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Displays Got two ZR2740w's, should i get Dell U3011 ?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by faugusztin, 14 Sep 2013.

  1. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Hi,

    so the situation is this :
    - i have two HP ZR2740w displays right now.
    - i got a pretty nice offer, i can get a Dell U3011 for 550 euros. Yes, U3011 is CCFL, has higher inputlag etc, but it is 30" 2560x1600.

    I do a lot of coding and have no issues with coating (i had LP2475w before, have two ZR2740w now, all with pretty heavy coating AFAIK).

    So what is your opinion, should i buy it or not ? :D
     
  2. Modsbywoz

    Modsbywoz Well-Known Member

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    Personally, for coding, i find two screens invaluable. Use one screen for preview and other for adjustments. I have 2x U2412M's and personally if i was to upgrade it wouldn't be to just a single large screen. Though that is my personal opinion and i do a lot of coding. ( I hate using a single screen now ).

    I think this would mostly be a personal preference as I do a lot of coding, however my mates do a lot of Gaming and find a single large screen more beneficial. It would depend on how I wanted to use the computer to how I wanted it setup.

    Try unplugging one of your 27" screens and see how you feel coding on one of those. The difference between 27 and 30 inch isn't mahoosive. In the end, i think only you could decide on this.
     
  3. fuus

    fuus Rocking All Year Christmas

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    I assume you'll be running all 3 at once? or dropping to one?
     
  4. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Yeah, running all 3 at once is the plan. Right now the two are complemented by 23xi on one side. Plan is to put the U3011 in center, ZR2740w to the sides.

    Edit: My biggest problem with this is that even now, sometimes my neck is starting to protest when i try to look at far end of the ZR2740w on the left side :D.
     
  5. fuus

    fuus Rocking All Year Christmas

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    Move back from your desk a bit and just go for it!
     
  6. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    I'd personally probably sell one of your current monitors and get the DELL :) (or sell both and get something like a U2412M and use it vertically with the U30)
     
  7. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    ^Portrait cheesecake :D If I had a little more desk space I'd love a smaller monitor in portrait
     
  8. lysaer

    lysaer Suck my unit! Kirk lazarus (2008)

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    I'd get the Dell and put the other 2 monitors vert side by side so you can have code on either side.

    Get an ergotron stand for them

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk 4
     
  9. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Decided to buy it, in worst case scenario i can move it to my backup desktop at my mom's place :D.
     
  10. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    For fun i just tried to pivot my ZR2740w :lol:, it is even less usable than when my neck was protesting, let's just say that top of the visible screen area is about 15cm above my head :D.
     
  11. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    Lol - I wouldn't dare rotate my 27"... I was more thinking along the lines of a second ~20" monitor in portrait!
     
  12. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    I know, it was just for fun to find out if it would be usable, but i think i will keep my ZR2740w in landscape instead of replacing them, even if ZR2330w's are only 150€ in shops, but it would be hard to find buyers for these 27" displays for reasonable price here in Slovakia.
     
  13. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    Yeah and you'd pay a fortune to ship them too...
     
  14. murraynt

    murraynt Well-Known Member

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    Pictures!!!!
     
  15. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Will try to take some pictures tomorrow (the display is already here and connected), but it is only in the best layout possible considering the space constraints, it will be much more usable once i will move to my own apartment at the end of this year.
     
  16. davefelcher

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    Good move, they're awesome.
     

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