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New Acquisition speculation: Large(ish) monitor.
I'm thinking about buying a 4K, ~28- to 30-something inch flatscreen to work on at home. I'd be attaching it sometimes to my work laptop when working at my job from home, sometimes to my own lap- or desktop computer (see separate post). Development work and Web browsing, not much gaming (if any at all), so response time is a low priority. No graphic design either (except for the occasional icon or such), so super-hyper-colour-accuracy and stuff also not a priority.

So, basically, I'm looking for good modern connectors, reasonable picture quality, and reasonable price... Where "reasonable" doesn't necessarily mean really shitty and cheapskate -- I can afford something solid-quality; it's just that I don't feel like paying silly prices for silly stuff I won't need.

Recommendations?
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   Christian R. Conrad
The Man Who (used to think he) Knows Fucking Everything


Mail: Same username as at the top left of this post, at iki.fi
New Not really, but ...
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Drew
New Heh, yeah, but no...
43" is bigger than our fricking TV; no way I could put that somewhere sensible. Also, of course, price. But yeah, sure, if I were made of money and had an office to myself...
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   Christian R. Conrad
The Man Who (used to think he) Knows Fucking Everything


Mail: Same username as at the top left of this post, at iki.fi
New Dell.
Their big, high-resolution monitors are consistent and well-made.
New I typically look at The Wirecutter first
Regards,
-scott
Welcome to Rivendell, Mr. Anderson.
New Re: I typically look at The Wirecutter first
https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-4k-monitors/

Behold, a Dell!

(I have an historic distrust of HP, caused by them ceasing to make Proper Computers aka PA-RISC)
New Is your laptop new enough to drive it at 4k?
I've got some ancient laptops that can't do it - maybe you've got something newer. But make sure. :-) One of my old Dell laptops would overheat driving 2 x 1080p monitors. :-/

I agree with Peter - Dell monitors have generally treated me well (I've got 3 each 24" + a 24" HP in a 2x2 array at home for 3 computers). But I only have 24s. I've got LG TVs at home that have been very good, so I would look at their monitors as well.

Good luck!

Cheers,
Scott.
New I've had weird experiences with laptops and big displays
My work laptop drives 2x 1080p displays all day every day - that's what's on my desk.

Bring it home, and it'll cheerfully run the 4K telly in the living room.

But shits blue bricks when it encounters the 1440p display in my office.

Go figure. It's a 2018 Dell Latitude with a recent-ish Intel display chip.
New Yup, thanks guys, got one of these:
... https://www.displayspecifications.com/en/model/b5661cd4 [1] just today. Set it up with my Little Red Beauty[2] to begin with. And yes, thank you Other Scott, the built-in Intel graphics seem up to driving at least one 4K screen. Hm, gotta bring it in to work and try it with two of the big screens in the "ETL lab" at once. Wife (predictably) livid, "Where are you going to put that thing?! It's bigger than our living-room TV!". Yeah, well, sorry honey, but with my increasingly presbyopic eyes, stuff was looking a tad small on my 4K 32" monitor at work, so...

My official excuse is I needed this in case we're ordered to work from home in Official Corona Panic, but if that were my real reason... Wouldn't I have set it up from my work laptop[3] first? :-) That's next, though, perhaps tomorrow: I already have the Craptop[3] here, since I was WFH on Friday -- although that's ordinarily next-to-impossible on just the lappy screen -- and during the day, got a department-wide email reminding everyone to take their laptops home with them for the weekend, just in case we'd need to WFH on Monday... Or if it became mandatory.


1: So, so much for http://forum.iwethey.org/forum/post/429086/

2: http://forum.iwethey.org/forum/post/431349/

3: The boring corporate-silver anally-locked-down HP.
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   Christian R. Conrad
The Man Who (used to think he) Knows Fucking Everything


Mail: Same username as at the top left of this post, at iki.fi
New Noice.
I'm leaning towards similar.

How adjustable is it?
New Swivels sideways a bit, tilts up and down a bit, doesn't pivot.
Not on the stand that came with it. 200x200 mm VESA attachment points on the back, so coud of course be mounted on something pivotty. Feels like you won't adjust a humongo-fucker like this all the time, so doesn't much matter, IMO. Except if you have a height-adjustable desk under it, then you might want to tilt it a bit depending on height. Can't recall degrees of tilt and swivel, feels like "enough"; maybe exact data are on that specs site I linked?

Unless you meant softwarely and resolutionarily? Haven't got much into that yet, beyond selecting the input port I'd put a lead into. AFAIK its particular party trick, its "USP", is that you can put four inputs simultaneously on it and it splits up and pretends to be four separate 1920x1080 screens. Dunno how useful that will be; maybe.
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   Christian R. Conrad
The Man Who (used to think he) Knows Fucking Everything


Mail: Same username as at the top left of this post, at iki.fi
New Obvious solution for the wife's complaint
You need a bigger TV.
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Drew
New +1, Like, Thumbs-up.
New Video projectors have been affordable for a while.
And if you already don't rely on the smarts in most modern TVs, then it's an easy replacement.

Wade.
     Acquisition speculation: Large(ish) monitor. - (CRConrad) - (13)
         Not really, but ... - (drook) - (1)
             Heh, yeah, but no... - (CRConrad)
         Dell. - (pwhysall)
         I typically look at The Wirecutter first - (malraux) - (1)
             Re: I typically look at The Wirecutter first - (pwhysall)
         Is your laptop new enough to drive it at 4k? - (Another Scott) - (1)
             I've had weird experiences with laptops and big displays - (pwhysall)
         Yup, thanks guys, got one of these: - (CRConrad) - (5)
             Noice. - (pwhysall) - (1)
                 Swivels sideways a bit, tilts up and down a bit, doesn't pivot. - (CRConrad)
             Obvious solution for the wife's complaint - (drook) - (2)
                 +1, Like, Thumbs-up. -NT - (CRConrad) - (1)
                     Video projectors have been affordable for a while. - (static)

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