I have a very old monitor that just keeps on ticking.I will be purchasing a new computer soon, and I just want to know when it would be in my best interest to upgrade to a new one.The monitor is a
Gateway EV 700
purchased in 1996
It came brand new with my state of the art Pentium Pro 200 mhz system back in the day, if that says anything.;)
I am willing to use it until it blows up,but can it keep up with a high-end gaming computer(refresh rates,picture quality,etc.), or should I just buy a new monitor too?
October 30th, 2002, 10:31 AM
As far as i see it can do 1024x768 at 75Hz which is decent for games, plus 17" is ok, i'd say use it till it departs the world :D
October 30th, 2002, 12:31 PM
yea if your ok with the 17" I would use it untill it blew
October 31st, 2002, 03:19 AM
But once you change, go bigger.... And ahhhhh, what a world of difference.
October 31st, 2002, 07:55 PM
Yeah, that EV700 seems to be a pretty robust monitor. But TeeDub is right, larger does make a difference.
October 31st, 2002, 08:01 PM
Yes, the EV700 is humming right along.When it does ride into the sunset though, should I just upgrade to a 20+ inch CRT, or try an LCD?I use my computer mostly for gaming, and I have read that LCDs have a little trouble with flickering on some games.What do you guys recommend, a 20+ inch CRT, OR a LCD around the same size?I know the LCD is more expensive, but I`ll just buy what is best for my setup.Thanks for all of the input guys!
October 31st, 2002, 09:08 PM
LCDs are coming aways, hopefully by then flat screen will have matured properly to be good with games.