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Electronics monitor

by SuperMiguel on Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:37 pm

:) so right now i have a 13" laptop and im tired of looking at a small screen :)

Im looking to purchased a monitor to run college programs and electronics programs, matlab, multisim, avrstudio, eagle, arduino IDE, word processing, etc :)

What size monitor you guys recommend? 22, 24 or 28 :)? 22 and 24 are 1920x1080 and 28 is 1920x1200
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Re: Electronics monitor

by johngineer on Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:27 pm

SuperMiguel wrote::) so right now i have a 13" laptop and im tired of looking at a small screen :)

Im looking to purchased a monitor to run college programs and electronics programs, matlab, multisim, avrstudio, eagle, arduino IDE, word processing, etc :)

What size monitor you guys recommend? 22, 24 or 28 :)? 22 and 24 are 1920x1080 and 28 is 1920x1200


I have a (no longer manufactured, sadly), Samsung 24" with a resolution on the short side of 1200. While 1080 widescreen is great, the extra horizontal real estate of the 1200 means you can have an unobstructed workspace of 1000 pixels with room at the top and bottom for full menus and toolbars. I say go with the 28".
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Re: Electronics monitor

by SuperMiguel on Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:31 pm

johngineer wrote:
SuperMiguel wrote::) so right now i have a 13" laptop and im tired of looking at a small screen :)

Im looking to purchased a monitor to run college programs and electronics programs, matlab, multisim, avrstudio, eagle, arduino IDE, word processing, etc :)

What size monitor you guys recommend? 22, 24 or 28 :)? 22 and 24 are 1920x1080 and 28 is 1920x1200


I have a (no longer manufactured, sadly), Samsung 24" with a resolution on the short side of 1200. While 1080 widescreen is great, the extra horizontal real estate of the 1200 means you can have an unobstructed workspace of 1000 pixels with room at the top and bottom for full menus and toolbars. I say go with the 28".


i found a nice 25"

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6824236047

but price is very close to the 28... (28 is a lower end brand)?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6824254043

not sure what to get..
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Re: Electronics monitor

by charliex on Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:16 pm

i have 4 of the 28" hanns-g's , they're great for the price.
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Re: Electronics monitor

by SuperMiguel on Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:19 pm

charliex wrote:i have 4 of the 28" hanns-g's , they're great for the price.


4 :O wow
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Re: Electronics monitor

by enorcrove on Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:04 pm

I feel like for electronics you need at least 2 monitors. I cant even use Eagle or Matlab anymore without two monitors, it's just frustrating!

I use dual 23" Samsung at 2048 x 1152.
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Re: Electronics monitor

by SuperMiguel on Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:21 pm

enorcrove wrote:I feel like for electronics you need at least 2 monitors. I cant even use Eagle or Matlab anymore without two monitors, it's just frustrating!

I use dual 23" Samsung at 2048 x 1152.


ya for the price of one of those (25" or 28") i can get 2 23 inch monitor

like: 2 x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6824254045
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Re: Electronics monitor

by westfw on Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:33 pm

I have a 24 on each of the computers I use, which is great. You may want to look at the dual smaller monitors, but I was always annoyed with the way those ended up working, and never got the hang of it. (Especially avoid mixed-size monitors. Eww.) Be careful of height; todays widescreen monitors tend to be "short" pixel-wise, and with most apps gaining more and more menu-bars, you run out of space for real data. The best bet might be two monitors, each in PORTRAIT mode...
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Re: Electronics monitor

by johngineer on Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:53 pm

westfw wrote:(Especially avoid mixed-size monitors. Eww.)


Oh I don't know. I have the big widescreen 24" and a smaller 4:3 17". I can edit photos on the big one and keep a browser open on the smaller one. As long as you keep the heights even, it's not so "eww" :)
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Re: Electronics monitor

by chankster on Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:42 pm

"This is not my sig", it said. - I looked at it suspiciously; Who's sig was it, then?

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Re: Electronics monitor

by sirket on Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:43 pm

SuperMiguel wrote:What size monitor you guys recommend? 22, 24 or 28 :)? 22 and 24 are 1920x1080 and 28 is 1920x1200

Whatever monitor you get- please make sure that your laptop can drive it! The graphics chipsets in older laptops may have trouble driving a 1920x screen.
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Re: Electronics monitor

by SuperMiguel on Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:06 pm

ya i have a mac pro late 2009 edition, it can run 1920
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