I'm thinking about adding an external monitor for my laptop - I've been considering it for a while, but I'm currently trying to edit an article with two squashed Chrome Windows side by side. I only really have space, and money, for one extra screen - is it worth it? Would it just look silly? This is me desperately trying to justify the cost of buying more things. :lol:
I don't want to spend too much on the screen, but I don't want it to be appallingly poor quality. Any recommendations for screens?
Are there any drawbacks/compatibility problems with using a monitor with a laptop? How much I want to spend depends on how large my next wage packet is... I'll bear that model in mind as a comparison, but I might try and find something cheaper.
I have two monitors, and despite being massively different in age, quality, size and resolution (a recipe for disaster), I have found them to be immensely useful (albeit in a Desktop rather than a Laptop setup). I know that you didn't ask this, but are you looking for a 16:9 or a 4:3 (or 2.35:1) aspect ratio? As a coder, I hate widescreen monitors: I like to see more short lines, because there are not many long lines in coding, which makes a 4:3 aspect ratio better than a widescreen. 16:9 inverted is a different story though...
My laptop is 16:9 (I think? It's 1600x900 resolution). I want something to match as close as possible to that, I think if I have a widescreen for my laptop, and then a different external monitor it will look too strange.
I've sold a few Hans G monitor a few years back I had 0 issues with their 4:3 monitors but the 16:9 appears they switched panel manufacturers and had a few with dead pixels and one doa. out of about 20.