The size of the monitor factors in here, but possibly more importantly, does the resolution. Can you use a 42" monitor as a supplementary monitor? Yes. Can you get more windows/documents on that screen because it's large, and still read the content? Maybe. This depends on the max resolution of the external panel itself, and the max resolution that your laptop can drive. This is a situation where it's likely best to bring your laptop and an HDMI cable and a couple adapters to a local computer/media focused store and ask if you can plug your laptop in for a real-world test for compatibility and a resolution check.
On Sat, Aug 5, 2017 at 2:09 PM, Patrick Moore <bertin...@gmail.com> wrote: > Have to ask on this list; IBob moderators would kick me out if I asked > there. But tech is not entirely remote from the bike interest shown on this > list, and anyway, I read the RBW list on my monitors. > > Many of you gave me good advice last year or in '15 about monitors for > work, and now i have my 15" MB Pro and 2 27" monitors crammed into my > workstation. God willing, I will eventually have a work station built in so > that I can spread everything out more, but for the moment, I have to have 1 > of the large monitors angled to fit into the space. When I also use the > laptop monitor, as I am doing now, it blocks the bottom 1/3 of the other 27 > incher. > > I often have 5 Word documents, Text Edit, a PDF or 2, and a couple of > Google screens open at once. That's up to 10 Windows in use at once. I find > I can fit up to 3 Word docs to a 27" screen, and I can leave the Text Edit > and one Google window behind the others. > > The most annoying part is having to mouse between 3 monitors and getting > the cursor lost between screens > > Would I be better off using a 42" monitor plus the laptop? I *imagine* that > I can get 6 100% Word docs open at once on a 42" screen; is this a > reasonable expectation? > > One of these won't fit into my present workspace, but again, God willing, > I'll have a larger space eventually. > > Or given the vast number of windows, would I be better off adding a 3d > 27-er and just putting up with the lost cursor? > > Thanks. > > Patrick Moore, who would much rather write resumes and LI profiles than do > any of the jobs I write resumes for, in ABQ, NM (but apparently I'm good at > it, as I write at the Exec level and people seem to like 'em). > > -- > Resumes, LinkedIn profiles, bios, and letters that get interviews. > By-the-hour resume and LinkedIn coaching. > Other professional writing services. > http://www.resumespecialties.com/ > www.linkedin.com/in/patrickmooreresumespec/ > Patrick Moore > Alburquerque, Nouvelle Mexique, Vereinigte Staaten > ************************************************************************** > ************** > *Interested in trading resume, LinkedIn, and other writing work for > professional (professional) help with marketing and growing my resumes, > etc. business. Respondents should have considerable experience in helping > small, online businesses grow. Please contact me at > patrickmo...@resumespecialties.com <patrickmo...@resumespecialties.com>. > Thanks.* > > > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "RBW Owners Bunch" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to rbw-owners-bunch+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. > Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/rbw-owners-bunch. > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "RBW Owners Bunch" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to rbw-owners-bunch+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/rbw-owners-bunch. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.