Last night my old faithful 17in monitor that I had come to know and love over the years blew up. Well kinda of, I hit the power button and moments later I hear crackeling sounds with flashes of light coming out of the side of it. I blew out the flame and like the flame my monitor was also extinguished.
I need to get a new monitor. Right now I am writing this on a 19' color tv using the microsoft magnifying glass just so i can see what I am doing. Sad really.
I am torn, between spending 50 dollars to pick up a used piece of crap 15"er to hold me over for a while. Or getting a cheap LCD monitor. Winbook (think) has 17inch flat screen monitor for around $330 dollars. Which in my mind is really cheap for a 17 inch monitor. Or a 15 inch one from around 200 dollars.
My question is what things should I be looking out for in a LCD monitor? what is the minimum for a good resolution or pixel count. Although it sound like a little amount of money 2 or $300. If i do buy one of these (which were found on pricewatch.com) I will be stuck with it for the long haul, and won't be upgrading any time soon.
So 50 dollars for a piece of crap that will tide me over for a year or so... or bit the bullet and get (possible a piece of crap) lcd monitor?
thanks for any advice.