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5 October, 2010

a small computer display (Cinema Display HD)

Yesterday, I drove 290 km down to (Canberra) ACT and picked up a secondhand (to Don: Antony is poor.) computer monitor. The display is not current model (to Don: Antony is poor.).

Apple Cinema Display HD (23-inch DVI)

This was my second time driving down to Canberra by myself. Unlike the skillful Don who has a powerful BMW, I had to use Laurent's car because Antony does not own a car. And it is interesting to note that Laurent's car is not as efficient as Don's BMW!

Don's BMW was able to drive 650km from beautiful Boston (in Massachusetts) to reputable RIT (in Rochester, New York) without refilling petrol. As for Laurent's car, I had to refill petrol half way back. I filled up the petrol full just before I depart, and after travelling about 446km (134km reminding), there was less than 1/4 of petrol in the car. I decided no to take the chance, and filled up the car when I saw a very busy petrol station.

Presenting 23-inch Cinema Display HD:
Apple Cinema Display HD (23-inch DVI)

Unlike the previous Cinema Display (20-inch with ADC connection) (bought in April 2004, and sold in January 2007), this Cinema Display HD is 23-inch, and used industry standard DVI input.

Quick specifications of this Cinema Display HD (model: A1082):
23-inch viewable, matte, LCD, 1920 x 1200 pixels.

If memory serves correctly, Mr Sam Elphick also has this 23-inch Cinema Display HD. It's good to have a Cinema Display.

For Don's information, I, being very un-Don, used the GPS Navigation system for the trip, and distance was measured by the device.

Just in case Don missed out the points: the monitor is secondhand, it is previous generation/model, and Antony does not own a car (BMW or not), therefore Antony is poor.

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(to Don: Antony is poor.)

related blog entries:
the 20in has arrived (24 April, 2004)
my Mac can see now! (11 September, 2004)
bye bye Mac (8 January, 2007)

Posted by Antony on 5 October 2010 10:04 PM |

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Surely it would have cost much less to have had the monitor shipped by mail or even courier. Even the long distance bus ticket would have been cheaper and your carbon footprint smaller!!
Posted by Rev.Dr.Wu Yi on 6 October 2010 10:23 AM.
Congrats on the purchase Ant, how much did you pick it up for?
How are you finding it so far?
Sam.
Posted by Sam on 6 October 2010 3:42 PM.
Your calculation of efficiency has one glaring flaw: you assumed the fuel tanks on the two cars were the same size. I have a 70-liter tank in my car, which is larger than you typically find on a car that size. So for all we know, you just have a smaller tank and actually get better fuel efficiency than I do.
Congratulations on discovering the used goods market, though. Now we just need to show you that brands other than Apple exist.
Posted by Don_HH2K on 7 October 2010 5:40 AM.
Rev. Dr. Wu Yi,
Do you know the bus ticket to Canberra is not cheap?
Sam,
It's a very good monitor.
Posted by Antony on 8 October 2010 8:29 PM.
Don,
The fact remains: Your BMW car travel much longer for a full petrol tank.
Also: I don't own a car, BMW or not.
Posted by Antony on 8 October 2010 8:31 PM.
Gutted for mate
Posted by Plasma Mounting on 10 October 2010 10:39 AM.
Fact or not, that doesn't make what you said earlier true.
Posted by Don_HH2K on 13 October 2010 1:22 AM.
Then, allow me to correct what I said.
Don has a nice and powerful BMW which can travel more than 650km without refilling petrol (or called gas in the States). Laurent's car can't drive that far withOUT refilling. Antony does NOT any car.
Posted by Antony on 13 October 2010 11:23 PM.
And your conclusion from that statement is?
Posted by Don_HH2K on 22 October 2010 2:23 AM.
Simple: Don is much better off.
Posted by Antony on 23 October 2010 12:30 AM.
"Much" better off because I have to make one less stop along the way? You might want to know, there have been a few times on my way back from Rochester to Boston that I've nearly run out of gas due to sitting in traffic and idling for so long. Boston traffic is terrible and can back up (i.e. no motion) for tens of kilometers.
Posted by Don_HH2K on 24 October 2010 4:55 AM.
Don't worry, Sydney's traffic is not much better. The key thing is... you have a nice and powerful BMW!
Posted by Antony on 26 October 2010 5:06 PM.
It's always amazing reading or commenting on a blog from which we get a full knowledge. Same as here I have found some really interesting information which is simply a great boost to my knowledge.
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