40" LG 4K TV at its native resolution (essentially the equivalent of a bezel-less array of 2x2 1080p monitors), a 1920x1200 in portrait mode (24"), and a 1920x1080 (27").
At its native resolution, text on the 4K 40" display, is slightly smaller than it is on the 24" 1080p one. I don't see the point of 4K on anything smaller, since you then have to use it at 150% or more, essentially just wasting more pixels to render less text. When I'm coding, it's all about showing more at once rather than showing less but making it look prettier.
2003 I had dual 21's at 1600x1200, could rotate them. Then I switched to a single 30 2560x1600 when Dell released it eons ago. Then ran dual 30's, tried rotated 30's but they were too tall to code in. Last couple years, a single 43 at 4k res is just barely good enough. I really want it wider at the same dpi, like a 5k+ but with a vertical res still at 2160, and under $1500.
As a screen it is good quality. No dead pixels in the 2 we have had so far. I wish the stand would lower another 3 inches. You'll want a good video card that can support 4k @ 60 hz. I'm using a 1060 gtx. It also ran fine on my last station with a 960 gtx. At $799 right now its a no-brainer. Only annoying thing would be if you hit the power button, windows 10 scrunches all the windows into the top left corner in a tiny box, so I just let the power settings turn it off instead of powering it down manually at night.
Two 32" 4K's and a 30" 2560x1600 in the between the 4K's
Like not having the bezel in the middle, so the triple display works well, plus the lower resolution is the middle means the text in code editors is still readable nicely, and the 4Ks at the sides give plenty of real estate for having lots of windows open.
3x 24" higher end Dell monitors that are around 12-13 years old, plus 1 newer Dell 21" above the center display as a tools monitor. I've kept them alive by replacing parts like leaky chinese capacitors with quality Japanese made parts, and power supply boards for the back lighting. One I purchased through the outlet that has a funky display (left monitor) that comes on and off sometimes until it warms up. I call that one "Blinky."
First, I used this technique in the 1990s (pre-internet), after seeing my Myopia Prescription increasing based on my computer usage. (ie, my glasses were getting thicker and thicker every year).
Second, the BEST thing you can do is what I did. When I got my new Prescription (DONT WAIT), I asked for a pair of "Computer Glasses"/"Reading Glasses". I measured my monitor distance, and I asked for a prescription that was tuned DOWN so I could comfortable read (with acquiring or using my ciliary muscle to focus) my computer screens.
Within 1 month, my PRIMARY prescription IMPROVED and I had to get new glasses. LOL. That's why waiting is bad. But hey... Then, they remained stable for 7 or so years until I had lasik. It took until I was 52 to start using reading glasses as I am getting older. My wife was in them at 40! So, I feel pretty lucky.
WHAT Happened with the reading glasses. From the first day on. When I would switch my glasses at the computer in the morning, I could work 12-16hrs and then I noticed I had less eye strain. But even better, after 16hrs straight on the computer, I would swap glasses and drive home. EVERYTHING was Crystal Clear. NO SIGNS of eye strain, or straining to see road signs. No blurred lights, etc.
The amazing part was halting the progression of worsening prescription.
When my daughter was given glasses, I DEMANDED Bi-Focals. Yes, for a KID. The eye doctor fought with me, and I explained:
She is a reader. If she has glasses optimized for distance, and uses them to read things up close, her eyes have to work too hard. He eventually caved. My daughter only wears her glasses now when she is tired or her eyes are strained! She is an AVID reader, and a writer. Finishing her masters degree. 99% of the time she does not have to put glasses on.
These are 2 anecdotes. But someone took this obscure information and made it available via the internet. So far, everyone I know who makes the change is BLOWN AWAY by how much less eye strain they have at the end of the day!
If you wear contact lenses... You can simulate this by finding a cheap pair of + lenses (reading glasses) that you wear in front of the computer.
And I would be REMISS if I did not mention there is a second reason to watch.
Your Coronary Calcium Score. For about $100 - 150.00 USD you can get a simple test done that gives you your ODDS of having a heart attack! Insurance wont pay for it! But it's cheap!
If you have < 100 there is NO REASON to be on a Statin
At Zero, my wife, with a 300+ Total Cholesterol score is NO LONGER Bothered by the doctor to start taking a statin. So, if your cholesterol is a bit high, and you DONT want to take a statin. Get this test.
BTW, my neighbor got this test (at my pushing), he had one of the highest scores ever. He was a walking timebomb. Within weeks they did quadruple bypass. His cholesterol was NORMAL! Just like my brother who had a heart attack. REMEMBER 50% of people die from their first heart attack.
EVERY President of the US, NASA Astronaught, and every aircraft Test Pilot must have one of these. TO make sure they are not at risk of having a heart attack. And if they are, they don't fly! Furthermore, they gave my neighbor nitro pills until he had his surgery. Which would allow him to probably live through his first heart attack.
And the guy who is doing the interview (Ivor, whom I met in person) is an IT Guy who has a story to tell about his boss, a billionaire, who never knew any of this, and is pissed that the word has not spread.
A simple test tells you if you are at risk of having a heart attack. And it can pretty much give you the Odds of having a heart attack over the next 3-5-10 years!
Know Your Score!
Fix your eyes! (or at least stop making them worse) [FWIW: I do not use my phone screen too much, because when I look up, I notice my vision is blurred. This is the OPPOSITE of what I should be doing for my eyes!]
So, I have to do a LOT of meetings, I have 2 (24") monitors side by side.
And one monitor Above them in between (21") for meetings where users cannot see my screens because they are too big. Also so I can view other peoples meetings on the top screen, and still have plenty of workspace on dual monitors and get things done.
FWIW, I started using dual monitors in the 1990s with a 2 part video card that cost like $1,200 and had to have special software. I never looked back.
The 3 monitor thing is NOT nearly as impactful. I have tried it in the past and did not gain that much. Only recently (after upgrading my monitors) did I add it back in, because my screens would be tiny during meetings, and also I need to test the UI in a screen setting that is more appropriate to the clients, so I have it now. Unused 80% of the time, to be honest.
The Next Step is to upgrade the 2 monitors to the next level up, and turn them sideways so I can read more code, and yet have a wide enough screen... But I am old, and that will probably be the last monitor upgrade for me...
FWIW: Monitors last SO LONG nowadays, I spend the extra money on good quality to reduce my eye strain!
I know what you mean - I have three and the third is "just for email", pretty much.
My other two are one portrait, and one landscape, so I can have a whole web / manual page open on the portrait monitor and hardly have to scroll, and VS open on the landscape. Software under test opens on the portrait so I can see it and the VS debugger.
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Should have said 17" instead of 21". The data has been contaminated. However, this is at work (dual monitors). At home, I have dual 27". So on average, I use 22" monitors. I guess my input is valid after all.
That's a typical guy thing. We all have trouble estimating size...
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