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Re: Which monitor should I get?

Postby MK19 » April 27th, 2018, 6:42 am


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j2cervin wrote:We ordered a few of the Samsung 48" widescreens, and I went back to the dual 27" dell. I actually ended up losing resolution despite the actual screen size being roughly the same. Also, your programs open across the entire monitor, where I then have to undock it and manual resize. There were programs that acted as if there was a split, but it never really worked (I really like having the monitor division to keep documents separate).

That's because you bought TVs, not monitors.

Re: Which monitor should I get?

Postby j2cervin » April 30th, 2018, 6:22 am


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Re: Which monitor should I get?

Postby MK19 » April 30th, 2018, 9:00 am


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Oh, that one. The only 48" screens they do are TVs.

Re: Which monitor should I get?

Postby Cyberdemon » May 1st, 2018, 8:51 am

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The problem with that is it's only a 1080P ultra-wide, compared to a 1440P ultra-wide. So the loss of resolution had more to do with the screen type. Gaming monitors are optimized for lower resolution and higher refresh rates compared to color accuracy and resolution.

Re: Which monitor should I get?

Postby DesignIncase » May 7th, 2018, 12:59 pm


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I really don't see a need for anything past 27 inches. It's about resolution and image quality at that point. I'd just get two 27 inch monitors or an ultrawide.

A monitor for a computer has you sitting less then 2 feet away from it. Your eyeline should point to the top of the screen. Past 27 inches and you are below it.

I'd only go bigger if you are seated several feet away and the objective is to show people standing in the back a good image.

Re: Which monitor should I get?

Postby MK19 » May 8th, 2018, 2:57 am


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DesignIncase wrote:I really don't see a need for anything past 27 inches. It's about resolution and image quality at that point. I'd just get two 27 inch monitors or an ultrawide.

A monitor for a computer has you sitting less then 2 feet away from it. Your eyeline should point to the top of the screen. Past 27 inches and you are below it.

I'd only go bigger if you are seated several feet away and the objective is to show people standing in the back a good image.

I personally find there to be massive benefit to being able to get a full A3 on screen with toolbars on. Also I'm pretty sure, ergonomically, that your eyeline should be in the centre of the monitor.

Re: Which monitor should I get?

Postby IDiot » May 10th, 2018, 2:27 pm

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MK19 wrote: Also I'm pretty sure, ergonomically, that your eyeline should be in the centre of the monitor.


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Re: Which monitor should I get?

Postby sonofscrotum » May 10th, 2018, 2:57 pm


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IDiot wrote:
MK19 wrote: Also I'm pretty sure, ergonomically, that your eyeline should be in the centre of the monitor.


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Where's the 'like' button?

Re: Which monitor should I get?

Postby yo » May 10th, 2018, 4:31 pm

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oh dang, my set up is more ergo than I thought :-)

Re: Which monitor should I get?

Postby MK19 » May 10th, 2018, 4:57 pm


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That is with monitors at 15 degrees angle. I have mine flat.

Re: Which monitor should I get?

Postby sonofscrotum » May 16th, 2018, 5:21 pm


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"What 15 Years Of Computer Screen Evolution Looks Like"

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https://www.fastcodesign.com/1671900/wh ... looks-like

Although I disagree that "the standard desktop monitor today has a resolution of 2560×1600". That sounds a bit too generous, especially for 2013 when the article was published.

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