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The perfect monitor for translators! THIS is going on my 'to buy' list!
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DJHartmann  Identity Verified
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This is certainly going on my next 'to buy' list! No more need for dual screens!








http://www.businessinsider.com/samsung-qh90-super-ultra-wide-329-monitor-photos-2017-6/?utm_content=bufferffed8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer-bi&r=AU&IR=T/#you-can-split-up-the-layout-of-the-screen-with-the-chg90s-software-as-windows-10-doesnt-have-any-settings-or-support-for-such-a-wide-screen-10



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Mirja Maletzki  Identity Verified
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OMG Jun 10

OMG, yes, please! Will totally go on my "Buy" list as well. Thank you so much for sharing!

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Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
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Ergonomic design Jun 10

This is a very good idea.
In fact, translators spend very long time sitting and concentrating on monitor screens. I find this type of monitor tiresome [my experience with monitors for stock exchange sessions].
My neck pain became worse due to a very large screen.
Switching among multiple monitors work better.

In addition, my 7 monitors I has mistaken and bought in 2000 still function well [but they will be sold cheaply] and durable in my workspace. I do not to waste them.
I still insist on the classic multi-monitor work environment.

Dr. Soonthon Lupkitaro Ph.D.
Bangkok, Thailand and Murmansk, Russia


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MollyRose  Identity Verified
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Wow! Jun 10

A deeper desk would be better, though, than the one pictured, so you won't be so close to the screen. The way it's curved looks like it might be ergonomical enough. The best way to know is to stand in front of one "in person"!

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Mario Chavez  Identity Verified
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At first blush, it looks super cool, but... Jun 10

I find some problems with such a large monitor.

1) You need third-party software for Windows to split the screen
2) As Molly indicated, a deeper desk is needed, and not just any desk. This monitor must be very heavy (the website doesn't say).
3) The monitor has a fixed position (on a tripod, as seen on the picture). Bad for ergonomics.
4) The monitor is designed for the gamer, not necessarily for others.

As usual, it helps to see if this humongous monitor ($1,500, ha!) is compatible with your current system.


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Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
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Yes! Jun 10

I never say "Oh, my God!" and dislike it when people abuse of "Oh, my God!," but nevertheless... "Oh, my God!"

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Jan Truper
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Impressive... Jun 10

...but I prefer using 3 separate monitors for the same effect, which can be turned on/off as needed.

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Dan Lucas  Identity Verified
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Why the vertical limit? Jun 10

DJHartmann wrote:
This is certainly going on my next 'to buy' list! No more need for dual screens!

I can attest to the fact that a 49" monitor is worth having - I use a Wasabi Mango UHD490 all day, every day - and for me one large screen is better than two or three small screens, but the Samsung monitor to which you link is limited to 3840 x 1080 pixels. It's been cut in half!

I want to be able to see as many segments as possible at once. Why not go for the full 4K, with 3840 x 2160 pixels, so that you get decent space in the vertical dimension?

Dan


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Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
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45" TV monitor Jun 10

After my comment above, I turned on my TV set. The 45" TV monitor was one device I sometimes applied it for translation jobs.
As said before, it is not ergonomic. I do not like it. I prefer regular work desk positions since I can work in longer hours with more productivity than such 45" or 50" TV monitor.

Dr. Soonthon Lupkitaro
Bangkok


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Mirko Mainardi  Identity Verified
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E-paper Jun 10

Maybe you can even get a nice tan while working with that setup if you ramp up the brightness a bit... but other than that, paying something like thrice the cost of a double/triple monitor setup with similar real estate seems a little excessive.

I actually look forward to this technology maturing and becoming economically viable.


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Economically viable Jun 10

Mirko Mainardi wrote:

Maybe you can even get a nice tan while working with that setup if you ramp up the brightness a bit... but other than that, paying something like thrice the cost of a double/triple monitor setup with similar real estate seems a little excessive.

I actually look forward to this technology maturing and becoming economically viable.


At $1,500 for this bleeding-edge technology, I agree, it's excessive, not just a little. More DPI or more definition (4K or whatever comes down the pipeline) does not necessarily mean it's meant for long periods of sitting work staring at a monitor. Speaking of tanning, I think this monitor offers a real possibility: you could use a “Tanning Booth” luminosity and color scheme and stop working in your payamas.



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Dan Lucas  Identity Verified
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Define "economically viable" Jun 10

Mirko Mainardi wrote:
...and becoming economically viable.

I think my 49" monitor cost $900 including shipping. For something I use nearly every day of the year and for 12 hours a day that is not a huge amount. One good job will cover that payment and I have monitors here that I purchased a decade ago that still work fine. Even if the big monitor only has a useful life of five years that's less than $200 a year.

Computer, monitor, keyboard, mouse, chair - these are all vital tools, as much as the software we use. If you have the money, scrimping just doesn't make sense. Get the absolute best you can afford. (Just for the record I don't think the monitor that is the subject of this thread is the best, but you know what I mean.)

Regards,
Dan


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Mirko Mainardi  Identity Verified
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"Economically viable" defined Jun 10

Dan Lucas wrote:

Define "economically viable"


I was specifically referring to e-paper monitors. AFAIK, a 13.3" e-paper (4-bit grayscale) monitor sells at about $1,300 right now. That's not "economically viable" by my standards, but of course, your and others' mileage may vary.

My idea of economically viable, in general, is (roughly put): similar performance and functionality at a similar or lower price compared to the average for that class of products.


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Egmont Schröder  Identity Verified
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Here is another good one Jun 10

http://www.dasung.com/english/

An e-ink monitor that is already on the market. The price is a bit heavy, but I think there is a future in this technology.

There have been a lot of interesting kickstarter projects lately, for example a laptop display that can be extended into three separate displays (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/slidenjoy/slidenjoy-double-or-triple-your-screens?lang=de). Imagine you bring this one to a coffee shop.

My favorite is the super ergnonomic keyboard "keyboardio" (https://shop.keyboard.io/). Altough not a monitor it is definitely worth a look.


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Mario Chavez  Identity Verified
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Keyboard.io Jun 10

Egmont Schröder wrote:

http://www.dasung.com/english/

An e-ink monitor that is already on the market. The price is a bit heavy, but I think there is a future in this technology.

There have been a lot of interesting kickstarter projects lately, for example a laptop display that can be extended into three separate displays (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/slidenjoy/slidenjoy-double-or-triple-your-screens?lang=de). Imagine you bring this one to a coffee shop.

My favorite is the super ergnonomic keyboard "keyboardio" (https://shop.keyboard.io/). Altough not a monitor it is definitely worth a look.


Artsy, yes. Cute? Yes. Ergonomic? Let me try one out for 30 days and I'll let you know.



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