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Posted by Dellu
May 16, 2018 at 09:06 PM

 

Dr Andus wrote:
I don’t know about ultrawide monitors but apparently people who use them
>consider themselves to be part of a master race :)
> >They even have their own subreddit:
> >https://www.reddit.com/r/ultrawidemasterrace/
> >BTW, we have had discussions about using multiple monitors in the past:
> >http://www.outlinersoftware.com/topics/viewt/4695
> >http://www.outlinersoftware.com/topics/viewt/3448

Thank you for the links. Reading these subs, it seems like most people use multiple monitors. I am not sure if the macbook supports multiple monitors. It at least requires some fancy dongles….which I don’t want to bother. that is why I am thinking about just one big monitor.

I am very fascinated with your vertical setup. I would be much cheaper for me to add just another 24’’ monitor, than buying a whole new ultrawide monitor. but, I doubt if the graphics in the mac would support that.

 

 

 


Posted by Franz Grieser
May 16, 2018 at 09:34 PM

 

When you already have a monitor, why not add a second one (e.g. 24”) - that would be much cheaper than getting a 40” model.
I’ve been using a dual-monitor setup for over 10 years, a 20” (1600x1200) and a cheap 21” (1920x1080) display, and adding the second display was a huge leap in productivity. 1920x1080 is a bit small for my needs when it comes to working - it’s nice for videos.

 


Posted by Dr Andus
May 16, 2018 at 09:40 PM

 

Dellu wrote:
>I am very fascinated with your vertical setup. I would be much cheaper
>for me to add just another 24’’ monitor, than buying a whole new
>ultrawide monitor. but, I doubt if the graphics in the mac would support
>that.

I don’t know about the Mac graphics question, but there are also now monitors that very easily rotate from vertical to horizontal and back, so you can keep rotating them as your need changes. One such monitor can serve both needs.

 


Posted by Lothar Scholz
May 16, 2018 at 11:15 PM

 

Dellu wrote:

>
>Lothar Scholz wrote:
>I would recommend a 40” Iiyama or a 43” Acer 4K Monitor for your work.
>>I use the Iiyama with two vertical mounted 2560x1440 to the right of
>it.
> >Wow, won’t that be too much. 40’’ display is huge.

No, don’t worry. You forget about this very soon. It’s only if you work in an office where you must see your coworker on the opposite desk.
And don’t let people tell you that this isn’t ergonomic. It is when you adjust your chair correctly.

With 40” you really get something out of 4k because you don’t need any zoom factor.

 


Posted by satis
May 17, 2018 at 01:09 PM

 

In 2003 and 2008 NEC commissioned studies on single vs multiple monitors. To no one’s surprise, the conclusion was BUY MORE MONITOR$.

http://bit.ly/2wKrjIe

Interestingly, if you dig down, the NEC study says “large widescreen monitors can be equally or more productive than dual screen monitors.” The NEC study concluded that a single widescreen was consistently the best performing setup on text editing tasks.

Dual monitor setups require more head and neck movements, and since people also sit further away from multiple monitors so that they can take it all in by shifting their eyes rather than moving their heads - this results in a lot of squinting and neck-craning. Also, most people give both monitors the same importance, and place them symmetrically in front of them, instead of giving one monitor importance over another. This impacts posture.

Also, distraction is an issue with a 2nd monitor, aside from cost and space:

https://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/20/technology/personaltech/surviving-and-thriving-in-a-one-monitor-world.html

>  I am not sure if the macbook supports multiple monitors.

Macbook?
Macbook Pro?
Which year’s model?
And do you mean Macbook screen + monitor, or multiple monitors instead of (or in addition to) the Macbook screen?

 


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