[rescue] Rescued: SGI Visual Workstation 320

Kevin kevin at mpcf.com
Fri Aug 6 08:21:34 CDT 2004

The 1600SW is a nice little LCD monitor (very bright) but i
personally believe it gets more hype than it deserves.  It's much
smaller than a"normal" 17" LCD, as the top and bottom are chopped
off to get the 16:9 (or whatever it is) aspect ratio.  All of
that may have been great when it was new, but as you pointed out,
there are much better deals to be had these days.  The 17"
LCDs that came with some Dells here in the office beat it out
IMHO.  They are larger, just as bright and have both VGA and DVI

That and the video card/multilink adapter thing is a PITA.  I
bought it to use on my Octane, but ended up throwing it on an x86
linux box, using the Number 9 card it came with.

I kept mine for about a month before it went back on ebay.


On Thu, 5 Aug 2004 09:15:24 +0200
Jochen Kunz <jkunz at unixag-kl.fh-kl.de> wrote:

> On Wed, 4 Aug 2004 18:39:52 -0400 (EDT)
> Larry Snyder <larrys at lexisnexis.com> wrote:
> > Or just keep your eyes open for an O2 with the adapter. 
> > Probably cheaper than the multilink box these days.
> Seconded.
> > The 1600 is worth it.
> Is the 1600 really that good? It is only an old 17" LCD. OK,
> 10:16. But you can get brilliant 19" LCDs for less then
> 800,-(EUR|US$). And they have the common VGA analog and DVI

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