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Sweet 17

Reviews of 17-inch monitors

This story appears in the May 2000 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

PCs are here today, gone tomorrow. You're lucky if your processor is still in fashion a year after you drive it off the lot. But your monitorthat's more of a long-term relationship. A good monitor can still be cranking out crisp images five or 10 years down the line. So which one should you buy more flowers and chocolates for? That's right. The monitor. Most humans find 17-inch the best size for business use, so there's a lot of them. You'll have no trouble finding a 17-inch monitor that goes easy on both your budget and your eyes.

Even if you plan to buy online, it's a good idea to first check out your future sweetheart at a store like CompUSA. Look at it, fiddle with the controls and compare it with others. We wouldn't want you to set yourself up with a blind date that turns out to be a bummer.

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