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Viewsonic 21" P220fb vs Phillips 22" 202P7

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January 11, 2006 4:56:55 PM

Hi there!

I'm trying to get some good opinions and first-hand impressions of either of these CRT monitors (and no thanks, I don't want an LCD).

The Viewsonic has lots of postive feedback on sites like Newegg, but my impression has been that their products are more consumer-oriented while Phillips more professionally-oriented. Unfortunately, I can only find one user review of the Phillips, which apparently uses a Mitsubishi Real-Flat shadow mask tube.

thanks in advance!
August 30, 2009 4:51:29 AM

I'm running two Viewsonic P220fB's on my Windows 7 design system (specs below). Both displays are a bit old and have some issues, namely slight dimming, etc., but run quite nicely together. If you can find a good one nowadays, I highly recommend using it.

System Specs:

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate RTM Final

Processor: AMD Athlon X2 2.6GHz

Memory: 4GB DDR2 6400 (800MHz) RAM

Video: ATI Radeon HD4670 IceQ (Primary Monitor)
ATI Radeon HD3200 (Secondary Monitor)

Hard Drive: Seagate 320GB 7200RPM SATA3 (Operating System, Programs)
Seagate 500GB 7200RPM SATA3 (Data, Backup, etc.)

Displays: Viewsonic P220fB @ 1600x1200
Viewsonic P220fB @ 1600x1200


My current Total Resolution is 1600x1200, Max Resolution Possible with drivers and both displays connected to a dedicated graphics card, like my HD4670 is 4096x1536. I only have one DVI-D to VGA adapter, so I have to run each display separately. Once I get the second adapter, I will raise both monitor's resolutions to the previously mentioned 4096x1536.
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