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.