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    Quote Originally Posted by MPwuzhere View Post
    I've got a Hanns-G 27"....Wish I had one more, but for now I have a Dell 22"...

    Looks like as an office standard we are moving to the 27" now with one smaller monitor...
    Our office is doing the same I've got the following:

    Dell U2212HM Dell UltraSharp U2212HM 21.5" Monitor with LED | Dell
    - For emails, PDF's, autocad etc

    Dell U2713H Dell 27 Monitor (Dell UltraSharp U2713H 27" Monitor with LED)
    - For drafting/modelling work

    I'd prefer another 27" but that's just pushing it.

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    I think there is an argument for. PAs and PMs have the experience to review the "big picture". A large (and hi res) monitor lets them see more, and thus see more connections and relationships. Junior staff will miss this stuff, and senior staff will miss it if they are forced to use old, small, low res monitors. Or they will resort to reviewing paper docs all the time.
    But, it is only valuable if they actually use that real estate to review/work in Revit. So it becomes a bribe. You get that 2550x1440 30" monitor, IF you work IN Revit regularly. Fail to be in Revit, you get 17" of low res, low rent monitor cause all you're doing is email anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Price View Post
    You get that 2550x1440 30" monitor, IF you work IN Revit regularly.
    regularly? What like 75% of the working day? I need to have a word with our IT!
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    Well, by "regularly" I guess I mean "Often enough to actually add value to projects". A $500 difference in monitor pays for itself as soon as a PA/PM catches a single error that otherwise would have cost REAL money. Indeed, in a small office, where you might be talking 10 total PAs and PMs, at $500 extra for the monitor, you are talking $5000. That is not a very high threshold. And, if you can get everyone to print just one less "review" set per project, you are quickly paying for all those monitors just in saved plotter expendables.
    Someone who never reviews on screen gets the 17" and a bigger desk for all those sets.
    The other way to look at it is like RAM. Both are so cheap, it costs nearly as much to argue about who gets the cheap ones. Save the discussion time and just give everyone a good machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Price View Post
    The other way to look at it is like RAM. Both are so cheap, it costs nearly as much to argue about who gets the cheap ones. Save the discussion time and just give everyone a good machine.
    Having moved to an office where meetings are timetabled in 15min. segments, (over 60min ones) - where clearly work-time is valued over talk-time. I can see that business-case working quite nicely.
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    I bought a Dell 30" monitor - it's brilliant. It effectively means that you don't have to print drawings and can co-ordinate much more at once. If I'm in a position where any kind of hardware is slowing performance, I'll upgrade. It costs money, but it costs more in waiting around on slower hardware, or printing drawings and missing errors because your screen is too small. I'd rather pay more and be more efficient than try to work with a lower space and waste time.
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    Been using a 30" HP (LP3065) for years, just sensational. Once you have used a 30" monitor there is no going back.
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    I have 3 - 24" 1920X1080 Dell monitors. I will never go back to only 2.
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    I loved my 27" iMac with an iPad as a second monitor. Dreaming of a new Mac Pro and 30" Cinema Display in that config some day. Not soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Price View Post
    The other way to look at it is like RAM. Both are so cheap, it costs nearly as much to argue about who gets the cheap ones. Save the discussion time and just give everyone a good machine.
    Gordon
    Where was that statement when I was arguing for RAM? That's an argument stopper right there...

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