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Now that I have my own workplace in the house (yas!) and I am no longer stuck to the diningtable...we're thinking of buying a new desktop and monitor for me since I am due for an update. My husband says a 24" monitor is going to be big enough to use. Do you all agree with him or do you maybe have a 27" monitor that you think works much better. I really have no idea. Right now I have a 17" laptop so anything bigger will be an upgrade but I want to make sure I buy the right size monitor and not regret buying something that needs to be replaced in a few months time, kwim ?? btw, my husband thinks I do now trust his judgement, LOL. I told him that is not the case but since he doesn't scrap...I wanted to get the opinions of my fellow scrappers
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Old 10-04-2020, 02:26 PM
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I had a 21 inch iMac and upgraded to the 27 inch. At first it felt ridiculously HUGE but I love it now! I will never willingly go back to smaller! We also recently purchased 24 inch monitors to hook up to our girls' teeny tiny school laptops. It even feels like a big difference between the 24 and the 27 inches. Both my girls have a degenerative eye condition so bigger is better for them and I can imagine as we get older our aging, ailing eyes want as big as possible too!
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Old 10-04-2020, 02:47 PM
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I had a 21 inch iMac and upgraded to the 27 inch. At first it felt ridiculously HUGE but I love it now! I will never willingly go back to smaller! We also recently purchased 24 inch monitors to hook up to our girls' teeny tiny school laptops. It even feels like a big difference between the 24 and the 27 inches. Both my girls have a degenerative eye condition so bigger is better for them and I can imagine as we get older our aging, ailing eyes want as big as possible too!
I feel I should go for the 27" also...I mean, not getting any younger and already wear glasses so better think ahead I also think I'd get used to it soon enough and the price difference isn't that bad. Only $75, something like that so it's not like wer're breaking the bank or anything.

Good that you are thinking of the future with your girls and their condition. For me, it's an age thing for sure. I find that with my 17" monitor...I am sometimes squinting my eyes to focus.
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I have 3 24" monitors. LOL! If I could upgrade, I'd go with 3 27". 2 27" would probably work well, too.
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Biancka, my iMac has a 27" monitor and I can't imagine being able to work on anything smaller. I used to have a PC with dual monitors before this Mac, and it was nice to have the space to spread out my Photoshop window and have folders with kits open AND a window with Facebook or a movie playing. This size monitor on my Mac is very similar to having dual monitors, I can minimize windows and have 3 things open at one time. Which to me, is essential when crafting & creating digital scrapbook pages.
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Old 10-04-2020, 05:49 PM
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I have a 27" and love it--actually, I have two but my DH is using one of them because he is working from home a lot and didn't want to "just" use his laptop screen. 27" makes it easy to have two 12x12 canvases open in PS and work on layouts or have lots of elements open as I'm dragging and dropping onto my canvas. I can also snap Photoshop to one side of my monitor and my kit folder to the other side and easily drag and drop or have a web browser open and another program open as well so I can compare products or I can double check my Excel spreadsheet to make sure I didn't already buy something LOL. 24" isn't exactly small, so you should be fine with that size too, but something about the extra size just really works for me.
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Old 10-04-2020, 05:59 PM
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I have 2 that are 27inch. Go for it!!
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Old 10-05-2020, 06:35 AM
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Thank you so much all for your advice...there is a clear winner so 27" it is !! I am now looking at which one to order and if I want to go for a curved one Love how a curved monitor looks but not sure if it's practical. Also...DH bought me a new desktop and it will probably arrive tomorrow. YAY! Will spend all day today backing up my files (many) and burning dvds and this laptop will be erased, reinstalled and go to my son He is working on a 2012 laptop right now so this will be an upgrade for him for sure.
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Old 10-05-2020, 11:00 AM
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I love having a 27"! i have a 27" imac and then another monitor connected because I always have a lottttt of stuff open at the same time.. kind of like my brain hahaha.
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Old 10-05-2020, 11:56 AM
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I'm on the dual monitor train myself. Mine are 22". When scrapping I have PSP open on one and Picasa to select kits on the other. Excel spreadsheets are also on the other screen when needed.

When not scrapping I use my browser on one, sometimes a second browser window on the other. When I'm updating my financial spreadsheets I have them on both screens. And, since I tend to use all programs in full screen mode because of vision issues, having 2 monitors works best for me. It would be nice to have larger monitors but since they are different "ages" I doubt I will ever have larger than 22". I worked with 2 different sizes before I retired and it was not fun. Having 2 monitors the same size is my preference. My previous setup wouldn't allow anything larger than 22" when I first went to a larger monitor so I've stuck with that size.
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Old 10-05-2020, 12:00 PM
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I'm on the dual monitor train myself. Mine are 22". When scrapping I have PSP open on one and Picasa to select kits on the other. Excel spreadsheets are also on the other screen when needed.

When not scrapping I use my browser on one, sometimes a second browser window on the other. When I'm updating my financial spreadsheets I have them on both screens. And, since I tend to use all programs in full screen mode because of vision issues, having 2 monitors works best for me. It would be nice to have larger monitors but since they are different "ages" I doubt I will ever have larger than 22". I worked with 2 different sizes before I retired and it was not fun. Having 2 monitors the same size is my preference. My previous setup wouldn't allow anything larger than 22" when I first went to a larger monitor so I've stuck with that size.
I would not want 2 different sizes monitors either...that would not work for me at all. I will just to work with the one 27" but that's fine. I've scrapped on laptops for the last 10 years at least and now I am going back to a desktop since I have my own room (which is bliss). My 17" laptop is getting slower and reinstalling it doesn't help a lot anymore so now I am getting a small powerhouse desktop with the 27" monitor. Thanks to all the recommendations here I was able to convince DH that that is the way to go
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Old 10-05-2020, 12:20 PM
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y'all are making me jelly with my 15in screen on my laptop. haha
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I have two 27" monitors and love the space. I can spread photoshop out onto 2 screens.Scrapping on a smaller monitor is doable but if you have the space, why not go bigger? Good luck with whatever you decide on.
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Old 10-05-2020, 01:15 PM
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y'all are making me jelly with my 15in screen on my laptop. haha
That is what my friend Alice said too She still has a 15" laptop...I do not know if I could go back to that which was the plan at first. I wanted better specs for my scrapping machine and wanted a laptop again but DH told me I had to go back to a 15" with the specs that I wanted otherwise it would not be affordable but now that I have my own scrap-room I can buy a tower/desktop and that's a total gamechanger
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I have two 27" monitors and love the space. I can spread photoshop out onto 2 screens.Scrapping on a smaller monitor is doable but if you have the space, why not go bigger? Good luck with whatever you decide on.
Two !! That is even more amazing. I don't think that would fit on my desk though. LOL We made the decision and already ordered a new 27" monitor (and also a new desktop ) which will be delivered tomorrow. So excited.
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Yay!! I think you're going to love having the bigger monitor!
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Old 10-05-2020, 04:41 PM
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My husband hooks up his laptop to a 42" TV! LOL He has a smaller monitor too but mostly uses the 42 TV! LOL I think mine is 24 but not sure.
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Old 10-11-2020, 01:09 PM
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You will love scrapping on the larger monitor after using a laptop. I still have a laptop and when my computer died 18 months ago I had to use it until the new desktop arrived. It was so small (and slow). I tried scrapping and decided then that I'm not doing that anymore! I had mainly used it when I went to retreats... and my eyes were much better. Now I do all my scrapping at home.
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Here's a screenshot of my 27" monitor that I took this afternoon when I was scrapping...



No more going back & forth to the folder window to find that one element/paper I want to use. This makes scrapping so much easier Love it!
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Old 10-11-2020, 01:23 PM
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My husband hooks up his laptop to a 42" TV! LOL He has a smaller monitor too but mostly uses the 42 TV! LOL I think mine is 24 but not sure.
Now that is the way to go!! LOL Isn't he sitting way to close to a 42" monitor though. This 27" already feels huge..let alone a 42".
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You will love scrapping on the larger monitor after using a laptop. I still have a laptop and when my computer died 18 months ago I had to use it until the new desktop arrived. It was so small (and slow). I tried scrapping and decided then that I'm not doing that anymore! I had mainly used it when I went to retreats... and my eyes were much better. Now I do all my scrapping at home.
Now that I have this setup...I don't think I'll be going back to a laptop anymore. My last one was about 4 years old and already so slow. Very frustrating when you're scrapping. A desktop is so much easier to upgrade with extra memory (when needed).
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Glad you are enjoying your new setup. The ease of using a laptop when moving around is convenient but for actual ease of using scrap software, nothing beats a large or dual monitor setup with a fast PC IMO.

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Glad you are enjoying your new setup. The ease of using a laptop when moving around is convenient but for actual ease of using scrap software, nothing beats a large or dual monitor setup with a fast PC IMO.

Enjoy!
I totally agree...a fast PC en large monitor beat the convenient of moving around anytime I just love having my own little area in the house to scrap. No interruptions at all. Bliss
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You will love scrapping on the larger monitor after using a laptop. I still have a laptop and when my computer died 18 months ago I had to use it until the new desktop arrived. It was so small (and slow). I tried scrapping and decided then that I'm not doing that anymore! I had mainly used it when I went to retreats... and my eyes were much better. Now I do all my scrapping at home.
I don't like scrapping on my laptop at all! I love having more than one monitor.
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Here's a screenshot of my 27" monitor that I took this afternoon when I was scrapping...



No more going back & forth to the folder window to find that one element/paper I want to use. This makes scrapping so much easier Love it!
That's awesome, Biancka!!
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Old 10-11-2020, 08:43 PM
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Yay for the 27" monitor you went with Bianka!! (That's what I use) ... BTW - I LOVE the template you're working with!
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That's awesome, Biancka!!
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Yay for the 27" monitor you went with Bianka!! (That's what I use) ... BTW - I LOVE the template you're working with!
Very yay indeed Still very happy and very busy scrapping away. Oh, did you see my finished layout (with love) with that Ponytails Designs template ??
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Now that is the way to go!! LOL Isn't he sitting way to close to a 42" monitor though. This 27" already feels huge..let alone a 42".
I think he is sitting too close but he is so used to it that it doesn't seem to bother him. He is an engineer so he has schematics up as well as emails and notes then his other 2 monitors have chat windows or his zoom calls. It is crazy in there during the work day. 3 monitors...2 small ones then the 42" one
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