HDMI Monitor suggestions



  • Just finished Moving from Windows 7 Desktop to Windows 10 Laptop as the daily driver at work.
    only thing i'm missing is my second screen and that's cause I'm missing the HDMI port on the Monitors we have here.
    My Boss is going to buy what ever screen I pick out, with that said, what are your suggestions for a new monitor that is compatible with HDMI? (Which should be any recently made monitor, right? )



  • Can also just buy an adapter.

    I have a whole slew of them in my laptop bag.

    USB-C to HDMI
    USB-C to VGA
    etc
    etc



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  • @BRRABill said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    Can also just buy an adapter.

    I have a whole slew of them in my laptop bag.

    USB-C to HDMI
    USB-C to VGA
    etc
    etc

    That's not a bad idea either, But Maybe I wanted a new monitor.



  • @WrCombs said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @BRRABill said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    Can also just buy an adapter.

    I have a whole slew of them in my laptop bag.

    USB-C to HDMI
    USB-C to VGA
    etc
    etc

    That's not a bad idea either, But Maybe I wanted a new monitor.

    Well if the monitor is shit, then yeah - replace it.



  • What size?
    I bought myself (well work did) for home working a cheap V7 24" monitor that has VGA, DVI, HDMI and DP on.
    So there's plenty of choice out there as suitable replacements.

    Just sit down and look at say Ebuyer just so you can use the filters and see what's about



  • @WrCombs said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    Just finished Moving from Windows 7 Desktop to Windows 10 Laptop as the daily driver at work.
    only thing i'm missing is my second screen and that's cause I'm missing the HDMI port on the Monitors we have here.
    My Boss is going to buy what ever screen I pick out, with that said, what are your suggestions for a new monitor that is compatible with HDMI? (Which should be any recently made monitor, right? )

    If going with a new monitor, I've always been partial to Dell 24" U2419H line. Nice color, crisp, clear.



  • @WrCombs Dell P2419H (or any other Dell P series)
    Adjustable height and left-right rotation.
    Very good stand.
    Affordable price
    You can even rotate it 90 degrees if you want "portrait" picture instead of "landscape"



  • @pmoncho said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @WrCombs said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    Just finished Moving from Windows 7 Desktop to Windows 10 Laptop as the daily driver at work.
    only thing i'm missing is my second screen and that's cause I'm missing the HDMI port on the Monitors we have here.
    My Boss is going to buy what ever screen I pick out, with that said, what are your suggestions for a new monitor that is compatible with HDMI? (Which should be any recently made monitor, right? )

    If going with a new monitor, I've always been partial to Dell 24" U2419H line. Nice color, crisp, clear.

    If going new, I like 27" or larger.



  • @scottalanmiller said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @pmoncho said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @WrCombs said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    Just finished Moving from Windows 7 Desktop to Windows 10 Laptop as the daily driver at work.
    only thing i'm missing is my second screen and that's cause I'm missing the HDMI port on the Monitors we have here.
    My Boss is going to buy what ever screen I pick out, with that said, what are your suggestions for a new monitor that is compatible with HDMI? (Which should be any recently made monitor, right? )

    If going with a new monitor, I've always been partial to Dell 24" U2419H line. Nice color, crisp, clear.

    If going new, I like 27" or larger.

    If a single monitor, I agree 27 or larger would be the way to go. I have had 2 or more monitors for so long, it slips my brain that many will probably have one. I have found that 24" monitors hit a sweet spot with 2 or more.



  • @scottalanmiller said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @pmoncho said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @WrCombs said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    Just finished Moving from Windows 7 Desktop to Windows 10 Laptop as the daily driver at work.
    only thing i'm missing is my second screen and that's cause I'm missing the HDMI port on the Monitors we have here.
    My Boss is going to buy what ever screen I pick out, with that said, what are your suggestions for a new monitor that is compatible with HDMI? (Which should be any recently made monitor, right? )

    If going with a new monitor, I've always been partial to Dell 24" U2419H line. Nice color, crisp, clear.

    If going new, I like 27" or larger.

    I'm likely to be sent home to work soon - I'm probably going to order a pair 27" for my home setup.. my current 19" are so tiny!



  • @pmoncho said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @scottalanmiller said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @pmoncho said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @WrCombs said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    Just finished Moving from Windows 7 Desktop to Windows 10 Laptop as the daily driver at work.
    only thing i'm missing is my second screen and that's cause I'm missing the HDMI port on the Monitors we have here.
    My Boss is going to buy what ever screen I pick out, with that said, what are your suggestions for a new monitor that is compatible with HDMI? (Which should be any recently made monitor, right? )

    If going with a new monitor, I've always been partial to Dell 24" U2419H line. Nice color, crisp, clear.

    If going new, I like 27" or larger.

    If a single monitor, I agree 27 or larger would be the way to go. I have had 2 or more monitors for so long, it slips my brain that many will probably have one. I have found that 24" monitors hit a sweet spot with 2 or more.

    I'm working with a 32", 24" and 20" right now, and wish for 3 40" monitors with how much I tend to have going on.



  • I'd be hard pressed to not get https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Double-49-Inch-Monitor-LC49RG90SSNXZA/dp/B07L9HCJ2V if I were replacing my 2 Dell U2415 monitors, or something similar to the Samsung. My situation is a little different, too, since I could take my wife's pair of screens (also Dell U24s) and give her the ultrawide so I could have 4 monitors.



  • @Grey said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    I'd be hard pressed to not get https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Double-49-Inch-Monitor-LC49RG90SSNXZA/dp/B07L9HCJ2V if I were replacing my 2 Dell U2415 monitors, or something similar to the Samsung. My situation is a little different, too, since I could take my wife's pair of screens (also Dell U24s) and give her the ultrawide so I could have 4 monitors.

    Damn!
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  • @travisdh1 said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @pmoncho said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @scottalanmiller said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @pmoncho said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @WrCombs said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    Just finished Moving from Windows 7 Desktop to Windows 10 Laptop as the daily driver at work.
    only thing i'm missing is my second screen and that's cause I'm missing the HDMI port on the Monitors we have here.
    My Boss is going to buy what ever screen I pick out, with that said, what are your suggestions for a new monitor that is compatible with HDMI? (Which should be any recently made monitor, right? )

    If going with a new monitor, I've always been partial to Dell 24" U2419H line. Nice color, crisp, clear.

    If going new, I like 27" or larger.

    If a single monitor, I agree 27 or larger would be the way to go. I have had 2 or more monitors for so long, it slips my brain that many will probably have one. I have found that 24" monitors hit a sweet spot with 2 or more.

    I'm working with a 32", 24" and 20" right now, and wish for 3 40" monitors with how much I tend to have going on.

    If buying new for myself, I'd likely go up to 32".



  • @scottalanmiller said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @travisdh1 said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @pmoncho said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @scottalanmiller said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @pmoncho said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @WrCombs said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    Just finished Moving from Windows 7 Desktop to Windows 10 Laptop as the daily driver at work.
    only thing i'm missing is my second screen and that's cause I'm missing the HDMI port on the Monitors we have here.
    My Boss is going to buy what ever screen I pick out, with that said, what are your suggestions for a new monitor that is compatible with HDMI? (Which should be any recently made monitor, right? )

    If going with a new monitor, I've always been partial to Dell 24" U2419H line. Nice color, crisp, clear.

    If going new, I like 27" or larger.

    If a single monitor, I agree 27 or larger would be the way to go. I have had 2 or more monitors for so long, it slips my brain that many will probably have one. I have found that 24" monitors hit a sweet spot with 2 or more.

    I'm working with a 32", 24" and 20" right now, and wish for 3 40" monitors with how much I tend to have going on.

    If buying new for myself, I'd likely go up to 32".

    I paid ~$400 for the 32" HP 2560x1440 that I have. It's the sweet spot for my eyesight for size/resolution. I'd really like to pickup a couple of the 40" 4k screens MicroCenter has, but don't have the money to drop on a luxury like that.



  • @travisdh1 said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @scottalanmiller said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @travisdh1 said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @pmoncho said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @scottalanmiller said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @pmoncho said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @WrCombs said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    Just finished Moving from Windows 7 Desktop to Windows 10 Laptop as the daily driver at work.
    only thing i'm missing is my second screen and that's cause I'm missing the HDMI port on the Monitors we have here.
    My Boss is going to buy what ever screen I pick out, with that said, what are your suggestions for a new monitor that is compatible with HDMI? (Which should be any recently made monitor, right? )

    If going with a new monitor, I've always been partial to Dell 24" U2419H line. Nice color, crisp, clear.

    If going new, I like 27" or larger.

    If a single monitor, I agree 27 or larger would be the way to go. I have had 2 or more monitors for so long, it slips my brain that many will probably have one. I have found that 24" monitors hit a sweet spot with 2 or more.

    I'm working with a 32", 24" and 20" right now, and wish for 3 40" monitors with how much I tend to have going on.

    If buying new for myself, I'd likely go up to 32".

    I paid ~$400 for the 32" HP 2560x1440 that I have. It's the sweet spot for my eyesight for size/resolution. I'd really like to pickup a couple of the 40" 4k screens MicroCenter has, but don't have the money to drop on a luxury like that.

    damn, at 32, I don't think I could do less than 4K.



  • @travisdh1 said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @scottalanmiller said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @travisdh1 said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @pmoncho said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @scottalanmiller said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @pmoncho said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @WrCombs said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    Just finished Moving from Windows 7 Desktop to Windows 10 Laptop as the daily driver at work.
    only thing i'm missing is my second screen and that's cause I'm missing the HDMI port on the Monitors we have here.
    My Boss is going to buy what ever screen I pick out, with that said, what are your suggestions for a new monitor that is compatible with HDMI? (Which should be any recently made monitor, right? )

    If going with a new monitor, I've always been partial to Dell 24" U2419H line. Nice color, crisp, clear.

    If going new, I like 27" or larger.

    If a single monitor, I agree 27 or larger would be the way to go. I have had 2 or more monitors for so long, it slips my brain that many will probably have one. I have found that 24" monitors hit a sweet spot with 2 or more.

    I'm working with a 32", 24" and 20" right now, and wish for 3 40" monitors with how much I tend to have going on.

    If buying new for myself, I'd likely go up to 32".

    I paid ~$400 for the 32" HP 2560x1440 that I have. It's the sweet spot for my eyesight for size/resolution. I'd really like to pickup a couple of the 40" 4k screens MicroCenter has, but don't have the money to drop on a luxury like that.

    Philips has nice 40-43" 4K screens (16:9) for very reasonable money, not for gaming but for office work. We have a couple of them. Two different models, one curved and one flat. I think the curved one has been discontinued. They where like $600 or so.

    A monitor that size has roughly the same screen estate as four 1080p HD monitors in the 22-23" range.



  • Anyone else using virtual monitors on your 4k setups? I've been using DisplayFusion's Monitor Splitting feature for this.

    I only have a single monitor ATM, but this allows me to split it so that it behave like I have more than one. 🙂



  • @Pete-S said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @travisdh1 said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @scottalanmiller said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @travisdh1 said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @pmoncho said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @scottalanmiller said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @pmoncho said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @WrCombs said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    Just finished Moving from Windows 7 Desktop to Windows 10 Laptop as the daily driver at work.
    only thing i'm missing is my second screen and that's cause I'm missing the HDMI port on the Monitors we have here.
    My Boss is going to buy what ever screen I pick out, with that said, what are your suggestions for a new monitor that is compatible with HDMI? (Which should be any recently made monitor, right? )

    If going with a new monitor, I've always been partial to Dell 24" U2419H line. Nice color, crisp, clear.

    If going new, I like 27" or larger.

    If a single monitor, I agree 27 or larger would be the way to go. I have had 2 or more monitors for so long, it slips my brain that many will probably have one. I have found that 24" monitors hit a sweet spot with 2 or more.

    I'm working with a 32", 24" and 20" right now, and wish for 3 40" monitors with how much I tend to have going on.

    If buying new for myself, I'd likely go up to 32".

    I paid ~$400 for the 32" HP 2560x1440 that I have. It's the sweet spot for my eyesight for size/resolution. I'd really like to pickup a couple of the 40" 4k screens MicroCenter has, but don't have the money to drop on a luxury like that.

    Philips has nice 40-43" 4K screens (16:9) for very reasonable money, not for gaming but for office work. We have a couple of them. Two different models, one curved and one flat. I think the curved one has been discontinued. They where like $600 or so.

    A monitor that size has roughly the same screen estate as four 1080p HD monitors in the 22-23" range.

    Get taht stuff and you start needing a bigger desk 🙂



  • @Danp said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    Anyone else using virtual monitors on your 4k setups? I've been using DisplayFusion's Monitor Splitting feature for this.

    I only have a single monitor ATM, but this allows me to split it so that it behave like I have more than one. 🙂

    I used to do that with linux. I think it was called fake xinerama/xrandr. It's standard functionality in X windows.



  • @scottalanmiller said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @Pete-S said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @travisdh1 said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @scottalanmiller said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @travisdh1 said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @pmoncho said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @scottalanmiller said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @pmoncho said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @WrCombs said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    Just finished Moving from Windows 7 Desktop to Windows 10 Laptop as the daily driver at work.
    only thing i'm missing is my second screen and that's cause I'm missing the HDMI port on the Monitors we have here.
    My Boss is going to buy what ever screen I pick out, with that said, what are your suggestions for a new monitor that is compatible with HDMI? (Which should be any recently made monitor, right? )

    If going with a new monitor, I've always been partial to Dell 24" U2419H line. Nice color, crisp, clear.

    If going new, I like 27" or larger.

    If a single monitor, I agree 27 or larger would be the way to go. I have had 2 or more monitors for so long, it slips my brain that many will probably have one. I have found that 24" monitors hit a sweet spot with 2 or more.

    I'm working with a 32", 24" and 20" right now, and wish for 3 40" monitors with how much I tend to have going on.

    If buying new for myself, I'd likely go up to 32".

    I paid ~$400 for the 32" HP 2560x1440 that I have. It's the sweet spot for my eyesight for size/resolution. I'd really like to pickup a couple of the 40" 4k screens MicroCenter has, but don't have the money to drop on a luxury like that.

    Philips has nice 40-43" 4K screens (16:9) for very reasonable money, not for gaming but for office work. We have a couple of them. Two different models, one curved and one flat. I think the curved one has been discontinued. They where like $600 or so.

    A monitor that size has roughly the same screen estate as four 1080p HD monitors in the 22-23" range.

    Get taht stuff and you start needing a bigger desk 🙂

    Nah, it's not that bad 😉

    Two 27" monitors side by side requires more space but have actually less screen estate.



  • @travisdh1 said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @pmoncho said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @scottalanmiller said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @pmoncho said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @WrCombs said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    Just finished Moving from Windows 7 Desktop to Windows 10 Laptop as the daily driver at work.
    only thing i'm missing is my second screen and that's cause I'm missing the HDMI port on the Monitors we have here.
    My Boss is going to buy what ever screen I pick out, with that said, what are your suggestions for a new monitor that is compatible with HDMI? (Which should be any recently made monitor, right? )

    If going with a new monitor, I've always been partial to Dell 24" U2419H line. Nice color, crisp, clear.

    If going new, I like 27" or larger.

    If a single monitor, I agree 27 or larger would be the way to go. I have had 2 or more monitors for so long, it slips my brain that many will probably have one. I have found that 24" monitors hit a sweet spot with 2 or more.

    I'm working with a 32", 24" and 20" right now, and wish for 3 40" monitors with how much I tend to have going on.

    Dang, 3 40's would take up a lot of desk real estate. Wish I had that much desk room for those.



  • @pmoncho said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @travisdh1 said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @pmoncho said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @scottalanmiller said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @pmoncho said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @WrCombs said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    Just finished Moving from Windows 7 Desktop to Windows 10 Laptop as the daily driver at work.
    only thing i'm missing is my second screen and that's cause I'm missing the HDMI port on the Monitors we have here.
    My Boss is going to buy what ever screen I pick out, with that said, what are your suggestions for a new monitor that is compatible with HDMI? (Which should be any recently made monitor, right? )

    If going with a new monitor, I've always been partial to Dell 24" U2419H line. Nice color, crisp, clear.

    If going new, I like 27" or larger.

    If a single monitor, I agree 27 or larger would be the way to go. I have had 2 or more monitors for so long, it slips my brain that many will probably have one. I have found that 24" monitors hit a sweet spot with 2 or more.

    I'm working with a 32", 24" and 20" right now, and wish for 3 40" monitors with how much I tend to have going on.

    Dang, 3 40's would take up a lot of desk real estate. Wish I had that much desk room for those.

    They would take up the entire desk, even mounting one on the VESA adjustable arm mount that I have.



  • @Pete-S said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @travisdh1 said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @scottalanmiller said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @travisdh1 said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @pmoncho said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @scottalanmiller said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @pmoncho said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @WrCombs said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    Just finished Moving from Windows 7 Desktop to Windows 10 Laptop as the daily driver at work.
    only thing i'm missing is my second screen and that's cause I'm missing the HDMI port on the Monitors we have here.
    My Boss is going to buy what ever screen I pick out, with that said, what are your suggestions for a new monitor that is compatible with HDMI? (Which should be any recently made monitor, right? )

    If going with a new monitor, I've always been partial to Dell 24" U2419H line. Nice color, crisp, clear.

    If going new, I like 27" or larger.

    If a single monitor, I agree 27 or larger would be the way to go. I have had 2 or more monitors for so long, it slips my brain that many will probably have one. I have found that 24" monitors hit a sweet spot with 2 or more.

    I'm working with a 32", 24" and 20" right now, and wish for 3 40" monitors with how much I tend to have going on.

    If buying new for myself, I'd likely go up to 32".

    I paid ~$400 for the 32" HP 2560x1440 that I have. It's the sweet spot for my eyesight for size/resolution. I'd really like to pickup a couple of the 40" 4k screens MicroCenter has, but don't have the money to drop on a luxury like that.

    Philips has nice 40-43" 4K screens (16:9) for very reasonable money, not for gaming but for office work. We have a couple of them. Two different models, one curved and one flat. I think the curved one has been discontinued. They where like $600 or so.

    A monitor that size has roughly the same screen estate as four 1080p HD monitors in the 22-23" range.

    yeah, it's just not the same as actual separate monitors though. full screen on a specific monitor for example, or split screen.. just thinking out loud.



  • @Danp said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    Anyone else using virtual monitors on your 4k setups? I've been using DisplayFusion's Monitor Splitting feature for this.

    I only have a single monitor ATM, but this allows me to split it so that it behave like I have more than one. 🙂

    OK that's pretty cool!



  • @pmoncho said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @travisdh1 said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @pmoncho said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @scottalanmiller said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @pmoncho said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @WrCombs said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    Just finished Moving from Windows 7 Desktop to Windows 10 Laptop as the daily driver at work.
    only thing i'm missing is my second screen and that's cause I'm missing the HDMI port on the Monitors we have here.
    My Boss is going to buy what ever screen I pick out, with that said, what are your suggestions for a new monitor that is compatible with HDMI? (Which should be any recently made monitor, right? )

    If going with a new monitor, I've always been partial to Dell 24" U2419H line. Nice color, crisp, clear.

    If going new, I like 27" or larger.

    If a single monitor, I agree 27 or larger would be the way to go. I have had 2 or more monitors for so long, it slips my brain that many will probably have one. I have found that 24" monitors hit a sweet spot with 2 or more.

    I'm working with a 32", 24" and 20" right now, and wish for 3 40" monitors with how much I tend to have going on.

    Dang, 3 40's would take up a lot of desk real estate. Wish I had that much desk room for those.

    Virtual desktops works good for that. I set up 12 virtual desktops on my 40" monitor and switch between them with alt-ctrl+F1 up to F12 or the mouse.

    The combination of large monitors and many virtual desktops causes you to work differently but more efficient. Basically you never maximize or minimize windows or use the taskbar to switch between application because there is no need to run anything in full screen. You just overlap the windows and use more virtual desktops when you need more space.

    To keep my sanity I label the desktops if possible and always put certain things on certain desktops. For instance calendar, email and communication I always keep open on desktop 1. Music streaming and non-work related stuff on desktop 2. Then I have a couple of desktops where I remote into customers systems and run ssh and what not. One or two desktops where I manage our internal systems. If I need to research something I take an empty desktop and open up a browser or two there. So the desktops are kind of task related, not application related.



  • @travisdh1 said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @pmoncho said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @travisdh1 said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @pmoncho said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @scottalanmiller said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @pmoncho said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @WrCombs said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    Just finished Moving from Windows 7 Desktop to Windows 10 Laptop as the daily driver at work.
    only thing i'm missing is my second screen and that's cause I'm missing the HDMI port on the Monitors we have here.
    My Boss is going to buy what ever screen I pick out, with that said, what are your suggestions for a new monitor that is compatible with HDMI? (Which should be any recently made monitor, right? )

    If going with a new monitor, I've always been partial to Dell 24" U2419H line. Nice color, crisp, clear.

    If going new, I like 27" or larger.

    If a single monitor, I agree 27 or larger would be the way to go. I have had 2 or more monitors for so long, it slips my brain that many will probably have one. I have found that 24" monitors hit a sweet spot with 2 or more.

    I'm working with a 32", 24" and 20" right now, and wish for 3 40" monitors with how much I tend to have going on.

    Dang, 3 40's would take up a lot of desk real estate. Wish I had that much desk room for those.

    They would take up the entire desk, even mounting one on the VESA adjustable arm mount that I have.

    I am planning on redoing the basement next year, I am planning on using a adjustable arm to hold two monitors while I have two on the desk. Four will be sweet. Although, I will probably be tired from renovation, get a little lazy, and just live with the two. 🙂



  • @Pete-S said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @pmoncho said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @travisdh1 said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @pmoncho said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @scottalanmiller said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @pmoncho said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @WrCombs said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    Just finished Moving from Windows 7 Desktop to Windows 10 Laptop as the daily driver at work.
    only thing i'm missing is my second screen and that's cause I'm missing the HDMI port on the Monitors we have here.
    My Boss is going to buy what ever screen I pick out, with that said, what are your suggestions for a new monitor that is compatible with HDMI? (Which should be any recently made monitor, right? )

    If going with a new monitor, I've always been partial to Dell 24" U2419H line. Nice color, crisp, clear.

    If going new, I like 27" or larger.

    If a single monitor, I agree 27 or larger would be the way to go. I have had 2 or more monitors for so long, it slips my brain that many will probably have one. I have found that 24" monitors hit a sweet spot with 2 or more.

    I'm working with a 32", 24" and 20" right now, and wish for 3 40" monitors with how much I tend to have going on.

    Dang, 3 40's would take up a lot of desk real estate. Wish I had that much desk room for those.

    Virtual desktops works good for that. I set up 12 virtual desktops on my 40" monitor and switch between them with alt-ctrl+F1 up to F12 or the mouse.

    The combination of large monitors and many virtual desktops causes you to work differently but more efficient. Basically you never maximize or minimize windows or use the taskbar to switch between application because there is no need to run anything in full screen. You just overlap the windows and use more virtual desktops when you need more space.

    To keep my sanity I label the desktops if possible and always put certain things on certain desktops. For instance calendar, email and communication I always keep open on desktop 1. Music streaming and non-work related stuff on desktop 2. Then I have a couple of desktops where I remote into customers systems and run ssh and what not. One or two desktops where I manage our internal systems. If I need to research something I take an empty desktop and open up a browser or two there. So the desktops are kind of task related, not application related.

    Are those VM's on a server or your workstation? Sounds like an interesting setup. I'm guessing they are linux desktops?



  • @pmoncho said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @Pete-S said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @pmoncho said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @travisdh1 said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @pmoncho said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @scottalanmiller said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @pmoncho said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @WrCombs said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    Just finished Moving from Windows 7 Desktop to Windows 10 Laptop as the daily driver at work.
    only thing i'm missing is my second screen and that's cause I'm missing the HDMI port on the Monitors we have here.
    My Boss is going to buy what ever screen I pick out, with that said, what are your suggestions for a new monitor that is compatible with HDMI? (Which should be any recently made monitor, right? )

    If going with a new monitor, I've always been partial to Dell 24" U2419H line. Nice color, crisp, clear.

    If going new, I like 27" or larger.

    If a single monitor, I agree 27 or larger would be the way to go. I have had 2 or more monitors for so long, it slips my brain that many will probably have one. I have found that 24" monitors hit a sweet spot with 2 or more.

    I'm working with a 32", 24" and 20" right now, and wish for 3 40" monitors with how much I tend to have going on.

    Dang, 3 40's would take up a lot of desk real estate. Wish I had that much desk room for those.

    Virtual desktops works good for that. I set up 12 virtual desktops on my 40" monitor and switch between them with alt-ctrl+F1 up to F12 or the mouse.

    The combination of large monitors and many virtual desktops causes you to work differently but more efficient. Basically you never maximize or minimize windows or use the taskbar to switch between application because there is no need to run anything in full screen. You just overlap the windows and use more virtual desktops when you need more space.

    To keep my sanity I label the desktops if possible and always put certain things on certain desktops. For instance calendar, email and communication I always keep open on desktop 1. Music streaming and non-work related stuff on desktop 2. Then I have a couple of desktops where I remote into customers systems and run ssh and what not. One or two desktops where I manage our internal systems. If I need to research something I take an empty desktop and open up a browser or two there. So the desktops are kind of task related, not application related.

    Are those VM's on a server or your workstation? Sounds like an interesting setup. I'm guessing they are linux desktops?

    No, sorry. I actually use both VMs on a workstation and hosted, but this is not related to that. The "virtual desktops" are not virtual machines, just multiple desktops on the same computer.

    Linux have had it for many years and you could do it on windows too for years with 3rd party software and lately with Windows 10 natively.


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