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02-07-2015, 06:14 AM

What size monitor and resolution does everyone use?

02-07-2015, 07:21 AM
What size monitor and resolution does everyone use?

Double Samsung 24" LED. Full HD 1920x1080.

02-07-2015, 07:30 AM

1600x1200 nice for Quad view in Modeler... http://erikalstad.com/backup/misc.php_files/smile.gif

MG artist
02-07-2015, 07:36 AM
LG 21.5" LED full hd 1920x1080

02-07-2015, 07:55 AM
I'm looking forward to picking up one of those LG curved 34" 3440x1440 monitors in the next month or so.

02-07-2015, 07:59 AM
I have read on some reviews that at the end of the day, the curved 34" didn't bring anything more than the previous 34" version, which is 100€ cheaper.
This said, I have a 27" iMac, and I'm also expecting to buy a 34" the day I buy a mac pro.

02-07-2015, 08:26 AM
Three 24" 1920x1080, placed in landscape next to each other.

02-07-2015, 09:21 AM
A 48" Sony Bravia HDTV at 1920x1080 with a 25" at 1920x1080 HP dual-headed to the right. Here's my writeup on why I went that way:



02-07-2015, 10:10 AM
I've got a 24" on the desk and a 32" tv mounted to the wall, between my girlfriends computer and mine.

02-07-2015, 10:26 AM
Two 24" Dell's 1920x1200 and one 19" Dell 1680x1050 (vertical).

02-07-2015, 11:30 AM
a 27 inch - Dell U2711 2560x1440 60hz Extended
** Love the desktop space, brilliant resolution.

+ an Old 19inch Mitsubishi DiamondPro 920 CRT NUR1905 1600x1200

02-07-2015, 11:52 AM
No one seems to have a 27" much.

Dan Ritchie
02-07-2015, 01:17 PM
Just upgraded to something from this century, 1080p.

02-07-2015, 01:53 PM

CRT...? ...Wow..! a loong time since i through out my 21" Silicon Graphics monitor... http://erikalstad.com/backup/misc.php_files/biggrin.gif

02-07-2015, 02:53 PM
I have a pretty old 24 inch Dell LCD and an old 13 inch Cintiq. They still work well but the res is not very high and a lot of the software I use these days is making my desktop feel a bit cramped. Planning on upgrading all my gear later this year.

What's been more important than resolution to me over the years has been calibration, especially for print work but obviously for animation and vfx too. I currently use a Spyder Elite 4 for all my displays and SpyderPrint to generate accurate printer profiles. When I finally get around to replacing my monitor, I really want an HP Dreamcolor display.


02-07-2015, 03:03 PM
No one seems to have a 27" much.

ViewSonic VX2753 27" on the left, Viewsonic VX 2453 24" on the right; both 1920x1680 native. 2753 is on a KVMP switch between the workstation and the Internet/general use box. 2453 switches between boxes by alternate input port selection.

02-07-2015, 03:31 PM
Two Dell Ultrasharp 24" 1920x1200

02-07-2015, 05:37 PM
I currently have a pair of HP LA2405 monitors (1920 x 1200) hooked up. Not bad, for the price. Like Greenlaw, I'd like to get a pair of HP Dreamcolor monitors. My desk can easily handle 'em...My wallet, sadly, cannot.

02-07-2015, 05:40 PM

CRT...? ...Wow..! a loong time since i through out my 21" Silicon Graphics monitor... http://erikalstad.com/backup/misc.php_files/biggrin.gif

Yer I know, but I spent my budget on the 27 inch and couldn't afford to replace the CRT ....... maybe next year.
I would like another Dell U2711, they have come down in price now to about 450.00

02-07-2015, 06:32 PM
2x 32" 2560 and 1x 49" [email protected]

02-07-2015, 07:55 PM
Dell 27" 2560 x 1440 - When more desk space opens up... and contracts come in... I'd love to double this ;)

02-08-2015, 09:53 AM
27" Calibrated HP and a 24" dell screen.

02-08-2015, 11:20 AM
No one seems to have a 27" much.

I used to have two 27" but it didn't work out as good as I had hoped. Having three (though smaller) monitors doesn't take up that much extra space, and gives a very natural way of working.
Browser/reference images etc on one monitor, 3D modeling/photoshop etc. on the center monitor, and scripting, chatting or similar on the third. All open at the same time. Way less shuffling between windows. I love it! Only thing I'd want is larger resolution. Perhaps one day when my workstation isn't in the living room and it's all in my own dedicated home office..

02-09-2015, 04:08 AM
27 inch Hp zr2740w <-- love it
24 inch Sammsung s24B1850 <-- usefull to have extra menus, but looks like crap =)

02-09-2015, 08:13 AM
I guess it depends on what kind of space you have on your desk, but I think we need at least dual monitors. I have 2 x Dell 27" (2560x14440) monitors. Dual monitors are great for a variety of apps. E.g., I open modeler on left and layout on right (not to mention separate VPR window); session view (Ableton Live) on left and arrangement view on right; Lightroom on left and preview on right; monitor window on left and Premiere Pro on right; etc. A lot of apps are designed to work with dual monitor set-ups.

02-12-2015, 01:41 PM
Two 23" NEC MultiSync EA231WMi monitors 1920x1080 calibrated using a datacolor Spyder.

02-12-2015, 06:11 PM
I got by with two monitors for a bit, however switched to three recently, and definately happy with the choice.

Left: 24" Monitor set up verticually. - Benq GL2450 - cheapy but fits my needs perfectly.
Middle: 32" 1920 by 1080 set a bit further away than normal. Sight is a bit poor so works for me. (Its a Sony TV I have used as a monitor since 2009, works brilliantly)
Right: 24" - this one has the best panel so generally do final colour and colour choosing prompts on this one. Dell UltraSharp 24 Monitor - U2412M.

Picture for anyone interested: http://celestial-era.com/public_images/desknew.jpg

02-14-2015, 01:34 AM
Just bought a Dell u2415 1920*1200. Very nice panel!

02-16-2015, 12:35 AM
27" NEC (2560x1440), and 24" Samsung (1920x1200) for tools. I love the 2-monitor workflow.

02-16-2015, 08:58 AM
2 x Samsung 27 " widescreen, and 1 24" widescreen rotated 90deg