>> A store near me has two (and two only) Samsung 943BM Plus 19" >> monitors. This is it: >> >> http://www.samsung.com/hk_en/consumer/detail/detail.do?group=computersperipherals&type=monitors&subtype=multimediaseries&model_cd=LS19MYMRBQA/XK >> >> He will give me two of them for a total of $406 (USD). If I am not >> mistaken, this is a GREAT deal and I should jump at it. > > What's the local going price? > > (Here it's about US$272 each for the same model) I see it online here for over 250 USD. He told me he is giving me a deal and I think he is genuine. > Also remember that for flat panel monitors, max resolution matters > more than size. A monitor that displays 1024px vertically is the same, > regardless of whether it's 19" or 23" - it just has different sized > pixels. Max resolution for this 19" is 1280x1024 which is fine. I doubt I want any more than that. The Contrast Ratio of 50000:1 (DC) he claims is incredible--I don't 100% understand the implications, but it certainly appears to be very good. The Brightness is 300 cd/㎡ which appears to be normal. The only thing I can't find out is the response rate. There are certainly cheaper monitors. I was even suggested this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254041 which is also a 19" square monitor for $130, but the reviews of this monitor and others by the same company are unimpressive. I think a monitor is NOT a place to skimp--I only have one pair of eyes. :) Hassan, I can also find a cheaper 19" monitor here, but this one has two benefits: it's square and *apparently* is very good quality. I am happy to pay more if it IS actually a good monitor. Can anyone confirm or deny that this is a very good monitor? :) Thanks!