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mcraz
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I currently have a single monitor setup.

I want to upgrade. Which one is better?

1. Buying another monitor (same as I have)
2. Buying a big 40" TV and code on that

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  • 0
    Tveeeeeeee
  • 1
    Normally I would say get another screen, but I didn't even consider the tv. That's a brilliant idea :)
  • 7
    How can you use a 40" tv on a desk? I don't watch my tv from 20cm of distance, instead a monitor is made for this
  • 12
    A TV probably isn't that good for your eyes from a small distance though
  • 11
    The resolution of a TV will be less than a monitor of the same size. Go with the second monitor
  • 1
    Buy additional monitor - I've got 27' AOC and it's great for me, but in work i use 24inch and it's fine too. TV is preety bad idea - your's eyes will hurt after spending hours near to tv, so the efficiency of coding will go down :)
  • 0
    Monitor it is. Should I for 2 or 3 monitor setup.
  • 0
    @DrKintobor unless it's a 4k TV.
    But the real problem is that TVs are optimised for moving pictures, but maybe that's an old issue that modern TVs don't have.
  • 1
    Do NOT code on a TV, worste 3 months of my life (my motiors got fried)
  • 1
    I had a TV to play vanilla wow. Back then the res was low...not as good as you think....3x monitors is a minimum when I had 5 2x years ago....the 2x 17 inches were used for ftp and long running tasks
  • 1
    I'd definitely go for a second monitor.
  • 1
    Tv. Although ''32 might be better, take into account that you'll be very near to it.
  • 0
    TV if it's 4k and you can power it at 60 hrz. I have a 4k but the refresh is low. I had two monitors previously but there wasn't enough screen real estate.
  • 1
    Just get one of those 34" ultrawide and you're set!
  • 0
    +1 go for an ultrawide
    I was skeptical but it's an ideal solution now for a dev environment
  • 0
    only a monitor ! Keep your eyes healthy. Every monitor < ~30inches is good enough.
  • 2
    Second monitor for sure (haven't tried a single wider monitor setup, that could also work)
  • 1
    27" Dell 4k display. Way better than the apple cinema displays at half the cost. Trust me, I'm running both on my desk right now.
  • 0
    You need this...we all do.
    http://samsung.com/us/computing/...
  • 1
    They are super expensive here. The LG ultra wide is about $1000.
  • 2
    Get another monitor
  • 0
    @mcraz Same here but get a job, get your boss for it or be a contractor and get the tax back for it
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    @DarkMukke soon. Just an intern now.
  • 3
    I did bough a 44" tv to code. Bad idea. Buy a monitor.
  • 0
    @mcraz to be hones, i got an ultra wide (21:9) 23" but rotated 90 degrees in the middle and 2x 22" 16:9 on either side. Vertical monitors are the best for coding, it's so awesome..
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