From time to time I do non-productive studies.
Some of them into history. Others are personal feasability studies.
I call them daydreaming.
For a long time I have been hunting for two monitors of the same brand and mark as my current center screen in order to be able to play on multiple monitors. Resently I aquired a new VGA card which is highly capable of such feat.
As the Dell’s 2001FP is very scarce these days I began a feasability study.
Exchanging all my monitors with Widescreens.
I found that the most important aspect of such change would be to keep the current height of my monitor.
All I had to do was to find out what my requrement would translate into of monitor size for a widescreen monitor.
As monitor sizes are measures between opposite corners across, the geometry was easy.
The Dell 2001FP is a 20,1 inch with an aspect ratio of 4:3 and a height of 30,5cm.
All I needed was to find the ratio for the wide screen.
- Find the width for new screen
- Find the long side of the triangle
- Find the minimum screen size
Since Widescreen usually come in 16:9 I calcullated
Size relation = 16/9 = 1,7777
Width = Height 30,5 cm X 1,77777 = 54,2 cm
Long side = (this was impossible to write here)=62,19 cm = 24,5 inch
Monitor Size = 24,5 inch
After a while I found that there are no 24,5 inch monitors on the marked, so I would have to go for 25’inch monitors
As I need three monitors,…did I mention that they have to have a displayport or HDMI
such an aquisition would rob me of 683,84 Euro
Thats a problem :eek:
The plan of buying two Dell 2100FP used and get them transported to little Denmark might be more feasable since it could be done for around 230 Euro.
But I have som many other projects which require my attention and funds so for now I have to be content with what I got.
Not all this time was lost. I got to use some old fasion school math and now I know what Monitor size i should look for in the future