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Old 04-22-2017, 11:20 PM   #1
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I'd like to spend less time (and money) going to the print shop for initial estimates and various revisions before I get the final set.

1920x1080 is good res for viewing 1/4 of a sheet at a time, so I'm thinking about getting a $400 50" 4k tv for this. Flipping back and forth in adobe reader is faster than a 24x36" piece of paper.

Anyone else do this?
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Old 04-23-2017, 01:14 AM   #2
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http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/divide-...it-revolution/

I'm thinking of doing something similar with a 50 inch curved Samsung 4K LED LCD.

I wonder if Best Buy would let me plug my laptop into a TV to see if it's worth doing?

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I'm thinking of doing something similar with a 50 inch curved Samsung 4K LED LCD.

I wonder if Best Buy would let me plug my laptop into a TV to see if it's worth doing?
Good idea, I'm sure they would.

For me, It'd be time to upgrade my laptop. No 4k output.
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I wonder if Best Buy would let me plug my laptop into a TV to see if it's worth doing?
go wireless...


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That's cool, but the question is more paper vs screen than wired vs wireless.
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I just can't get away from paper....

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I do probably 80% of my work off the screen. (2) 32" monitors. I still print sets for the other 20%.


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I do probably 80% of my work off the screen. (2) 32" monitors. I still print sets for the other 20%.


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I tried to work on a computer with a 40" 16:9 screen and it drove me nuts. My next monitor will be a single 21:9, probably around 35".
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I tried to work on a computer with a 40" 16:9 screen and it drove me nuts. My next monitor will be a single 21:9, probably around 35".
Too big? Why is the ratio wrong, you want two horizontal sheets side by side?
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Too big? Why is the ratio wrong, you want two horizontal sheets side by side?
Yeah 40 was too big too close.

A 21:9 is like having two monitors side by side.



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Im a paper guy as well. I hate looking at plans on a screen. It may just be because it's what I cut my teeth on. But paper probably until I quite or die, whichever comes first.


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Use to love my 27" iMac, but the screen was too large. Dual monitors side by side would be my next setup.

In case anyone is looking for this option, AppleTV was not a good solution for me-the refresh rate and lag time were too annoying. Unsure if that was the hardwares fault or the tv's being subpar.


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Use to love my 27" iMac, but the screen was too large. Dual monitors side by side would be my next setup.

In case anyone is looking for this option, AppleTV was not a good solution for me-the refresh rate and lag time were too annoying. Unsure if that was the hardwares fault or the tv's being subpar.


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I gave my 4K 27" monitor to my wife so she wouldn't have to squint to see her aging MBP. Now I just have a 2011 iMac and a newish MBP. I'd like to try something a bit larger (40" plus) and possible windows based with the GTX 1080 Ti 11GB involved.
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I guess they're 28"'s. Just measured them.
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So maybe I want something a little smaller. 28-30. 4k is required for viewing a whole sheet and reading text, and I was just worried I'd have trouble reading the text since 30" is a lot smaller than 24x36.

Then again, At the same magnification, I can read it OK on my 13" laptop at half the res. So I guess I should be just fine going up to 28 or 30.
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I'm still on paper. Probably always will be.

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I gave my 4K 27" monitor to my wife so she wouldn't have to squint to see her aging MBP
I've been toying with the idea of using my MBPr w/ a 27" for a long time and wondered how fast the monitor is when connected via the lightning.

That GTX is a pricy card!
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It really depends on what you are looking at. Our estimators that work with plans all day long in Agtek use at least two 27" 2560x1440 or two 30" 2560x1600. 4k television is just HORRIBLE to work on all day long.
I'm changing my desk around for 2 30" 2560x1600 NEC PA302 monitors directly in front of me with two NEC 2560x1080 monitors directly above those and one 42" 1920x1080 NEC commercial display for renderings in CA etc. I may keep a separate 24" 1920x1200 Display in portrait mode that is great for tall spreadsheets and keeping the taskbar off the main monitors.
27" and 30" 4k monitors are great for photos and artwork but not serious CAD work. Your don't need that fine a detail and you chew up all the video power on one screen.
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That's quite the setup!

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