Got a new monitor for Clementine – a 19-inch Samsung SyncMaster 940BX. Great monitor: 1000:1 contrast ratio, adjustable height, and can be rotated.
Attentive readers may remember that this is actually the same monitor I added to Fozzie back in December 2006. Even over a year later, I still couldn’t find a better monitor than this, particularly at this price point. I didn’t start out saying that I was going to get the same monitor, but after looking at all of them, this one still won.
It’s also worth noting that this replaces a Samsung SyncMaster 570VTFT that Clementine was using. Before Clementine, this monitor was used with Fozzie, and was in fact the first LCD monitor I acquired, back in July of 2001. I am amazed at how well this monitor has held up over time. Other than being a slightly small 15 inches (which is still a common size), it has otherwise been great monitor to use over the years. That monitor — and the 4 subsequent Samsung monitors I’ve purchased — has made me a big Samsung fan. I’m continually impressed with the quality of their monitors. 5 LCD monitors and no dead pixels!