De jongens en meisjes van Thresh's FiringSquad brengen ons een roundup van een aantal low-cost 17" monitoren. In de test zijn o.a. opgenomen de Acer 77e, NEC Accusync 70, de Sony CPD-200ES en de Viewsonic E771, die door FS als winnaar werd bekroond. Hieronder een gedeelte, check FiringSquad voor meer info.
We gamers are simple folk. We don't need the latest and greatest in cutting edge monitor technology to get in some eye-pleasing fragging, but at the same time, we don't want to be staring at a low-res, blurry mess of gibs either. We want our gibs looking sharp and red, and we want it without totally breaking our (or our parents') bank account.
There is no one simple answer to which CRT is good for you, because the choice that will fit your needs is probably going to be different from the best choice for someone else. As I said, we gamers are simple people. We aren't doing brain surgery here, so those super expensive LCD displays are more or less overkill for our needs (not to mention that they're terrible for FPS games). At the same time, you want to shoot at an opponent larger than your thumb, and want gib trails that come out nice and clean.
Many monitor polls have pointed out that 17" is the most popular size, so I'm going to focus mostly on monitors of this screen size. I am also going to attempt to stay under $300 as well as sticking to well known brands. Since this is supposed to be a "low cost" guide, you won't find any uber models with huge price tags here. We are going to focus on brand name, good quality 17" monitors.