I've had a lopsided dual monitor setup for quite some time now, at least a year to a year and a half, possibly longer. I don't remember when I got the second one, honestly. #1, old faithful monitor, was a 19" Acer I got at Sam's club for $160 about seven or eight years ago. It's still functional. #2, the dead one, was a 17" square LG Flattron I bought used from a friend.
Well, #2 died for good this morning. I had a feeling it was coming, as for the last week it took a surprisingly long time to respond in the morning after being turned on. Today, it just didn't turn on. No lights, no power. (Naturally I checked all the power cords and such.)
Now, I am at a cross roads. I want to replace the monitor, but I don't want a lopsided thing like I had before, where one is 16:1 and the other is 4:3. They need to match.
- Just buy another 19" 16.1 Acer monitor for $99
- Buy two bigger square monitors, say, 24", for $150 each, at a 4:3 resolution
My concern is that if the 7 year old 19" also dies soon, I'll be locked into 19" monitors forever.
Edited, Jul 30th 2012 1:48pm by catwho