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Well you couldn't always get an HD display for $300. Besides, the higher
resolution on a single monitor can make things too small for some of us
oldsters. Also, I find it easier to maximize applications on a single screen
that having to position multiple applications on a single monitor, even if
it is big enough. I think if you polled enough tech writers and other
computer professionals, you would find that my assertion is not as "bizarre"
as you think.
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Subject: Re: New writer looking for advice
I find it bizarre that anyone would claim two monitors is a requirement when
you can get a single ULHD display with a 3840x2160 desktop for $300.
It looks like getting 8GB instead of 4GB currently adds about $80 to a
Latitude on outlet.dell.com. Aftermarket is less than half that.
On Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 1:36 PM, Rick Quatro <rick -at- rickquatro -dot- com> wrote:
> I agree with Jessica. Two monitors are the baseline for productive,
> 8-hour-a-day computer work. Especially in the Adobe world of palettes,
> pods, and panels.
> Also, I think that having a minimum amount of RAM (4 GB) is false economy.
> In my opinion, 8 GB is baseline for a reasonable production setup. RAM
> is very affordable, so there is little reason to settle for less.
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