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Windows 7: New Monitor (Dell)

04 Dec 2010   #1
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 
New Monitor (Dell)

Just got a Dell SP2309W today (Fedex). This is really a nice monitor. It is a 23" with 16:9 screen ration. The native screen is 2048-1152 vice the normal 1920-1080 you find on most 23" monitors, thus you get a sharper picture with a little more screen to play with.

The monitor can be pivoted back 90 degrees that way if you get tired of sitting you can stand to do work. Or if you are showing off.

Still getting used to the screen may have to go into screen resolution and increase the font size just a bit. My old eyes would really like that. Right now it is setup on my Win 7 machine, tomorrow I am going to get an adapter for my iMac 24 so I can run two monitors on it. Should look great hooked to the Mac.

After thought: Those of you who are using dual monitors in Win 7 have you noticed the monitor icon next to the window controls (right hand corner). It is really a neat little tool. You click on it and it moves that window over to the second or back to the first monitor. You can use crtl+Win+w to move back and forth while in a window. Cool
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04 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

Sounds nice Lee enjoy your new toy, you've made me feel very jealous now as I sit here looking at my 17" wide screen
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04 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Sounds fantastic Lee. I've had a 2408WFP for about 4 years now. Dell monitors are special.
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05 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
Sounds fantastic Lee. I've had a 2408WFP for about 4 years now. Dell monitors are special.
I really like my 2408WFP, too! I use it often rotated (with irotate) to portrait. Great monitor.

Lee, is the 2309W a new Dell product?
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06 Dec 2010   #5
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

gogreen, Yes. It doesn't rotate, howevr, it can be adjusted in just about any position you want. I have it set to where I am looking down at it instead of up.
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06 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
gogreen, Yes. It doesn't rotate, howevr, it can be adjusted in just about any position you want. I have it set to where I am looking down at it instead of up.
I bought the 2408 specifically because it rotates. I'd go even bigger if I could afford it. Any particular reason to be looking down at it instead of up? I'm trying that now. If it reduces glare, I might keep it that way.
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06 Dec 2010   #7
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gogreen View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
gogreen, Yes. It doesn't rotate, howevr, it can be adjusted in just about any position you want. I have it set to where I am looking down at it instead of up.
I bought the 2408 specifically because it rotates. I'd go even bigger if I could afford it. Any particular reason to be looking down at it instead of up? I'm trying that now. If it reduces glare, I might keep it that way.
The main reason is because I work as an editor, and with the monitor situated so that I'm looking down (just a bit) it really helps my back and neck. I have a iMac 27" that I have to look up at and because of it my neck gets sore. So, because most of my time is spent on my Windows machine I just fine it easier to work with the monitor below my eye sight without getting sore.
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06 Dec 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP 1
 
 

Two years ago I retired as a magazine editor! The main problem with the monitor now, and why I asked, is because when I sit at my desk, I face a window. I can adjust the blinds, of course, for glare, but even so, my eyes get tired and sometimes I get headachy. I really should try adjusting the monitor better!
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06 Dec 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Take your point gogreen but you're better off with the light behind the monitor than shining on the screen. The sun has just gone down here and I've not been able to see my monitor for about ten minutes.
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06 Dec 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
Take your point gogreen but you're better off with the light behind the monitor than shining on the screen. The sun has just gone down here and I've not been able to see my monitor for about ten minutes.
Actually, the glare comes from the window behind the monitor. I turn the shades upward so that I can still see outside but reduce the glare.
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