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Samsung 206BW Triple Head

I’ve finally retired my last CRT monitor. Today I picked up three of Samsung’s new line of widescreen LCD monitors, the 20-inch 206BW. With a native a resolution of 1680×1050, a response time of 2ms and a dynamic contrast ratio of 3000:1, these monitors are perfect for graphic design and gaming. They’re also bright as hell — I had to turn the brightness way down to keep them from searing my eyes. The sharpness is incredible, and the on-screen controls are easy to navigate and adjust (unlike the ones on those crappy Sceptre monitors I was using before).

Three 206BWs in the box

Samsung also stands behind their products — there’s a 3-year warranty included, three times longer than on my previous monitors (one of which started to exhibit contrast problems shortly after its warranty expired).

The new panels fit quite nicely on my desk, and the combined width of them is only about two inches greater than my previous setup. Since I don’t have the huge bulk of a CRT anymore, I can also set them further back on the desk so I don’t go blind at an early age. Of course, since these are for my work, the whole purchase is a tax write-off. Win.

The complete 206BW tri-head setup

Don’t mind the GTO key on the desk. I was staging a picture to send Pooch in response to his email about how huge the Ford Fusion keyfob is. What’s with gigantic car keys lately, anyhow?

2 thoughts to “Samsung 206BW Triple Head”

  1. These look really cool! I’ll bet you’re loving the new sharp look of things, not to mention the panoramic view, especially after working off a laptop for the past six weeks.

    Have you gotten settled into regular time yet? It’s gotta be a real shock to the system to cross all those time zones~and you’re not as young as you used to be LOL

  2. Yep, I’m definitely loving this stuff. The biggest problem with the old CRT monitor was that it generated a lot of heat, and so with it out of action, I think this room is cooler than it was.

    I’m pretty much settled into regular time, although I still have pangs of sleepiness at odd times of day. I woke up this morning around 7 a.m. and almost got up, but went back to bed instead and got up at my usual Saturday time of 11:00, so I suppose things must be back to normal!

    I can’t believe how fast time is passing, though. Seems like I have way more things I need to do than there’s actually time for. But then, I’m back in the U.S., where everything is fast and busy…

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