Need Recommendations for "value" "good enough" 20/21/22 inch LCD screen
Posted on 2007-03-22
I need recommendations for a large (GTE 20 inch) LCD screen of "good enough" quality. My old faithful 11 year old EIZO CRT screen that I use at HOME looks as if it has finally given up the ghost. About a year ago, I bought a new EIZO 21" screen to use at my CLIENTS. It's beautiful, but it cost over $1100, so I am not inclined to buy one like that again. Since the time I bought the new EIZO I have seen screen prices drop (but not of EIZO…) and the entry level size get bigger. I have noted that there is a ViewSonic 22" for instance that is about $400 - $500.
Since I am a technical writer, quality of text is of the utmost importance. i.e., sharp, well -defined, and black text should be "dark black", not grey, otherwise you will be straining to make out the letters and will get eye-strain. I think for that you need a contrast of at least 1000:1. That ViewSonic 22" I saw has 700:1. Really, I should try to go and see it. Anyway, I need some recommendations.