Posted on Sep 16, 2012 01:42 am
Member Since: Dec 04, 2007
Okay, so, I'm in the market for a new monitor.
I've been using my old 15" Viewsonic, which used to be my wife's grandmother's monitor. 1024x768 resolution, 4:3 aspect ratio.
With newer stuff coming out, I'm realizing not all of it properly fits my screen anymore, as the resolution is just too low.
So, I'm in the market for a new monitor. Specifivally 19" wide-screen as that is the largest I can fit on my desk. Budget is $89 to $109 and I'm looking at the typical "safe" brands like Asus, Acer, AOC, and Viewsonic.
Looking at what is out there in that range, specifically in LED backlighting land, the number of choices are just, well, staggering. I'm seeing monitors with the same specs, (example, Viewsonic VA1948A vs. VA1948M and they're the same price, roughly, yet one will have a stellar review and another...well...mediocre.
Or in the case of the Asus VE198T vs. VH198T vs. 198D-P or T-P, ...... and most getting decent reviews....one differenc might be VGA port only instead of VGA+DVI or whatever.....but.....ugh, sooo many different choices....VS, VA, VH, VE, A spec, M spec, T spec......ARRRRRGH too many choices!
I dunno, maybe one model is just a newer edition or something, or different base? whatever. :P
It gives me a headache looking at various reviews and thoughts/opinions. I just want a good size monitor, with good crisp visuals, and isn't all wobbly.
I'm not really a graphics whore, to me, 1280x780 is just as good as 1440x900 or 1336x768 whatever :P I don't care that much about the contrast being 50,000:1 or 10Million to 1. I don't care about pixel pitch or brightness in cd/m or whatever...that's just nitpicky crap. :P As long as it looks good, crisp, and doesn't blur much during fast motions, no color bleed with more vibrant colors, then I'm good. :P
Maybe I'll just get an Asus VE199T and be done with it >_<
Stricter standards needed? hah!
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