To MacAddict

Posted:
in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
I'm reposting this because I didn't think you saw it the first time. I'm really serious about this too.



[quote]No, I didn't order a Dell. But I did get one of their monitors...the P992. I can't wait! <hr></blockquote>



Wait, you don't mean the 19" CRT monitor do you?



Cancel the order, send it back, do NOT BUY THIS MONITOR!!!



We have them where I work and they are complete pieces of shit. I'm not kidding here. They are REALLY BAD. If you're lucky enough to get one that DOESN'T SHAKE, it will most likely be VERY BLURRY. I had to tweak around with the settings of one of them for nearly 30 minutes to get it so you wouldn't get dizzy after using it for 10 minutes straight.



After you use it for a few minutes, you'll see what I mean. They are HORRIBLE. I think we've already sent back 3 or 4 of these monitors. BEWARE.
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  • Reply 1 of 47
    sebseb Posts: 676member
    MacAddict got a Dell monitor? <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />



    Time for a name change.
  • Reply 2 of 47
    bodhibodhi Posts: 1,424member
    [quote]Originally posted by seb:

    <strong>MacAddict got a Dell monitor? <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />



    Time for a name change. </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Got that right!



    Seriously though for the money you could get such better quality than that. Good CRT's are not that expensive anymore.



    <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />
  • Reply 3 of 47
    serranoserrano Posts: 1,806member
    if you're going to order a crt why would you go with dell?
  • Reply 4 of 47
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    Why would anyone go for a Dell monitor when CRTs are so cheap now?
  • Reply 5 of 47
    applenutapplenut Posts: 5,768member
    jeez, you guys sure know how to make someone regret a purchase :eek:
  • Reply 6 of 47
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by applenut:

    <strong>jeez, you guys sure know how to make someone regret a purchase :eek: </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Well would you buy a Dell CRT?
  • Reply 7 of 47
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,261member
    Yikes, he's going to get the monitor home, all set up, come here to check it out....



    and see this thread.



    Then he'll cry.



    Poor bastard.
  • Reply 8 of 47
    macaddictmacaddict Posts: 1,055member
    No, I actually cancelled the order before it shipped.



    Thanks, I was actually trying to order the P991, which is really good, and it was $340. Not bad for a Trinitron that can do 1600 x 1200 @ 85Hz...plus it was black.



    But the P992 which I ordered looks like crap, which is why I cancelled. Now the promotion is over though. I'm gonna order something else I guess.



    Any recommendations for a flat 19" CRT that can do 1600 x 1200 @ 85Hz? Since



    [quote]Seriously though for the money you could get such better quality than that. Good CRT's are not that expensive anymore.<hr></blockquote>



    That shouldn't be to hard to find, right? For $330, mind you.



    I appreciate how much the AI community cares about my purchase decisions though. <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 9 of 47
    sebseb Posts: 676member
    Sheesh, I reach over to give the guy a noogie and suddenly he gets dog piled. :eek:
  • Reply 10 of 47
    macaddictmacaddict Posts: 1,055member
    MacAddict: Torn apart by angry Mac users!



  • Reply 11 of 47
    sebseb Posts: 676member
    [quote]Originally posted by MacAddict:

    <strong>MacAddict: Torn apart by angry Mac users!



    </strong><hr></blockquote>



    You should see what we would do to your Dell monitor.
  • Reply 12 of 47
    fran441fran441 Posts: 3,715member
    [quote]But the P992 which I ordered looks like crap, which is why I cancelled.<hr></blockquote>



    I'm glad to hear that. No one deserves to have to deal with one of those POS monitors.
  • Reply 13 of 47
    pcmanpcman Posts: 24member
    Gimme a break people. Dell's monitors are as good as anyone's. They don't even make them they're just rebranded. I have a P991 with a Trinitron tube and it's awesome, much better than most. I just don't get the animosity towards Dell I see on this board. The fact of the matter is that they have the best customer service in the industry (including Apple), and are among the best in reliability. Building your own is always nicest, but if you have to go OEM, Dell is a solid choice.
  • Reply 14 of 47
    [quote]Originally posted by PCMan:

    <strong>The fact of the matter is that they have the best customer service in the industry (including Apple), and are among the best in reliability.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Like i said in another post -



    The biggest reason that general people buy from them is their "support", f that, its like if someone rapes you then calls you the next day to see if your ok, does that still count.



  • Reply 15 of 47
    Get the CRT I have!



    I have a Flat 19" NEC MultiSync FE950.



    This thing is picture perfect and does automatic resolution changes.



    i can go as high as 1920x1440. I use it at 1152x870 though.



    It goes at 75 hertz at that res. It can go as high as 120 hertz.



    In most resolutions it stays at 85 hertz, just for you!
  • Reply 15 of 47
    macaddictmacaddict Posts: 1,055member
    Yeah, the P991 is the one I really wanted.



    If someone knows where to get a black one for &lt;$350, tell me!



    I'm looking at the FE950+ (black), but I can't find it for a reasonable price.



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  • Reply 17 of 47
    pcmanpcman Posts: 24member
    [quote]Originally posted by Ti Fighter:

    <strong>



    Like i said in another post -



    The biggest reason that general people buy from them is their "support", f that, its like if someone rapes you then calls you the next day to see if your ok, does that still count.



    </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Hence the mention of reliability as well. But as for an example of their support, my video card fan has been making a noise for a while now off and on, it's getting ready to die. I can't find a replacement fan at any of the local shops so I email Dell. 1 day later, a new card is on it's way. Just because the fan whines. I can't vouch for quality of support from Apple, but for a lousy 90 days, I don't care how good it is - it sucks.
  • Reply 18 of 47
    yea i dont really get apples idea of support, They seems to live in bizzaro land sometimes
  • Reply 19 of 47
    [quote]Originally posted by Ti Fighter:

    <strong>yea i dont really get apples idea of support, They seems to live in bizzaro land sometimes</strong><hr></blockquote>





    'bizzaro land?'

  • Reply 20 of 47
    eskimoeskimo Posts: 474member
    [quote]Originally posted by EmAn:

    <strong>Why would anyone go for a Dell monitor when CRTs are so cheap now?</strong><hr></blockquote>



    You know those new fangled "monitors" from Dell use CRTs right? Heh.



    Actually I have a Dell branded monitor, and I love it. It's nothing more than a 21" Sony Trinitron monitor with a Dell logo. Bright, crisp, high resolutions with dual video inputs and it cost me $249.
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