Yes, that is my large monitor that is now most effective as a bulletin board. Why would I be using it for a sticky-note parking lot as opposed to a means to reduce eye strain from using my laptop's smaller screen?
Well, because I have thrown in the towl on trying to debug the many and varied problems with this Sony Vaio (word to the wise - add it to the list of laptops to avoid along with Dells and their fiery batteries). Actually, I love the Vaio because it's feather light, which means it does go everywhere with me. The problem is both technological and administrative - the latter a case of the left hand not working with the right.
Because, see, the campus technology store sells Vaios and Macs. You would think then, that the campus Office of Information Technology, our go-to geeks for help, would support Vaios and Macs. And you would be wrong.
They support Macs and Dells (those of the burning batteries and other annoying aspects), but not Sonys. Sooooo, when my Vaio went paws up when I tried to plug in an external hard drive, and - heaven forbid - a printer, I was pretty much SOL. Except that an OIT tech did valiantly work for over three weeks to rebuild my laptop. And that tech did get the printer and hard drive working at the same time. But then my external monitor quit working. So apparently, more than two peripherals is taking a real gamble on this particular model (believe you me, whenever I plug in something else, like my camera or shuffle, I hold my breath -waiting for the whole thing to crap the bed).
At which point, I quit and decided the monitor worked best as a post-it board.
And never mind about the DVD drive that from day one refused to write to read/writable CDs and DVDs - nope it won't write and it won't play DVDs. Since a fix of that magnitude requires sending the whole kit and caboodle back to Sony, I now use, in a nod to that iconic Dilbert cartoon, the DVD drive as a cup holder.