November 15th, 2005

I feel great!

More Desktop = More Productivity

As it nears the end of the year, I always try to invest some of my side contract earnings back into my business. This translates into buying cool toys and computer stuff. Did I say "toys"? These are tools that will help me do my job better (and significantly reduce my taxable income).

I decided it was time to upgrade my monitors. My primary display died a couple years ago, and I replaced it with a pretty cheap 19" Sony CRT that I've never been very happy with. The dot pitch is kinda big, so text isn't as crisp as my secondary monitor, an older 17" Trinitron. It's annoying.

After doing lots of research, I decided to get two brand new displays. The primary display will be a DELL UltraSharp 2405FPW 24-inch Wide Aspect Flat Panel LCD Monitor. The secondary display will be a DELL UltraSharp 1704FPT 17-inch Flat Panel LCD Monitor. The 24" widescreen DELL has been favorably compared to the Apple Cinema HD Displays. I figured a similarly styled DELL 17" panel swiveled to portrait mode would look pretty nice sitting next to it.

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With a primary display at 1920x1200 and a secondary display at 1024x1280... that's a whole lot of desktop. I can already imagine which applications would look nice on those displays. I can't wait for them to be delivered!
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