I've sold and used a LOT of refurbished "stuff" over the years and
the quality is very spotty at best. I have learned that if it is
readily available on the "refurbished" market (not lease returns) it
is likely best to stear clear of it even in the "first line" market as
there is usually a good reason they need refurbing.
Refurbed hard drives have been the biggest dissapointment. Refurbed
cameras and AV equpment not much better .(including TVs and monitors)
"De-Branded" computer equipment is also very suspect. If HP doesn't
want you to know that monitor used to have the HP name on it, there is
often good reason!!!!
On 1/31/2015 3:34 PM, email@example.com wrote:
It can certainly be done although I, personally, find that my 42" HDTV
makes a crappy computer display despite operating at 1920X1080 resolution.
The problem is a matter of scale -- the pixels are effectively spread out
over a huge area compared to the identical resolution on the 23" computer
monitor on my desk operating at the same resolution. It is just too
difficult to get in the right position to make use of it. So, while the
HDTV (connected by HDMI) is the only display on my HTPC and is fine for
playing back media, I wouldn't want to sit and compose a long email on it;
most of the time I can hardly locate the mouse pointer on that big slab of
On 2/2/2015 3:49 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Bigger is not always better. For most uses, a 19" to 23" is quite a lot
on a desktop. The only advantage to a larger screen is not making that
email bigger, but having it in full view of it with a spreadsheet next
to it also in full view. Or larger CAD drawings.
Given the price difference, I'd consider 19" the minimum.
In my opinion a 28 inch monitor is about optimum. At the insurance
office I have many users on 2 19 inchers, one on a 23 and a 19, with
the 19 in "page mode" (standing on it's short side), and a few on 28s.
On Monday, February 2, 2015 at 11:42:50 AM UTC-5, email@example.com wrote:
I use a 27", which seems about right. It gives you enough space
to view two documents, side by side. The other factor is enough
heigth to comfortable view full pages. Given the small price difference,
if you have the room, I think it's definitely the way to go.
I use two identical ViewSonic 23" panels which are, contrary to convention,
stacked vertically because my computer desk is just too small to do
otherwise. It actually functions well -- the top monitor is taken up by the
remote panel for my WHS computer in the basement, a BOINC client, a handful
of useful widgets, and many virtual sticky notes -- things which are pretty
much static most of the time. That leaves the bottom screen for 'work' (or
what passes for it) and since it is at a better angle and doesn't need any
head movement that is comfortable.
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