Monday 29 July 2013

Today's Review: The Scratch On My Monitor

I managed to fling my weight pretty heavily into my monitor yesterday, knocking it off the furniture it was perched on and onto the floor below. A moment of panic ensued, first concerned with what valuables may have been destroyed by the falling LCD, and secondly the potential breakage of the monitor itself. Thankfully, nothing was busted, my monitor still worked, and was soon returned to its rightful place.

It was only this morning that I noticed something was up. There is a blackish streak near the top centre of the screen. I brushed it off at first, convinced it was just a build up of dirt and that the screen needed a good clean. But brush off it did not. It's not really an indentation, it's more of a graze, a permanent dark scar emblazoned over everything I see. So here I am, writing this review, on a lovely white page, and this scratch is staring at me, a constant reminder of how I failed to fulfil my duties as monitor protector.

It's not all that bad though. It's only really noticeable when there's white behind it, and considering the circumstances it could be a whole lot worse. There could be a group of dead pixels surrounding it, or the screen could have landed on something sharp and decided to give up altogether. I'm glad the outcome is what it is, but either way having a mark on your monitor is not the best. However, since I can't afford a new one, it's certainly not the worst thing I could be looking at.

My rating: 2/5

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