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Dual Monitors Compatibility

What Monitor/s is/are compatible with Samsung S27A850D so that they can be run as Dual Monitors by a user with serious Visual Acuity problems. i am not a gamer and work mostly in text./ The monitor needs be Pivotal, enable DP connectivity, and have equivalent HD capacity to the S27A850D. The new monitor needs cost < $500AUD All advice gratefully received.,

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Re: monitor

That seems a question for any shop that sells monitors.

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Thankyou Kees and R Proffitt, for taking the trouble to reply. Please allow me to say that I was looking for advice regarding Dual Monitor compatibility rather than an evaluation of the question, so I apologise for giving any such impression! Let me then, rephrase the question. If a manufacturer's recommended resolution of a monitor, using DP connectivity is 2560 x 1440 and it is pivotal, which allows its use in portrait as well as landscape layout, then would an additional monitor be compatible if it also is pivotal and provides for a high definition that is at least 2550 x 1440". Would there be any compatibility issues if it was a 28" monitor by a different manufacturer?
The visual acuity issue is genuine. I am not persuaded by the blurb of sales personnel, some of whom seem to know less than myself. My personal need for Dual monitors is to enhance use of text that is in at least 15 point font across both. Thanks once again for your replies and call by for a coffee next time you are in Melbourne.

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That's a good pre-sale question.

Shops and makers should answer this or not get the sale.

But about Vision issues, besides working with your doctor I suggest a MUCH higher contrast ratio. The Samsung had a pretty low 1000 to 1 ratio so I bet some would have issues with that.

Post was last edited on July 23, 2018 5:29 PM PDT

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p.s. The recommendation for dual monitors came from Melbourne Retinology Professor Heriot who is a world authority in his field!

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Still need more detail.

I see you updated with what sort of display you are shopping for. Displays with pivots are now quite rare. So my bet is you have found some but want more.

My advice is to check that contrast ratio spec as the display you have was poor to terrible on that spec.

So armed with some detail I see 2 displays at https://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Description=pivot%20monitor&Submit=ENE&IsNodeId=1&N=100160979%20600556721%20600050983%20600417886

But https://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Description=pivot%20monitor&Submit=ENE&IsNodeId=1&N=100160979%20600556721%20600050983%20600417886 and the other is still 1000:1 until it goes to dynamic contrast.

You can modify the search I shared.

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Also worth knowing.

Displays are deeply personal choices. For vision issues it would be nearly impossible to pick one and not know if you'll like it by specs. But let me share an old setup I used for years.

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(NT) thankyou for your com I had not thought of what you suggest

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