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Old 24th July, 2012, 04:06 PM
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Reliable Monitors

My work is wanting to buy some more monitors because our spares are running low.
These monitors will be used for everything - Finance, Production, Office Apps, Adobe Apps, internet, email and everything else you can think of for a business place.
I'm very partial to Acer Monitors because they have great prices, but I am not able to verify their life span because I only use them once a day for a few hours.
My work currently has Dell monitors and they have lasted 6+ years and are on all day long... so VERY reliable.

Do you guys recommend any specific brand that will continue this reliability?
Do any of you use Acer's 8+ hours a day?
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Old 24th July, 2012, 05:39 PM
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Personally, I'm using a couple of Dell monitors, and my workplace specify Dell monitors too, but computers are a different matter.
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Old 24th July, 2012, 05:48 PM
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I've never seen monitors get abused for so many years and still stand up to the task.
I have never been a 'fan' of Dell computer, but I work on them every day.
Honestly, their case designs are pretty cool...

The 19 in monitors are $200.00
I've been purchasing 23in Acers for $150.00 so you see why I'm asking... I would love to get a bunch of Acers but will they hold up 8+ hours a day for years?
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I looked again at the Dell website and 20 in widescreen monitors are $140.00 which isn't all that bad. They are LED too.
Does anyone know if LED can stand up to 8+ hours a day in a workplace?
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Old 24th July, 2012, 10:42 PM
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My experence is very limited, just want to say My Samsung is a very nice monitor...

But that probably varies though out their product line...
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exactly, I am looking for a long long long lasting monitor.
I have no way to gauge modern monitors because I rarely use them due to being at work all day.
I have two LED monitors and they work great, but very limited use.

by the way Dan, your signature is showing some html or bbc code in it.
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I hear you, who knows what will last when it's still new! ":O}

Yeah, Gizmo set that up for me and occasionally it messes up (Bad Gizmo Bad!)

I don't want to bother him with the small stuff as he's carrying the world on his shoulders these days and the world tends to wobble when we lest expect it...does that make sense?
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So, no one else has some real-life experience with reliable monitors?
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I've got a KDS Radius 17 LCD that I bought circa 2002. I've used the heck out of it, and it's still going strong (though the backlight is finally starting to give out).

I've got a Samsung T260HD that I'm using now which is a 24" widescreen. I bought it on sale from NewEgg as a closeout, and I've been VERY pleased with it, but it is only about 18 months old.
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Never heard of KDS Radius. I that an LCD? How much did it cost back then?
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Never heard of KDS Radius. I that an LCD? How much did it cost back then?
KDS = Korean Data Systems. KDS purchased the Radius brand name. Radius used to be big in the Mac market back in the late 90s.

Yes, it's a 17" LCD, and back when I bought it, I paid about $300 for it I believe.
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I don't want to bother him with the small stuff as he's carrying the world on his shoulders these days and the world tends to wobble when we lest expect it...does that make sense?
Appreciate the consideration Daniel, but if we can't do something small for each other once in a while when we are trying to carry the world, then what's the point of carrying the world?

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Well you got the Pacific Northwest back into the spin of things, many thanks.":O}
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Everything goes better with Gizmo on it... That came out kinda gooey didn't it!? ":O}
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I'll dial back on Gooey....":O}
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Ok that is just so....so.....ICK! LOL
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Maybe we were better off the way with the way my Signature was. Sorry guys I really made a gooey mess of this!

(I've taken myself off of Peanut-butter and Jelly sandwiches, that should quell the gooey!)
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(I've taken myself off of Peanut-butter and Jelly sandwiches, that should quell the gooey!)
OK, now THAT'S an image I really didn't need. Even MORE ICK! LOL
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