| 1:00 pm on May 8, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Am I missing something? I don't understand why anyone outside of a CAD designer would require a 30" monitor?
| 1:13 pm on May 8, 2007 (gmt 0)|
|I don't understand why anyone outside of a CAD designer would require a 30" monitor? |
I have one. It did wonders for me. It's hard for anyone to understand before they use it, but once you do, having a word document and two browser windows open, side by side, is wonderful.
Moving from dual 24" to a single 30" seemed silly at the time (the 30" was an impulse purchase), but it actually does help me. I tend to have an insane amount of windows open at a time, though.
Liam, unfortunately, mine was CAD$2500. I have the Apple one. I heard that the dell ones are about half the price though - have you checked there?
| 1:31 pm on May 8, 2007 (gmt 0)|
|Am I missing something? I don't understand why anyone outside of a CAD designer would require a 30" monitor? |
I do print and web - it's all about the palettes ;)
|I heard that the dell ones are about half the price though - have you checked there? |
Yeah their biggies are over £900 :o - although the smaller wides-screens are quite affordable. Cheers.
| 1:59 pm on May 8, 2007 (gmt 0)|
But my monitor sits underneath a shelf on my desk. If I get a bigger one I will have to rebuild. ;)
| 6:03 am on May 9, 2007 (gmt 0)|
> am upgrading my antique 19 inch CRT (it's massive). I am lucky enough to use a Formac Raven 19inch Dual screen set up at work - so my home life just doesn't even compare
I have an Insignia 20 inch LCD monitor, TV, DVD player thingy in my office. It allows me to use a PC at a reasonable resolution, watch TV, play XBox, TIVO, or DVD all with a press of a button on the remote.
It isn't my choice when I need hi-res PC, but is my choice for most other things......like posting here.....I'm using this monitor/TV/DVD contraption right now!
Price.....$400 in Circuit City or BestBuy. Cheap and effective for most of my needs........when I need hi-res then you have to switch out to a much more expensive system that isn't so practical as a stand-alone solution :(
Wait a year or 2 and I'm sure we will see the same technology available in much larger screens......my Panasonic 42" HDTV is not far off right now....it just isn't user friendly yet!
| 1:17 pm on May 11, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I ended up plumbing for a 24" wide-screen from Dell via auction. It was only £300 which is great.
I haven't taken delivery but will be sure to make notes here when I get a chance to road test.
| 8:22 pm on May 11, 2007 (gmt 0)|
just make sure if you are going up to 30 or more that it supports 1600x1200 res or better otherwise it isn't worth it.