[Linux-aus] 4K monitor sizes

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Useful for editing videos then seeing them as the viewer sees them.

I found a big screen useful when working on something on a table. Hang the big screen on the wall at 
the other end of the table.

For everything else, it was too big. I use a 32" and would look at something slightly bigger but not 
much. For people using reading glasses, there is a working visual range which limits the useful size 
of the screen.

For writing, two vertical screens gives you one for your novel or program and the other at the side 
for email, todo lists, and code tests.


On 31/5/22 21:32, Russell Coker via linux-aus wrote:
> Has anyone had experience with a monitor larger than 40" on their desktop?
> Currently Dell has a 27" USB-C monitor for $422 and a 32" monitor for $594
> while Kogan has a 43" for $799 and I'm thinking of what to buy in July.
> My wife's monitor broke and my plan is to buy myself a new monitor and give
> her my Samsung 28" 4K monitor (which is higher spec than her previous
> monitor).
> USB-C monitors are ones that can supply USB-C power to a laptop while also
> having keyboard and mouse connected to the monitor as a USB hub.  It's
> basically all the functionality of what used to be a laptop docking-station in
> a monitor with a single cable.  It would be quite handy to have that
> functionality as a laptop with USB-C is on my shopping list too.
> https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/by-size/size-to-distance-relationship
> According to the above article you want a TV to take up 30 degrees of vision,
> but for a monitor it's probably a lot more as you focus on the window that
> needs your attention.  Based on resolution and size according to that article
> a 43" 4K "TV" would be best at a distance of 80-160cm with the minimum being
> based on not seeing individual pixels.  For a monitor you don't need to not
> see pixels IMHO, just need to have enough of them to clearly represent
> letters.  So maybe 43" would be a good size.  It seems like a lot, but when I
> had a 17" monitor on my desk any larger than that seemed excessive...
> Another possibility is getting multiple monitors.  For a long time I have been
> unconvinced of the benefits of multiple monitors, but now I'm working at a
> company where there's a USB-C dock at every desk with 2 monitors and I've got
> used to working with 2 monitors in addition to a laptop display.  If I bought
> 2 of those 27" USB-C monitors I could have them both on my desktop system most
> of the time and connect one to a laptop on occasion when I needed to.  Linux
> has really good support for dynamic plugging of monitors nowadays and 2*27"
> gives me twice the pixels and 3/4 the area of a 32" monitor for about the same
> price.

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