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Another configuration I have at home:
Refurbished PC -> HDIM -> 49" TV. This was gotten for viewing media, but I've used it now and then to work remotely. Only one screen - so that jury that's still out you've heard about? It's still out.
My curiosity - for these new 'super wide' monitors. Assuming there's enough vertical height to make it usable (very very important !)*, how does it compare to two side-by-side. The bar's missing, but full-screen can become a problem. If yours is one of these, let me know how it works out.
I was given a media laptop, back when I lost everything to Hurricane Sandy. It's the wide-screen aspect ratio. I had a sad choice: wide, but not enough lines (hassle) or full-document, which was so small it was unusable. Better than the nothing I had before it, but a horrible situation. Make absolutely sure you've enough vertical height (in human measurements).
Well, now I'm working with three monitors using W10, laptop (1920x1080) and two 24" displays (1920x1200).
The taskbar appears in all of them, the only pita is that when you press the windows key the menu always gets opened in the main display and not in the one you have the mouse cursor or in the one you are working in.
I hope to replace those two old 24" monitors with a good brand new pair of monitors. So, no real change of view... it'll be only a healthy improvement for me.
For many years I've been using 3 monitors. These are 20" Viewsonic VP2030b at 1200 X 1600 resolution. These all failed after about 4 years - I had a shop replace all the capacitors on the Main boards and they all work great again - hopefully forever?
Contrast = 60 and brightness = 40. Recently dropped brightness - big help!
In Windows 10 try CALIBRATE DISPLAY COLOR which is hard to find. Select settings and then type in 'Calibrate Display Color'. Set Gamma (makes a difference), test for correct brightness and contrast, and go through the Clear Text setting last. I now have all the monitors set correctly and set the same. Now I can last for 10 - 12 hours.
Ouch. My pair of NEC 2090's have been going strong for over 9 years now, and an HP I've got as a spare/KVM monitor's done maybe 7 without problem. All bought as refurbs.
I really wish someone'd launch a new entrant in this space. They're the perfect size to flank my 2560x1600, and will be only a half inch taller than the 32" 4k I'm currently lusting after. 16:9/10 are IMO too narrow for portrait use at any reasonable height. And while my current displays are still in working order, in addition to be rather old at this point; they're power pigs compared to new LED backlit models. At this point I'd settle for even just a new 1600x1200 panel; but would gladly trade up for 3200x2400 or other premium additions.
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Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
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It turned out that during the timeframe that these were being made, all capacitors in all electronics were unreliable. So it's not ViewSonic's fault.
To get two of these you can go to ebay. Then take them straight to a shop and have them look at the boards to replace any capacitor that might not be working. You should get many years out of them after that.
Unfortunately these monitors are 3 X 4 size ratio and I haven't been able to find any new ones. I still use these old ones because three of them make a nice semi-circle.
Unless you are planning to do FPS gaming where refresh rate is essential, I consider strongly using a 4K tv. Mine is 55" 4K. I also have a 32" 144hz monitor for FPS gaming. 21" or even 23" are just too small these days.
Honestly, for programming, two monitors is too few.
For me: One monitor right, code
One monitor left, google, code project, et al...
One monitor middle, program run
I feel I need one more monitor, maybe two..