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So I’m getting a 22″ LG monitor…

April 17, 2009, 12:05 AM

So I found a new monitor. After eleven years of the 19″ CRT, that new screen is on its way, and I’m $179 poorer for it. I ordered a 22″ widescreen monitor by LG, and ordered it through PC Connection.

I previously had ordered them once before for work, and while the transaction itself was fairly painless, the aftermath was hell, as it took the better part of a month to finally chase off an overzealous account manager, especially after this person sent a promotion to everyone and didn’t conceal the list. Oh, that was awesome, as people Emailed back to the entire list about how much of a jackass this account manager was. I was inclined to agree with them.

So now I went back to them for the monitor since they had the best deal on a brand that I believe I can trust. I’ve had LG phones before, and there’s an LG microwave at work, and I’ve never had a problem with any of them. So we’ll see, I suppose. But today at work, I got a call on my cell phone. It’s PC Connection, trying to establish a relationship with me. Arrrrgh. I told the woman pretty plainly – I am familiar with their company, and I am placing this order for myself and not representing any organization, and not to assign me an account manager since, “I’ve already chased off one account manager and don’t want to have to chase off another one.” Think she got the point? With my experience with this company before, though, they seem pretty dense, but hopefully I won’t hear from them again, especially since I was pretty straightforward about not wanting to hear from them again.

But at least I’ll have two monitors again. The old one is still yellow, and now when you turn it on, it makes a hissing sound. That really sounds healthy, that’s for sure. I’m half expecting the thing to explode on me when I turn it on now. I haven’t determined when this is going out to Shady Grove to be recycled, but it will be sooner rather than later, that’s for sure, since I don’t want to be on the receiving end of *kaboom* (though my more rational side tells me it won’t really blow up).

Now the fun part is going to be rearranging my desk. My current main monitor is an LCD that will be four years old in December. It’s a 19-inch screen, and it’s standard width. So that’s going up to be the second monitor, and now this bigger, wider monitor will come to live here. I’m mainly concerned about my speakers, since I wonder if the new monitor will block them. We shall see, I suppose. Of course, no problem is insurmountable, so I’m sure I’ll come up with something…

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