Nowhere is state-of-the-art more apparent than in monitor design. Randy’s laptop backlight conked out of him the other day. To tide him over, he picked up a 21-inch NEC MultiSync XP21, a.k.a. the Andre the Giant of Monitors. Anyone know of a place that fixes backlights on a Dell Inspiron 600m?
Next to the 30-inch Cinema Display, the XP21 looks like it’s from pre-historic times. The NEC was released around 1996 at $2299, more expensive than what I paid for the Cinema Display!
Max resolution on the XP21 is 1600×1200 versus 2560×1600 on the 30-inch. The NEC weighs in at 79 pounds! The Cinema is svelte at 27.5 pounds.
3 thoughts on “Monitor Evolution”
I have used the NEC p1250, Samsung 1000p, 1100p, and 1200 monitors extensively at work. I would only recommend the Samsung 1000p monitor. Currently, I use dual screen display for my workstation (one 21.3″ LCD and one 19″ LCD). Your 30-inch monitor looks great! It must be nice. : )
Hehe. A perfect windows vs. apple comparison. Not to trash Randy or anything but when you compare his setup with yours…OUCH. He’s all cluttered and bulky and you’re all slick and clean.
I have been using a regular monitor for quite a few years that is 15″, but I plan on going to the Canada Computers store & get a nice flat screen. It will result in a lot of desk space being cleared up. By the way I am jealous of your set-up there.