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Topic # 199019 1-Aug-2016 12:25
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Hi there

 

I am setting up one of our rooms as a home office given both myself and the mrs. are in IT related jobs and often work from home.

 

Please suggest a monitor (size, brand, model) to connect HP/Dell laptops and a MS surface Pro 3 and where would we get the best deal?

 

 

 

Thanks, Ankit


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  Reply # 1602143 1-Aug-2016 12:41
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So much personal preference that its hard to recommend anything.

 

If its just officy stuff, then you dont really need to care about color accuracy, response times or refresh rates at all, but whatever you get you want to get something with inputs to match your devices.

 

I quite like the ultrawide 1440p screens, have one on my get stuff done PC, but not the gaming one because noone seems to be doing them at anything better than 60Hz yet, and I find that 144Hz makes gaming tollerable. But for productive work the ultra wide and 1440p make it wonderful.





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  Reply # 1602219 1-Aug-2016 13:26
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Thanks Rich.ms

 

Yep, only need productive work, no gaming/entertainment considerations..


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  Reply # 1602249 1-Aug-2016 13:44
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What about photo or web work? If those then you would want to look towards the IPS ones with decent colors, if its just doing mindnumbing accounting stuff then that doesnt matter since it is all black and white copy and pasteing from excel from what I have seen of accountants.





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  Reply # 1602851 2-Aug-2016 12:51
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Yes, plenty of web work as the Mrs. is an Online marketing consultant.

 

Any suggestions on where can we get the best pricing from?


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  Reply # 1602871 2-Aug-2016 13:12
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Ive used an LG ultrawide for that, colors are good enough for web. Not sure how it would go for print matching.

 

But have a piece of crap screen around to see what things look like on, its easy to have enough contrast on a good screen to see things, but its all lost on a junky TN panel like you find on $100ish monitors.

 

PB has always done me well for pricing, just talk to the staff and see what they can do it for rather than paying the sucker price on the shelf.





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