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[Discuss] 4K monitors

Interesting take, Dan. The more expensive Lenovo (the one that is also
a touchscreen Android device) does pivot all the way from horizontal
to vertical, so it looks like a first pass at your concept in a
smaller size. That one isn't due until summer.

Did you ever get to play with the original Microsoft Surface? Not the
tablet that now bears that name, the tabletop device that is now
called PixelSense. They have a couple of them over at the N.E.R.D.
That isn't pivotable, but it does have the tough waterproof tabletop
thing down.

On Sat, Jan 11, 2014 at 7:35 AM, Dan Ritter <dsr at> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 11:37:06PM -0500, Tom Metro wrote:
>> The author said that the ideal size for a computer monitor was 50" in
>> his opinion. Do you feel that a screen that big actually gains you
>> something? Beyond a certain size, when you are sitting only a few feet
>> from the display, large portions of the display end up only being in
>> your peripheral view.
> 50" is an excellent size for a monitor. It will need to be about
> 200 dpi, and have an extremely tough front pane. Waterproof, and
> easily cleanable, from all the coffee spills. Multitouch, with
> an innovative rejection scheme for anything larger than a finger
> or unmoving for more than a few seconds.
> I expect it to be tiltable a few degrees from completely
> horizontal, but not close to vertical, because it will form a
> large portion of the desktop. Not a metaphorical desktop, but
> the furniture kind.
> This will take another few years, but it is clearly within our
> foreseeable capabilities.
> -dsr-
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