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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 $100 laptop.
Worst part of it is, my brother and I work from home....and his new monitor is only eighteen inches to my left!
A little over a week ago, in a fit of ill-advised, warranty-voiding tinkering (did you know it's possible to 'overclock' your monitor to reduce the grey to grey response time?), I turned one of the two monitors into an expensive paperweight.
I started shopping around for a replacement in the typical way of a web junkie - floating around manufacturer sites, reading stats, reading professional and user reviews... Research, research, research.
Then I made a mistake. I went to an overpriced retailer (where I won't buy the monitor, but they have a pile set up running and on display).
Now, instead of spending 400-500$ 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.
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.
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 ;)
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?
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.