Computer Monitors

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  1. Just_Some_Guy

    Just_Some_Guy Member

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    Quick question: Is there a restriction on the size of monitor you can use for your computer?

    I've been looking for a monitor that I can bring up next year after Acceptance and came across a great deal on a 23 inch Dell. I realize this is kinda big and want to make sure I'll be allowed to keep it.

    Thanks!
     
  2. flyersboy114

    flyersboy114 USAFA Cadet

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    Im not positive, but I believe when I was there they said you could have up to a 24" moniter after parents weekend (squad dependt, some squads are different). Anythinglarger than 24" had to get approved. Once again Im not positive wait for a cadet to get on to verify :thumb:
     
  3. RoleoMom

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    I sent my son his 19" flat screen from home after Acceptance Day.
    As a surprise after Recognition we sent him a 24" widescreen. Just last week, he sent me pictures. He figured out if he turned his widescreen vertically (portrait style) it worked so much better. He can see at least a page and a half at once, extremely helpful when doing homework.

    24" is the limit. I think the only exceptions are the ones that are grandfathered because they were already there when the rule went into place.
     
  4. HNeedle

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    yep, the limit is 24" however, 4digs arent given that right until the wing commander says so. i dont know if we ever explicitly got that privilege granted to us, but most monitors started to pop up after parents weekend. some squads may care, others may not. but definitely not before parents weekend
     
  5. JustCallMeDan7

    JustCallMeDan7 USAFA Cadet

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    also besides monitors, i was wondering about printers/scanners.

    how important is it that you have a printer? or a scanner? are their any restrictions on them? Any advice on what to get? Thanks
     
  6. xsurfer

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    Here is what I heard from the Associate AD... he led my group on the tour this past Tuesday at orientation. The squadron will have a network printer so, obviously, everyone will have access to a printer. However, he said for the sake of convenience it is nice to have one in your room. He also said that for 4C4 guys having a printer in your room keeps you from having to venture out into the hall... thus keeping you 'safe' from upperclassmen. Not that they would give you hard time or anything if they saw you wandering around in the hall in the middle of the night. :wink:
     
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  7. eagle36

    eagle36 USAFA Alumnus

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    the squadron community printers also break fairly often, or the squadron will waste too much paper so you go weeks before the new supply comes in. in those cases its nice to have a printer in your room instead of having to travel to the library to print. then again, some epople just have friends print it.

    as for a scanner, i like mine because i bank with USAA. to deposit checks, i simply scan them onto the website and deposit them that way, which is extremely convenient. my parents bought me one for parent's weekend, so i was grateful for that
     
  8. Bombtrack

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    I advise people to go out when the nearest college gets out for the summer, if it's before the 25th, and hunt down for things that grads are leaving behind. Here you can find printers, monitors, the whole shebang left outside by dumpsters. Sometimes you really score some deals.

    Do the seniors at USAFA leave any of their old stuff behind?
     
  9. HNeedle

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    sometimes.. depends.

    we have guys raffling off their snowboards/skis and other random stuff over the next week or so. but they take all the stuff that they can use on active duty, cause they'll have a house/apartment and can use it
     
  10. eagle36

    eagle36 USAFA Alumnus

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    a friend got an old monitor b/c there are three random colored steaks down it. i got a gamecube with games and a controller for free. depends on who you know, where you look, and how much you care
     
  11. RoleoMom

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    I went out for Acceptance Day and was able to get my son a printer/copier/scanner and give it to him that day. He said it was a mixed blessing getting it early. It was wonderful being able to print without having to go out in the hall. But because none of the other 4 digs in his squadron had one, they were all emailing him things to print. He went through 2 large cartridges and was pressed to get anything done because of so many requests. By Parents Weekend everyone had one and all was good. He said in the long run it was still better having it early.
     
  12. Bombtrack

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    I'm thinking of bringing that stuff in from when I return to the academy after my Xmas break.

    Would any vets disagree that this is a good idea?

    And after you guys came home from break (even Thanksgiving break), did any of you bring anything from home your 4* year that you needed/wanted?
     
  13. HNeedle

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    whatdya mean?

    i packed a box for my parents to send me after acceptance day, with a lot of little stuff... my own socks, boxers, and shoes.. stuff i could actually use.

    definitely ask/force your parents to send you care packages. my mom sends me one or two every month, and i love them.. having extra food and some small things to play with; even a bouncy ball can keep the most depressed 4 degree happy! :)
     
  14. SemperExcelsius

    SemperExcelsius USAFA Cadet

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    Haha, this reminded me... My cadet escort and his roommates had an air hog stomp rocket that kept them very entertained it seemed, we even brainstormed on how to maximize the distance of the rocket :thumb:
     
  15. Bombtrack

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    That's sort of what I mean. I feel bad having to leave my parents with all that stuff. I'd rather wait till Xmas vacation, pick the stuff up myself and bring it back. Since I already have a printer, an extra monitor screen, and a scanner, it would save the shipping price/extra luggage that mom would have to worry about. Is it a bad idea to wait that long?
     
  16. packermatt7

    packermatt7 USAFA Cadet

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    Eh come on... your college is FREE for them... :thumb:
     
  17. buffalo

    buffalo USAFA 2013

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    I am tentatively planning on bringing my skis back after Thanksgiving. I presume that would be alright...
     
  18. Packerfan735

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    we never did launch that into the terrazzo...
     
  19. Bombtrack

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    Yea, but that shipping money could easily be spent on them coming to see me, or getting me to see them. I just want to minimize any excess expense and trouble.
     
  20. J.NordicSkier7

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    My parents are driving down for parents weekend, so I'm having them bring my larger, more fragile necessities (like my skies and saxophone) because I'd rather not risk them getting damaged either on a plane or getting shipped. As for the monitor/printer, I'm probably just gonna buy it at best buy after we're allowed to have them, since I won't have spent any graduation money yet.
     

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