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Displays So how may monitors do you use/intend to use?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Pete J, 10 Mar 2010.

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How many monitors do you have/intend to have?

  1. Single monitor

    46 vote(s)
    33.6%
  2. Single large monitor + small secondary

    37 vote(s)
    27.0%
  3. Two equal monitors

    29 vote(s)
    21.2%
  4. Three monitors

    17 vote(s)
    12.4%
  5. Four monitors+

    8 vote(s)
    5.8%
  1. Guest-44432

    Guest-44432 Guest

    To be honest when your in the game, you don't notice the bezels, because they are not in your line of sight as to speak.
    If you are going to get 2x20" I would get the dell 2007fp that will give you a total res 4960x1600. Those monitors are pixel perfect with the dell 3008wfp.
    My 2x20" have slightly larger pixels and is noticeable when things don't line up.

    Simon
     
  2. Elledan

    Elledan What's a Dremel?

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    2 20" Iiyama CRTs here. Having two equally sized monitors is essential when programming, 3D modelling, or editing video/photos. I feel downright handicapped when I have to use a single-monitor system, like my laptop :)

    Gaming? What's that? :D
     
  3. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    1 19" and 1 18", but seeing as they're essentially the same...

    However with that said, ones a bit less on the contrast.

    Still 2 monitors is all I need.
     
  4. Cerberus90

    Cerberus90 Car Spannerer

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    24" BenQ for PC and Xbox, with a 20" Samsung 206BW for PC.
    And a 17" for the other PCs (old things, that should probably be sold).

    Love having 2 monitors, allows me to work much better as I don't have to constantly switch between windows.
     
  5. Miffers

    Miffers CPC Refugee

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    1 x 22" Samsung 1x 17" TFT
     
  6. Redsnake77

    Redsnake77 Useless Idiot

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    Primary is my new Samsung 2433BW 24" 1920 X 1200, and Secondary is my old Samsung 226BW 22" 1680 X 1050. So nice to be able to ebay, email, and temps next to my gaming screen. Theres also the screen on my G15, and the AlphaCool LCD in my case.
     
  7. JaredC01

    JaredC01 Hardware Nut

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    Single 30" has been working fine for me for the past 3 years now. Contemplated selling the 30" and picking up three nice 24"s, but the cost of GOOD 24" monitors is still a bit too high to justify it. Throw in monitor calibration hardware, and it's around $2000 without a graphics card.

    Maybe once I get my back pay from work... Hmm...
     
  8. Pete J

    Pete J Employed scum

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    Must...Not...Buy...two of these

    What do you think?
     
  9. Whitesky

    Whitesky Minimodder

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    Two HP L2475w 24"'s, great for work & productivity, also one of these is excellent for gaming, H-IPS is far superior to TN Film based monitors.. but also expensive

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  10. bagman

    bagman Minimodder

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    damn i feel handy capped now with just a 17" monitor which is 4 years old and it was budget monitor back then lol
     
  11. DK63

    DK63 Resident magpie

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    I used to run 3x20" 2007wfpb Dells, but now running 2x23" S2309w Dells on my internet pc. RHS monitor switches to gaming pc when I want to play, using a DVI switch. I play SupCom on the internet pc as it has the dual monitor capability.
     
  12. JaredC01

    JaredC01 Hardware Nut

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    Exact monitor I was speaking of in my post above... Interested in the couple posts I've heard about the new LED models supposed to be coming out soon, but until I see something about em, the L2475w is at the top of my (3x) 24" list if I get rid of the 30".
     
  13. Whitesky

    Whitesky Minimodder

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    The Dell U2410's were taking over just the past couple months, but seems the recent wave of problems coming out on the net put the 2475 back into safety.
     
  14. dkw1972

    dkw1972 What's a Dremel?

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    I run 2 x 19" + 1 x 17" + 1 x 32" 1080p
     
  15. JaredC01

    JaredC01 Hardware Nut

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    Nice... Oh, and I didn't even realize I was the one that suggested the 2475's to you in the first place! Glad they're working out for ya.

    Edit: Seems it wasn't me that suggested the L2475w's originally to you... Just helped with the rest of the hardware in the computer. Can't remember who I suggested them to then. *runs to search*
     
  16. Malketh

    Malketh What's a Dremel?

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    I'm thinking a triple setup of 24" Dells. I've got 2 so far, but I'd like a 3rd for multi-screen gaming, though I'm not sure if I'd set them up in landscape or portrait mode...
     
  17. Grimloon

    Grimloon What's a Dremel?

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    I have a Dell U2410 and a pair of 22" TN panels flanking it. The U2410 is way superior but I don't notice the quality difference (or the bezels for that matter) when gaming as most of my attention is on the middle screen, the others are just like peripheral vision.
     
  18. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    I recently got a 24" (1920x1080) to go with my 19" (1280x1024). 1200 height was just too expensive, and this way the two are almost flush with each other. I game on the 24" with chat windows/monitoring software/web browsers on the 19" for quick reference. For more serious business, AutoCAD/Rhinocerous on the main screen with anything else off to the 19" again for quick reference.
     
  19. masterjonny

    masterjonny What's a Dremel?

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    I just run 2 x 22" that were only a shade over 150 quid :)

    All I can fit on my desk though which is probably a good thing or I'd end up emptying my wallet on a third.

    Especially since I've been eye balling those new eyefinity cards
     
  20. klutch4891

    klutch4891 What's a Dremel?

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    One 23" (2048x1152) with a 19" (1440x900) secondary, and then a 32" (1920x1080) TV if I want to show someone else what I'm doing. All Samsung, what can I say- I'm a fan.

    And +1 to Eyefinity.
     

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