Product Type: LG Electronics LCD monitors
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LG Flatron L1780Q
Member Name: Siibillam-Law
LG Flatron L1780Q
Advantages: Good quality monitor, simple to use
Disadvantages: Shows its age, certainly in dimensions and resolution
This is an interesting blast from the past. I was looking through some old things, and old computer parts I had lying around recently, to find something to replace my broken monitor in the two weeks it would take for them to look at it and not bothering to fix it, give me a new one.
The LG Flatron L1780Q is a fun little monitor, I'll start off by saying. It's from a time when square resolutions were still considered normal, to an extent.
I'm going to sum it up pretty quick - this is not a monitor you're likely to have as your main monitor, especially if you're buying it now (it's about four or five years old now). Of course its age is just in the resolution (it's a 17 inch at a max resolution of 1280 by 1024) and now it's still a decent monitor - doing exactly what it says on the tin.
It connects with VGA as you'd expect and in its silver shell looks pretty decent. It doesn't feel cheap, although it lacks the slickness of LG's later monitors. There's nothing wrong with it, but there are dozens of better ones out now at probably the same price you'd see this one going for on Amazon or something.
But if you come across one second hand it does make a great additional (second even third) monitor for a laptop, and small enough to fit in that corner of the desk you don't know what to put.
Summary: A great monitor to have just in case
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