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.