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Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   2/22/2011 4:53:40 PM
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Thanks for the feedback -- please let us know what you think when you receive the monitor(s). Based on my experience I personally would be happy to recommend this monitor to anyone

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_hm   2/22/2011 1:45:10 AM
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Thanks for info. Luckily, it is also available at same price on tigerdirect.ca. Generally, Canadian vendor charge 20% to 30% higher (even if CAD is almost at parity with USD). I will also get one from my PCB design work.

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re: Amazing deal Fantastic 28 computer monitor for only $249.99
Max The Magnificent   2/3/2011 2:49:37 PM
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This does look interesting -- mostly I just work in the day (the evenings are spent running my son around and doing homework with him and making supper etc.), but there are occasions when I have to start real early (like 4:30am) working at the kitchen table to give myself a few hours head-start on the day ... but how sound is this software? It seems to have mixed reviews on the site ... when I get a moment I'll download it to my backup computer and trick it as to the time to see what this looks like -- thanks for the suggestion -- Max

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re: Amazing deal Fantastic 28 computer monitor for only $249.99
Max The Magnificent   2/3/2011 2:45:56 PM
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I did look on the Tiger Direct site but for some reason I missed this. I have to say that I am very comfortable with this aspect ratio.

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Max The Magnificent   2/3/2011 2:43:44 PM
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I just checked -- the U2711 does look fantastic ... but it's $999 which is way out of my budget at the moment. The point is that at 1900x1200 my new screen is presenting stuff at a really nice size for my eyes (but of course I now would like to see what the U2711 looks like ... maybe one day :-)

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skaneta   2/3/2011 2:34:49 PM
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Hey Max! If you'd like something else that could help your eyes, check out F.lux. It's a program that adjusts the lighting of your monitor based on time of day and location, making it warmer at night. Really helps me with eye strain when I'm in front of the computer at unreasonable hours, as I'm sure are as well. http://www.stereopsis.com/flux/

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eugen.saffert   2/3/2011 12:31:55 PM
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Max, the aspect ratio of your new baby is 16:10 (TigerDirect mentions that in its description). Your measurements (23.5"x14.5") give 16.2:10 which is close.

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David Brown   2/3/2011 12:29:16 PM
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Dell make the U2711, which is 27" but a significantly higher resolution - 2560x1440. I don't know what price it would be on your side of the pond, but I think if you are going to have something big, it is important to have a lot of pixels and not just a lot of area. Still, at least you have x1200 which I find a big improvement over the common x1080 height.

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Max The Magnificent   2/2/2011 2:33:12 PM
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Wow -- 22" at 3840x2400 -- I would have liked to have seen that ... but to be hones I'm happy with 1920x1200 -- the main thing to me is that everything is bigger and I can see it (hurray)!

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Paul Steffen   2/1/2011 11:33:01 PM
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Looks like an amazing deal! I do kinda miss the old days when you could crank a 24" Trinitron to resolutions that make 1080p look blocky. Screen space is certainly nice but cranking up the DPI isn't possible with new display tech. IBM used to produce a 22" LCD that did 3840x2400 but don't see much beyond 1920x1200 unless you go to Apple Cinema billboard-sized these days.

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