|I always liked my monitor.|
I've got a pretty nice 19" LCD monitor. I knew it wasn't top of the line, but I always liked it pretty well...
I just got done setting up a 24" widescreen LCD for my brother.
This thing is huge, it's got 1920x1200 resolution, and basically nicer than I ever knew a monitor could be.
Came back to my square 19" and felt like I was surfing the web on my cellphone. It feels small and klunky now; all the "sleekness" and class has gone out of it. It used to feel so spacious and clean, but now it just reminds me of those pictures of the little green wind-up $100 laptop.
Worst part of it is, my brother and I work from home....and his new monitor is only eighteen inches to my left!
So what are you waiting for?
I know what you mean. Got a 22" from Dell at a ridiculously low price. The 19" just feels cramped.
Monitor envy-it's quite common. Fortunately, there is a cure. Go ahead-buy one.
Heh, yeah guys, I know the solution. Unfortunately, $400 with nowhere else to go has to come first! ;)
Come to think of it, my tax rebate will be close to that...
22,24,22 in a row, hanged, and I ain't going back :)
I've been running a pair of matched 19" pannels for a few years now, and thought life couldn't be sweeter.
A little over a week ago, in a fit of ill-advised, warranty-voiding tinkering (did you know it's possible to 'overclock' your monitor to reduce the grey to grey response time?), I turned one of the two monitors into an expensive paperweight.
I started shopping around for a replacement in the typical way of a web junkie - floating around manufacturer sites, reading stats, reading professional and user reviews... Research, research, research.
Then I made a mistake. I went to an overpriced retailer (where I won't buy the monitor, but they have a pile set up running and on display).
Now, instead of spending 400-500$ on a perfectly good 24" monitor, I'm gonna have to hold off for another week or two for some cheques to come in so I can drop just under a grand on the 27" panel I fell in love with at the store.
Yeah, I got lucky and went out on Black Friday and found a 22" for $200 :)
That 17" looks like a toy now.
I am running 24,24,21 [webmasterworld.com].
I am finding the vertical much better than the horz orientation (landscape).
The difference between 24 to 21 is moderate. I'd rather have two medium large screens than 1 huge screen.
Out at CES, we looked at a system that had 16 monitors attached.
I have installed my 24" wide screen yesterday. It was originally intended for one graphics oriented project only, but after one day of working I think it will permanently replace my current monitor. My new baby can rotate 90 degrees from landscape to portrait mode, which lets me view a large number of lines at once while programming. This gives a lot of oversight when writing complex algorithms.
Brett, I like your screen in the center. I thought I was the last dinosaur that preferred to work with white text on black in terminal emulation windows. Glad to see I am not the only one ;)
Question guys,how do you set up two monitors when you have integrated video? I picked up a pci card with dual output, but when I plug it in
the integrated video shuts off. I don't get any output of the pci card either.
I know I can go into my bios and turn off the integrated video, and the PCI should kick in, but what happens if the Pci card doesn't fire up? How do I get my default integrated video back up?
> the integrated video shuts off.
Ya, alot of motherboards are that way. It is an either internal or external pci thing. That is especially true with pci-express cards.
> white text on black in terminal emulation windows.
hehe - there just happened to be a "Readme.txt" on the screen there. I run most of my programming with jazzy syntax highlighting on. But ya - it's still a black background. I couldn't imaging programming all day with a white background - my eyes would hurt too bad at the end of the day.