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17-inch monitors gaining in popularity

Library Systems Newsletter [September 1992]

The increasing use of PCs with Windows for online patron access catalogs has resulted in an interest in larger, higher resolution monitors. The standard 14-inch monochrome monitor with a resolution of 640 by 480 pixels barely contains most Windows displays. Most libraries cannot justify the expense of $2,500 to $5,000 for a 20- or 21-inch color monitor-a popular unit in some of the exhibit booths at library conferences. There is another option, a 17-inch color monitor with a resolution of 1,024 by 768 pixels at a cost of $1,200 to $1,800. These monitors not only offer greater display area and appealing color, they also reduce eye-strain. More than 40 vendors offer 17-inch monitors. Epson has been the price leader for the past year at $1,200, but recent entrants, primarily Korean and Taiwanese companies, are forcing prices down toward the $1,000 level.

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Publication Year:1992
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library Systems Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 12 Number 09
Issue:September 1992
Publisher:American Library Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Howard S. White, Editor-in-Chief; Richard W. Boss, Contributing Editor
Subject: Computer monitors
Record Number:5139
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