Not all monitors are created equal.
I am surprised by how low the quality and specs of some retail/consumer monitors have become. This is the part of your PC you look at all day. The best computer money can buy will look like crud when connected to a cheap 'big box' monitor. The refresh rates and contrast ratios of some monitors being sold today are embarrassing. Forget about our low price for a minute and look at these specs.
- 19" Square LCD Display
- 1280 x 1024 Resolution
- Four (4) USB 2.0 Type A ports
- One (1) USB 2.0 Type B port
- One (1) 15-pin VGA port
- One (1) DVI-D port (dual link)
- Contrast Ratio 700:1
- Color Support 16.2 million colors
- Horizontal Viewing Angle +70 / -70
- Vertical Viewing Angle +60 / -60"
- Pixel Pitch 0.264 mm THE LOWER THE NUMBER THE BETTER THE MONITOR
- Brightness 300 cd/m2
- Screen Coating Anti-glare, hard coating
- Horizontal Refresh Rate 81 kHz
- Vertical Refresh Rate 76 Hz
- Manufacturer Dell, Inc.