Great deal of a monitor(i ordered this last night) (in Off-topic)
January 29 2009 1:52 PM EST
My old monitor went poof and i was shopping around..i found this great deal for a monitor on newegg <a href=Here"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009145">
I ordered it at around 4 am..woke up around noon to find out that it has been shipped already. I generally order my computer parts from newegg but i must say i was quite surprised at the speed they processed my order. Plus i <3 their return policy.
btw i have no idea how to link so lets see if this comes out right or not =0
January 29 2009 1:52 PM EST
alright..it appears i don't know how to link go me
January 29 2009 1:54 PM EST
ok..now that link is broken..forget it...the monitor is a 22" for $160 and free shipping..a great bargain i must say.
January 29 2009 2:18 PM EST
My mother bought the exact same monitor a few weeks back. It's good, seems like a popular monitor already. I recommend it.
January 29 2009 2:29 PM EST
can pick it up from your locate Costco for about the same price (but that one does require a $20 rebate).
January 29 2009 2:35 PM EST
I'm quite partial to CRTs myself, never managed to find a decently priced LCD that could properly match the screen real-estate and image crispness of good ole CRTs. Sure, they're heavy as they can be, and if you plan to move around it's a very bad choice, but other than that, CRTs are great.
Mine is an ancient EIZO FlexScan F78, discontinued since I have no idea when.
21", insanely heavy, 1600x1200@85Hz (and that's what I use normally), 1920x1440@60Hz (only occasionally, when I just have to have all that extra pixel space).
Cost about 70$ when I bought it 4 years ago :)
Me and a couple of other friends that bought from the same batch are still quite happy with them, none have any serious problems even if they're nearly museum pieces.
January 29 2009 2:55 PM EST
I totally agree that at the current state, CRT picture quality is way way better but the convenience of LCD is just too prominent.
I had an old 21" Iiyama CRT until about 6 months ago when it broke. And now that I have a nice light slim wide-screen LCD, I can't picture myself going back to a CRT.
Oh, another thing, turning on a CRT makes me nervous after the way my old CRT died. It made the usual CRT start-up sound follow by a sudden and very loud crackling sound, a flash of light, a sharp quick jolting sound, and followed by more noise and smoke.
January 29 2009 3:30 PM EST
Not to burst any bubbles but that monitor is quite expensive. It is $260 AUD. For that price you can get a low refresh rate (2ms instead of 5ms), and sometimes a higher resolution.
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