About a decade ago I purchased a 19 inch computer monitor. Today, I have put it into retirement.
Today I purchased a 23 inch computer monitor. It is a replacement for my old 19 inch monitor which I have had for about a decade.
I was simply tired of the old monitor. It had run its lifespan, and the ballast for the backlight had started to go. For almost 2 months I put up with flickering; however, as time went on the flickering got worse. Today it was bad enough that I gave up and replaced it. …and isn’t the new one oh so purdy!
The size of the new monitor is large enough that I can go from a resolution of 1024x768 to 1920x1050, a marked improvement. Unfortunately, I’m only using my onboard graphics card which means I can only drive two monitors - my TV and the new monitor. I was fooling around online I found that there are some small form-factor video cards that are pretty cheap nowadays. If I ever have some cash burning a hole in my pocket I might consider that, or I might just consider getting an SSD. I really, really like having a second monitor at work but I would also really, really like the quick boot times and quick load times of an SSD.
I have already played some KSP on the new monitor so it’s time for me to go and do some chores. This evening I will find out how the new monitor deals with text, as I will be practicing my c++ chops.