Originally Posted by chobochobo
No offence, but there is no way that monitor can compare to anything being sold now.
Joining in late, my first was a Sinclair spectrum 48K. I hated tape loading.
I dunno, my current work office has 2 widescreens Hp2105 monitor, and a Toshiba 2560 X 1600 resolution monitor and being LCD - images are nice and detailed but the technology still doesn't allow images to "jump off the page" the way standard monitors do, nor do the colours compare in intensity or brightness.
While not offended by your remark, I still think the earlier Aptiva has a great picture quality, to the point that certain images will appear 3D. Perhaps it has a superior video card for the particular model.
Also don't forget that it was of a previous generation that was still manufactured in North America and not in China - hence the reason it has lasted well over 10 years.