I’ve been wanting to get rid of my monitor for quite some time, heading towards a decent sized LCD, I was struck with the Viewsonic 2025 20″ Widescreen for a long time, but it didn’t even excite me enough to rush out and buy it.
I have been using a 19″ CTX Pro grade monitor with a Sony Trinitron CRT tube for about 5 years.
I had noticed 22″ prices had been dropping a lot too, so I started looking at those, surfing endless reviews…going around shops and testing them.
And I do a lot of high resolution picture editing now, so stuff like backlight bleed and tonal range (especially greyscale for B&W conversion) is important.
The Samsung 225BW was pretty nice, but not nice enough, the Acer also ok, the Dell ok…the Viewsonic 22″ models were surprisingly bad.
Then my prayers were answered, Samsung released an updated model with the problems fixed, the 226BW! I rushed off to Low Yat to buy one, only to find Samsung distributor has a stock shortage.
I stopped myself from buying an inferior model I knew I wouldn’t forgive myself for…and waited.
I was thinking about it again, two days before my Birthday I called my favourite computer shop in SS2 – Computer War, and they had stock! At a fantastic price, a clear 100RM cheaper than Low Yat…and Digital Mall, don’t even mention that place.
What a beautiful sight!
I unpacked it, it’s a work of art!
My room looks so much bigger now and 1680×1050 resolution rocks, I took it for a quick ride on Call of Duty 2, fantastic!
Bargain of the year if you ask me, get down to SS2 and grab one while you can!
I think 22″ LCD is about the best price per pixel you can get now.
P.S – If you do want to buy one, make sure you get the S panel from Samsung not the A panel from AUO