Monitor Upgrade Time – Widescreen LCD?
I’m probably one of the last investors to still be using a CRT monitor. I’ve seen some traders set up with 3 or more LCD monitors at their workstations. My old 21 inch CRT is finally starting to show it’s age. It is flickering a bit now and adding to my eye strain. In addition, this old beast takes up a lot of real estate on my desk.
I began browsing monitor options this morning. I started out thinking I’d buy a 21 inch LCD monitor to replace my old ViewSonic. However, I soon discovered that it looks like all the popular new monitors are high definition widescreen LCDs. What happened to all the regular 4:3 ratio monitors? Is widescreen the superior choice for online development and stock research?
If widescreen is the superior choice, I think I spotted a pretty good deal today. I’m thinking of going with the ASUS VH236H 23 Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor. If I actually get the $20 rebate, this highly rated monitor would only come to $179.10 and shipping would be free on Amazon. What are your thoughts on this monitor? Are there better alternatives out there? What are you currently using for your monitor?