Last March, I got a new monitor for my birthday. As the old Dell 15-inch was still working well, I was reluctant to set up the new one. Add to that that I didn’t expect it to work, and techno-fear set in, big time. It has sat in its box ever since, behind my chair in the ‘office’. Julie kept reminding me that it will be out of guarantee in January 2019, and that I ought to set it up. I kept thinking of excuses not to do it, but after being around the house for most of this week feeling ill, I thought this was a good time to bite the bullet, and open the box.
As I feared, it came with an HDMI cable. I don’t have an HDMI input on my PC, which is now almost seven years old. But after looking carefully at the back of the new monitor, I did find a connection for the VGA cable that I was using on the Dell. Naturally, the new one didn’t come with any instructions. Instead, it had a CD, which of course you cannot view if your monitor is disconnected! So I just decided to try the cable anyway. Success!
I am now the proud user of a high-definition, Hewlett-Packard 24-inch widescreen monitor. I viewed some of my photos on it, and they certainly look a lot better than on the old dot-matrix style screen. Then I watched some high-definition video trailers, and they looked amazing, filling the screen.
As you can see from the photo, (which can be enlarged) it rather dominates the large desk. But I don’t mind one bit.