07-25-2011, 03:15 PM
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oregon City, OR
Total Cats: 463
Whelp, just got back from Fry's and I'm honestly disappointed.
Found a great 23.6" (whatever that is) Viewsonic for $189.99, and decided to buy it.
Out of stock.
Settled on the 23" AOC (whatever brand that is) for $169.99, but also out of stock.
Checked on one more, this time not getting my hopes up, a 23" (forget the brand) for $179.99. Also out of stock.
Finally as the salesman goes to look in the back, I see a eMachine and start looking up reviews on my phone, since I had my doubts about a crappy computer company building a monitor. Case looked cheap but image looked ok, $144 for a 23". Mostly good reviews on Amazon, couple crappy ones though.
Salesman came back with a 22" widescreen ViewSonic for $155, which I'm currently staring at. Not bad, although it's f'ing smaller than my 18.5". Forgot to figure in the different aspect ratio. Old screen was 12" tall by 15" wide, 19" diagonal. New one is 10.75" tall by 18.75" wide, 21.5" diagonal, and that's the part that got me.
I also bought a DVI cable to finally upgrade from VGA.
I wasn't planning on returning the monitor, however my $22 DVI cable is an extension, so I'm going to have to anyways. Pretty pissed, that's a 60 minute round trip. Not sure if I'll return the monitor or not, it is a $35 savings I really didn't need to spend over the 23" I was looking at.