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Poll: What size is your main monitor?
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patriciacharnet  Identity Verified
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big Feb 28, 2012

some pcs now have huge screens been to see an applestore and saw some humongous screens there!

Does anybody use big big screens, and does it help really?

Many thanks

Patricia

[Edited at 2012-02-28 08:12 GMT]

[Edited at 2012-02-28 08:12 GMT]


 

Mary Worby  Identity Verified
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17 inch Feb 28, 2012

It's a laptop, but it's about as big as laptops get.

 

Ruslan Polishchuk  Identity Verified
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laptop screen Feb 28, 2012

I am using a VAIO with 15.5" screen and I must say I am totally satisfied.
It's a wide screen and the quality of the view is very good.
I would think of migrating to a MacBookPro, but it doesn't fit my demands for software.
So I am thinking about sony's Z-series. It has only 13" screen, but I am sure it'll be OK. We'll see though =)


 

Noni Gilbert  Identity Verified
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Don't have a ruler to hand Feb 28, 2012

No idea I'm afraid! So much for my technological awareness. "Smallish" would be my answer to "how big is your screen"?

 

Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
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22 inches Feb 28, 2012

It's great. I've had this arrangement for 4 years now. I can display my source and target texts side by side.

 

Adrien Lambert  Identity Verified
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Dual screen Feb 28, 2012

I could only recommend using dual screens. I would argue that having a huge screen is less important than having two. I use two 23'' and it is very comfortable.

 

John Cutler  Identity Verified
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Same here Feb 28, 2012

Muriel Vasconcellos wrote:

It's great. I've had this arrangement for 4 years now. I can display my source and target texts side by side.


Same here. Its rectangular shape means it's easy to place two texts side by side at a large enough size to see and work with comfortably.


 

Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Germany
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>25inch Feb 28, 2012

and I hate having to work on my 18" laptop when I am on the go.
I have 2 27 in monitors (or TV´s) and one 22 inch linked to my main computer.
I find or am the opinion that we have to work with this equipment every day (sometims 14 hours a day) and the bigger the screen, the better. And the more screens you have, you have more space for ref stuff and I frequently have Across and Studio 2011 open at the same time.

Can only recommend larger screeens / monitors


 

Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Germany
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Sony Viao 18.1" :-) Feb 28, 2012

Mary Worby wrote:

It's a laptop, but it's about as big as laptops get.


but the battery dies after a few months and you have to use the mains as the batteries "only" have a 6 month guarantee

[Edited at 2012-02-28 14:14 GMT]


 

Callum Walker  Identity Verified
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I have three monitors Feb 28, 2012

I use three monitors and it is truly fantastic for productivity.

I have a 27" iMac as my main monitor, and two 19" monitors mounted above it (making a sort of "T" shape with my screens).

I have my source and target documents on the 27" iMac and then use the top-right monitor for reference material and my email programme, and the left-hand monitor for my terminology database and web reference sources.

Since I've had this setup it has increased my productivity no end!!

[Edited at 2012-02-28 10:26 GMT]


 

Mary Worby  Identity Verified
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Touché Feb 28, 2012

Michael Harris wrote:

Mary Worby wrote:

It's a laptop, but it's about as big as laptops get.


but the battery dies after a few months and you have to use the mains as the batteries "only" have a 6 month guarantee

[Edited at 2012-02-28 10:12 GMT]


I knew someone would prove me wrong!

To be fair, the 17 inch is good enough for me, and it's 18 months old and the batteries still work! Any bigger and it wouldn't fit on my lap!


 

Paul Carmichael  Identity Verified
Spain
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I've got 22" Feb 28, 2012

Not that I'm boastingicon_smile.gif

And using this here ubuntu means I have as many desktops as I like. I just switch between them with a click. I normally have one desktop with my email clients, newsreader, browser etc, and on the other I have XP under virtualbox for my Trados and MS suite.

I also have a native windows box under my desk, with its own 19" monitor - just for those bits of hardware that won't work on virtualbox or wine. Hardly ever switch it on.


 

Karlotta Leosdottir  Identity Verified
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24 inches Feb 28, 2012

During my career as a freelance translator I have gone from 15.5' to 19' and then from 19' to 24'. I must say I find it great to work on my 24' Vaio, both with regard to my eyes and posture. However, I still have a 15.5' laptop that I occasionally use when I work from a different location. There is a big difference.

[Edited at 2012-02-28 13:45 GMT]


 

Gillian Searl  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Bigger than the 2nd one Feb 28, 2012

Who asks these questions anyway and for what possible purpose?

 
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