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Thank you everyone for your comments. I don't see anyone reporting any negative experiences so that is good to hear! Thanks again.
I have since googled around for an answer to my question and it seems for Mac it is a hard no (64bit vs 32bit apps and all), for PC its a "maybe" at best - mileage will vary on Win 10. If anyone has any actual positive experience getting older versions running on modern OS, I'd be curious to hear from you.
I wasn't commenting on the Apple/Window's debate - rather that cell phones are now becoming the cost of a good laptop.
I get it. I was just thinking about how nonchalant some people are with their phones - how many get left in bars and taxis, dropped onto concrete or in toilets - how easily lost or stolen these super expensive devices are.
Hi Ana. I have been happy with them, yes.
The monitors were larger than I imagined in terms of the footprint on my desk. One thing I struggled with at the beginning was, how to place them side by side. Ideally, three would be better so you have one monitor perpendicular to you and the other two on slight angles. In the end I did something like that but with only the two.
One thing I really like was that I was able to use some Velcro tape and attach a bunch of external drives to the back of one on the monitors (3 in total). This cleared up a lot of desk space clutter.
I did notice a very minor build quality issue where the two monitors appeared to be from different production runs, so they didn't line up 100% perfect horizontally - but it is only off by a few millimetres.
Overall though, I'm very happy with my decision and I would probably do it again.
I couldn't agree more Alex. Although I'm right behind you with the 27" vs 24" - I just don't have the desk space to accommodate that much screen. Plus I really like the 16:10 ratio when working so in the end, I opted for two Dell U2415's
They should be here by next week, I'll follow up with how it works out just in case anyone else finds themselves asking a similar question.
Hey thanks to everyone who took the time to comment. Some good advice all around.
It seems that everything is headed in the 4/5K direction and that probably makes the most sense being forwarding thinking. That said, given my current hardware situation, my gut is telling me go with the two screens for more desktop that is easier to manage between applications - as per Renee's suggestions below.
Also, I'm currently working on a 16:10 monitor and although not a massive difference, I do miss that little extra vertical space when I'm working on a 16:9.
This may be a completely stupid question but it is something I've been wondering about. Are there gotcha's or things to consider as a web designer moving up to a 4K or 5K monitor? Will that 50px x 100px button I need to design be a tiny smudge in Photoshop?
It has been my experience that there is very little good video tutorials out there for any of the non-Wordpress CMS's. So any additions I'm sure would be very well received by the community.
My personal opinion is that a tutorial about taking a static site with the basic design patterns: a hero rotator, a product/product hub relationship a simple blog - would would cover the requirements of 90% of the client sites freelance developers are asked to build.
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Thanks Manny, that is good to know. Always interesting to get the story from the inside!