Sorted – sort of


Well, once it was determined that my monitor was well and truly dead (and not just mis-set, not just a faulty cable, but proper D E A D) and as this is a fairly geeky household, and we have a lot of spare technology, I managed to shift things around and get a spare monitor installed. But it’s bugging me. It’s not the same size as the other original one, can’t move up and down, and it has forced some of my essential items to unfamiliar places. V V annoying.


I added a cookbook under it to raise it up a bit, but it’s just not working for me. What’s worse is it has a different colour profile so everything on the left is darker and grayer while the right is crisp and white. It makes editing photos a hassle as that needs to all be done on the right, where I have always done it on the left (sounds silly when I type it, but we all have our routines, don’t we? any change throws you off for a bit)

and maybe it’s the scrapper in me, but if is like making a two page layout where one page is 12×12 and the other is 8.5×11 Visually it just seems wrong.

It’ll get sorted, I know, but now I have to do the whole “choice” thing – do I buy one like my original? Do I buy one like the replacement one? Do I get a (more expensive but lovely) Mac display or two? Do I buy a massive single screen or two? (DH has a mahooosive monitor but he rotates it, which you can do on a Mac, so it is used portrait, very tall, and I’ve always wanted two tall ones side by side – oh the screen real estate that would provide LOL!) Decisions, decisions – knowing it will (hopefully) be in place for a very long time, it makes sense to take some time and make the RIGHT decision.


Technology decisions make artistic decisions look simple.

5 thoughts on “Sorted – sort of

  1. They would annoy me too … but 600+ each Yikes!!! That annoys me even more :0)

  2. Erm… I’m probably going to sound daft here but… couldn’t you swap them round so the good one is on the side you are used to?

  3. £600 for a monitor! Yikes, that is steep.

  4. i can’t believe you don’t have one or two of those beautiful mac monitors, i always assumed you would be working on one. For asthetic reasons alone I would go for that, they are very pretty.

    • Well, considering the cost, you shouldn’t be surprised. Yes, I do love a mac monitor (been there, done that till moving to two), but two of them at £600+? I don’t think so. Overall I was happy with the NEC ones (until one died LOL!) because they have a very fine bezel so two side by side means they look fairly seamless. My ideal set up is def. two of these pivoted to run portrait, side by side but that is just being greedy. Maybe some day, but for now I am looking at two side by side 23in wide screen Samsung monitors, pivoted at less than 1/3 the price. Or maybe iiyama’s, but only the 24 inch ones pivot 90 degrees. Not decided yet. DH says I should go for two 26inch ones but they don’t pivot so unless I want to buy a couple of ergonomic replacement stands that is probably not going to happen. Gosh that was boring…. LOL!

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