The other day I was over at my folks house. They were kind enough to watch our boys while my wife and I were out celebrating our wedding anniversary.
Anyway, before we left I remember hearing my brother say that Dad got a new Apple monitor. I was completely unprepared for what I was about to encounter.
Oh… my… gosh. It was gorgeous. I rarely say anything so complimentary about anything other than cars or women, and that only when my wife’s not present (just kidding honey!) but when I saw this sweet delicious thing of pure beauty, I was speechless. (I was this close to passing out.)
Just look at it. Mind you, this picture doesn’t do it justice.
Immediately I became Gollum. “Must have… pretty pretty… my precious…”
Since returning home the image of that glorious face still haunts me. But I’m thinking, surely I could find something a little less expensive that’s still nice, right?
My first stop for technology research is always CNET. Today however, I’ve discovered a nasty little surprise. CNET only reviews “select” manufacturers. Now, I didn’t necessarily expect them to review Apple stuff, but where’s the LG and Princeton stuff? I think I smell a rat.
This only comes up because my gaming mag gave this LG Flatron L1980Q 4.5 stars. And, it’s more than $200 less than the Apple. But when I check the stats it’s not a far fight. The Apple is a 20″ and wide-screen, has a higher resolution and knock-dead, smokin’ hot.
But what about the Samsung 21.3″ LCD? It’s a bit larger, better res, looks decent and it’s even cheaper. Plus I’ve been hearing great things about Samsung. Then again, it doesn’t have the style of the Apple. That dreamy aluminum enclosure… those smooth, rounded curves… the advanced hinge technology… oh my gosh I must have one!
Just look at the Samsung monitor. Yes, the Apple is a “display” while the rest are mere monitors.
Having this thing would be like dating your cousin when you could be out Miss Teen USA!
So bear with me while I struggle with my inner lust. Damn those designers at Apple. Why do they ahve to make everything so darn beautiful? *sob* *sob*