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... computer monitor? i'm thinking about buying a mac G4 and debating whether to get the 15 inch or the 17 inch display. how big is too big? is there such a thing when it comes to monitors?
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... computer monitor? i'm thinking about buying a mac G4 and debating whether to get the 15 inch or the 17 inch display. how big is too big? is there such a thing when it comes to monitors?

I only have a 15 inch monitor, but only 12 inches are viewable. I prefer the small monitor though because that way I just look straight ahead to see everything. My friend at work has a 21 inch monster monitor. I don`t like it because it requires too much up/down and side to side movement to see everything. I shrink everything down when using his monitor. Kcbass.

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It depends on a few things: one is how close do you like to sit to the screen, I would consider a 15 inch lcd (flat) monitor to be the minimum, if you go with a crt(tube) than a 17 inch will give you the same amount of usable screen size. Consider a 19 inch(tube) if you like a little distance or a 17 inch(lcd).

Go someplace where you can see a number of monitors and actually look at things you would do on the screens. Spec's help but trust what you see.

 

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Home - 2 computers with 17" monitors.

Work - 3 computers, with a 19" primary and 2 17" secondary monitors.

 

I agree, 15" LCD if possible. 17" flat screen CRT otherwise. The extra size is very nice when trying to edit multiple tracks or work with Reaktor. My new keyboard stand has a top tier for a monitor but I am afraid to put a heavy 17" there. Soon I will change the primary computer to a 15" LCD screen so I can place it there and face my keyboards when sequencing and mixing.

 

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g05,

 

> debating whether to get the 15 inch or the 17 inch display. <

 

I don't think 17 inches is enough. I have a PC with two monitors, one 21 inches and the other 17 inches. I could never go back to smaller than 19 inches for the main monitor, or using only one instead of two.

 

> how big is too big? is there such a thing when it comes to monitors? <

 

I'd have a 25 inch monitor if they were affordable!

 

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19". I upgraded from a 17" ( which conveniently burned out on me ;) ) I wouldn't have it any other way. I can see the info clearly.

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