Monday, August 07, 2006

LCD Monitor

Okay, I finally broke down and bought a ViewSonic VX2025wm LCD monitor. This is a 20" monitor with 1680X1050 resolution that goes fo $370 at Best Buy, and it's supposed to be one of the better cheap 20" monitors. I've only had it for one day, but I'm liking it so far. There appears to be no dead pixels, and at 1680X1050 resolution with a DVI connection, the image is very sharp. I do have to turn on large types though - this monitor is farther away from my eyes than my old one, and I have trouble seeing small type. (this maybe a case of my needing new glasses) I also test-watched Lord of the Rings on the monitor and there seems to be little or no ghosting. The games that I currently play also seem to do okay, although they tend to be slower now because of my old graphics card. (Radeon 9600) "Dawn of War," one of the games that I play most often, doesn't support widescreen play, but it does give you black bars on the sides of the monitor so things don't look stretched. All in all, it's good so far, and I'm glad I don't have to deal with my old heavy CRT monitor anymore...

2 comments:

Majik Sznak said...

That's an awesome price. I'd love to take a look at it to compare it with my Dell monitor, which cost 1.6 times as much.

Chen-song said...

Sure, I can probably bring it some day to your place so you can take a look at it. You can't rotate this monitor though - in fact, you can only tilt it up and down a bit. Also, the final price for me was actually around $400: GST plus there is now an environment fee of around $12.

What resolution is your Dell, and does it have a DVI input?