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Thin bezel, multi-monitors?

draemn

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Hey,

I haven't seen anything of interest (for sale) to allow me to consider jumping into surround. I'd love to start using surround (current nvidia user), but will only be tempted with thin bezel monitors.

So far, I still only see a couple options... one samsung option (branded for eyefinity) at $1600 on sale for 3x23" with a very thin bezel. Needless to say I'm not going to consider that because of the stupid price.

Also, alienware was supposed to have a huge wrap-around monitor (expensive as well) that was continuous with no bezel, but I never saw it become a selling product.

Well, that's all I could find for surround options. I know that a couple companies released super thin bezel 30" TV monitors, but that isn't what I'm looking for! So, anyone know of anything that would be under $1k to use for surround? I'm pretty flexible with screen resolutions, but NOT bezel gaps.
 

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That is the 'eyefinity' project monitor in my op, but thanks for taking the time to try and find me some links. It was and may be on sale (again) for $1600 at one point.

Edit: turns out you can buy them individually for about $420-$450 each Samsung SyncMaster MD230 23in Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ HAS, Multi-Display Ready at Memory Express Computers

I can't seem to figure out if they come with a stand or not... because to put 3 together would add another $250-300 for a proper bracket/stand thing, which would bring the price back up to $1600.
 
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dells professional series and ultrasharp series both feature pretty thin bezels. the options are pretty endless too on the size you want. wait for a good sale, and jump on some. i picked up 2 dell P2211H for $139 each on sale (they are $279 regular). they are 1080p monitors, LED back lit and they can do portrait out of the box because of the stand it uses. i currently run 1 portrait and 1 landscape at work and they work great. the ultrasharps will be alot more since they are IPS displays, so it really depends on how much you want to spend. if you wait for the right time, you can get 3 P2211H monitors for just over 400 bucks. free shipping from dell always helps too :thumb:
 

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That is the 'eyefinity' project monitor in my op, but thanks for taking the time to try and find me some links. It was and may be on sale (again) for $1600 at one point.

Edit: turns out you can buy them individually for about $420-$450 each Samsung SyncMaster MD230 23in Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ HAS, Multi-Display Ready at Memory Express Computers

I can't seem to figure out if they come with a stand or not... because to put 3 together would add another $250-300 for a proper bracket/stand thing, which would bring the price back up to $1600.
Doubt it comes with any stand. The only people who would buy that would be ones who are creating a video-wall of sorts and using their own mounting contraption.

Best just to buy the package IMO. Though software should be able to help correct the bezel size so it looks more natural and really, you'll only be staring at the middle screen when gaming. The side screens are more just for your peripheral view. And for typical desktop programs, you'd likely have separate windows on each screen anyways, so again the bezels wouldn't matter much.
 

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dells professional series and ultrasharp series both feature pretty thin bezels. the options are pretty endless too on the size you want. wait for a good sale, and jump on some. i picked up 2 dell P2211H for $139 each on sale (they are $279 regular). they are 1080p monitors, LED back lit and they can do portrait out of the box because of the stand it uses. i currently run 1 portrait and 1 landscape at work and they work great. the ultrasharps will be alot more since they are IPS displays, so it really depends on how much you want to spend. if you wait for the right time, you can get 3 P2211H monitors for just over 400 bucks. free shipping from dell always helps too :thumb:

are we talking < 8mm bezel on the side? That's the type of thin I'm looking at. My current Samsung E2320 has 19mm bezel, which is 38mm gap between screens, it looks sort of thin, but isn't once you put a 2nd monitor next to it.
 

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are we talking < 8mm bezel on the side? That's the type of thin I'm looking at. My current Samsung E2320 has 19mm bezel, which is 38mm gap between screens, it looks sort of thin, but isn't once you put a 2nd monitor next to it.
No, you angle the side monitors behind your main monitor. That way you only see the bezel of your main monitor and not of the side ones.

Here's mine, side bezels tucked behind.
 

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No, you angle the side monitors behind your main monitor. That way you only see the bezel of your main monitor and not of the side ones.

Here's mine, side bezels tucked behind.

to be honest, I think extra bezel looks better than your choice of hiding it behind the middle monitor... I say this because the angle of the two side monitors makes it a bit 'off' for me. But I'm not sitting in front of it, am I?

Also, part of the reason I want thin bezel is I'm not going to jump into surround until I feel I can get amazing hardware for it (without dropping 2k). I'd rater wait another 10 months for thin bezels to come out than to buy now with compromises.
 
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