Let’s face it, having a nice 22″ widescreen would be such a joy if only it was affordable. Right? Those Apple Cinema Displays are just the yums. But the price!-
Yi! Yi! Yi!
$599 for a 20″ screen and a mere $899 for a 22″ screen. In the words of Robert B. Parker’s Spenser for Hire, “Yipes!”
So, what’s a composer to do who wants a sleek widescreen cinema monitor that’s not ridiculously priced? Get a HANNspree at Best Buy for a lot less.
Checking around, I found the HANNspree HF229H 22″ at Best Buy for $249. At this writing, it’s on sale for $199.
The cool thing about this monitor, of course, is the price. But another cool thing is how good videos, including Blu-Ray disc videos look with it, too. Not to be snarky, but given the poor royalties we composers get from our work being broadcast on cable, this could be our best revenge by canceling cable, keeping the Internet, and with your new HANNspree, go to Fancast.com or HULU.com and watch all your favorite shows, and some movies, for free. In widescreen! For under $200 (at least this week).
If graphics are important to you, good news. Photoshop and other users have given this HANNspree great reviews. I checked it out for video by watching The Day After Tomorrow on a Mac G5. It was very impressive and the special effects came out great.
I checked around. There’s a HANNspree outlet store in Beverly Hills (really?). Or you can just check them out at Best Buy for a lot less.
But even better deals can be had on Amazon.com. For example, on the 28″ HANNspree widescreen monitor which normally retails at $806.95, you can get it from Amazon for $479.71.
In fact, Amazon’s HANNspree catalog is much deeper than Best Buy’s.
Overall, this is a killer deal for a great monitor. So if you need one, consider the HANNspree since it works with both Mac and PC.