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Dell Ultrasharp UP2414Q – Final washup

I honestly thought I’d written everything I was going to on the Dell UP2414Q, but it would seem that it is the gift that keeps on giving. However, I’m still learning, and even now have something new to share. Continue reading

Multiple screens on a Windows 8.1 desktop

Improving the Desktop Experience with 4k

In a bid to improve productivity for the complex design/build stuff that I do, I’ve been trying to integrate a Dell 24″ 4k monitor into my work environment for the past couple of months. This has been a frustrating experience; but finally, I think I’m done, and I’m done spending money.

Just to recap, my previous set up was:

  • Dell E7440 with a i7-4600U Intel HD4400 Graphics & 14″ 1920*1080P screen
  • Samsung 22″ 1080P TV (HDMI/DVI)
  • Benq 24″ 1080P (HDMI/DVI)

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4k Screen resolution vs 1080p

Using a 4K monitor for work – First impressions

Of late, I’ve been doing an enormous amount of design and documentation work. This has left me sitting at my desk for weeks on end. I’ve had a multi-monitor setup for a while, but I found that even with 2×24″ and a 14″ 1080p screens, I still manage to run out of window space, and spend a lot of time squinting at the smaller laptop screen. This has given me grief with my neck, and to stave of permanent injury, I’ve been looking at investing in more pixels. As my 2015 Q1 schedule shows more of the same, I impulse purchased a Dell UP2414Q monitor. This is to supplement my cheap but good Benq 24″ and not cheap but necessary Samsung TV.

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