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    Will any monitor work with Dell computer?

    A few years ago I was told that you can only use a Dell monitor with a Dell computer - not sure why. I can't imagine this is still the case, is it? Can any monitor be used with a Dell computer?

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    Welcome to TechIMO!

    Any Dell x86 desktop PC produced since the early 90's can use any current standard SVGA monitor available (CRT = Mini-D connector, LCD = DVI connector).

    You are likely thinking back to the old days of fixed rate monitors and non-standardized connectors.

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    Yes, a Dell machine will work with any monitor, we use gateway monitors with Dell machines quite a bit where I work.

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    Have a Dell Dimension 4300 and I am using a Sony Trinitron Multiscan E400

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    as robrich says, if the machine's got a standard vga connector you'll be able to use any brand crt monitor or lcd out there.

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    Compaqs on the other hand...
    Maybe thats changed since they were bought by HP, but compaq pissed me off so much everytime i had to work on one of their computers. So much of it is purposely proprietary and not compatable with other things.

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