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Re: How many monitors do you use while coding?

by vrk (Chaplain)
on Jun 01, 2017 at 11:35 UTC ( #1191835=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to How many monitors do you use while coding?

I use only one monitor but several virtual desktops. Should I have answered 4 instead of 1?

Next nerdy question: what is the aspect ratio of your monitor? I still have a 4:3 (1600x1200) TFT display from 2008. Much to my shock when I was looking for a new monitor last year, nobody makes 4:3 monitors anymore! The closest you can get is 5:4, which many shops market as a 4:3 display (argh). So I'm keeping the 4:3 monitor until it dies or some manufacturer brings back "retro" aspect ratios.

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Re^2: How many monitors do you use while coding?
by morgon (Priest) on Jun 05, 2017 at 19:35 UTC
    You'll wait a long time as there is no market for "retro" I believe.

    What matters to manufactures is to be able to produce panels for TVs and panels for PC monitors from the same assembly line.

    So it will be full-HD for the next few years until 4k (38402160) takes over - but 16:9 is here to stay.

    It's funny how programmers may be one of the groups that push innovation forward, but their purchasing power seems to be too small for the industry to cater for their needs.

    I guess that is another reason for not to pursue a career in programming (as if another one was needed).

      Actually, another monk pointed out to me that Eizo still makes 4:3 monitors at 1600x1200 resolution: FlexScan S2133.

      There are some 16:10 monitors out there, I have a BenQ BL2411PT 24 inch Business Monitor (16:10 1920 x 1200). So you keep the 1200 vertical and add some extra horizontal.

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