Exactly five years ago today, I bought a used NEC 22″ monitor for my personal computer at home. It has served me well for that time, but I’ve seen it act up a time or two recently. Seeing as LCD technology has progressed much over the past few 5 years, I feel like it’s finally time to bite the bullet and join the mainstream. As such, I’m starting the hunt for a new display. Here’s what I want:
- Real Estate: I run 1600 x 1200 at home, and I’d like to stay in that neighborhood
- Fast Response Times: The display would primarily be used for gaming, so fast response times are a requirement.
- Vibrant Colors: Some LCD displays have pretty weak white-balance; I want something with nice color reproduction, since I’ll also be doing occasional photo editing.
Does anyone here have any recommendations on brands or where to start looking? Is there a model or manufacturer you’ve been happy with? Any ideas would be appreciated!