View Full Version : Proview PL713S - Good deal?
11-26-2004, 03:07 AM
Does anyone know anything about the Proview PL713S on the deals page? I can't find out anything about the response time or a review or anything except the basic specs.
Specifically I'd like to know the response time and maybe if the contrast ratio is good enough for gaming...
12-01-2004, 11:54 PM
i got the monitor on black friday at staples. It's a pretty good monitor i guess. the only game i had an opportunity to test it on is HL2 and CS:S there's no ghosting at all, at least that I can tell. Viewing at 800x600 and 1024x768 is pretty good as well, it scales suprisingly well for the price. The only problem i have with it is that it doesn't seem bright enough. It's a lot brighter than my CRT, dont get me wrong, but its not as bright as my girls (hers is 500:1 contrast ratio 320 cd/m2 vs 450:1 and 260 cd/m2 with the proview). other than that it's a good monitor. Im gonna return mine though cuz i gotta new job, so I'm gonna get a 19" LCD w/ a higher contrast ratio, brightness, and hopefully a lower response time.
i give it a 8.5/10 definately worth the ~$200 i paid for it. I took off points for the brightness, it's vertical viewing angle could be a little better, and when the looking against a dark background, theres a faint light around the edge. I don't know if this is normal for LCD's, but it just kinda distracting to me (being picky here tho).
hope this helps, got any other questions just let me know
12-02-2004, 12:33 AM
Well thanks for the info, sounds like some minor quirks that would bug me after a while :). Guess i'll wait for a Dell 2001fp sale again.
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