Monday 16 March 2009

LG Flatron 22” LCD L226WTX–BF --> Fail

Last March we did a review of the 22” LG Flatron L226WTX – BF (previous blog post) and gave it a not so good review.

By then, we had been using the 22” pair of monitors for over 7 months.

Lately, one of the pair of monitors would give off a loud buzzing noise. The noise would happen randomly and last a varying amount of time.

This morning, the buzzing monitor gave a mouse like squeak when the system it was attached to woke up. The power light came on, but the monitor did not.

Power cycle the monitor and a picture will briefly flash by and disappear.

Thus ends our foray back into LG’s monitor products. We did not care for them after allowing them to sit on one of our desks for a while, and with the death of one of the pair, we will not purchase another LG for ourselves or our clients.

The still good monitor will be put into the shop at one of the bench stations.

They will be replaced with a set of Viewsonic LCDs or we may have a look at some other possibilities depending on what our local guys have in stock.

Testing a product before purchasing them for our clients is something we do for all of our product lines. No product goes out the door without us first having tested it, burned it in, load tested it, and in the case of server products having used it in our labs or production environment for at least a good month under load.

We don’t use our clients as product testers or their production networks as labs for our tinkering.

If this dead monitor was sitting on a client’s desk someone would be at least 50% less productive in the case of those that have two monitors, or not working at all if it was their only one.

That down time costs them money as well as a service call.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

*All Mac on SBS posts will not be written on a Mac until we replace our now missing iMac! (previous blog post)

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