1Staples has the AOC e2243Fw 21.5" Widescreen 1080P Super-Slim LED Monitor
for $120 (+tax) or $96 AC (+tax) with free shipping. Dollar off coupons can
be had from places such as Ebay and and Ejunkie for $2-3.
Staples linky: Link:
The monitor has VGA + DVI (w/ HDCP) ports. Does not have built-in speakers (
which are many times garbage anyway) nor separate HDMI port (you can use a
DVI/HDMI adapter instead). It is extremely slim (check the photos on the AOC
website below and you will know what I mean), quite light, and has low
power consumption. Great for people that do not want to use up too much desk
space. The stand has VESA-conform screw holes if I remember right.
AOC product information: Link:
Here the math:
Instant Savings: -$25.00
Price after savings: $120.98 (current sale price on Staples.com)
Apply $25 off $75/100 coupon: $120.98 - $25 = $95.98 + tax + cost of coupon
Californians: Don't forget, Staples covers the the recycling fee in CA. AOC
gives three years warranty (albeit only one year on the panel itself) which
is decent. In addition, Staples has an extended return policy on electronics
right now so you can return the monitor until 01/08/2011 (as opposed to
their regular 14-day return policy).
This is the lowest price I could find it for in the last six months on
Newegg has it currently for $154.99 which seems to be about the price the
monitor generally retails for these days. Frys just had two days ago for $
140 + tax. So $120 is a good deal and $96 even more so.
Mine should be here tomorrow. I paid $107.50 AC and tax shipped to Cali.
This is basically the same price for me as the eMachines E230H bd 23" which
has drawn attention over the last two days on I ordered both and will give
them a try. Hope the AOC will come out on top as I really like the slim LED
design. You loose 1.5" screen estate but also half the weight and much of
the 'bulk' in the back. The ports also seem to be more accessible on the AOC