Yep, you read it right, old monitors can still be used. The hubby devised a way to use the big, old monitor was used to use as an extension of the laptop.
Using a cable he hooks to the laptop, he can simultaneously play a game and do work using two monitors. Kewl.
Here is a crappy photo of the setup:
The son uses that setup too, watching an online streaming and looking at the other monitor for the real time stats of the motor sports he is watching.
The youngest daughter uses said setup too when she is learning new musical pieces. We just need to get a monitor stand for her though.