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FortyOne
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« on: August 21, 2012, 11:40:55 PM »

Was wondering if anyone knew of the top of their head if any of these monitors would be a nice fit for a 12 x 19 wacom intuos3.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3308698&CatId=5469
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1076212&csid=_61
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2012, 03:11:39 AM »

Have you checked with the simtiq planner?  http://forum.bongofish.co.uk/index.php?topic=1984.0

You need the precise sizes of both the tablet and the LCD. Normally you want the screen to be the same size or smaller horizontally and vertically. A precise 22.0 inch 16:9 LCD is 19.175 inches wide. Is it really 22.0?  -- you would be missing about 18 pixels horizontally (9 pixels each side) with a 19.0 inches tablet.  But I believe the Intuos3 is actually 19.2 inches instead (487.6 mm), then all is good, it should fit nicely. Vertically the tablet is tall enough (about ~30 mm extra).

If pixel density is a concern, here's some notes around this:

The tablet you are looking at is huge (not to say bulky). Full HD screens (1920x1080) are extremely popular (read: inexpensive) -- even at 24 inches. A 22 inches LCD at that resolution only yield 100 PPI -- a poor resolution density to my liking. My laptop is 15.6 for the *same* resolution which makes about 141 PPI. That starts to be nice IMHO.  Given that the tablet is big, I would like to take advantage of the size and have more pixels.

Of course, pricing (considering the high risk of breakage) are factors to consider and one can be perfectly happy with a 100 PPI Cintiq tablet. *Especially* for 2D-type art.

To get 130+ PPI for 22 inches you would need to have a resolution over 1300p -- which is pretty rare for a 22 inches monitor. The Full HD standard (1920x1080) is very strong and manufacturers appear to be shy.

Another way is to get a smaller LCD (like a 19 or 20 inches) -- with the exact same amount of pixels -- just more compact. The advantage is that it could potentially** make a more compact case in the end (since we always need to "unfold" the LCD which can significantly increase the case height).

Go to a computer store and see the monitors for yourself -- imagine drawing on a the screens and check out the pixel density. 

I have a few numbers here: (computed with the Simtiq Planner)

Full HD at 15.6 inches is 141 PPI
Full HD at 19.0 inches is 116 PPI
Full HD at 20.0 inches is 110 PPI
Full HD at 22.0 inches is 100 PPI
Full HD at 24.0 inches is 92 PPI

And about the Retina display:
iPhone 4/4s is 326 ppi
3rd iPad is 264 ppi
MacBook Pro 15-inch Retina Display is 220 ppi

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**final case size depends on many factors -- huge tablets tend to have big inactive area on the side. So my statement may or may not be true, this is more of a bet than anything else. I'll let you judge. I am only giving out ideas here.
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2012, 06:51:16 PM »

Sad but the only 20 inch i am finding are 1600 x 900 and no luck with 18 or lower too so hitting a higher dpi at these siezes seems like a no go(im sure they are designing these things to be a set length from the user so seems like a waste of money for such high dpi)

Might be picking up a Samsung SyncMaster P2250 21.5-inch LCD Monitor for 50$ if craigslist.  Is it better to just stick with LED?  I figured for 50$ on a 21.5 i wouldnt miss out on much.  Any ideas guys?
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