CES Report: Displays!



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Not so long ago, I had twin 19" monitors sitting one on top of the other, saving desktop space, and looking oh so "matrixesque" (C)2008 DW...
They were awesome for web dev, as I could see changes on the page (up top) quickly. The best part was the Matrix screensaver would cascade down through both monitors... oh it was grand. Not safe for human consumption in CA though, one good earthquake would have made two good monitors cascade to the ground!

Then, one day, work was throwing away a SGI 21.5" 2048x1536 resolution MEGAMONITOR! in favor of a lighter flatscreen. Now I use this awesome screen as my ultra WoW platform & I can't quite yet justify an LCD panel with something so pretty to look at already sitting on my desk.

That was the setup for my first question, which is: Why don't we have more "flat" monitors with this kind of resolution? Hell 1600x1200 was common 10 years ago, and now we are "HAPPY" to see 1920x 1200. What gives?

Untill I either become rich enough to casually fork down the $ for two widescreen monitors (stacked again 8') or see a really high res flat monitor, what could inspire me to buy one of these displays? (Please save the "deskspace" arguement, as I know that is a win on their side, but it's the one thing I don't have to worry about.)

Feel free to answer this in today's podcast if you haven't yet recorded it... 8')

THERE ARE ONLY 11 TYPES OF PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD. Those that think binary jokes are funny, those that don't, and those that don't know binary.



Can someone explain to me why integrated speakers are seen as a positive addition to a monitor? Even an inexpensive 2.1 or 5.1 speaker setup is going to give you a much better listening experience. Although I do dig the single cable.



Can we buy only the 7" display? That would be a good way to watch a movie fullscreen _and_ im! lol

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