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So I'm thinking of upgrading my monitor to either triple screen, or a single large screen. I went over to the Apple store to try it out, and it's really not that much better than what I have now. If it was like $100 more, then it would be cool, but it's $600 more than my current monitor, so theres no way I see it worth it. You can do a crazy amount of multitasking, but other than that, theres not much. I downloaded a picture of bc2 at 1920x1200 and 2560x1600, and put them both on the screen. The 2560x1600 didn't have any AA on, and it looked great, but the 1920x1200 didn't look that much worse. Now all I need to try is triple screens.

Oh by the way, I over heard a conversation between an apple store rep, and a buyer that was pretty funny.

Buyer: "Well what does this Mac Book Air have in terms of hardware?"

Apple rep: "Well you know, um... You see this little thunderbolt on the side? This is Intel's new internet technology. It can support up to 10 GigaBits per second. Intel actualy just released this about one and a hlaf mothes ago."

Buyer: "Okay then. What else does it have?"

Apple rep: "Well you know, you really have something big here in terms of hardware. On a scale of 1-10, I'd rate this a 9/10."

Me: (Thought to myself) "Lawl noob. Theres no way this is a 9/10."

And then I walked out of the store.
    
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post #2 of 33
macbook got 9/10? lol
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yea just get 2 more dell u2410 and another gtx 480 for eye finity.
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Great story. A salesman trying to sell a product.

Real good story there!
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Great story. A salesman trying to sell a product.

Real good story there!

YOU MEAN TO TELL ME SOMEONE WOULD GIVE ME BAD INFORMATION SO THAT THEY COULD MAKE MONEY?!?!?!?!

OUTRAGE! mad.gif
    
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post #6 of 33
MacBook Air is great but not that great... and who cares about thunderbolt right now.. if you cant use it with anything yet.
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post #7 of 33
I sure am enjoying my 2048x1536 here. Really doesn't appeal to me going back to 1920x1200 now.

In any case, you got some experience towards your choice. I myself would still prefer 2560x1600 to triples, but that's me. I'm still stuck with triple displays though, hah. If you would prefer the insanely wide FOV to amazing looking games, sure. Go ahead.
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post #8 of 33
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Yeah, I mean it looks a lot better, but it's not worth the extra $600. smile.gif If I can get a u2711 for something around $600 total, I would probably get it, but it doesn't look that way right now wink.gif.
    
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post #9 of 33
I lawled at the convo tongue.gif
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That conversation is pretty funny, was he talking about USB 3.0 and mistaking it for doing something with the internet, or the new lan ports? Because the way Apple is marketing USB 3.0 is pretty annoying something like "New Macbook's now come with super speed" giving you the impression that it's this new product that hasn't been around for a year and that isn't already on most other computers.

For the triple screen setup go to a local microcenter, they have a triple screen set up at their dell/alienware booth.
    
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