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[Discuss] 4K monitors

20" 4K tablet, anyone? (The resolution is UHD+, 3840x2560.) Panasonic
announced one, though at a price of $6000 ($7000 for the faster model)
I doubt many of us will be buying one.

On Sat, Jan 11, 2014 at 10:44 AM, Shirley M?rquez D?lcey
<mark at> wrote:
> 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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