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I decided to buy a new monitor because the one I was using had become a "bit" past it. There was writing burnt onto the screen and it kept flickering all the time. So getting a new one was becoming quite a priority. The one I had was 17" so getting anything smaller would have been painful. I was lucky enough to go on some paid work experience at a local computer company. At the end I was able to buy a monitor off them for trade price, better than going to a shop and paying their extra profit margin as well. The monitor in question was a Compaq QVision 700. I got home and pulled it out of it's packaging and connected it straight up. Straight away I was very impressed. Using my graphics card (A Geforce 2 MX-400)I was able to go to a resolution of up to 1280x1024, in full 32bit colour. I believe the monitor goes even higher with better graphics cards. I'm also able to enjoy a refresh rate of 85Mhz, which is very easy on the eyes. The quality of the monitor is excellent. everything is perfectly clear. It uses a Diamondtron CRT, giving the screen an almost completely flat appearance, much nicer than ones with a curve in them. The buttons to alter the picture on the screen are very straightforward to use. there's nothing too technical about it. I've been using the monitor for nearly a year now and haven't had any problems with it at all. It's been completely stable, and unlke my previous monitor is doesn't get very hot. I'd highly recommend this monitor to anyone, especially if they can pick it up for the price I managed!