September 18th, 2008


I take the plunge...

Well... $130 and free three-day shipping finally was the tipping point; I've ordered an LCD monitor for myself, and it arrives tomorrow.

Response time is only 5 ms so gamers probably wouldn't be happy with it, contrast ratio only 700:1, and it has a VGA cable, not DVI--which collectively is probably why it's going for so cheap, but I expect I'll be happy with it. Lots more space on the folding table that I'm using as a desk, lower power consumption. Maybe I'll buy another someday and run dual head.

So... I now have one more CRT monitor that after tomorrow will sit unused. It's a darned good one, a Dell P1130. I'll have to find it a good home; it deserves it.