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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2006, 06:37:38 AM »
Just make sure that you get a decent 17" TFT and a graphics card with two output (preferably both DVI).
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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2006, 06:44:03 AM »
I planned to get a 19" one. At first I wanted a CRT, because I had bad experiences with my friends' TFTs, but they were generic screens, and early models as well, with lots of flickering and other bad things produced by their high response time. But nowadays, things have changed a bit. I saw a 19" ViewSonic screen and it looked quite good, so I'd probably go for that one (or maybe a LG). As for the graphics card, I plan to get a Radeon X800. It's not exactly using cutting edge technology, but for my games and the different emulators I use, it's more than enough.

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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2006, 06:44:31 AM »
go for 3 if you can.  :P

http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/7234/3mip1.jpg
Show us your (physical) desktop


the price of lcd has dropped, i am thinking of getting a 20" widescreen.
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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #28 on: September 21, 2006, 08:10:10 AM »
agreed, two monitors really does make a difference.

I've got to say that it's the best thing I've ever done was to let the fellow I buy my computers from to talk me into buying two monitors: they're Samsung 17" 173plus SyncMasters.

His argument was that you get much more real estate for the dollar with 2 17" monitors than one huge monitor: that works well for me (not so good for movies).

Next best thing would be three (or four: but that would be getting greedy  ;))

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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #29 on: September 25, 2006, 10:11:19 PM »
the monitor of my dreams:

http://216.127.51.88...s/features/index.htm

If I remember correctly, it's about $18,000  :o

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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #30 on: September 25, 2006, 10:36:31 PM »
oh emm gee! me 2, me 2, me 2!  :onfire: :onfire:

* housetier wants that too!

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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #31 on: October 08, 2006, 01:44:18 AM »
I would, but I don't own a camera!

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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #32 on: October 08, 2006, 03:32:15 AM »
zaine don't be a tease!!

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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #33 on: October 08, 2006, 02:18:17 PM »
the monitor of my dreams:

http://216.127.51.88...s/features/index.htm

If I remember correctly, it's about $18,000  :o
Wholly Carp! But would anybody seriously use that? It's 16.5 FEET wide. You'd need to have a roller chair with a wireless keyboard and mouse to take with you.


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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #34 on: October 08, 2006, 02:47:58 PM »
the monitor of my dreams:

http://216.127.51.88...s/features/index.htm

If I remember correctly, it's about $18,000  :o
Wholly Carp! But would anybody seriously use that? It's 16.5 FEET wide. You'd need to have a roller chair with a wireless keyboard and mouse to take with you.

I'll use it if someone buys it for me.  :P

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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #35 on: October 08, 2006, 03:32:53 PM »
I'll use it if someone buys it for me.  :P
I will too!

(omfg.. i didn't notice it was THAT big. amazing :D)

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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #36 on: October 10, 2006, 04:38:10 PM »
kimmchii & Deozaan
Let me wipe the drool from my face  :o :o :o
Dang Wow!!.

I have been wanting a 42" Plasma screen for a monitor but you know I am like poor!.
I have a KDS 19" flatscreen CRT I Love.

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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #37 on: October 10, 2006, 05:19:18 PM »
kimmchii & Deozaan
Let me wipe the drool from my face  :o :o :o
Dang Wow!!.

I have been wanting a 42" Plasma screen for a monitor but you know I am like poor!.
I have a KDS 19" flatscreen CRT I Love.


If you are going to dream...I say dream big. That's why I Googled "world's largest monitor" and picked the Athens.  :D

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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #38 on: October 10, 2006, 05:38:33 PM »
I'd actually prefer my 2x17" TFT to the Athens... I don't need that much screen real estate since I'm not a stock broker :). Actually, I don't think I'd trade these for anything else, since they fit my needs (and desktop ;)) perfectly.

I wouldn't mind, however, a 42" HD-ready TV ;)
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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #39 on: October 10, 2006, 06:21:06 PM »
going back in time a bit:
my chair is horrible, and i've been on the hunt for a proper chair for a while, but haven't found an acceptable one in my price range.
I was using a gymnastic ball there for a while
I'm going to go back to it when I get a floor ring for under it to stop it rolling  ;D

pros:
you sit really straight (its very good for your back)
cheap  :) (I was looking at @ chair/stool for €400 & it was talking about its advantages over a gymball which got me thinking - apart from preffering to have a holiday to a €400 stool)
you actually get to exercise while you sit - (it can almost be a bit of a strain at the beginning ..)

cons:
looks ?
you got to cover it with something or it can get kindof sweaty!
whatever you cover it with usually falls off when you stand up
cant think of any other ..

ps I can post a pic of gymball - wouldnt go to the bother for my computer equipment ...  :D
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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #40 on: October 10, 2006, 06:22:46 PM »
It's interesting to see that some of you have very poor arm support! - ideally you should be able to rest your forearm on your table while typing, to avoid too much strain. I know it certainly matters to me, with all those hours I spend (or at least, used to spend) in front of the computer :-[
re typing
I read somewhere the best way is to hold the wrists higher than the keyboard (for which you'ld need the elbows at least as high or higher) so that the wrists arent bent much - especially not upwards. Dont know if thats the case ..
I dont type that much but am using the keyboard constantly for shortcuts and the mouse with other hand so I do end up leaning on edge of desk - from experience i can tell you that's not so good!
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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #41 on: October 10, 2006, 07:53:26 PM »
We've got a few gymballs at work, pretty nice to use now and then, but I generally prefer a chair so I can sit relaxed & comfy. But changing between chair, gymball and standing up is pretty nice at work...
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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #42 on: October 10, 2006, 02:26:19 PM »
Yeah the chair I have also sucks. However My bed is right in behind it so if I have to lay down I can. (I have to force myself to sit (with no back on the chair) other wise I will loose what muscal mass I have in my back).

I would like to have a lazy boy for a chair, however then I would never want to walk, and once you loose the ability to walk and have to re learn it sucks!!! :( :down: :down:

I could though if I had the money (donations are being accepted) for new montiors 42" HD. I could use them.

For some odd reasons I run out of desktop quick.

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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #43 on: October 11, 2006, 05:31:47 AM »
going back in time a bit:
my chair is horrible, and i've been on the hunt for a proper chair for a while, but haven't found an acceptable one in my price range.
I was using a gymnastic ball there for a while
I'm going to go back to it when I get a floor ring for under it to stop it rolling  ;D

pros:
you sit really straight (its very good for your back)
cheap  :) (I was looking at @ chair/stool for €400 & it was talking about its advantages over a gymball which got me thinking - apart from preffering to have a holiday to a €400 stool)
you actually get to exercise while you sit - (it can almost be a bit of a strain at the beginning ..)

You are not supposed to use a ring to keep it from rolling. Proper posture will keep the ball in place, as it should.

Another pro:

You can't fall asleep at your pc...or you end up on the floor really quick.   ;D

and as far as a cover, you can buy a large piece of stretch terry from a fabric store and tie it around the ball, matching opposite corners on a diagonal...that should work. Just make sure you put the knots to the side and not the bottom where the ball touches the floor...or where you sit.

My daughter used one of those huge balls you can win at a carnival as a desk chair for about 3 years, till it finally deflated. She could get away with that because she's like a feather...under 100 lbs. And it was all pink & swirly looking...matched her room quite nicely.

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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #44 on: January 11, 2007, 09:37:56 AM »
Well... I just got a major upgrade to my (physical) desktop and i thought i should post at least one image here!

IMG_0705_s.jpgShow us your (physical) desktop

Now i won't complain about lack of screen real-estate again :) (hopefully ;) )

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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #45 on: January 11, 2007, 10:40:33 AM »
Looks nice - I'd still prefer two smaller screens, though.

By the way, you should position your keeberd (hm, that was supposed to be "keyboard" :-s) further towards the wall, so you can rest your arms on the table...
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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #46 on: January 11, 2007, 10:47:15 AM »
Looks nice - I'd still prefer two smaller screens, though.
Well... There are 2 reasons i chose this one:
as i have a laptop, i can't have more than one external monitor and
i prefer having an horizontally large screen to be able to see movies :) (of course it is a bit worse for work, though. i guess one of those that can rotate would be the best solution)

By the way, you should position your keeberd (hm, that was supposed to be "keyboard" :-s) further towards the wall, so you can rest your arms on the table...
maybe you should get yourself a new keeberd, that one doesn't look too good :P
You're right, the keyboard can't be that close to the edge, but that was a photo of the first day i had the screen. I'm now thinking about swithing places between the screen and the laptop, as the screen might be a bit too close to my eyes, right now.

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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #47 on: January 11, 2007, 02:29:59 PM »
sweet  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #48 on: January 12, 2007, 08:00:39 AM »
So, here's the way i decided to keep it.
As you can see, the keyboard is a bit more away from me and with a better alignment. i decided to keep the big screen in my front, and brought back the picture that was on top of the other screen. as it can't be on top of the screen now, it's on the desk ;)
Also notice the 2 white dots (lame cell phone camera!) are my 2 DC mugs :D

Imagem(58).jpgShow us your (physical) desktop

PS: what f0dder mentioned got me wondering... There isn't any way to transform one VGA out into 2, is there? (i don't mean like a VGA splitter which would give the both images on the 2 sides, i mean as usb hubs, which give you an extra usb port)

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Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« Reply #49 on: January 12, 2007, 08:04:35 AM »
I think App or Carol mentioned those gadgets a while ago... Anyway, first google result for "matrox vga split":
http://www.gizmodo.c...ysplitter-136081.php
stretched_excel_mail_big.jpgShow us your (physical) desktop
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