I’ve been using a dual-monitor setup for my PC for over 20 years now. At my office, I used to have two large 4K monitors connected to my desktop PC. At home, I use a 27 inches 4K monitor along with my laptop’s display. This setup has been really useful for me. It’s much better than switching between windows on a single screen. I can have two full-screen apps open at the same time without any trouble. Usually, I work on the main task, like handling bank statements in Microsoft Excel, on the big screen right in front of me. Meanwhile, I keep a reference app, like the bank’s website, open on my second screen, which is usually my laptop.

One of my monitors, a 27-inch LG 27UD68P, 4K Monitor that I bought in 2016 for Rs 35,000, has been working great for the past seven years. But recently, it started showing problems. The edges of the screen were getting blurry and the colors were bleeding. I think it’s a hardware problem, probably something to do with the backlight panel. Throughout these years, the monitor has been a reliable asset, and I am pleased to acknowledge that it has delivered outstanding value far exceeding its cost.

I asked ChatGPT for advice, and it told me that if the monitor is old or out of warranty, it might be better to buy a new one instead of trying to fix the old one. I decided to follow this advice. I’m not going to repair the monitor; instead, I’ll dispose of it in a responsible way.

So for now, I have switched to a 32 inches BenQ  EW3270U, 4K monitor that I had in my office.

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