Benefit of working with a 43'' monitor

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Erel, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User


    It takes a while to get used to, but the ability to see 5 windows at once is really great.
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  2. alwaysbusy

    alwaysbusy Expert Licensed User

    One gets so quickly used to having a lot of real estate on ones desktop. I find myself often in the situation that at first I thought my screen was big enough for sure, only after a couple of months thinking 'damn, why didn't I get the bigger one'! :D
  3. Pendrush

    Pendrush Well-Known Member Licensed User

    I have two, one 32" and other 24.5"... currently thinking about one more.
    There is no things like, to many monitors, to many ram or to big HDD.
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  4. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    I had three monitors. One connected to a Mac and two connected to a PC. All three were replaced with this one.
    A nice thing about this monitor is that it supports picture in picture mode. I can show or hide the Mac screen with a keyboard shortcut.
  5. alwaysbusy

    alwaysbusy Expert Licensed User

    THAT is really cool! I've been using PiP tool ( to follow the Tour the France livestream last month while I was programming. You just select any part of the screen you want to follow and it appears in Pip mode.

    Also very handy if you are following one of the B4X video courses...:)

  6. moster67

    moster67 Expert Licensed User

    I also have 34 monitor. The only thing to be aware of is the resolution, text is so much smaller so in many programs, especially IDEs I had to increase the font size but then I am 50+ of course :)
    Apart from that, a big monitor is just great.
  7. BillMeyer

    BillMeyer Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Hmmm - I Like it - but it's time to replace the monitor with a Dell 43"

    My setup
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  8. AnandGupta

    AnandGupta Active Member Licensed User

    I opened Erel's given image full screen in my 15" monitor, but I can not see the benefit.
    Do I need to see it on my 40" TV ?



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  9. Peter Simpson

    Peter Simpson Expert Licensed User

    Nice one Erel,
    I'm always in the move, so I have a couple of rucksacks both with laptops and 2nd external screens. All screens are 1080p and allow me to work absolutely anywhere as long as I have a power socket.

    Developing on one of my laptops...

    Laptop, external screen, power supply etc etc etc stored in my rucksack...

  10. BillMeyer

    BillMeyer Well-Known Member Licensed User

    and he drives a Merc !!

    Enjoy... (Signature without 3 dots is NOT Authentic !!!)
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  11. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    BTW, the main problem with getting used to large monitors is that it is very difficult to go back to a laptop when you need to. I'm not sure that I can carry with me the 43'' screen but it is an interesting idea to get a small portable screen to go with the laptop.
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  12. Sandman

    Sandman Well-Known Member Licensed User

    I've been using a Dell P2415Q for about a year, which seems to be pretty much like your screen. It's really a game changer to have that much screen real estate! (And B4X was actually a driving factor here, it's so good to have B4A open on one side of the screen, and B4i on the other.)

    It's actually so good that I'm thinking that the next time I upgrade I might go for the same size as I have now, but one of the models that I can turn 90 degrees to make it higher than it is wide. And then have three of them, side by side. *drool*
  13. AnandGupta

    AnandGupta Active Member Licensed User

    I think LG is working on it now, for it :)
    LG has a 65-inch TV you can roll up like a poster and take with you
    (no link here, as do not know if allowed or not, can google for it)


  14. Filippo

    Filippo Expert Licensed User

    It is not only practical but also energy efficient. ;)
  15. imbault

    imbault Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Hi Erel,
    I’m on the way to do the same thing, which brand and model did you bought?
  16. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    Dell p4317q
    Using it for a month or so and I'm happy with it. I've also updated the display card. Not sure whether it was required or not.
    Note that it works better with display port connections (60hz vs. 30hz with HDMI).
  17. MarkusR

    MarkusR Well-Known Member Licensed User

    i have 2 full HD beside but i like to have one 4k :)
  18. agraham

    agraham Expert Licensed User

    I like the size but the problem for me would be that the dpi of the screen is 104 which is pretty close to the old Windows standard of 96dpi. I have got used to using two 192dpi screens at 200% scaling which look so much better when editing text that I don't think I could stand going back to lower dpi screens.
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  19. sorex

    sorex Expert Licensed User


    You'll end up with half a whiplash from looking left/right like watching a tennis match all day. :)
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  20. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    I'm not sure that there are high DPI monitors at that size. It will need to be 8K+.

    True. But I count it as exercise time so it is actually another benefit :)
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