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    #51
    Originally posted by d000hg View Post
    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.
    Plug your machine in and see what you think! For me it's been transformational.

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      #52
      Originally posted by wattaj View Post
      I'm curious: how close to this monitor do you sit?
      Erm, probably too close

      In fact about 50cm

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        #53
        Originally posted by Platypus View Post
        Plug your machine in and see what you think! For me it's been transformational.
        I will have limitations because my PC cannot support higher than HD over HDMI and I'm using the DP output to drive my QHD monitor (which is also lush). In fact I've never run a PC on 4K because our laptops are all too crap to run that high when connected to our main TV.

        But I might see if I can at least try it so I know how good it is... my Mac Mini is surely due an upgrade and the neer ones can drive dual 4K via HDMI (I think)
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          #54
          Aye, they finally added it to Windows but when I looked (a couple of years ago now probably) they had only done an half-arsed job. Can't remember what the showstoppers were that made me seek out a third party solution. May have been that all the virtual desktops shared the same profile so couldn't personalise each one with different shortcuts, colour schemes and the like.

          Maybe they've updated it since then so it's now worthy.

          For those not sure the benefits over a large monitor, both is still the best solution. A large monitor so can have multiple things open and visible and multiple desktops for logical separation of stuff instead of one desktop with a zillion shortcuts. The 4k monitors/TVs do need a compatible output from the PC/laptop to run 4k at a decent refresh rate, so DisplayPort or HDMI 2.0.
          Maybe tomorrow, I'll want to settle down. Until tomorrow, I'll just keep moving on.

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            #55
            Originally posted by Hobosapien View Post
            Aye, they finally added it to Windows but when I looked (a couple of years ago now probably) they had only done an half-arsed job. Can't remember what the showstoppers were that made me seek out a third party solution. May have been that all the virtual desktops shared the same profile so couldn't personalise each one with different shortcuts, colour schemes and the like.

            Maybe they've updated it since then so it's now worthy.
            Ah... that'll be why I don't use them then: they're still a bit crap as there doesn't appear to be a way to configure each logical desktop separately.

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              #56
              The Dell I got is great. Pin sharp, and I can have three code listings vertically parallel.

              I've ordered a second monitor that's not quite so wide.
              Down with racism. Long live miscegenation!

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                #57
                Originally posted by NotAllThere View Post
                The Dell I got is great. Pin sharp, and I can have three shopping lists vertically parallel.

                I've ordered a second monitor that's not quite so wide.
                ftfy
                Entropy is NOT what it used to be.
                Inertia, however........................

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                  #58
                  A quick shout out for Windows Power Toys for all you guys and girls with wide-screen monitors. Particularly the FancyZones feature which is really very good.

                  Would recommend.

                  P.S. I may now be in the market for a wider monitor.
                  Last edited by wattaj; 1 May 2020, 19:07.
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