Re: COMPUTER: Monitors

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Sun, 6 Apr 1997 13:35:46 -0700 (PDT)

> If anyone has information about or experience with the following monitors
> and video cards, please let me know:
> Hitachi 21" 802 1600x1200 86 refresh rate
> Hitachi 21" 801 1600x1200 75 refresh rate
> Hitachi 21" 800 1600x1200 71 refresh rate
> 1280x1024 83 refresh rate)
> Trinitron 20" 1280x1024 110 refresh rate
> Also, video cards re above monitors for compatibility:
> matrix millennium 4MB WRAM video card,
> Diamond 4mg VRAM,
> #9 128 bit VRAM card.

What is it you want to know? Hitachi makes beautiful monitors if
you can afford them. Some people don't like the barely visible mask
seam line in the Trinitron, but it's otherwise a good deal. All of
those monitors will handle the refresh rates shown. All the cards
you mention are decent cards, but a year or two out of date.

Also, depending on your application, you may not want such high
resolutions, even at that size. I run my 20" NEC at 1152x864 with
no problem, but higher than that would be hard to read for me. Also
note that 1280x1024 is the wrong aspect ratio (has non-square pixels)
which might be a problem for art design. 1600x1200 is correct, as
is 1280x960, which some of those cards will do.

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