Simon Bisson (sbisson) wrote,
Simon Bisson

On a big screen

My desk is somewhat different today.

The old pair of 17" LCD panels that has kept me company for the last few years is no more. I've sacrificed some resolution for clarity, and have jumped a whole generation of graphics technology in one fell swoop. There may be 10 inches less diagonal on my desktop, but the new LG 24" panel that arrived this morning more than makes up for it in clarity and quality. The colours leap out you, and I'm seeing things in my photographs I'd missed in the pink tinge of the slowly fading panels.

It's an HDMI panel, so digital all the way from the monitor to the graphics card - and there's no fuzzyness or flicker from analogue signals fighting with the RF and EM that fills the office aether. That's one of the reasons for the clarity, the other being, well, half a decades-worth of LCD technology. Five years is a long time in the technology world! I haven't started fiddling with the controls yet - as it seems to work just fine with the default settings (though I may run a calibration scanner over it in a day or so - I've got a couple of Pantone calibrators on the shelves I can try out with it).

One of the things that impressed me the most was the stand - it's easy to position the monitor just the the way I want, and the smooth rise and fall of the central column is a delight. Of course my old monitor stand took three different-sized screwdrivers just to tilt a monitor a few degrees, so I may be a little biased.

317440 less pixels. That's still more than a couple of million to play with...

New desktop PC, new monitor. That's me set until 2013 then...

Right, back to writing about HTML 5.
Tags: desk, technology, work
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