The Incredible Shrinking Monitor

There's just never enough desk space to go around.
This story first appeared in the August 1999 issue of Startups. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

Your desk may look a lot like mine. Somewhere under the papers, flat-bed scanner, books and magazines is a mini-tower and a monitor. Unfortunately, there's just never enough desk space to go around. Now that computers are taking up less room, however, monitors are following suit. The new Panasonic PanaSync SL70i 17" is a "short-length" monitor with a shorter back that takes up less room (not to be confused with thinner LCD monitors).

The CRT SL70i only takes up as much room as a 14-inch monitor. That's not as small as an LCD, but at only $379, it's much more affordable. A good .25mm dot pitch, 16-inch-diagonal viewing area and 1,600 x 1,280 maximum resolution make for a versatile monitor. The three-year warranty covers parts, labor and the CRT, with the first year including on-site service. Click over to for the full rundown.

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