Looking for the right Display Hardware


#1

Hello,
we are using Rhino on a Lenovo Notebook with i7 Proc, 16GB Memory, a SSD drive, a Geforce graphics card. It is a great Notebook with super a Display.
In addition we like to have an external Display.
Does somebody has experiance with Displays? Any recomendations out of the community for us?
Thank you very much

Cheers
Kai


#2

Kgrunen,
I have been using View Sonic displays for more years than I can remember. I have never had a problem with any that I have used. I am currently using for my main display a view sonic 25 inch VS15562, I have a second display that is 19 inch. If I were you I would use the display on the Lenovo for side viewing and use the View Sonic as my main display for working on projects.

All my best … Danny


#3

I have a 24 inch monitor. I feel that this is the smallest I would feel comfortable on doing what I am doing.

[With that said, I also do Rhino at my local coffee shop on a 13" laptop : ) With V5s nice menus, it’s possible, but it’s still a little cramped.]

I used my friends 30" Dell IPS 3K 100% Adobe Gamut monitor for two weeks. 30" is a nice luxury, as I can open palettes and they don’t get in my way, unless I roll my chair closer to have a look.

Currently, 27" monitors are a good price-point. A medium resolution 1920x1080 one can be had for $260, with the 3K ones about $500-$600.

I will not buy monitors that are not IPS/PSL unless something better comes along. I would not get something that is not LED backlit either. My old 24" cold-cathode backlit monitor takes 300 watts, a new 27" monitor about 30 watts.

Samsung, Viewsonic, and the high-end Dell monitors are good. Many Samsung monitors have a zero dead-pixel warranty. I do not understand what Samsung was thinking for some of their monitor stands/cases.

I’ve seen people Photoshop on a 4K TV/Monitor. Nice.

The more pixels you have the more your video card needs to work when you work.


#4

I have two 24" Dell U2412 1920 x 1200 monitors, they’re reasonably priced and work well. I like the fact that they’re 1200 pixels high (16:10) and not 1080 (16:9). You can get the U2414 if you don’t care, they’re even less expensive. You can also get the color calibrated equivalent U2413 (I had one) but they cost about 60% more.

–Mitch


#5

Hi. I also prefer 2 x 23Inch LED screens to a single bigger screen.I keep all my toolbars on the side screen and my workspace is open and free of toolbar debris.


#6

Hi @All,
Thanks for your answers and sharing your experience.
We tried a Fujitsu 27" IPS and an ASUS 27" IPS both 16:9 format. And we came to the result that none of them is acceptable. The sharpness of the picture in comparison with the internal Notebook display (15.6”) is awful.
I think we are going to do some more testing with DELL and Viewsonic before we finally decide whether to buy or not. Will post the results here.
Best
Kai


#7

Kai,
My view sonic display is super clear and crisp. Just a heads up prior to your purchasing a display prior to seeing a view sonic in action.

All my best … Daniel