Lately I've been thinking about the mid to late-90s LCD screens that would look appropriately on top of a Slot 1 or Pentium MMX machine. What were the most popular models?
As far as I understand, desktop LCD screens existed way before that. For example, in 1992 you could get a 10 inch dark gray Eizo screen
on a swivel arm to get that "high tech villain's office from a cyberpunk movie" feel. However, such a screen wouldn't be compatible with your VGA card and you'd need a separate controller to drive it.
Then, in mid-90s you could get something like a 12-inch NEC MultiSync LCD200
. It's already VESA-compatible, but still very small.
Then, around 1997 companies started to mass produce 15 inch screens. Boot magazine listed a 15 inch Compaq as one of their "gadgets of the year" in december'96. In 1998 Eizo introduced
an 18 inch model called L66.
So far, L66 looks like an optimal choice to me.
It has a good screen size, it's bulky enough for the look I'm after but still 2-3 times lighter than a CRT of a comparable size. Also, nice feature set (like integrated speakers, USB hub and 2 VGA ports). However, I don't see any on my local market — even though they were definitely sold
here in early 00s.
What would be a good alternative?