When you folks buy new workstations do you tend to buy monitors from the computer vendor or shop around? On the surface, it looks like shopping around can yield better deals, but to do a good apples-to-apples comparison you have consider warranty, etc. I'm just curious to get your folks' opinions.
New colleague, new machine, new monitors. Research assistants usually stay for 5 years or so, which perfectly matches hardware cycles. Depending on the shape of the hardware after 5 years, monitors and sometimes computers are further used for demonstrators and test systems.
I usually buy same vendor and brand (Dell / Fujitsu etc), due to service.