I’ve only had it for a couple of days, and it’s working out really well. I checked Amazon, though, and it’s no longer available. They have the “gamer” version” of the monitor, which costs $100 more, and which I decided wasn’t worth the extra $100 to me. Interestingly, when I unpacked my cheaper monitor there was a sticker on it that said “fast 8ms response time,” which I couldn’t figure out. I didn’t PAY for that kind of response time. Maybe the sticker was just there to make me feel good.
Sandra has been watching episodes of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” on my PC some evenings, and this new monitor ghosts LESS than my old tube did — a true technical accomplishment, especially when you consider that the scenes shot in the dark come out looking clear, too.
The monitor I replaced was an NEC Accusync 19″ monitor whose brightness was starting to go, and which was getting blurry down towards the bottom of the screen. Since I sit in front of a computer every day, that would just never do. So now I have a monstrous-footprint monitor on the floor in the corner of my office, heavy enough (but not dense enough) to be a boat anchor. If I could figure out how to turn it into $50, I’d buy some more books to teach me how to draw.
So… Kudos to Kurt. He may wonder whether anybody pays attention to his blog — I certainly do, if only to see what kind of weird image he’ll dig up next.