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lukasdesign
02-24-2007, 05:40 AM
Hi there,

on a rainy saturday like this one, the plans for my new system are getting clearer and clearer, what I'm concerned about most are or is the screen.
I guess i will opt for a NEC product, namly the 2190Uxp costing around 1300chf or the 2170Nx (1100chf) both 21" . what makes the price difference I don't know.

but now I saw that i can get two 20" (2070Vx) for around 1300 chf!

what would you guys recommand me?

best regards

lukas

JamesCurtis
02-24-2007, 07:50 AM
Well, two 20" monitors would get you more real estate for working and allow more flexibility.

cresshead
02-24-2007, 08:41 AM
i'd go for 2 monitors over 1....work area on one and tools no the other..
or layout o one and modeler on the other...or mdeler on one and photoshop on the other...

much more productive

i use a lacie 22" along with my acer 15.4 laptop screen

tribbles
02-24-2007, 09:07 AM
2 monitors, definitely. I recently bought 2x 19" monitors; I was considering 1x 21" monitor, but 1280x1024x2 is more pixels than 1600x1200.

avkills
02-24-2007, 11:36 AM
With a 30" you get more than 1280x1024. ;)

Seriously, if your desk and work setup can handle 2 monitors comfortably then I would probably opt for the 2 as well.

My setup with 2 meant I would be staring straight into the 2 bevels, which I decided was not going to work.

But then again I totally have enough room on the 30" for working and placing tool palettes around. Requires a GFX card with a dual link DVI port.

-mark

Signal to Noise
02-24-2007, 04:39 PM
I have 2 19" NEC monitors which are fantastic. Two screens are the way to go, imo, unless you can afford the uber screen like avkills suggests. I play WoW in dual screen mode and once you get use to your character being split down the middle it's really not that bad.

Card used: Quadro FX3500.

jlyon
02-25-2007, 01:58 AM
I have reasonable sized widescreen monitor at home, and upgrade from two cheesy 5 year old 19" LCDs. I miss the amount of space from the dual setup. And also it that I've got dual 21" monitors at work... I'd go with two monitors again in a heartbeat. Although, I do like the way the wacom tablet works better with the single monitor setup, but there are workarounds for dual that make it a minor issue.

radams
02-25-2007, 02:16 AM
Hi there,

on a rainy saturday like this one, the plans for my new system are getting clearer and clearer, what I'm concerned about most are or is the screen.
I guess i will opt for a NEC product, namly the 2190Uxp costing around 1300chf or the 2170Nx (1100chf) both 21" . what makes the price difference I don't know.

but now I saw that i can get two 20" (2070Vx) for around 1300 chf!

what would you guys recommand me?

best regards

lukas


Hallo Lukas,

Wie geht es dir?

Are you focused on Lghtwave or other production applications ?

Are you creating for yourself or for work ?

For Lightwave I would always suggest working with two monitors...one with Layout open...the other with modeler...

When creating objects I also leave PS or Mirage open on the other monitor while I work on texturing my models.

For NLE work thou...it is better with one larger monitor...but there are ways to work with two...even with the timeline stretched across...

I would suggest going with the zwei 20" monitors...also make certain that you can calibrate them (if for work)...

What part of Switzerland are you ?

Tschüss,