Which monitor configuration is more productive: 2x24" screens or 1x30"?

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  11 November 2012
Why go for 27inch then? :-) Imho...I think 23inch is already huge-ish.

You just mentioned your chronic pains, not knowing your situation but throwing it out there....do (thereapeutic) yoga or similar activities, to relieve the back and neck more often. Swimming can be good. 15 minutes at bare minimum for each 8 hours of working behind a computer.

Originally Posted by Wolvenmoon: Ya'll are up selling me!

I like it. I am definitely a hardware tinkerer and this is my year to upgrade come hell or high water. Looking at the cheap 27 inch IPS screens that are around is making me look at my Workfit and go "Hmmmm..."

My little brother just got one, actually. I'm going to end up having to test it for him tomorrow to make certain there aren't any defects. Sigh.

Anyway. I'm very fond of my Ergotron Workfit, which maxes out at 2x24 inch screens. Getting a 30 inch screen on one means a whole lot of extra legwork on my part (if it's worth it, I'm fine doing this, though I did have the thought that vertical motion would be bad for me), and getting 2x27 inch screens would mean I didn't have the stand anymore, which would be bad for me because I have chronic back and neck problems - and the Workfit helps a lot!

Currently the surface of my desk is 16.5" from the bottom bezel of my monitor while I'm sitting in a knee chair. My eye level is center with my screens, so when I work things on the center of my screen my head is at a neutral position - though turned a few degrees right or left.
  11 November 2012
For me, the best scenario is a 27 inch IPS and a 23 or 24 inch 120hz.

...I really miss CRT's with their snappy response time and high refresh rate....and good colors. These days, you need 2 monitors to do what 1 CRT was capable of. None of us miss the weight, size, or power draw, but still.

affordable OLED's can't get here soon enough

Last edited by sentry66 : 11 November 2012 at 06:27 PM.
  11 November 2012
Love the
Dell Ultrasharp U2913WM

IMO 699 for this monitor is a good deal, IPS Premium Panel- seen it and it looked great!

I am actually considering replacing my 2 21inchers with it. (21inchers=other rooms TV subs)
CK Pinson
  11 November 2012
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