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Alright, you guys have helped me make my decision. Anyone have any applicable discount codes to use at Dell?

PM me with the info.

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RJay

Just the contact info I mentioned earlier in the thread for the guy I used at Dell, he did better than any of the coupon codes I had.

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Just the contact info I mentioned earlier in the thread for the guy I used at Dell, he did better than any of the coupon codes I had.

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Hi Mike,

I looked but not seeing any contact info or link in this thread. Yea, I already wear glasses.

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Hi Mike,

I looked but not seeing any contact info or link in this thread. Yea, I already wear glasses.

RJay

Must have been on one of the many other monitor threads...

Emerson_John_Teope AT Dell.com

I have no affiliation or loyalty to this guy, he just gave me a good price, maybe he will do same for you.

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How do you guys connect so many monitors to your computers?

I have a laptop with one 24 inch monitor connected and am considering buying another one, but the only solution how to connect both monitors is buying Matrox Dualhead2Go which is something like external graphic card powered with USB cable and connected with the laptop via VGA cable. So I'm not really sure about the quality since you know it's VGA cable..

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One thing to keep in mind with monitor specs is the input lag time. This is seperate from response time, which affects picture quality and blurring. Input lag is the time it takes for the information/picture to reach your screen. Large input lag affects things like gaming a lot, and if it is very large would not be great for trading either, as you are already dealing with latency from your internet connections, brokerage etc.

As you can see here:
Response Time, Input Lag, And Final Words : Acer, Dell, LG, And Samsung: Four 23" LCD Monitors, Rounded-Up

In the bottom graph, the input lag time varies quite a lot between brands and models. Most of them would be quick enough not to have an affect on trading, (the good ones are around 40ms) but see the last one of that graph has a 150ms lag time... this could potentially be detrimental to a scalper.

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One thing to keep in mind with monitor specs is the input lag time. This is seperate from response time, which affects picture quality and blurring. Input lag is the time it takes for the information/picture to reach your screen. Large input lag affects things like gaming a lot, and if it is very large would not be great for trading either, as you are already dealing with latency from your internet connections, brokerage etc.

As you can see here:
Response Time, Input Lag, And Final Words : Acer, Dell, LG, And Samsung: Four 23" LCD Monitors, Rounded-Up

In the bottom graph, the input lag time varies quite a lot between brands and models. Most of them would be quick enough not to have an affect on trading, (the good ones are around 40ms) but see the last one of that graph has a 150ms lag time... this could potentially be detrimental to a scalper.

A scalper has several hurdles to take, for example:

-> Round trip from exchange to PC used for order execution: 100 msec
-> Monitor response time: 40 msec
-> Human response time : 160 msec

The total will account for a delay of at least 300 msec compared to a machine sitting next to the exchange.

Here is a little test which allows you to measure your reaction time. The measured time includes the input lag of the monitor by design.

Human Benchmark - Reaction Time Test

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Cheeers FT.

That test is what made me look up input lag recently, and I found that article.

I took the test the other day on my home PC and got quite poor results. A lot slower than I remembered from quite a few years back when I was a keen gamer and was very interested in my reaction time. I wondered if it was just me getting old, but remembered LCD screens scale and add lag (back then I was using CRT screens). So I decided I would try it at work the next day on my Samsung monitor there. My results were about 40ms faster at work, consistently. So I am in the market for new monitors. (I have cheap BenQ ones presently)

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Dell u2410

Currently Dell (in Australia) have the u2410 on sale at 30% discount, price at $489.

This would have to be considered a good purchase wouldn't it?

Anyone know if anything is coming out in the near future to replace it?

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I paid $290 each for the Dell U2412M, new, directly from Dell.

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