by saying NEC manufactures outstanding monitors! I'm the conputer, data entry, secretary person at our family owned & ran automotive garage (we do fleet service for companies such as Art Van Furniture up here in Michigan). The Offices are directly connected to the service (garage) area. The office area accumaltes lots of Greasy dust, as well as our computers. This greasy dust has killed 2 computer systems but we have 2 9-yr old NEC MultiSync XV17 shadow mask monitors that are still running strong. The monitor I replaced was an NEC MultiSync XV17+ shadow mask monitor that was 10 years old & with a failing picture tube still gave great graphics.

I had much apprehension about getting an aperture grille monitor because of all the hoopla about the 2 visible lines that run horizontially across the screen. In fact, I decided to go with the Pioneer 19" shadow mask space saver ...but after waiting weeks without it shipping I began looking again. I read various reviews that stated: if you play alot of games & do a lot of graphic intensive work on your PC then you want an aperture grille monitor. So I canceled the order for Pioneer monitor & Purchased this monitor instead.

This is an awesome monitor. The graphics are extremely crip & clear. The anti-glare screen makes looking at the monitor for hours easy on the eyes. The price is unbelievably low for the quality.

As for those 2 lines. They are visible, especially on really light backgrounds. But I had to stare long & hard to find both of them. They're extremely faint & about as thick as thin strand of light-gray hair. I use my computer to watch DVD's; to play games such as the Myst series & the Longest Journey; to run programs such as Bryce 3D & Poser; & to run Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, & Access). MS Word is the only program that I've noticed the 2 lines in, but once I get some text up on the screen the lines pretty much disappear into the background.

If you spend most of your time in Word Processing programs then you should buy a shadow mask monior. If you run a lot of graphic intensive programs then you'll love this monitor.

5-0 out of 5 stars Terrific Monitor
At first I wanted a flat-panel monitor, but I realized that I could get a very-high quality big screen monitor for less money, like this one. The NEC Multisync FE950+ flat screen 19" monitor truly delivers high quality for a low price. It's bright and beautiful, even going up to 1792 x 1344 maximum resolution at 68 Hz, with a 0.25 to 0.27mm variable dot pitch. Most people will keep their resolution at 1280 x 1024, which enables a completely flick-free refresh rate at 85 Hz. There have been some comments about the two very faint lines which run horizontally. I didn't notice them at all except against completely white backgrounds (which are rare except for Word and some web pages). These barely noticeable lines are negligible and make little difference in the overall great quality you get with this monitor. Also- the comment has already been made that ALL aperture grille monitors have these two lines, and if you want great color and picture quality you'll have to go for an aperture grill monitor. Another great thing about this NEC is the small footprint it leaves for such a large screen size- the height, width, and depth are all roughly 17 ½" (which is quite small). There are numerous controls to customize the screen (size, color, etc), more control than you'll ever really need probably (but it's sure nice to have as many options as possible). Like all 19" monitors it's really only 18" viewable, but I find this to be big enough whether I'm surfing the web or watching a DVD. I really was pleased with this monitor; it's not very expensive and not too bulky, yet still delivers very high quality performance. I highly recommend this product.

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect...even with those lines.
DeityLord below me has noted the lines and he's right, but there's an explanation in the manual which says these lines are normal for an aperture grill monitor. Matter of fact, I never noticed these (and I had to look hard) until I read his rating and that's because they're only "highly" visible when you're working on a white screen. Therefore, if your primary need is word processing, they could be annoying.

Being as most of my use is internet and photo work, they're hardly there and from the moment I plugged it in, the 950 was perfect. It's a beautiful image, great colors, and I didn't have to do a single bit of tweaking as the factory settings were just the way I like them.

The price is certainly right here, and at just over three hundred bucks (shop around!) this will do me just fine until the next upgrade or a better and newer technology becomes affordable. ... Read more


15. ViewSonic E90 19" CRT Monitor
by View Sonic
list price: $229.99
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Asin: B00006B6WM
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: View Sonic
Sales Rank: 46438
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

The ViewSonic E90 offers an excellent price performance value for people who want to upgrade to a larger, affordable, high-quality display for everyday applications. This 19" (18.0" viewable) monitor is a perfect choice for data-intensive environments such as education, small business and home office. The E90 monitor offers a super-fine 0.23mm horizontal (0.27mm diagonal) dot pitch and a recommended resolution of 1280x1024 refreshing at flicker-free 80Hz for superior images. If you're looking for a high-quality monitor with consistently sharp results, look to the performance leader, look to the ViewSonic E90. ... Read more

Features

  • PC and Mac compatible; 3-year warranty
  • 1,792 x 1,344 maximum PC resolution, 1,280 x 1,024 at 80 Hz recommended
  • Fine 0.277 mm diagonal dot pitch
  • Advanced OnView user controls; plug-and-play setup
  • Anti-static, anti-glare screen coating for comfortable viewing

Reviews (3)

3-0 out of 5 stars About the brightness
It is really darker than other monitors so that I always need to use third party software to make screen brighter.
When u play game (like Counter strike, Doom3), if something is hiding in little bit dark place, u just can't see it. Doom3 doesn't let third party software to change brightness so I can't play doom3 although I have good enough system. It's just total black in doom3 even after u set brightness in doom3 setting to brightest. My friend has Viewsonic E95. His monitor is very good and bright too. So if you have E90 in mind, then just buy E95. It's few bucks difference.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Monitor
Great Monitor, I've seen a number in commercial use last a long time.I've got one at home I just love.Typical of Viewsonic Quality.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very pleased
Just got this monitor after my 17"'er keeled over and so far, it's great. It's got great resolution and excellent color at every screen setting I've tried. Dot pitch is .27x.25. Adjusting the monitor settings is very simple and intuitive, though getting the screen just right requires a bit of patience if your a perfectionist about it.
Only flaws of this monitor are 1)The name 'Perfectflat' is somewhat of a misnomer. The screen is not perfectly flat, though it is VERY close. 2) The power button requires a bit more push than most (due to the depth of its travel)- a minor gripe, and one that the user will get used to.
Another good thing though, is that the E90 has a nice flat top. -A good place to stick small notebooks and whatever else (that's important if you've ever had the misfortune of dealing with a rounded top monitor)
Overall it's a great monitor. Can't say much about it's lifespan, I've only had it a few days, but Viewsonic typically has three year warranties on their products, so I'm not all that worried. If your looking for a high quality, economical 19"er, this is it. Just make sure you got enough deskspace for it. ... Read more


16. ViewSonic E90FB 19" Perfect Flat CRT Monitor
by ViewSonic

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Asin: B00006B6WN
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: ViewSonic
Sales Rank: 44010
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

The ViewSonic E90fb 19" (18.0" viewable) CRT offers incredible value in a large, brilliantly rich display that's perfect for everyday applications. Featuring ViewSonic's PerfectFlat screen, the ultra-fine 0.21mm horizontal dot pitch renders exceptionally accurate edge-to-edge images, sharp, crisp text and minimized reflection from ambient light. Plus, ViewSonic's optional USB hub base snaps easily into the bottom of the monitor, allowing convenient multiple USB peripheral connections. For an affordable choice for demanding business, SOHO and education applications choose the E90fb.The absolutely flat screen provides realistically proportioned, precise images with reduced reflection, image distortion and eye fatigue. SuperClear screen technology incorporates enhanced phosphor treatment and optimized glass to deliver vivid colors and image clarity. OSD lock function prevents accidental misadjustments of OnView controls to maintain optimized image quality. Screen adjustments are made via the onscreen menu with user-friendly four-button navigation. Anti-static, anti-reflection screen coating refracts light away from the user while maintaining the highest quality of the displayed image. ... Read more

Features

  • 3-year limited warranty
  • 1,600 x 1,200 resolution at 68 Hz
  • PerfectFlat screen
  • Onscreen display lock function
  • Plug-and-Play capabilities

Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great monitor for the price
I had this monitor for 3 years now and have not had a single problem with it. It plays games well, has good picture quality (not ultra sharp or ultra bright though), and does a good job of displaying CAD applications. I never had a problem with Viewsonic and have faith in their products. Also do not be fooled by negative reviews. After all it is usually the people who have a problem with a product that have the urge to complain and bad-mouth it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Service
I purchased the ViewSonic E90fb and was very pleased with the monitor. The picture started to get narrow and the horzintal width was finally set at 100%. I called the company explained my problem and they sent me a new monitor and I shipped the bad one back. No hasseles and they paid for shipping both ways. Great product and great service

1-0 out of 5 stars Got money to waste? Buy a viewsonic!
I bought this monitor because it was a top of the line model. Worked great, for only 2 years.All of the sudden, the lights went out and nobody's home. Not my card, or a cable , the clunky thing had some kinda bulb blow b/c the green light is on with NO picture.Only 2 years old and not under warranty.Also tried to get some help from customer svc. They said it was under warranty, then it wasn't and then directed me to a phone number to call for an authdealer. Phone number was a phone tree to no where.So, will I buy a Viewsonic product again? Hello no... ... Read more


17. 19IN/18V Crt 1280X1024 96KHZTHINKVISION C190 Black
by IBM

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Asin: B0000AKACK
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: IBM
Sales Rank: 80671
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Product Description

IBM ThinkVision C190 CRT Monitor - 19" - Flat CRT Shadow Mask - 0.25mm - 1600 x 1200 - Stealth BlackThe IBM ThinkVision C190 monitor is a large 19 inch flat screen CRT at an attractive price. This flat screen monitor incorporates IBM ThinkVantage design to enhance usability and complement the system design as it helps to minimize glare and distortion around the edges and corners of the screen. ... Read more


18. Viewsonic P90F 19" CRT Monitor (Silver/Black)
by ViewSonic

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Asin: B00006F2W2
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: ViewSonic
Sales Rank: 39087
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Featuring ViewSonic's award-winning PerfectFlat screen technology, the P90f offers the performance you need with an attractive two-tone design. This 19.0" (18.0" viewable) CRT offers an ultra-fine stripe pitch of 0.24mm for sharp crisp images and a maximum resolution of 1920x1440. With no damper wires to hamper your view and added new features such as the one-touch, auto-adjust button for easy screen setup, the P90f is an ideal choice for high-end graphics and imaging applications. If you seek perfection in a 19" (18.0" viewable) display, look no further. The absolute flat screen provides realistically proportioned, precise images with reduced reflection, image distortion and eye fatigue. The contemporary metallic-on-black design complements both home and office computing environments. This two-tone design is a perfect match to your black-case computer. Glass with a low transmission rate assures bright, bold colors. Size and position automatically adjust with the touch of a button, maximizing the screen at any resolution. ... Read more

Features

  • 3-year warranty
  • 1,920 x 1,440 maximum resolution at 73 Hz
  • Fine 0.24 mm dot pitch
  • PerfectFlat screen technology
  • PC and Mac compatible

Reviews (11)

4-0 out of 5 stars A good mid-range monitor
Ordering a monitor over the internet is a mixed bag:You can't see it for yourself before you buy it.You can't stop the shipping company from banging around the box.And you certainly must realize that a significant portion of these mass produced monitors come off the line as lemons.

I was a little worried when I put in my Internet order for this monitor: In addition to the factors above, there are some very negative one star reviews of the P90F.

When I first got the monitor hooked up, my first impression was good:Bright picture, no obvious blotches of discoloration, steady image.

Closer inspection of the image at my preferred resolution (1600x1200 @ 85 Hz) revealed some worrisome flaws:

* There were a couple vertical half-inch-wide bars of dimming along running the length of the left hand side of the screen.

* Text was blurring in the corners due to misconvergence, and the purity of the right top and right bottom corner was off.

* There were also noticeable screen geometry problems around the edges of the screen: It is not uncommon for P90F to have a 1mm to 3mm vertical "slant" along one of the horizontal edges of the screen.This I found to be annoying, but did not affect the image quality (I looked at several full screen geometric pictures to see if I could notice distortion, and my eye could not find any).

* The vertical edges of the screen are not perfectly straight.They are very close to straight though, and their straightness seems quite acceptable to me, especially for a monitor in this price class.

* I noticed the frequently mentioned problem with this monitor taking 15 minutes to "remember" its vertical / horizontal screen sizing after it has been in sleep mode or turned off for a while.

All these problems!But, I decided to stick with it for a couple days, and see what I could get fixed on my own.After three days I've decided to keep it.Read on for why.

The vertical bars of dimming slowly seemed to "get better" after using the monitor for a couple days.Also, I changed the video timing mode on my nVidia video card to "Fixed Ratio" mode, which seemed to help alleviate the problem immediately.They are still *BARELY* visible on a purely white background and this is acceptable to me.

I adjusted out the the text blurring (which was due to misconvergence) with the on-screen controls.This convergence adjusting took me about an hour of careful inspection of text and graphics in different applications and resolutions.The monitor still has a little misconvergance, but I have found a happy middle ground where everything in the corners is acceptable, and the convergence in the middle of the screen is quite crisp.All CRT monitors will be blurrier in the corner than they are in the centre.I am not entirely satisfied with the P90F's convergence however, and feel it is an area that ViewSonic could improve upon.

The purity was again adjustible with the onscreen controls, and I was able to fix the dimness on the right top and bottom corners.The right-hand side of the screen is almost imperceptibly darker than the left, but this is only noticeable on a purely white screen, and even then is barely so.I was happy with this adjustment.

The slanting along horizontal edge appears to be a common problem with this monitor.It can not be adjusted out -- I wish it wasn't there, but honestly I don't notice it at all when I'm using the monitor. However, serious graphics professionals who want uncompromizing geometry might do well to look to a higher quality CRT, or pay the premium on an LCD.

The problem with this monitor "remembering" its vertical sizing very slowly when first starting it after it has been powered down for a while is a bit frustrating.I believe it has to do with the type of Tension Mask used in this particular CRT.Let's say you have had the monitor powered on for a while (i.e., displaying images so that the Mask is warmed up), and you adjust the horizontal edges of the image to the VERY edges of the displayable regions.You then power down the monitor for the night.In the morning, when you turn on the screen, you will notice that the horizontal edges of the image are now "out of bounds" of the displayable region.If you leave the image be, you will notice that the horizontal edges slowly come drift back into the original settings (and into view) over the next 15 minutes.I believe this is the Tension Mask warming up and slightly changing shape.

Normally a problem like this would have me sending the monitor back right away.But -- I stopped to think for a bit:This particular CRT offers near Trinitron (read: great) brightness and color, but without aperture grille tension wire lines.However, it offers it at the cost of this slow "image size restoration" while warming up.Ask yourself: would you rather deal with a few millimeters of image shift when first powering on the monitor for the day, or would you rather have two distinctly visible horizontal black lines crossing your screen all day.I'll choose the former, and I have.

Now, with all my adjustments set I have what I feel is a fantastic mid-range 19" monitor.The case is stylish and looks good with my black hardware.The image is crisp and and the colors are true and bright.I can even run at reasonably flicker free at 1920 x 1440 @ 70Hz, and text is still readable!This I feel is due to the excellent .24 dot pitch.It switches resolutions fairly quickly and without much noise.

The only thing I wish ViewSonic had included was saveable monitor profiles for restoring certain settings for certain applications.However this is a "nice to have" and not a "must have."

Overall I feel that this is probably the best monitor in its class.It requires a lot of tweaking, but the end result is very satisfying.One of its best features is that it has no aperture grille lines due to its Tension Mask CRT design.The only other monitor in this class that could compete would probably be the NEC/Mitsubishi.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good monitor but not quite up to "professional" class label
Overall not as high quality as I would expect from a high-end monitor targeted at graphics professionals, but if you want a Trinitron-quality picture without the damper wires and the geometry doesn't have to be "professional" quality, look no further.

Pros:
-Good refresh rates in higher resolutions- rock-solid 85hz all the way up to 1600x1200.
-Slot-mask technology gives a brighter picture without the visible horizontal damper wires that all aperture grill (Trinitron/Diamondtron) monitors have.
-Jaw-droppingly good picture - sharp, bright, vibrant, accurate colors. Games look fantastic.
-Text in 1280x960 and 1600x1200 very sharp and black (10 point Arial and Windows 2000 default fonts)

Cons:
-Concave image takes some getting used to. Horizontal lines are bowed about 1/16" (it appears much worse than it measures) and there is no way to adjust it.
-The first unit I bought made me wonder if Viewsonic ever heard of QA- the non-glare coating stopped ½" from the corner of the screen. Fortunately I could return it for a replacement at no charge.
-The replacement unit displays a considerable convergence issue in the tests that will not adjust out, but I don't do any precise graphic work so I don't notice it. (first unit did not have this issue)
-Coming out of sleep mode, the picture takes about 10 minutes to come back to proper size.
-100hz refresh rate setting in 1280x mode is fuzzy and shimmers, use 85hz instead.
-Noticeable (but not severe) clicking when changing resolutions

P.S. If you find this review helpful please post one of your own on whatever HW you buy to keep the "system" working-thanks.

1-0 out of 5 stars Buyer Beware!
Having sold countless Viewsonic monitors in years past, when it came time to replace my own 19" CRT, I did some research and chose the P90F from their professional line of monitors. Bad choice. The monitor had numerous serious problems. Text (at 1024x768) was unacceptably fuzzy (far worse than the other two midline monitors in my office). It had a 4mm drop in the upper-right corner. The vertical linearity was decidedly sub par. It would not correctly retain the horizontal sizing. And most disturbingly, it would take over 20 minutes to slooowwwly restore the saved settings coming out of sleep mode! The documentation leads one to believe that the maximum vertical refresh rate is only 85Hz, which is exactly what both the PNP and supplied driver also show as a maximum. One has to trust the web site's figures if you are going to drive it any higher (my card supports 160Hz at this resolution). All in all, a disaster, and so it went back. I won't be buying from Viewsonic again.

Not wanting to risk another disaster, I went premium all the way and bought an Eizo Flexscan T766, which is the finest monitor I've ever owned or worked with.

2-0 out of 5 stars Perfect digital pictures - text blurred!!!
The monitor has great potential for displaying high quality pictures from digital camera. It was a great experience compared with my 6 y.o. Panasonic :) Superb colors, details, contrast - everything. But nothing is perfect - the text is sharp only at the left side of the display - the rest of it is blurred and makes it hard to look at. When I switch to 1280x1024 @85Hz (Recommended) the text is too blurred to work with. The clock at the bottom right has a reddish blurre! I'm going to call service center and ask them if they will repair/replace the unit. If not I will lower my rating to "one star" :( If the image on the new unit will be equally sharp I will raise it to 4 or even 5 stars and add some details about tested resolutions etc.

4-0 out of 5 stars An additional comment to my earlier review
I thought I would update my earlier review. As written there, there were horizontal geometry problems with the first few monitors. I have now gotten a new monitor. The horizontal geometry problem is with this monitor reduced to a difference of 1 mm between the right and left side of the monitor, and that is much more acceptable than the 3 mm difference on the two earlier monitors I tried. Else the same positive qualities holds true: a very bright monitor, with crisp colors, and very good sharpness; it is a great joy to work with this monitor! I would give it 5 stars if it wasn't for the geometry problems. I have been in contact with both ViewSonic Europe, and the local importer, and apparently ViewSonic's specifications allow for a difference of up to 3 mm's horisontically. I personally find that that is 2 mm's too much. Fortunately, at least in Scandinavia, the importer (www.infocare.dk) will send you a new monitor within 48 hours, providing you with a postage-paid form to mail the defect monitor back to them). At least the service is good! A word of advice, which I think has been stated earlier, but nevertheless it doesn't hurt to repeat it: wait about 45 minutes after you have turned it on before you tweak the picture with the controls (which by the way I still find the easiest to use monitor controls I have so far encountered!)for the best possible picture. Lastly, I would like to mention that I looked into a lot of other totally flat CRT monitors on the market, but they were either considerably more expensive and/or had two vertical damper wires across the screen, and certainly none of them has the elegant design of the ViewSonic P90f that makes it possible for you to even have it in your living room; it actually enhances it!:-) ... Read more


19. Dell 19" CRT Monitor
by Dell

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Asin: B00005MO2O
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Dell
Sales Rank: 22987
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

This Dell 19-inch monitor is a solid, inexpensive entry into the CRTworld. It delivers a 0.26-millimeter dot pitch and maximum 1,600 x 1,200resolution, providing amply sharp and clear images. The viewable screen size isa substantial 18 diagonal inches, so you don't have to strain your eyes when youuse your computer. The screen also has a special antiglare and antistaticcoating to increase visibility. The monitor is completely plug-and-play ready,meaning it's ready to use right out of the box.

What's in the Box
Monitor, AC power cord, signal cable, instructions ... Read more

Features

  • Completely plug-and-play ready
  • Maximum resolution of 1,600 x 1,200
  • 0.26-millimeter dot pitch
  • Large 18-inch diagonal viewing area
  • Antiglare, antistatic screen

Reviews (3)

2-0 out of 5 stars Last year I got the wrong monitor.
My last monitor Goldstar monitor which was great started to go last year so I decided to get a new monitor.I was going to get a dell lcd but I was on a budget and thought I could save some money buy getting another crt.Big mistake.When I got the monitor.The geomitry is terrible.The top and bottom are curved bow like which you can't adjust.The left and right corners you can adjust one side correct but the other side is uneven so I have to keep them both a little uneve.CRT's all have this problem and they lie when it says flat screen because they are not flat at all.Only LCD's are perfectly even.The corners are blurry.I run it at 1152x864 at 75hz.60hz gives you a headache after 5 minutes.Then after all of these problems I was stupid not to return it.I had it all packed up and I decided since it weighs a ton to keep it which was a big mistake.Well this year I now have the money to afford a lcd and I decided to get a 20.1" lcd.I had many bad experiences with CRT's and if you get one it is the luck of the draw if you get one that is good.I will never get a CRT ever again.

5-0 out of 5 stars DELL P992 Monitor
I have been using this monitor at 1024 x 768 resolution and have found picture quality to be sharp and very detailed.I am really impressed with photos taken using my FUJI S602ZOOM using the Finepix Viewer as a slideshow.

This CRT monitor is a bargain as they are becoming less popular due to Dell's 19" FP TFTs.I have been given to understand that text can be 'fuzzy' on the TFTs and can honestly say I have never experienced any 'fuzzyness' with this superb CRT.

Image is stable and sharp.....a quality product from DELL.

I will wait for a while when TFTs become cheaper and DELL have ironed out the 'fuzzy' problem with text.

2-0 out of 5 stars Dell, Compaq, and Retail
I use to use this 19" monitor at 1280x1024 but it started to get way too blurry so I scaled down to 1024x768. The monitor isn't very bright. The monitor at work is amazingly crisp to where I can easily read text at 1280x1024 with the Compaq's 17" monitor. I'm now rebuilding my home system using all retail components (retail components, not system). I'm saving a lot of money and I can kiss dell drivers and OEM hardware problems goodbye. The dirty secret is that OEM means that it didn't pass quality tests to be retail. ... Read more


20. 19IN Crt Electon Blue Iv
by Compaq

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Asin: B000085JD1
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Compaq
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Product Description

Precise color with maximumbrightness

Features:

  • Super-bright mode for gaming and video applications
  • Flat aperture grill technology for minimized eyestrain
  • Optional LaCie blue eye vision hardware calibrator provides precise color correction
  • Wide viewing angle technology for viewing accurate color from virtually any angle without image distortion
  • On-screen controls for fast and easy adjustment
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