The PC has 2 DisplayPort and 1 VGA connection available. It can simultaneously drive three displays though it is intended to use two for now, with the option to expand to three if ever needed. Driving DVI or VGA displays from DisplayPort would require conversion adapters, each costing between 1.5-2K.
Having HDMI interface offers the benefit that a screen can be hooked up to a notebook/laptop separately and the same monitor could be used as the third monitor with the PC, if and when needed. VESA mounting capability would allow use of standard dual/triple monitor stands.
The intention here is to have larger workspace (display wise) for opening and working on multiple documents, spreadsheets, programming/debugging, etc. The use is professional office work so ultra fast screens with pro graphics color reproduction is not critical. Even value monitors with thin left/right bezels and having requisite interfaces, size and resolution would suffice.
The idea is to enable one to do quick referencing and to enhance productivity. With multiple screens, one can extend display and drag application(s) to different screens, each snapping to individual screen resolution when maximized. With a single large extra widescreen display, there is a lot more vertical scrolling and applications need to be resized manually. These are just my current observations so there might be stuff I don't know about or even a better way to accomplish the task.
Coming to specific posts:
[quote="Specter, post:4, topic:21852"]
Have you given a thought to buying an IPS LED monitor?
Honestly though, my first experience with an IPS monitor wasn't that great initially, as it has the problem of tinting everything with warm colors. But I guess I am the one with a problematic monitor because I've heard all but good things about color reproduction of IPS panels. I adjusted the color settings a bit and it has been smooth sailing from then on.
Plus, IPS panels offer sweet viewing angels, which I suppose is a point worth considering in a multi-monitor setup.
The monitor I'm talking about.
IPS panels are typically more expensive. However, the Asus one you linked seems reasonably priced but lacks DVI interface. It also lacks VESA compliant mounting holes. Using a digital interface like DVI results in better image reproduction up to individual pixel level.
Frankly, I did not consider czone earlier and just looked at the usual online shops. Now that I did, I also see Asus's VS248H for 19.3K with HDMI, DVI and VGA, plus it is VESA compliant albeit with thicker bezel. Interesting option and I will be looking more at their inventory. Thanks for reminding me about Czone!
Have you compared your monitor with any other IPS panel being used as a computer monitor to see if default settings differ?
[quote="farhan_ds, post:5, topic:21852"]
for precision works, nothing would beat an LG or a Dell studio display.. they have 10bit decoding all the way upto studio level color reproduction with almost full color gamut display of the rgb spectrum and adobe color profile certified..
those are very high end monitors and for accuracy of digital print..
one lrge 4k 32 inch monitor would probably provide more work space than 3 of the multi monitor even when doing side by side comparison of whatever you are planning to execute.. gaming led they are not.. for IT and studio work they are gold standard
for simple office work and comparing data or spreadsheets or testing websites , thin bezel led choices limit to samsung and Asus. . of them, samsung have more ports at back in latest tech with display port probable option.. hdmi and DVI are standard now.. vga would be impossible to find.. and in any case, DVI to vga adopters can easily be used for 150rs.
viewsonic have very over saturated colors, especilayy the red tone. they look great but cause headache and nausea over extended use.. plus most models except their high end X series may not have many back ports.
The Dell Studio kind of monitors you list are very very good but a single unit costs around 35K or more. Way out of budget and not favorable wrt cost benefit ratio.
Can you provide more information on "Samsung latest tech" series/options?
[quote="tsahar, post:6, topic:21852"]
An acquaintance of mine recently replaced his dual monitor video-editing setup with one 29" widescreen monitor. IIRC he purchased this one.
Addressed in initial write-up at start of this post. If there is a way to overcome the issues, do share.
In 60.5K (cost of Dell UltraSharp U2913WM 73.7 cm (29”) ultrawide monitor which you linked), one can get three separate 24" screens.