Friday, 30 December 2011

A Thought on Monitors

With my current slight obsession with upgrading my monitor setup, I've of course been looking around at various options. There's a 27" 1080p 120hz monitor for around $700, and a 23" version for $400. Who wants a 27" 1080p monitor? The image quality is nowhere near a nice, dense 23" model. And yet, it's very tough to find high res monitors - and impossible to get them high res AND 120hz.

There's a nice 27" 2560x1440 monitor I'm quite interested in - but it's on sale for $800. That's as much as I paid for my 40" HDTV a while back, and I know they're even cheaper now.

What I want to know is why it's so tough to find displays over 1920x1080? And why aren't there more 120hz monitors? I realize it's not common for people to purchase them, but look at the prices! It's prohibitively expensive for most people. I mean, a Dell Ultrasharp is over $1000!

I'd like to see an influx of 25"+ 2560x1440 monitors, with 120hz as an available option. And for $800 or less. Generally speaking, they just need to be able to ship more to bring the costs down. I read recently that there's a new tablet coming out with 2560x1440 - on a 7 inch display. That kind of pixel density is amazing! Never need to use anti aliasing again, that's for sure!

1 comment:

  1. John from Palo Alto3 April 2012 at 12:34

    Well, it is April, 2012, and I'm having the same issue as you. I'm an attorney w/ a nice income, and I can't find a 2560x1440 120hz 27inch on the market for ANY price range. I'd be willing to spend a few thousand on one, but no one seems to sell high rez 120hz... blah