Monitor Suggestions?

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Gerard Shanley | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Aug 30 2016 5:41 PM

I have decided that the time has come and I'm investing in a new computer. It will have a large Samsung solid state hard drive and a video card with 4Gs of memory (i7 Dual Core and 8Gs of memory), so I'm comfortable it will meet my hardware needs except I'm still undecided on the monitor. I read a lot using Logos (several hours per day) and do a good amount of writing in Word. I use Mobile Ed quite a lot also. My thoughts are that I need high resolution with antiglare for reading (easier on the eyes) so a larger monitor might not be the best. Any thoughts on size, specifications and brand that others have found suitable. It is a desktop so I have a lot of options. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Milkman | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 30 2016 5:53 PM

I suppose brands are up to you and anit-glare is a good way to go. I, along with other have multiple monitors. I have two 24 inch LG's. The thing I like about mulitiple monitors is that you can not only spread your work out to a larger frame, but you can also web search for information that you're studying without losing viewing space.

One of the things I like to do when studying historical backgrounds is to have google maps on one monitor while I read/research historical geography. I read through Rambles Round Reformed Lands on one monitor and on the second I used Google Maps to trace out what the book was talking about. Very cool.

Anyway good luck.

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Jack Hairston | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 30 2016 10:24 PM

Multiple monitors are like having a big desk. Get the biggest ones you can afford.

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Jan Krohn | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 31 2016 1:48 AM

http://www.business.com/computers/increasing-productivity-how-dual-monitors-can-save-you-time-and-money/

I had two screens at my previous job. Great for increasing productivity! One screen with the customer support application, the other screen for replicating and solving their issues.

I can imagine that Logos would hugely benefit from two screens, especially if you are a mobileEd user.

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soren | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 31 2016 3:23 AM

What's the budget? The BenQ is a good monitor for the money.

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soren | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 31 2016 3:25 AM

I did some research and came up with a few options, check these out. Good luck

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Gerard Shanley | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 31 2016 4:50 AM

Thank you for the advice and the article was very helpful. I'm definitely going with two monitors- a wonderful recommendation. Once again thank you everyone for your time and good advice!

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Antonius | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 31 2016 6:19 AM

This is what I use: Dual monitor stand $40
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002R9HQLI/

With two of these: ASUS VS247H-P $130   (and a $20 rebate now...)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005BZNDS0/

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Gerard Shanley | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 10 2016 5:58 PM

Once again I wanted to thank everyone on this forum for their advice, I Followed Milkman, Jan, Jack and Antonius's advice and purchased two monitors. Using the link that Soren provided and his recommendation I bought BenQ monitors. I am now able to use my Logos software with an ideal configuration- what a delight! Thanks again.

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JoshInRI | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 10 2016 6:26 PM

I have an older Samsung flat screen that is huge that I love.  I always wonder if there is a better one for reading though.

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Lew Worthington | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 10 2016 8:01 PM

I'm glad it worked out for you! And thanks for giving us an update.

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