Monday, December 16, 2013

A Thought on Monitors


With my current slight obsession with upgrading my monitor setup, Ive of course been looking around at various options. Theres a 27" 1080p 120hz monitor for around $700, and a 23" version for $400. Who wants a 27" 1080p monitor? The image quality is nowhere near a nice, dense 23" model. And yet, its very tough to find high res monitors - and impossible to get them high res AND 120hz.

Theres a nice 27" 2560x1440 monitor Im quite interested in - but its on sale for $800. Thats as much as I paid for my 40" HDTV a while back, and I know theyre even cheaper now.

What I want to know is why its so tough to find displays over 1920x1080? And why arent there more 120hz monitors? I realize its not common for people to purchase them, but look at the prices! Its prohibitively expensive for most people. I mean, a Dell Ultrasharp is over $1000!

Id like to see an influx of 25"+ 2560x1440 monitors, with 120hz as an available option. And for $800 or less. Generally speaking, they just need to be able to ship more to bring the costs down. I read recently that theres a new tablet coming out with 2560x1440 - on a 7 inch display. That kind of pixel density is amazing! Never need to use anti aliasing again, thats for sure!

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