What is best in life Conan?
To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of the women!
What is best if you can’t do that because of quite serious legal constraints and an inconvenient cultural prohibition against warlordism?
Hmm, probably just to drive everyone from your home office and give it a tidy up…
…But beware, you will have to find alternative set up for them in whatever digs they have taken over.
And so I find myself searching for an ultra wide monitor for Jane, who has decamped from the second desk in my man cave to a rather nice corner of the house which was previously used as a guest bedroom. With the Rona making work-from-home not just a writer thing anymore the time had come to switch up a few things around here.
There’s a nice office couch coming that will be fine as a guest bed maybe one week of the year, and a couple of disgracefully cheap PC monitors to plug into a work tablet in the new room. But looking at those things sitting on top of a couple fat hardbacks gives me hives.
I really want to replace them with one ultra wide screen where she could throw all of her thinky legal mumbo jumbo. I can’t decide on 34 or 49 inch though. I think she’s rockin’ a couple of 24 or maybe even 21 inch screens at the moment, so 34 wouldn’t strictly replace the real estate, but I wonder if consolidating on one ultra wide display would bring some sort of… I dunno, visual synergies or efficiencies or something, even if the math was in deficit.
Would a 49 inch battleship be too much on that desk, you think?
Or would a 34 inch cruiser just not deliver the punch?
(This, by the way, is why I prefer Apple’s aesthetic despotism. ‘No choices for you!’)
The advantage of two screens up close is being able to angle them (as per photo) having one's line of sight perpendicular to each screen. Not that I have the option in my office in the workplace where I have two screens, but find I always have them angled (in fact I have one pointing straight at my chair, and the other angled off it so most of the time I'm facing directly towards the desk).
I recently found myself in need of a new screen (24") and so ordered it from a well-known purveyor of cheap electronics such as these. Still waiting, but every day I get an e-mail trying to interest me in purchasing, among other things, a 24" screen.
What’s the side to side distance? I have two 21” monitors virtually side by side but if there’s a gap between the two as in the last photo then that space would be nicely filled by screen real estate.
Of course, once there is one, you will always need two.
you could of course just ask the person who is going to use them which they prefer? In my experience that is the sexier outcome.
Two 32 inch 4k Samsung screens would work great. Providing you have plenty of graphics card grunt to run them , a GTX 1060 works for me. So you get 4 times the resolution per screen and can fit lots of easy to read text on screens with multiple apps running. Plus you can turn one monitor into a reading pane by putting it portrait ways. Plus a new box with all sorts of RGB led turning her office into Christmas all year round.
Apart from consulting Jane on her requirements and preferences first, speaking as an IT person that does a lot of wordage perhaps a 40"? My team do mobile apps development and the devs all prefer big ass 40" monitors for their work. The BA (me) and the QAs have to settle for twin 21" monitors angled together...
Probably the wisest thing to do is search a shop that sells PC monitors and take the Mrs. with you to that establishment. Women know which size suits them ;-) .
Knowing the profession J is in, she will need also a lot of real estate for documents and other printed stuff. Is wall mounting a monitor also an option?
You are of course, going with the larger curved monitor? That takes reasonably good care of the angle in requirement I have found.
so, I think that most of the ultra wide 34" screens are only 21:9 aspect ratio - so only about 1/3 wider that a normal "wide screen" 16:9 where as the 43" and 48" screens are closer to 32:9 - ie the same width as 2 wide screen monitors