I’ve been waiting for this deal for a long time:
I’m currently using my notebook to play poker; with a maximum resolution of 1024×768, multi-tabling just isn’t a viable option, but several authorities have stated that it’s the most effective way to increase your hourly and reduce variance.
I decided against getting a CRT for a few reasons:
1) CRTs take up lots of desk space.
2) LCDs are much easier on the eyes, especially for long periods of use.
3) CRTs are heavy.
So I’ve been on the lookout for a price break on 1600×1200 LCD monitors. Not only can you fit four Party tables with no overlap, but I also believe that when you purchase a monitor, you should buy the best one you can afford and use it for years and years.
The LCD monitors that feature 1600×1200 native usually go for about $675-700 (not including tax and shipping), so this is a very good deal. If you live in a state with no sales tax and no environmental fee, you can actually get it for $507 shipped; Californians end up paying $556.56 shipped.
Hopefully I’ll be able to adjust well to multi-tabling and make this purchase pay for itself within 15,000 hands.
By the way, Ben’s Bargains is a pretty good place to go to look for deals. Not to mention the insightful (inciteful?) comments:
For $500, you could get two 1704FPV monitors and have much more space to work/play than a 20″ screen. (assuming your video card supports two monitors)
2 17″ screens give you about 280 square inches of screen.
1 20″ screen gives you about 190 square inches of screen.
The 20″ area is less than 69% of 2 17″ screens. Not to mention the ease of having multiple applications open. Just my 2 cents.
# 11 Posted 11:24 AM PST 2/17 by blitzcat
#8 thats nice. Does that make it better when LOTR has two black friggin columns down the middle of it?
I’ll 69% your momma.
Posted on February 17th, 2005