what's vintage? was Re: Latest addition: A bondi-blue iMac

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Fri Jul 1 18:28:23 CDT 2016

On 07/01/2016 03:00 PM, TeoZ wrote:
> People junked most of the older small low res slow refresh non
> working (bad caps) non widescreen LCD monitors by now. I kept one I
> got free and fixed ages ago for bench testing (has just a VGA
> connection) since it is easy to move around. Newer gaming video cards
> don't even have VGA out anymore so the older VGA connector monitors
> are of no use. Could also be instead of offering them for sale or
> free people just straight up recycle them because of low demand for
> working ones. On a recycling forum I read people were trying to sell
> working older units for $10 each with no luck. The last 2 LCD
> monitors I purchased new were $100 (Both DELLs a 23" IPS 1080P and a
> 24" 1080P) so pricing is not a problem like it used to be in the 90's
> were a 17" quality monitor was $800.

I'm still a fan of 4:3 aspect monitors.  At least they can get
1200x1600.   Most commodity consumer monitors can only do 1080
vertically.   I don't think I'm ready to spring for a 4K unit yet.


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