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    USB Monitors

    Wonder how this will work with Revit...
    Maximum PC | AOC to Debut USB-powered 22-inch HD Monitor at CES

    I think I found something for all those USB ports I have left on my computer...and at $200...hmmm

    A quote from the article:
    According to AOC, the e2251Fwu is a flexible display capable of handling business, gaming, and entertainment tasks equally well. It's rated at 250 cd/m2 brightness, 20,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 5ms response time, and boasts a Full HD 1920x1080 resolution. It's also HDCP compatible.
    That's actually not bad...
    Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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    The concern I would have is that USB is cheap because the controller offloads a lot of processing to the CPU. Given that Revit wants all the CPU it can get, you might actually see a performance hit in Revit while using something like this. At least for Revit use I think a FireWire version would have been better, if more expensive, but FW has always been the niche market bus, only really useful to people needing a high speed bus with low CPU overhead. Sound and video recording and editing, etc. But it will certainly be interesting to see. First person who gets one, you have to run the RFO benchmark in three configurations. No USB monitor installed, USB monitor installed but Revit on the regular monitor, and lastly Revit on the USB monitor. And report back here.
    If it works well, it could be pretty cool, especially if they where to have some variety in sizes. Putting a 19" version of this next to a large primary monitor might be pretty cool. Then again, a 22" version next to a 30" regular monitor would be sweet, if you have the room.

    Gordon
    Pragmatic Praxis

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      #3
      Originally posted by Gordon Price View Post
      Putting a 19" version of this next to a large primary monitor might be pretty cool. Then again, a 22" version next to a 30" regular monitor would be sweet, if you have the room.
      Gordon
      You mean not everyone has 2 24" monitors?!? :hide:
      Revit for newbies - A starting point for RFO


      chad
      BEER: Better, Efficient, Elegant, Repeatable.

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        #4
        I read somewhere recently about someone getting around to replacing their single 19" monitors. As it is, I am pretty happy with my 27" and 10" setup. Works dandy. I wouldn't even be able to fit a pair of 24s on my desk.

        Gordon
        Pragmatic Praxis

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          #5
          10"? What are you using? A Dell 2120?
          Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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            #6
            Originally posted by MPwuzhere View Post
            10"? What are you using? A Dell 2120?
            Nope, 27" iMac and an iPad as a wireless second screen. Does a dandy job of holding Project Browser and Properties. I can even open views with my finger!

            Gordon
            Pragmatic Praxis

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              #7
              ahh....a mac user...
              Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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                #8
                Originally posted by Gordon Price View Post
                I read somewhere recently about someone getting around to replacing their single 19" monitors. Gordon
                What's wrong with only having one 19" monitor...?:crazy:

                You people and your multi-monitor setups.
                Developer at Anguleris BIMsmith Marketplace.
                Previously at Sumex Design for ARCAT.com

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by MPwuzhere View Post
                  ahh....a mac user...
                  Yeah, one of "those"
                  Pragmatic Praxis

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                    #10
                    Until last week, i had dual 17 4:3's on my home system. Its just never been worth it to replace them. Im considering running them as monitors 3 and 4 when i get a new system (EDIT: new system, which has no prayer of being a Mac...), lol...
                    Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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