Vivitron 17 inch 8/10. Date Posted 02/06/2002.
CRT is my primary monitor. Made by Gateway, it is now several years old,
and relies on Vivitron technology. This is essentially a version of the
Trinitron system made by Sony. You can identify a Trinitron monitor, by
two thin horizontal lines which go across the screen one third and two
thirds the way down the display. These are required to system an element
of the display. The payback you get for having these thin lines is a decent
display. The text here is reasonably sharp, and it runs well at 1024x768
at 75Hz refresh rate. I prefer to run it slightly dark, since I find this
monitor does not handle brightness too well, and you end up losing detail.
for this monitor cost around 100 pounds at the time, and I think it was
well worth it. Compared to the standard Gateway monitors of the time,
the image is far clearer and is much easier on the eyes. In addition the
screen is virtually flat, exhibiting only a slight curve. The monitor
is also Energy Star compliant, so it is cheaper to run since it wastes