Any use in keeping a 17" monitor?

StageLeft

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I have come into possession of an oldish 17" monitor. It's a panasonic something or rather and still works fine, but no stores locally accept monitors, and I wonder if this is even worth trying to sell? Since "How much is this worth?" threads are a no-no, I'm more interested in opinions on whether I should bother or just use it as a projectile, launch it from a sling, and fling in into a brand new G5 which I have in the back yard and use as target practice.
 

Saulbadguy

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Smash the tube with a hammer. This will provide you with a few seconds of fleeting joy. After that, I dunno. Yard art?
 

Kadarin

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Trebuchet ammo?

Or just keep it as a backup monitor, or get a dual-head video card. Or build another PC and install Linux or something.
 

SaintGRW

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what resolution does it go to? :x;

if at least 1024*768 @ 75Hz i'll take it for $10+shipping.
 

waggy

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keep it as a backup.

I had a nice samsung 15 inch that i gave away because i bought a 17 inch Sylvania.

Now i found out the Sylvania sucks. i have had it just around 2 years and it is dieing. I really wish i would have gotten a better monitor.

If i still had my samsung i would be useing that even though it is smaller.
 

BatmanNate

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They're usually not worth much cash, but handy to keep around in case somebody drops by a PC for whatever reason.
 

StageLeft

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It will do 1024X768, but I didn't really try much beyond that...I suppose I could keep it as a backup. My current one is great but may die any time. Another video card would be nice, but I've not a huge use for it, since I don't do work at home.
 

kami333

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They aren't worth much but you can never find one when you want one. Unless you have no space whatso ever, keep it.
 

DrPizza

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agreed... keep it if you have the space. If you got rid of it, and your other one went bad, you'd be kicking yourself. (actually, if the other one goes bad, a back-up monitor will verify it's the monitor that's gone and not something else)
 

Eli

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Christ.

I only have a 15" monitor. :p
 

TallBill

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if it was me, i'd hook up dual monitors.. cuz my vid car supports that type of thing.. but i'd probably unhook it soon enough cuz i dont use dual monitors much anywho
 

CraigRT

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sell it to me... i am trying to get rid of a 15" CRT from 1996, and would like something bigger :D
 

kenshorin

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Keep it, you never know. I kept an OLD 14 inch, max 800x600. Yeah it sucks. But when my 19" crapped out on me recently, this little POS saved me (looking for a 21" now as we speak)
 

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