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Sometime when i'm on my laptop I find it easier if I have two screens on at once, one being the laptop itself, the other being an external monitor that I have connected up to the laptop. This allows me to see the writing on the laptop screen whilst seeing the documents i'm writing about on the external monitor. And this is the monitor that I got my hands on from a certain low cost shop.
Anyway, this monitor is the 19inch version, although I do believe they do other sizes. It is about 430mm high x 420mm wide and about 170mm thick, weighing in at no more than 4kg
It has internal speakers, which is nice, and it also has an external audio socket on the rear for attaching external speakers. You do have to change the settings using your PC in order to swap from internal to external but that's simple enough to do.
The few controls are on the right side, lower, with the button on the side and the info on the front, these button are power, brightness up and down and auto select. There's a little light to let you know if the screen is on or off.
It does need its own power supply, as any monitor of television requires, but you get the power cable with this so you're laughing.
The monitor itself is great for basic computing as it gives a nice clear screen when it comes to seeing pictures and words. However, according to my youngest, when she used it to play a game on, she says that the colours on it were, in her words, 'boring'.!!!???
Connecting it up to the laptop is a simple matter of connecting the VGA cable from my laptop to the back of the monitor, then, once up and running, I had two screens showing two different documents.
And, to be honest, using a dual screen is nice and easy on this system using windows 8.1...
The only downside is that the stand does not allow the monitor to swivel, but as it's light enough it's easy enough to turn
As I said, I got this monitor in a low cost shop and spent just under £90 for it, which was a bargain as I have seen similar ones selling from double that.
For £90 it is a cracking monitor, in fact, i'd go as far as to say that I would have paid up to £150 for this 19 inch monitor as it really is a cracking unit indeed. Simple to use and a pleasure to look at.