I have to find a companion for my toy. I have dual monitor in the office so not quite comfortable with the little display of MacBook.
I considered Samsung, Philips and eventually picked ViewSonic. I didn’t like Samsung that much until I visited their factory in Korea last year. Now Samsung is a premium brand like SONY and you really have to pay a premium. Philips is OK but the look is a bit dull. ViewSonic is somewhat in between so that was my choice. Anyway the shop said all monitor of this price range is made in China so I don’t think I can really tell the difference especially I’m not a gamer and I don’t watch DVD with it. For $215 I can’t be too demanding.
The ViewSonic comes with a built-in speaker but it sounds crap so I guess next companion for my toy would be a reasonably priced USB speaker.