Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 31st May 2013 23:00 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Asus has just announced the cure for the common 20-something-inch 1080p display: a small TV-sized 31.5-inch monitor with a massive resolution of 3840x2160. Engadget reports that the Asus PQ321 display, which uses IGZO technology to reduce energy usage and thickness, includes DisplayPort and dual-HDMI input, integrated speakers, and an adjustable stand." The dread of 1366 and 1080p is being removed. Finally.
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RE[4]: IMO, this solves nothing.
by Kochise on Sat 1st Jun 2013 07:04 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: IMO, this solves nothing."
Kochise
Member since:
2006-03-03

I have a Magic 23" 4:3 1600x1200 LCD monitor. Have to turn the head to follow mouse or look at something on the other side of the screen. Makes me giggle all time ;) A 32" screen would be a killer !

BTW, try the portrait orientation, one of my screen is in portrait mode to display Total Commander, PDF, MSDN or some source code. Mais work is on the 23" because large enough and can put two columns side by side : diff, debug with watches, etc...

Agree about internet browsing.

Kochise

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Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

Kochise,

"BTW, try the portrait orientation, one of my screen is in portrait mode to display Total Commander, PDF, MSDN or some source code."

I frequently would like more vertical space for editing, but I'm not sure if a 9:16 orientation could be overshooting a bit ;) Alas I don't have a rotatable screen, and haven't tried it, but it's a fair point.



"Mais work is on the 23" because large enough and can put two columns side by side : diff, debug with watches, etc..."

Yes, IDEs are a great example. Assuming you have an MDI-style interface or multi-window workflow, I can see the value. This is how I try to make use of my widescreen as well in the software that's flexible enough to allow moving controls to the sides.


My widescreen laptop is too small to open up two windows side by side, so the extra width is usually wasted on full screen apps. So while more pixels are helpful, they're just in the wrong direction.

Edited 2013-06-01 07:33 UTC

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Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Franckly, essaye a second screen, you'll never come back. You can attach a second or even a third on your laptop (VGA + HDMI). I have my main computer (old VIA C7 @ 2 GHz under XP) with 3 screens : one on the mini-ITX board, two on a Pny Geforce FX 5200 dual VGA, with one in portrait mode.

Result screen is on integrated VGA head, code and debug on the PCI video card.

Kochise

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