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    22" Hard Glass Monitors - Scarce or Nonexistent?

    Despite all our economic problems here in the USA,
    we still are the worlds marketplace (some say dumping
    ground) for computer hardware.

    I'm a partner in a business that produces custom
    components for many different industries. We have
    a shop that generates a considerable amount of dust
    from wood, plastic, and metal.

    We must have monitors and keyboards inside our
    shop. Keyboards are remarkably durable. You blast
    out the dust with compressed air and they keep
    working. LCD monitors with their delicate plastic
    screens have always been a problem for us.

    I've made or purchased glass screen protectors. After
    awhile someone in the shop will remove the protector
    because dust will work its way behind the glass.

    Needless to say, our shop monitors get replaced frequently!
    I don't think any of them have lasted more than a year.

    As far as I know, only Dell and Asus sell a 22" hard glass
    monitor in the USA. Both models are definitely not suited
    for a harsh environment. The Dell model is very costly.
    Its an overpriced toy, not a plain and simple "workhose"
    monitor. The Asus monitor has leather trim. Not exactly
    what you would want in a shop!

    A few days ago I came across the Edge10 website. They make
    a full line of inexpensive hard glass monitors. I quickly
    realized that they were sold only in the UK. No problem,
    I thought. I'll use one of those UK based companies that
    makes the purchase for you, and sends it to the USA.
    My hopes were dashed when I checked dozens of online
    computer stores for the 22" T223. Its out of stock or
    discontinued. Perhaps Edge10 has stopped making these
    monitors. They may be bankrupt. I really don't know.

    The question is, should I abandon my quest for a simple
    and sturdy 22" hard glass monitor? Maybe you know
    sources for this type of monitor that are not easily found
    using Google or a similar search engine. If you do, I would
    really appreciate a helping hand.

    Thanks guys!
    Last edited by glasscreen; 13th March 2009 at 07:45 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glasscreen View Post
    Perhaps Edge10 has stopped making these
    monitors. They may be bankrupt. I really don't know.
    I think Edge10 may just be launching their new monitors, - certainly they're currently between models with their touch-screens. They're a pretty approachable bunch though (managed to buy one of their ex-demo touch-screens the other day as we needed one in a hurry).

    Try any of the contacts on their site and see what they say.

    Stephen

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    Thank you Stephen.

    During my hours of searching I came across several companies
    that manufacture hard glass monitors. All distributed their
    monitors in Europe and Asia only. Very strange.

    There are millions of public institutions and private businesses
    here in the USA that could benefit from a monitor with a rugged
    glass screen.

    The truth is I hate all monitors with those slightly soft plastic
    screens. You have to clean them with microfiber cloths. If
    you use the wrong cleaning agent the plastic is damaged
    forever. A paper clip or pencil that accidentally bounces
    off the screen can leave permanent scratches or even a
    deep gouge.

    Those big, heavy CRTs are almost completely gone, which I
    suppose is good since they contained several pound of lead
    shielding. The thing I really miss is how incredibly rugged they
    were. The only thing that could damage the screen on a big
    CRT monitor is a sharp blow with a hammer!

    I'll email Egde10, as you suggest.

    Thanks again, Stephen.

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    Try a company called GNR. We buy all our hard glass monitors from this manufacturer. Not sure if they do 22" though.

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    Xerox did do hard glass tft's in the UK, not sure about the US - worth checking with your suppliers.

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    E-W22 22IN LCD BK 16:9 2000:1 3MS DVI/VGA SPEAKERS - AG Neovo - E-W22 - SPARCO.COM

    What about this one? beware Neovo's UK service partner has been woefull as of late I hope its not the same over the pond.

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