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Old 03-25-2012, 11:55 AM
jlocohustler [H]Lite, 2.6 Years
 
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Do I need a new monitor?

I have 2 viewsonic displays, 19" and 17", right now that I've been using for like 5 years. I'm a software developer and mostly work with consoles, virtual machines and my web browser. But very often I find myself juggling windows and it's becoming a little annoying. The 19" display is set at 1680x1050 and the 17" at 1280x1024.

So, I was looking forward to buying a new monitor-a 24" LED one like the Viewsonic VA2448M.

But I don't know if it'll really benefit me because I kinda like making excuses to buy myself new stuff. So, what if I invest in a new monitor and find out it doesn't really improve nothing?

So, is bigger better?

P.S Monitors are kinda expensive around here, I can get the 24" VA2448M for about $275, so, go easy on me.
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:34 PM
allen5055 [H]ard|Gawd, 2.5 Years
 
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Go to DFS direct sales, every week they upload some 24" IPS monitors for really cheap. Usually Thursday afternoons but maybe tomorrow because they didn't do it last week. I got a U2410 for $130 a few weeks ago. Amazing steal.
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:07 AM
Vengance_01 [H]ardness Supreme, 12.7 Years
 
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if you do get a new monitor, make sure to get a 16:10 and not a 16:9 type. For your work you want the extra vertical height.
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:10 AM
allen5055 [H]ard|Gawd, 2.5 Years
 
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Agreed, 16:10 aspect ratio is much much better
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:40 AM
jlocohustler [H]Lite, 2.6 Years
 
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Ok i'll see if I can find that kind of display on DFS tomorrow Thanks
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:35 PM
allen5055 [H]ard|Gawd, 2.5 Years
 
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If I see some I'll try to remember to msg you. They won't last long
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:36 PM
allen5055 [H]ard|Gawd, 2.5 Years
 
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doesn't look like they have any today
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