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. I've bolded the more important numbers. Compare these to monitors being sold in Best Buy or other retail stores.Inputs: VGA, DVI-D, Display Port, 4x USB 2.0 Ports
Adjustments: Height, pivot (rotation), swivel, tilt
Aspect Ratio: 16:10
Contrast Ratio 1000:1 / 2000000:1 (dynamic)
Resolution: 1920 x 1200 at 60 Hz
Color Support: 16.7 million colors
Horizontal Viewing Angle: 178
Vertical Viewing Angle: 178
Pixel Pitch: 0.27 mm
Brightness: 300 cd/m2
Screen Coating Anti-glare, hard coating
Manufacturer Dell, Inc.
The reason these monitors are so much better than the ones you can buy in a store is they were made for office use and they were very expensive. They were built from the best available materials to the best specs. The other monitors were built to be cheap. That is how it works in retail stores. The cheapest product is purchased the most. So these companies build monitors from the cheapest available components using the least expensive technology they can get.
This monitor replaced an Apple 23" HD monitor that died after 16 years of use. The Apple monitor (new) was $1995 in 2003. This one seems as good, better in some ways. 16th the price, 16 years later. Amazing. My second product from Discount Electronics who has hit a value home-run twice now. Told my brother in law about this store and showed him an HP EliteBook a few weeks ago when he mentioned he was in the market. He wrote me later saying: This is the best laptop I've ever had and at the best price. Thanks for running a business in Texas delivering exceptional value! Hope you live long and prosper!!!
Very good so far