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Mr Fuzzy
post Mar 4 2006, 02:27 AM
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Eight years ago (although you may not now believe it) I had a full time job and, because my expenses were minimal at the time, some money to spend on extravagances. At the time I worked for a company which specialised in the monitoring of undersea pipelines for corrosion. Since this company largely worked on survey ships all over the world their computer equipment would take one hell of a beating while being shipped around the world.

Having sent out many different systems we ended up useing one particular manufacturer for the monitors because theirs would put up with unspeakable abuse, yet keep on working. In one particular case we had one which took a forklift through it's case, but still worked. This was at the time that 19" monitors were first appearing.

Since I'd seen at first hand their indestructability I purchased an Iiyama Vision Master 450 19" monitor.

Fast forward 8 years. This beastie has been working faultlessly all this time with no more sign of wear than discolouration of the case. Today a mishap sent milk directly over the electron guns. I screamed "pull the power cable out," as the coils shorted, and went to the pub in a fury because my TV, stereo, games system, and connectivity (my computer is seriously expanded) had just gone down in a visible burst of plasma. Imagine my suprise when on getting home I tried to power things up to check that the computer itself hadn't been pulsed to shit and, not only did the monitors power light come on but, the only sign of abuse was that the stored settings for graphics modes were lost after drying out.

Buy Iiyama - they simply refuse to die, no matter how much abuse they take.


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