HDMI Monitor suggestions



  • @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:

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    @scottalanmiller said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

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    @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.



  • @Pete-S said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @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 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.

    Oh I get it now. I believe NVIDIA had that feature. Never really used it though. Maybe I will look into it. I mainly use alt-tab anyways to get between apps. Just run into issue with RDP windows but never was a big enough deal to change.



  • @Pete-S said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    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.

    I use that once in a while. It's a good feature.



  • @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. ๐Ÿ™‚

    That's cool. If I wanted to use something similar on my Linux systems I can use tiling window managers or use a tiling extension for GNOME3 desktop environment.



  • @pmoncho said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @Pete-S said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @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 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.

    Oh I get it now. I believe NVIDIA had that feature. Never really used it though. Maybe I will look into it. I mainly use alt-tab anyways to get between apps. Just run into issue with RDP windows but never was a big enough deal to change.

    Virtual desktops is like having many, many more monitors. But you can only view one at a time.

    It works the same with multiple monitors. If I used three 24" monitors and had 12 virtual desktops I would have had 36 monitors to place windows on. But I could only view three of them at a time.



  • I have a pair of 27โ€ HP monitors. It works well.

    I would like a little more screen real estate but I donโ€™t physically have the space in my office.



  • So I guess my next question is Do you guys run 3 montiors (including the Laptop monitor)? or 2 monitors instead ?



  • Two, leave the laptop closed.



  • @JaredBusch said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    Two, leave the laptop closed.

    What if I don't have that option? (i.e Only one HDMI port.)



  • @WrCombs said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    So I guess my next question is Do you guys run 3 montiors (including the Laptop monitor)? or 2 monitors instead ?

    I only need the two but I use all three at the moment.



  • @WrCombs said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @JaredBusch said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    Two, leave the laptop closed.

    What if I don't have that option? (i.e Only one HDMI port.)

    Then go with the two. There are a myriad of docking station options available depending upon the type of ports you have on your laptop.



  • @WrCombs said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @JaredBusch said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    Two, leave the laptop closed.

    What if I don't have that option? (i.e Only one HDMI port.)

    You clearly stated running 3 including the laptop....

    @WrCombs said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    Do you guys run 3 montiors (including the Laptop monitor)? or 2 monitors instead ?

    So don't change the specs.



  • @JaredBusch said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @WrCombs said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @JaredBusch said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    Two, leave the laptop closed.

    What if I don't have that option? (i.e Only one HDMI port.)

    You clearly stated running 3 including the laptop....

    @WrCombs said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    Do you guys run 3 montiors (including the Laptop monitor)? or 2 monitors instead ?

    So don't change the specs.

    asked then looked. but Either way, was just a question.



  • @WrCombs said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    @JaredBusch said in HDMI Monitor suggestions:

    Two, leave the laptop closed.

    What if I don't have that option? (i.e Only one HDMI port.)

    buy a USB-C dock



  • I'm looking to retrofit my own office... likely have to work from home soon... considering a pair of 4K displays... but we'll see...


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