Dual monitor with laptop

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tirc83
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Posted Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:52AM
I'm experimenting using a dual monitor with my laptop and wondered if anyone is using a Dell Ultrasharp 22/24" in this way for their processing? If so, are you finding it a big improvement and which model would you recommend.
hereswendy
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Posted Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:57AM
Not using the dell monitor, have a dell laptop with a 24inch samsung monitor ... I think bigger is better it made a huge difference.
tirc83
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Posted Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:06AM
Posted By hereswendy:
Not using the dell monitor, have a dell laptop with a 24inch samsung monitor ... I think bigger is better smile it made a huge difference.

Thanks Wendy
Tempura
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Posted Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:58AM
Not a Dell here but I'm using a 23" Nec multi sync with my book pro and it works very well, have the tools on the laptop and image in full frame on Nec. Also very handy to have track pad on left hand and tablet on right, it took some time to get used to it but now I'm cruising through the tedious steps on my workflow.
tirc83
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Posted Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:39AM
Thanks Cristian - so reading between the lines, it's not the quality of the display that's important, it's the size that helps with ease of editing? I've seen Wendy's Samsung for a good price but the IPS on the Dell U2311H was swaying me towards that. Not really that important then?
hereswendy
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Posted Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:32AM

I think quality is important, no point in having something big if the quality is @#$% . I just found that the monitor colour and sharpness is so much better than the laptop (and I thought it was magnificent when I got it lol) ...The size gives you so much more visual information too ... it certainly makes life a lot easier.


The Dell monitor has a really good rap too. Some good advice I think was given here, get the very best you can afford


I have mine set up as dual monitors, all processing happens on the big fella and all the mundane stuff happens on the lappie.


Christian that sounds like a nice way of working, I might have to give it a go.
tirc83
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Posted Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:40AM
Well I'm assuming that they're all of a certain minimum quality - and the point I was getting at was that the increase in quality above a certain standard isn't going to be that discernible for purposes of editing for stock. All the many acceptances I've had to date were all done on a laptop screen - which is supposed to be the big no-no. So I think I'll go for your model as it's quite a bit cheaper.
Tempura
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Posted Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:36PM
Posted By tirc83:
Thanks Cristian - so reading between the lines, it's not the quality of the display that's important, it's the size that helps with ease of editing? I've seen Wendy's Samsung for a good price but the IPS on the Dell U2311H was swaying me towards that. Not really that important then?


Quality too, I've never edited only in a laptop, color, contrast and tricky artifacts seem as something I could never get right on it. Before the mac I was on a pc with a very good sony screen.


wendy, the trackpad is great for zooming in and panning. 
hereswendy
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Posted Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:15AM

Gary the one I got is the Samsung SyncMaster 2443 ... it was the best we could afford to give me a better chance of making any headway here ... Make sure you tell them what you want it for, I understand there is a difference in  monitors that are for gaming compared to ones that ar eused for graphical work. I have to admit that it has been well worth it even if I have yet to cover its cost lol! My acceptance rate did jump dramatically Editing on the laptop is pretty much a hit and miss affair for me.


Christian I am so right handed these days I wonder if I could get used to using the track pad with my left hand ...


 
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