I wouldn't go for the A90F+, as it is inferior to the P95F+ across the board. No offense meant or anything, but you might want to check out the Viewsonic CRT nomenclature before you say something like that.
I'm typing this on a P95F+B right now, actually. I try to be impartial about stuff I own, so I might be of some help.
+ UltraBrite. It's a setting controlled by a single button that's really handy if you don't want to bother turning up the gamma in games; you just hit it once and you go into "UltraBrite 3x" mode, which is basically just brighter than normal and designed for games and movies.
+ Looks fantastic for 3D, as most high-end CRTs do.
+ Detachable VGA cable, so you can put your own in if you have one. If you consider this a plus, you know why it is; if you don't know why, you wouldn't care.
+ Aperture grille. Better, flatter picture than shadow mask, and they don't just slowly die.
- As with most aperture grille monitors, the dot pitch is higher at the center than at the edges. At .25mm to .27mm, it's also not the lowest of dot pitches; text clarity is fine, but it could definitely be better.
- The aperture grille lines. I, uh, haven't actually heard of them bothering anyone, since the things are so faint and only show up on white or light gray, but it's best to be prepared, yeah? I thought they'd piss me off, but they don't.
- Weight, obviously. The thing's almost sixty pounds. I'm in good enough shape that I can move it around when I need to (and I had to carry it up two flights of stairs to get it here, fun!
, but it's a heavy sucker, and it sure doesn't help that (like most CRTs) it's a really awkward shape to carry around.
TEXT: Acceptable, crystal clear at 1280x960 but not at 1600x1200.
GRAPHICS: Great. It's an aperture grille CRT, what'd you expect? People buy these big heavy things for a reason.
LOOKS: Square-y. Depending on your tastes, it either looks professional or boxy.
CONTROLS: Good enough. Certainly quite extensive, but the interface isn't too intuitive.
DEGAUSS: Satisfying, but could be better. Average swirliness and average noise. Also, it takes more effort to degauss than with some monitors; you have to open up config, scroll down, then degauss.
Overall, I'd say I like it, but it's not perfect. It can easily compare to other aperture-grille 19"ers, but it isn't the best of the bunch... that award COULD go to the good old 930SB, but I've never used one of those (and I won't, if I exchange this one-- as I no doubt will eventually, as with the exception of my old NEC I've never kept a monitor for more than nine months-- I'm getting an IBM P275).
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