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« Reply #100 on: Sun, 13 September 2009, 10:40:34 »
Am I the only one here whose newest monitor is from 1996?
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« Reply #101 on: Sun, 13 September 2009, 12:07:58 »
Based on your sig, your newest monitor is from 2004. ;)

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« Reply #102 on: Sun, 13 September 2009, 14:43:15 »
I don't count that since it's a built-in display of a laptop computer. I hardly ever use that computer anyway since I like using my desktops better (clicky keyboards, real mice/trackballs, etc.)
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« Reply #103 on: Mon, 14 September 2009, 08:04:29 »
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Am I the only one here whose newest monitor is from 1996?

Probably.


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« Reply #104 on: Mon, 14 September 2009, 12:01:35 »
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Am I the only one here whose newest monitor is from 1996?


Maybe but I have hardware older than that and software older than you :madgrin:
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« Reply #105 on: Mon, 14 September 2009, 18:36:27 »
I doubt you use an old DEC monitor from the early 1990's every day on your main computer. And about old software--I have a big box of floppy disks and I still play some of the games that were on them (Railroad Tycoon, Mario Bros., Jacaranda Jim) and use Word for Windows 2.0.
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« Reply #106 on: Mon, 14 September 2009, 20:46:31 »
for a sec I thought you were cool like me and actually have Windows 2.0 but I guess not lol.


I think it's actually 2.1 but whatever

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« Reply #107 on: Tue, 15 September 2009, 03:24:12 »
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I doubt you use an old DEC monitor from the early 1990's every day on your main computer. And about old software--I have a big box of floppy disks and I still play some of the games that were on them (Railroad Tycoon, Mario Bros., Jacaranda Jim) and use Word for Windows 2.0.

Yeah I got rid of some old hardware recently. Until then I was running a Coppermine with 684M of RAM as my main box and an old LCD from when they first come out. It's twice at thick as today's screens and throws heat like a furnace.

I have some Apple laptops in great condition from the 1980s. I'll be getting rid of those hopefully in the next few months.

But I run an OS from 1975. It came on open reel tapes.

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« Reply #108 on: Tue, 15 September 2009, 03:28:51 »
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I doubt you use an old DEC monitor from the early 1990's every day on your main computer.


True, but I did use new VT100s in the 1970s!
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« Reply #109 on: Tue, 15 September 2009, 18:01:49 »
But you don't use old stuff on your main computer for everyday use.
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« Reply #110 on: Wed, 16 September 2009, 03:10:48 »
Yeah, I do. I really do.

What do you use your systems for? Are you a programmer?
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« Reply #111 on: Thu, 17 September 2009, 16:34:12 »
I use them for everyday computing. Right now I'm using a 9-year-old computer with a 16-year-old monitor running at 640x480, an old boxy serial mouse, and an elderly NEC Technologies keyboard.

I wouldn't mind having better computers but I'm just too lazy to spend money on them.
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« Reply #112 on: Thu, 17 September 2009, 23:05:01 »
Have you considered waiting by your finer dumpsters?

I have abandoned things like early-2000s 17" monitors (I keep one 19" Trinitron and a 14" which has sentimental meaning.
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« Reply #113 on: Fri, 18 September 2009, 08:01:20 »
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Have you considered waiting by your finer dumpsters?

This got my morning started off right.  I had a chuckle.
 
Not to say that people don't do it anyway, but it's illegal in every place I know of to throw monitors, especially CRTs, in the trash.


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« Reply #114 on: Fri, 18 September 2009, 08:04:18 »
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This got my morning started off right.  I had a chuckle.
 
Not to say that people don't do it anyway, but it's illegal in every place I know of to throw monitors, especially CRTs, in the trash.

Computer parts are actually quite difficult to get rid of, though.  Admittedly, though, CRTs probably have more poisonous components than the rest of a computer anyway.
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« Reply #115 on: Fri, 18 September 2009, 14:33:51 »
They're even worse for the environment than compact fluorescents.
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« Reply #116 on: Fri, 18 September 2009, 21:50:11 »
2560x1024, I re-added the second monitor since I'm more serious about my career choice now, I need all the productivity I can get...
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« Reply #117 on: Sat, 19 September 2009, 03:27:51 »
If it's web design, keep a crappy 800x600 CRT around.

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« Reply #118 on: Sat, 19 September 2009, 09:34:06 »
I wouldn't call those CRT's crappy; they can last for over 20 years!
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« Reply #119 on: Tue, 22 September 2009, 13:01:32 »
Here are the screen resolutions for all my computers:

Compaq Presario 1425 CRT: 13 in. 640x480, 60Hz

Unysis CRT: 14 in. 800x600, 60Hz

Dell E770s CRT: 17 in. 1024x768, 75Hz

Dell M781p CRT: 17 in. 1024x768 85Hz

Gateway EV910 CRT:19 in. 1152x864 75 Hz

Gateway Solo 5300 Laptop LCD: 14 in. 1024x768

Micron TransPort GX+ Laptop LCD: 15 in. 1400x1050
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« Reply #120 on: Sun, 27 September 2009, 00:10:10 »
LCD - 1920 x 1200 -  24" Dell ST2410  - TN Widescreen 16:9
LCD - 1366 x 768   -  22" Toshiba - REGZA AV61 - TN Widescreen 16:9
CRT - 2048 x 1536 -  22" Mitsubishi Diamond Pro 2070SB 4:3

I use the Dell 24 inch mostly but If I need to see really accurate colour I use the Mitsubishi.

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Mitsubishi - http://www.superwarehouse.com/images/products/mitsibishi_DP2070SB.jpg


LCD monitors are still absolutely crap for multi resolutions because they're all best at native res
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« Reply #121 on: Mon, 28 September 2009, 02:53:09 »
1680x1050, rebuilt samsung 20,000:1 contrast, 2ms responce.

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« Reply #122 on: Wed, 30 September 2009, 07:29:08 »
It's rapidly becoming 640x480, funnily enough - my main computer is becoming my HTC Touch Pro, due to the amount of time I'm spending NOT at home.

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« Reply #123 on: Wed, 30 September 2009, 07:40:30 »
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It's rapidly becoming 640x480, funnily enough - my main computer is becoming my HTC Touch Pro, due to the amount of time I'm spending NOT at home.

I feel you. When I'm not at work, I do "computer-stuff" on my Palm. Phones are becoming so advanced these days, that they're really starting to become more like handheld computers than phones.


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« Reply #124 on: Wed, 30 September 2009, 17:48:02 »
Not my phone.
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« Reply #125 on: Wed, 31 March 2010, 11:56:21 »
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2880x2400 + 2048x1536. :biggrin1:

2048x1536 on the 15.0" internal LCD, 2880x2400 on the external IBM T221 (22.2", although only 18.4" of the display area is being used.) Unfortunately, I can't run the full design 3840x2400 due to a hard limit of my graphics card. :sad:


If I didn't win the thread already with my 10.06 megapixels, I almost certainly win it now.

3840x2400 + 2048x1536.

12.36 megapixels of fury.

Here's the T221 running as hard as I can drive it without buying even more hardware:



See, Lenovo made a docking station that has a PCIe slot in it. Comes in handy when you want to throw a PCIe card that can REALLY push the pixels in there. ;)

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« Reply #126 on: Wed, 31 March 2010, 16:13:00 »
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If I didn't win the thread already with my 10.06 megapixels, I almost certainly win it now.

3840x2400 + 2048x1536.

12.36 megapixels of fury.

Here's the T221 running as hard as I can drive it without buying even more hardware:

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See, Lenovo made a docking station that has a PCIe slot in it. Comes in handy when you want to throw a PCIe card that can REALLY push the pixels in there. ;)


Is that its native resolution?
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« Reply #127 on: Wed, 31 March 2010, 17:16:59 »
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Is that its native resolution?

Yes, it is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_T220/T221_LCD_monitors

I'm using 1920x1200 (HP LP2475w) and 1280x800 (HP Elitebook 6930p) btw.
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« Reply #128 on: Wed, 31 March 2010, 17:35:46 »
2732x768... an Acer x163w LCD and the 16" 1366x768 built into my Satellite
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« Reply #129 on: Wed, 31 March 2010, 17:53:29 »
Ah the T221... I must say though, I'm not sure if I'd want that much resolution on such a small screen. Obviously it's highly advantageous for certain professional roles, but I'd rather have a 30" with 2560x1600 for what I use my systems for.

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« Reply #130 on: Wed, 31 March 2010, 18:16:46 »
Hmm, right now I have a 1360x768 + 1920x1080.

Though, in a few months it should be 1680x1050 (20") + 1920x1200 (24") + 1920x1080 (22").

I had a couple CRTs running at 2560x1200 and another at 1792x1344 and an LCD at 1680x1050 for my workstation almost a year and a half ago. But damn, it took up all my desk space, and my cubicle area was always a few degrees hotter than everywhere else.
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« Reply #131 on: Thu, 01 April 2010, 01:10:18 »
3x 2304x1440 (6912x1440) CRTs

And soon adding 1x 2560x1600 + 2x 1200x1600 (4960x1600 total) LCDs.

It's going to be one huge desktop :)
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« Reply #132 on: Thu, 01 April 2010, 01:18:09 »
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3x 2304x1440 (6912x1440) CRTs

And soon adding 1x 2560x1600 + 2x 1200x1600 (4960x1600 total) LCDs.

It's going to be one huge desktop :)


Whoa.  I thought the 2048x1536 my old Sun GDM-5410 topped out was high.  I preferred 1600x1200, as it was sharper and can hit 85Hz.
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« Reply #133 on: Thu, 01 April 2010, 01:24:38 »
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Whoa.  I thought the 2048x1536 my old Sun GDM-5410 topped out was high.  I preferred 1600x1200, as it was sharper and can hit 85Hz.

These are GDM-FW900's :)

They also are a bit sharper when dropping the res - 1920x1200 @ 85Hz seems to give the best picture on them, but most of the time the desktop space is more important for me. And it's great in games - the slight blur is kind of like a natural anti-aliasing that doesn't give a performance hit :)
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« Reply #134 on: Thu, 01 April 2010, 01:37:29 »
Been using for almost a year an AoC 7Elr CRT(Think it's from April 2003 Shadow-mask type, not a flat-screen does have a convex screen(I'd say flatness of around 90-95% but not completely), it's also lacks the stereo system base).

Unfortunately not a high-end CRT for that matter.

1024x768 @ 85Hz for desktop. Though I do go for 640x480 @ 120hz for some games or 8x6 @ 100hz. Purely analog no OSD just button LED flashing OSD. Customized colors through Nvidia with digital vibrance 100% eye wise not with a calibrator.

I am missing the higher resolutions, but I've had problems with LCDs lacking in the "punch proof department". Kinda regret punching out a 85Hz LCD I bought a few years ago. Not sure if it was real 85Hz or partial image dropping while still running 60hz but it was great for games though it had HORRIBLE black levels I couldn't even see anything in certain places you could hide right in front of me in some cases. Not sure think it might have been a Hanns-G or something. Ironically in the games I've played I always seem to have black level problems just doesn't seem right.

Been wanting the Acer GD245HQ 1920x1080; 120hz LCD monitor. Pretty expensive though at around 350-400 or so. Though Viewsonic has hinted their LED 120hz LCD (V3D241wm) but I'm betting it's going to cost more so than the Acer and they haven't even mentioned what LED dimming method they are using; local or edge.

It's kinda funny I've been wanting some of those monitors because my PC is woefully inadequate for modern gaming. Nor do I game much for economical reasons both on the building a PC and games themselves. Hell even some of the older games run bad, but it was the first PC back in '07 I bought that was a significant upgrade over some 10 year old compaq presario, at least I learned a lesson and been reading up a lot on PCs.

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« Reply #135 on: Thu, 01 April 2010, 02:16:40 »
I'm on a 2560x1600 30" Apple Cinema Display. It replaced a two monitor setup of a 23" 1920x1200 Apple Cinema + 24" Samsung 2343BWX monitor setup that gave me neck pain from having to turn my head to look at one display or another all the time.

I was waiting patiently for the Dell U2711 27" LCD monitor, but as I did some research into it I realized that the specs weren't quite right for me. I was disappointed that it wasn't an LED monitor as rumored. More importantly, I didn't want more pixels jammed into a smaller frame.

After thinking long and hard about the Dell's WFP 3008 30" monitor, I finally decided to go with the 30" Apple Cinema Display which matches up surprisingly well to any other 30" monitor on the market today despite having gone quite a few years without a refresh. The price has come down to the point that it was competitive against the other 30" monitors. It only cost $50 more than the Dell WFP at a local retailer that was selling below the sticker price.

I'm not sure if this speaks to how good the 30" Apple Cinema Display is or how weak the 30" LCD market is. It is indeed a fantastic monitor and the 30" monitor field is seriously underwhelming given the high prices across the board. Only the Dell 3008WFP and Apple 30" Cinema Display made it to my final picks.
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« Reply #136 on: Fri, 09 April 2010, 01:32:51 »
I really hope you don't plan on getting that glorified iPod touch, ripster.  Anyway, I just made an upgrade of sorts.  Kind of like an upgrade that's also a downgrade.  I swapped out my 15.6" Acer LCD with a resolution of 1366x768 for a nice Samsung SyncMaster 793MB 17" CRT with a max resolution of 1280x1024.
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« Reply #137 on: Sat, 10 April 2010, 22:21:00 »
1280x1024 on my 19" L190. WOOOO!
I gots big pixels.

I'd really like an IBM T221 though... would work nicely in my dual DVIs. But IBM was idiotic and discontinued them; or didn't bother to make even better LCDs.
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« Reply #138 on: Sat, 10 April 2010, 22:50:20 »
It was more that they were selling them (and most likely every other panel coming off of that production line) at a loss, I suspect.

Consider that Toshiba, 2 years after IBM discontinued the T221 (which was selling at $9000 for the DG5 version,) announced a 3840x2400 22.2" TN panel (with worse contrast (how do you screw up contrast on a TN panel?!?!?,) and barely better brightness, than the T221) for just shy of $18,000. It didn't launch.

Most of what IDTech was making was high-end 4:3 (yes, I know, the T221 is 16:10) IPS panels, mainly for laptops. 4:3 died, and IPS died on laptops. So, it didn't make financial sense to continue the joint venture. (I don't think they made a single TN panel, and TN was the way EVERY laptop manufacturer was headed, away from IPS.)

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« Reply #139 on: Sun, 11 April 2010, 00:08:56 »
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It was more that they were selling them (and most likely every other panel coming off of that production line) at a loss, I suspect.

Consider that Toshiba, 2 years after IBM discontinued the T221 (which was selling at $9000 for the DG5 version,) announced a 3840x2400 22.2" TN panel (with worse contrast (how do you screw up contrast on a TN panel?!?!?,) and barely better brightness, than the T221) for just shy of $18,000. It didn't launch.

Most of what IDTech was making was high-end 4:3 (yes, I know, the T221 is 16:10) IPS panels, mainly for laptops. 4:3 died, and IPS died on laptops. So, it didn't make financial sense to continue the joint venture. (I don't think they made a single TN panel, and TN was the way EVERY laptop manufacturer was headed, away from IPS.)


IBM makes billions of dollars. And if they can't sell it, they should find a way to. Stupid mangement IBM has; obviously no one is going to buy it if they don't advertise or put it commercially in stores like the Commodore 64.
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« Reply #140 on: Sun, 11 April 2010, 00:26:50 »
Keep in mind that the current version of Windows in 2005 (when it was discontinued) was XP, which has downright terrible resolution independence. (Windows Vista and 7 are actually quite good on this front.)

The upshot of this is... almost all users wouldn't be able to read UI text on this monitor unless you turn it down to 1920x1200... at which point you could get a $600 monitor instead of a $9000 monitor, and get better contrast, better brightness, MUCH better response time, and slightly better viewing angles (newer IPS technology, the T221 uses first-gen IPS technology.)

Besides, if you tried to sell a $9000 monitor in a store, you'd get laughed out of the store.

Oh, and you also needed a highly specialized graphics card to be able to drive it at full refresh rate, although the DG5 was much less picky... still needed something somewhat specialized, though, to get it to work properly. So, they would've had to bundle a graphics card (they did that before when there was absolutely NOTHING on the market that could drive it, though, and bundled a custom Matrox card modified specifically for the T220 and later T221,) and to avoid annoying consumers with a crap 2D-only card, it would've had to have been a top of the line $1500 workstation 3D card.

So, your $9000 monitor which you're taking a loss on is now a $10,500 monitor that you're still taking a loss on. For a monitor that 98% of your customers cannot read without turning down the resolution, and making it instantly inferior to a $600 monitor that works with damn near every graphics card in existence, in every way.

And, IBM makes billions of dollars partially by looking at what's bleeding them dry, and killing it. This is why they sold the PC division - PC customers want cheap, commodity, volume, and when it breaks, buy another one. That's not what IBM does. IBM does horrendously expensive, but it doesn't break, it's extremely well supported, and if it does break, it figures out that it's broken, and calls IBM on its own, and they send a part or a tech before you even notice the failure.

As for the laptop panels... people did see them, and ThinkPads were even occasionally in stores. People didn't care. Laptop technology gets old quickly, so cheap and disposable is the name of the game - why design a laptop to have top-quality parts and last 15 years, when in 2 years, it's going to be completely outdated, and in 3 years, it's going to be slow enough that it's seriously affecting productivity, compared to the latest and greatest? IPS isn't cheap. TN is. If the answer is having your entire company waiting on slow laptops with beautiful IPS screens, and being up to date with cheap TN screens, 10 out of 10 IT managers are going to buy the TN screen. For that matter, 9 out of 10 consumers are going to buy the TN screen - why get a Core i5, 2 gigs of RAM, and a 250 gig drive with an IPS screen, when you can get a Core i7, 4 gigs of RAM, and a 500 gig drive for the same price.

I'm not saying I like it - I hate it. I'm saying that there was an extremely strong business case for shutting IDTech down, to the point that IBM probably would have been acting irresponsibly to their shareholders (their one true boss - the one exception, for a publicly traded company, that I can think of is Google, as they've filed SEC statements specifically saying that they may not do what's best in terms of profit, if it goes against their morals) if they DIDN'T pull out of IDTech.

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« Reply #141 on: Sun, 11 April 2010, 03:14:57 »
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The upshot of this is... almost all users wouldn't be able to read UI text on this monitor unless you turn it down to 1920x1200...

You can just use a calculator to figure out the text DPI size needed to make it readable. And turn on cleartype for sub-pixel and anti-aliasing of the text. Anything but native resolution is blurry and I'd say harder to read.

http://members.ping.de/~sven/dpi.html

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« Reply #142 on: Sun, 11 April 2010, 03:30:13 »
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You can just use a calculator to figure out the text DPI size needed to make it readable. And turn on cleartype for sub-pixel and anti-aliasing of the text. Anything but native resolution is blurry and I'd say harder to read.

http://members.ping.de/~sven/dpi.html


Didn't work well enough in XP. I got tired of dialog boxes where the text didn't fit, so words were missing. In the worst cases the buttons you needed to click were not shown in the box. You couldn't click them - you had to guess how many times to hit Tab then the space bar, and hope you activated an option that wasn't destructive.

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« Reply #143 on: Sun, 11 April 2010, 03:31:54 »
On the T221, it always evenly scales, without using any interpolation, so nothing is ever blurry.

Example. 1024x768 scales to 3072x2304 centered in the display - not 3200x2400, not 3840x2400.

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« Reply #144 on: Sun, 11 April 2010, 04:19:32 »
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IBM makes billions of dollars. And if they can't sell it, they should find a way to. Stupid mangement IBM has; obviously no one is going to buy it if they don't advertise or put it commercially in stores like the Commodore 64.



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« Reply #145 on: Sun, 11 April 2010, 04:30:31 »
1920x1200 on my desktop with a 28" LCD monitor (I used to have two monitors running 1920x1200 before my dad decided he wanted one). 1920x1200 on my 17" MBP, and 1024x600 on my EeePC 1005HA.

All three are running some form of OS X as my main OS.

What's your main computer's screen resolution?
« Reply #146 on: Wed, 14 April 2010, 17:16:28 »
3360 x 1050 on dual head acer al2216w 20" screens.

if this year turns out decent I'm swapping them for a single 30" Samsung SyncMaster 305T. I've used them and they are very nice (2560x1600 - large enough to put two portrait A4s on screen and still be readable, and with much brighter colors and contrast than the acers - also, a lot cheaper than the Apple cinema 30").
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« Reply #147 on: Wed, 14 April 2010, 19:52:53 »
Define "main computer"

  • 1440900 in one 17" on laptop1
  • 16001200 in one 16" on laptop2
  • 25601024 in dual 19"s on desktop1
  • 2048768 in dual 15" on desktop2
  • 1024768 in one 37" TV on media server
  • 1138800 per bathroom tablet PC (two owned)
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« Reply #148 on: Wed, 14 April 2010, 19:56:44 »
That's a ****ty tablet you have in your can.  Does your wife use an iPad?


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« Reply #149 on: Wed, 14 April 2010, 22:02:10 »
oops, 1152 864 on my ****ty tablets, hacked from 1024600.
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