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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:38 am    Post subject: About monitor Reply with quote

Hi all,

I have been dreaming to get a 40" 4K monitor sometimes, displaying 4 windows simultaneously. It is NOT for gaming but only for graphic editing and webpage design.

The space of my writing table is sufficient for a 40" 4K monitor but there is an overhanging locker above, leaving a headroom of about 20" high which is not sufficient for it. I have been looking at ultrawide monitor but all of them are curved monitor.

Just another idea popup on my mind. The height of the headroom is sufficient for a 32" 4K monitor. Can a 32" 4K monitor for displaying 2 windows simultaneously?

Please advise. Thanks in advance

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think we can answer this for you. My initial reaction is "hell yes" but then again, a single bedroom apartment used to seem big to me.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's wrong with curved monitors?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dr.Willy wrote:
What's wrong with curved monitors?

The surface is NOT flat. Most curved monitors are for gaming. I doubt whether it is suitable for my purpose?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

satimis wrote:
Dr.Willy wrote:
What's wrong with curved monitors?

The surface is NOT flat.

Pretty hard to argue with that.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

richk449 wrote:
satimis wrote:
Dr.Willy wrote:
What's wrong with curved monitors?

The surface is NOT flat.

Pretty hard to argue with that.



Oh come now - this is OTW, sure we can.

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satimis wrote:
Dr.Willy wrote:
What's wrong with curved monitors?

The surface is NOT flat.


Yes it is -you're looking at wrong. You know who also liked flat screens ? Hitler !
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John-Boy wrote:
satimis wrote:
Dr.Willy wrote:
What's wrong with curved monitors?

The surface is NOT flat.


Yes it is -you're looking at wrong. You know who also liked flat screens ? Hitler !

damn flat-screeners
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

satimis wrote:
Dr.Willy wrote:
What's wrong with curved monitors?

The surface is NOT flat. Most curved monitors are for gaming. I doubt whether it is suitable for my purpose?

Regards
satimis


I use an ultra-wide curved monitor with Linux (so not for gaming), I like the screen real estate and it works well.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

satimis wrote:
Dr.Willy wrote:
What's wrong with curved monitors?

The surface is NOT flat. Most curved monitors are for gaming. I doubt whether it is suitable for my purpose?

A curved screen as a desk monitor at least has some practical purpose: less chance of reflections/glare from the room behind you, because the shape's focused on where you're sitting. With an ultrawide that difference will probably be a lot more pronounced.

I use a 28" 4K, there's more than enough room to put 2 or 3 columns of windows and still remain usable. Having a WM that doesn't suck helps a lot, too.

Caveat emptor: the one I bought has a really shitty colour range (barely above sRGB) and that trademark bluish-white LED light tinge, while my 8 year old Dell does far better. Watch out for that.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Muso wrote:
I use an ultra-wife curved monitor

Freudian slip?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

richk449 wrote:
Muso wrote:
I use an ultra-wife curved monitor

Freudian slip?


:lol: :lol: :lol:


I didn't notice, obviously. Good catch... editing now.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ant P. wrote:
satimis wrote:
Dr.Willy wrote:
What's wrong with curved monitors?

The surface is NOT flat. Most curved monitors are for gaming. I doubt whether it is suitable for my purpose?

A curved screen as a desk monitor at least has some practical purpose: less chance of reflections/glare from the room behind you, because the shape's focused on where you're sitting. With an ultrawide that difference will probably be a lot more pronounced.

I use a 28" 4K, there's more than enough room to put 2 or 3 columns of windows and still remain usable. Having a WM that doesn't suck helps a lot, too.
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Thanks for your advice.

Also I have been looking at 21:9 ultrawide 4K display for some time. It is suitable for my writing desk without the problem of headroom space mentioned on my original posting.

Does it requires much neck turning sidewise?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

satimis

https://i.imgur.com/DRqHp0J.png
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Muso wrote:
satimis

https://i.imgur.com/DRqHp0J.png


Thanks

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Muso wrote:
https://i.imgur.com/DRqHp0J.png

Holy fucking desktop themeing.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

richk449 wrote:
Muso wrote:
I use an ultra-wife curved monitor

Freudian slip?
I seriously thought this was intentional. :D I would have otherwise mentioned about it. :P

This needs to be archieved.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

satimis wrote:
Does it requires much neck turning sidewise?

My 4K's just regular 16:9... but I am using two screens (~1m total width) and can't say that's been a problem.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ant P. wrote:
satimis wrote:
Does it requires much neck turning sidewise?

My 4K's just regular 16:9... but I am using two screens (~1m total width) and can't say that's been a problem.

Thanks for your advice.

In my next visit to computer shop, I'll take a look on following ultrawide 4K curved monitors:

1)
Dell 34 UltraSharp Curved Monitor: U3417W
http://www.dell.com/ed/business/p/dell-u3417w-monitor/pd
Dimensions with stand (H x W x D):
Height:
Compressed : 417.0 mm (16.42 inches)
Extended : 532.0 mm (20.94 inches)
Width: 813.6 mm (32.03 inches)
Depth: 226.4 mm (8.91 inches)

2)
Dell UltraSharp 34 Curved Ultrawide Monitor: U3415W
http://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/dell-34-ultrasharp-curved-monitor-u3417w/apd/210-adtr/monitors-monitor-accessories
Dimensions (WxDxH) - with stand
32.5 in x 8.5 in x 16.1 in

3)
Samsung 34" CF791 Curved Widescreen Monitor
https://www.samsung.com/us/computing/monitors/curved/34--cf791-wqhd-monitor-lc34f791wqnxza/#specs
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Product Dimensions With Stand
31.8" x 20.3" x 12.2"

Dell 34" U3417W is more expensive than Dell 34 UltraSharp Curved Monitor: U3417W. But the former is provided with height-adjustable stand.

Samsung 34" CF791 Curved Widescreen Monitor:
Its height, not adjustable, may be a problem to me.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dr.Willy wrote:
Muso wrote:
https://i.imgur.com/DRqHp0J.png

Holy fucking desktop themeing.


I've always been a sucker for weird eye-candy.
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