I'd love to know where I can get one. They're certainly no longer in production and thus can only be found used, of which the offers for units in the best condition are upwards of $900+ which starts to put the monitor into an entirely different league when the BenQ and Planar are some of the most expensive 120Hz LCDs at around $400
That's right, but from time to time you can still see great deals on them, even in peak condition. And you can usually get them cheaper if they have some faults, some of which are fixable with some amount of calibration
Let's also not forget the downsides of such a CRT monitor
1. size - its footprint will easily consume a far greater portion of desk space than any LCD
2. weight - better not have a pansy desk and better not plan on moving the monitor around a whole lot
3. maintenance - if you want to keep the monitor in peak performance
Not much of any downsides.
My BenQ LCD has 0 input lag
2304x1440 @ 22" viewable is a tiny dot pitch, I'd call it great if you're using it for something that needs that (actually works exceptionally well for games) but not something I'd call a strength for browsing, that will likely only add to eyestrain.
Eyestrain? Not at all. I run my F520 at 2048x1536. It's clear as day.., and from what I understand, it's roughly the same pixel density. It looks great. This actually makes me despise LCD monitors because of their low pixel density, which makes text look way too large. Don't forget you can run it on 1920x1200 and 1680x1050 too without any of the distortion LCD monitors get on unnative resolutions
I wouldn't dismiss them so quickly, except its so easy to do so when they can't be bought new anywhere, at least not here in the USA, and also when all the used options are slim pickings if not completely dried up.
You can find these everywhere in the USA. Getting ahold of them here in finland is very very very difficult. But when that happens, I can usually score them for around 50€ Look around on auction sites.
Edited by De-Zant - 5/14/11 at 2:42am