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    #31
    My desk isn't Brobdingnagian. Still... tempting.
    Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
    The monitor or the cheeky buying method, or both?
    Just the monitor. In common with many suppliers in Switzerland, my supplier doesn't take Amex. I just paid in advance yesterday, so the payment was through this morning and the monitor will arrive tomorrow. Still, £640 excl. VAT, rather than the UK price of £714 excl. VAT. (Electronics are about the only thing cheaper in CH than in the UK).
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      #32
      If you still need more screen real estate, or split work and other stuff, there's free virtual desktop software.

      Currently using Dexpot with Windows 10 on my 40" 4k monitor, mainly so I can have one desktop with all my work stuff and others with shortcuts to non-work stuff.

      Got the background colours set to differentiate so easy to see which virtual desktop I'm on before wondering where the shortcuts have gone, and set it to use keyboard shortcuts (Alt+1, Alt+2 etc) to switch between them so no visible clue to my hidden desktops if I've got anything sensitive on there.

      Maybe tomorrow, I'll want to settle down. Until tomorrow, I'll just keep moving on.

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        #33
        I was tempted by the 49” UltraSharp, but went with three 24” UltraSharps. The bezel is negligible nowadays and you don’t then need to faff with zoning, it just “works”. Massive amount of real estate and not absurdly expensive, providing you have a graphics card that supports three inputs.

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          #34
          Originally posted by jamesbrown View Post
          I was tempted by the 49” UltraSharp, but went with three 24” UltraSharps. The bezel is negligible nowadays and you don’t then need to faff with zoning, it just “works”. Massive amount of real estate and not absurdly expensive, providing you have a graphics card that supports three inputs.
          *outputs, Shirley?
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            #35
            Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
            *outputs, Shirley?
            Yeah, them things. Holes.

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              #36
              Originally posted by Platypus View Post
              Last year I changed from a monitor to a 40" 4K telly. Lots of "real estate" and it's really working well for me (mostly dev work these days).
              Now 4k is so cheap I wonder this too. A low-end 4k TV might be terrible for watching Planet Earth II but for dev work surely it's the pixels that matter... 1080p for a monitor is not very useful but 4k definitely is.

              I just bought a 43" 4k TV for £199. Not because I wanted a 4K TV, but because it was actually on sale at the same price as a 1080p 32" one.
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                #37
                Originally posted by Platypus View Post
                Last year I changed from a monitor to a 40" 4K telly. Lots of "real estate" and it's really working well for me (mostly dev work these days).
                I'm curious: how close to this monitor do you sit?
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                  #38
                  Originally posted by wattaj View Post
                  I'm curious: how close to this monitor do you sit?
                  Close enough to leave a nose-shaped mark at the end of the day.

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                    #39
                    Originally posted by jamesbrown View Post
                    Close enough to leave a nose-shaped mark at the end of the day.
                    You may scoff, but I have worked with a chap who had to do just that... much fun was to be had watching him try to find the pointer whilst also moving the mouse.
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                      #40
                      Originally posted by wattaj View Post
                      You may scoff, but I have worked with a chap who had to do just that... much fun was to be had watching him try to find the pointer whilst also moving the mouse.
                      Worked with a guy that was the same but he was nearly blind (honestly).

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