So recently I got a dell 16:10 monitor. I thought it would be 1920X1200, but it was 1680X1050 instead. Overall, its actually a lot better for me than the 1080p screen I had before. I can read text, 95hz panel, better colors… I love it. But I’ve gotten to thinking… I am perfectly comfortable with this res. I honestly want more 1680X1050 screens because default size 12 font is perfect to read. I can set it to size 10 and its still fine…
The hell is the point of getting bigger and bigger screens?
I hate this 16X9 trend that has been going on and taken over.I have mostly had 5:4 screens and getting that first 16:9 laptop was… Awful. It was really really bad. Not just the res, 1366X768 is suicide waiting to happen, but the whole idea of having no vertical space at all is just aggravating. Add to that that I use XFCE and Mate so that takes another 80 pixels of height or so away with top and bottom bars… The hell is this shit? Great now my shitty little thing has 680 pixels of height, minus the window bar minus the toolbars and all that bullshit and now you have somewhere around 430 400px. Thats fucking stupid.
“Well get a bigger res”
I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but getting a 1080p laptop for text editing is stupid. I already have pretty meh eyesight, its why I do everything at night so I don’t have to deal with problems like glare and shit, but when you get a bigger res you still have the whole crushed page problem but now the buttons are 2PX big! Or whatever. They’re stupid small. I hate it.
So let me show you what I mean by monitors being more and more retarded, right? I’ve always had multimonitor setups. As soon as I could plug one into a laptop and get it to split I’d have that going. So, go from two of these
which were 5:4 1280X1024 displays, or two flatpanel ones, to something like this
Now I know what you’re thinking. “Thats fucking stupid I have that bleh” yeah ok. Sure. You have garbage. Congratulations. Then you have this
Which I… And then this fucking thing
Which I… No. No! DO YOU SEE WHAT YOU ARE DOING WRONG HERE? “OH SO MAKE IT WIDER THEY’LL LOVE IT”
NO. FUCKING STOP.
But, to go from 5:4 to something sensible like 8:5…
Ok… More sensible. It may not look it, but that can have two real size A8 pieces of paper in a text editor. MSWord, LO, whatever. Now THATS pretty good. Gaming? You have better FOV. Even if you can only go up to 95 in CSGO or whatever game its not all crushed and warped at the edges.
Go up, not sideways. To turn a monitor to get vertical space also looks very fucking stupid. Its a one or the other situation, whereas something like 5:4… Yeah I could use that either way and play CS IDC.
But I also want to bring up 4k… What the actual fuck is the point. I can see having a huge ass 50 inch panel in 4K so you can read all the notes for staff from across the hall through the conference room window but… “Gaming at glorious 4K” and going higher… No. Thats just a waste of time. “But what about video”
…Thats a credible argument. Thats fine with me. Hell if I can see a guy on a screen that looks like he is sitting in the room with me thats a fuck load better than whatever crushed pixels YT has for me. But thats the only valid argument I see for that… Well, unless you need 16 terminals on screen at once in stupid size font…
But is that really something you want?
In the end, I thought I was going to be very annoyed by having purchased a smaller res. And I was. For an hour. After an hour of use I decided that it was just a sensible screen res that makes sense. The hell am I going to do at 1200P? Oh boy two vivaldi windows at once!
Oop, day trading. You want a 72:9 super duper wide screen that wraps all the way around you in a circle so that you can read stock windows with 16 million pixels in a window (because you KNOW you need DEPTH in a text box)… Fuck it do it up.
You’re still a fuckin retard running around with his helmet off.
“YOU OFFENDED MEA”
Yeah go fuck yourself.