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Thanks guys, I guess I'll get the VE276Q from ASUS instead as it has a 3 year warranty and it's been known to perform better.
    
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Originally Posted by 2thAche View Post
Cheap monitors die young. I have good flatpanels that are 6 years old and still look great. You get what you pay for.
Same for me. You roll the dice with any product but with the lesser known brands you're more likely to get burned than with well known ones.

I've had two Dell E228EFP monitors for about 5 years now and I've not had a single problem yet except a little capacitor squealing from oldest of the pair. I can't hear it unless I put my ear up to it in a silent room.
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I recommend setting some sort of power management to turn off the monitor after so long of inactivity... save on mtbf... barring that, its been my experience that most dead pixels come out of the box that way... sooooooo I would be concerned with what the immediate exchange and dead pixel policy... some places are a little more understanding than others... some places let as many as 5 dead pixels go before they will authorize an exchange...

If your in the states, take a sec and check out some places like office max and office depot, those places will exchange the unit without even looking at it, and many offer in store rebates making them quiet competitive with the e-tailers. The selection will suffer some, but in cases like this, you may be doing yourself a favor.

As far as life... treat it good and it will last...
Edited by Soggysilicon - 3/4/11 at 1:20pm
 
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post #14 of 18
Monitors last for ages, much more then 3 years. Ive got monitors 6+ years old still going strong.
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post #15 of 18
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post #16 of 18
depends on if the components are Japanese or one of the other surrounding country's, japans capacitors don't fail. youll be pleased with asus.
Edited by nazarein - 3/4/11 at 4:39pm
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I've got the same Acer 19" screen running strong since roughly 2004. Not a single issue, other than my own stupidity with it (dropped it). It does still work though.
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post #18 of 18
Speaking of dead monitors, my Viewsonic 19" monitor just kicked the bucket (most likely blown up capacitor, easy fix). Bought that thing in 2003 and pretty much had that thing on 24/7.

There's no need to worry about lcd monitor dying in 3 years as long as you don't buy crappy brands and low quality ones.
    
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