Hey folks, I turned 29 yesterday. I would've posted last night but I was out getting wasted! Anyway, I have uncharacteristically not purchased much computer equipment in the past 2 years or so. My old 19" CRT monitor was starting to get out of focus to the point where I got headaches after looking at it for 10 minutes.
I'd been looking at LCD monitors for some time but never purchased one because the response times were never acceptable for playing games. A new generation of screens with 16ms response times is now on the market. After much research, I decided to go with a ViewSonic VP171s
. I had to drive all the way across town to find one, but it was worth it. I fell in love with the colors, clarity and contrast immediately after I hooked it up. Plus it takes almost no desktop space to boot!
Here is a picture of my new toy
. For those of you who are interested, I do a lot of my research for computer equipment at a few sites:
In particular, there was a 17" LCD roundup
over at Tom's Hardware that influenced my buying decision. Next up is a Logitech Cordless MX Duo
. I'm going over to my Dad's today to celebrate my birthday, and will hopefully be receiving some Best Buy gift cards to ease the pain.