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Subject:RE: One or two LCD Monitors? From:Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net> Date:Tue, 19 Aug 2008 09:22:33 -0500 (CDT)
How about getting an overhead projector? At a startup where they used
one constantly for meetings, the projected image took up an entire wall.
However, they only displayed in it the same amount they would on their
Is there a way to project on a wall that's close to you (say, your desk
is against that wall, so the image is only 3 feet or so away)? Can you
jigger the projection area so it's, say, 3 feet wide and two feet high,
and everything in it is readable? You would set up your applications so
that they would appear on your original monitor using, say, 12" across
and 8" deep, even if your mjonitor is much bigger, and all the things
you jam into it would be too small to read on the monitor, but would be
perfectly legible on your wall.
Does anyone do this? Is it possible? It would be so wonderful for my
small home office where I need every scrap of space and would love to
get rid of my monitor.
On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 9:14 AM, Geoff Hart wrote:
> Tim Lewis wondered: <<I am going to buy one or two LCD monitors to
> replace a CRT monitor. In your opinion, which is the best way to go,
> one large widescreen or two standard monitors?>>
> Two widescreen monitors. <g> The real question is how much screen
> real estate you need. Once you know that, you'll know the answer to
> your question: the minimum number of monitors that will provide that
> much space and still fit within your budget. I'm using a 22-inch
> Dell, and it meets my needs just fine. But my wife has two monitors
> this size and fills both with open windows, and a colleague has
> _three_ and wishes he had room (and a sufficiently flexible neck) to
> add another one. It all depends on how you work.
> One thing to keep in mind: All else being equal, look for a monitor
> that can be rotated into portrait mode, particularly if you buy a
> smaller monitor. For those of us who write, the narrower horizontal
> width and longer vertical length are much more efficient for reading
> and writing (they minimize scrolling). If you don't care about that,
> at least make sure the monitor's vertical dimension is long enough to
> display "full pages" of the kind of work you do (e.g., tabloid if you
> do newsletter design, 8.5x11 or A4 if you output to letter-size
> paper) at readable size.
> -- Geoff Hart
> ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca / geoffhart -at- mac -dot- com
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