Questions tagged [displays]

For questions about screens that are internally incorporated in a larger device (e.g., smartphones and e-readers). Use this tag to ask about hardware that will have a screen.

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Touchscreen technologies for outdoor use

First of all - I must say that I am not a hardware expert, I am just a simple programmer, and I also not sure this is the right place for this question (but title of site suggest it might be). I ...
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Laptops with adjustable screens (Popular designs are not proper to human anatomy)

When I look at my laptop's screen I feel that my backbone is not straight. And, sometimes I feel neck pain. If I move down my chair (or put the laptop higher) then I have sore arms and shoulders. None ...
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Which products have a large E Ink Carta display?

The E Ink Carta is the electronic paper display used in the Amazon Kindle Voyage and latest generation Kindle Paperwhite ebook readers. It has 300ppi resolution, a very good contrast ratio and ...
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Tactile "ridge-forming" tabletop displays?

Is there a tactile tabletop flat square ridge-forming display that would, upon receiving input from a computer, display the shape of a character or ideogram from an alphabet thus allowing a blind ...
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A good alternative for a Dell 5558

I'm looking for a replacement for an aging 15.6" Dell laptop, and as I had a good experience with it, I try to remain loyal to Dell. The Dell laptop which fits my requirements the best would be a Dell ...
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Need a LVDS controller (with HDMI) for 1920x720 LCD display

I have a LCD panel with an uncommon resolution of 1920x720 (8:3 aspect). Now, I need a LVDS controller board to use it with a HDMI connection. Model Number: S123WU01 Basic specs Datasheet What ...
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Low cost Android tablets with high quality screens

I bought several inexpensive new 7″ and 10″ Android tablets from different manufacturers. The screens on all of them are quite poor. You have to look at them at just the right angle to get a ...
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Connecting three screens to the same laptop wirelessly

Here's the thing I've got. There's a presentation going to happen in some restaurant. My boss wants to place some three screens (most probably some big LCD TVs) in different places of the big hall. ...
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Choosing IPS screen for laptop [closed]

This question might seem weird at first, but I do mean it. I want to buy a good IPS screen for my laptop. This is not about price or compatibility, but about quality. I want to buy just screen, not ...
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Laptop for programming/utility and getting into Linux

I've seen a lot of "Wich laptop should I buy?" questions but noone fits my needs. I'm a web developer (situated in Italy) with actually no computer at home since mine power supply burned out ...
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Connecting 25+ bluetooth devices and 3+ displays

I want to set up a special training room in the gym I work for, but being mostly a software guy, hardware is sometimes a mystery to me. The idea is the following: have 3+ displays showing videos of ...
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Tablet like smart screen without battery

For a home project I'm looking for a device which will only ever show a web page, mounted on a wall. I could buy a cheap tablet for that, but I don't like the idea of having a device connected to a ...
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Connecting a Laptop and Desktop to 3 monitors

I have a laptop that has an HDMI input (just 1). I also have a desktop which has 3 DP and 1 HDMI. Currently, I'm using converters from DP to HDMI as my monitors have problems with DP for some reason. ...
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Tablet for using as a digital frame

I was willing to buy a digital frame for my photos but, after some research and seeing the prices, I'm starting to think that a tablet under 100 USD should perform much better than the digital frames ...
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Such a thing as a "subtitle screen"?

We have an auditorium used for classes. The classes are given in English. We have several international students who speak English, but have trouble keeping up with the pace of a lecture in English. ...
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Laptop with matte screen and non-widescreen aspect ratio

I am looking for laptop with taller screen (i.e. aspect ratio 3:2 or better (4:3, 5:4, whatever... just not 16:9 or 16:10), and matte screen. I found it especially tricky to look for laptops with ...
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Android device (phone/tablet) that has a display that can be easily viewed in direct sunlight

I am looking for an Android device that has a display that can be easily viewed in direct bright sunlight. I have tried several high-end cell phones, and they are all challenging to read in bright ...
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When should one prefer 3840x2160 over 1920x1080 for a 15" laptop?

Planning onto getting a 15" laptop and I have two choices, either 1920x1080 or 3840x2160 for the screen. I have a 4K 32" inch display and the pixels are so ridiculously small that you need a ...
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How to know how much time a computer monitor has been on?

I'm thinking about buying a second monitor of the same model as my current main display (Asus MX279) and because it is now kind of old (I've bought mine in 2015) I have to buy it used. I've found ...
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Small Touch Display Recommendation with RS485 Connectivity

A project needs a small touch display to control an alarm system in public buildings. requiring: Touch display (preferably resistive) RS485 connectivity (to enable the display to be a good distance ...
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USB switch for monitors

I have a notebook PC with 2 micro-USB Type C ports and no other video output, and a PC with DVI and HDMI. I have two other monitors, both of them have HDMI, DVI, and VGA ports, and if I recall ...
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Low resolution display for QR Codes

I am looking to build an application that needs to display a QR code, and I want to minimize the cost of it. I just need a preferably square display, capable of displaying a simple QR code with a ...
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Really cheap alternative to a projector? [monocolor]

I am currently working on something that requires video graphics to be displayed on something else. Currently the cheapest projector is around $100-$200. But I only need 30 fps and don't need color ...
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24" external monitor will have crisper text than 27"?

I'm looking to get a second monitor for my 2018 27" iMac. The Dell P2715Q seems to be a common choice. It comes in 27" and 24" sizes. The first review on the Amazon site says that the 24" has ...
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Inexpensive flat device with A4 or similar screen

My wife is a classical musician and is tired of managing stacks of music scores on paper. She would like an electronic device that she could place on the stand at the piano or organ and have it ...
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Digital picture frame simple for seniors that can pause and go forward and backward in album

A senior in my life has little dexterity and comfort with technology. They love looking at photos and we got her a digital photo album from Aura Frames. This has worked well, but the frame does not ...
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Are there any budget programmable smart glasses for DIY projects?

I am looking for some smart glasses to do some college project but most of them are way too costly. These are my requirements, it should have a colored display. bluetooth/wifi connectivity camera ...
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E-Reader for PDF files optimized for printing

I am looking for an E-Reader for reading scientific articles. The main difficulty I see here is, that most E-Readers seem to be optimzed for viewing scalable ePub files. However I need a device which ...
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see-through screen to replace foils for checking printed materials?

I sometimes prepare/print a large number of foils for use in checking printed materials. The foils are overlaid over the printed materials to check that the design is identical. Being able to replace ...
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Portable alternatives to conventional LED monitors for coding on two large screens after traveling by plane?

Clarifying note: I'm looking for device types that aren't regular computer monitors (see this question if you're looking for a list of lightweight monitors), but could be used as such (e.g., pico ...
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Cheap computers for teaching coding

I'm trying to set up a sort of community service project. I want to teach coding to people who otherwise wouldn't be able to learn to code because of financial constraints. I'm hoping to be able to ...
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Seeking a "snap on" display for STM32

I would love to use the STM32WB, but it doesn't have a display. I am absolutely not a hardware guy. Does anyone now of a display for STM32 which just clips on? Soldering is beyond me :-) I am open ...
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Microsoft Surface Book 2 with external displays

A few months ago I invested in 3x 4K displays 3x(3840x2160). They have connectivity for HDMI and DisplayPort 1.2 What might sound crazy is that I don't have a workstation to drive them, so currently ...
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Rotating monitor for customers

Does anyone know of a good monitor that can be rotated easily for customers to see. I know we have all seen the tablets that rotate at POS systems. Is there one that someone would recommend that just ...
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Would love some laptop buying advice

I will start studying AI next week and I am having a really hard time figuring out which laptop to buy. There is so much choice and laptops with the same CPU, RAM and SSD storage very wildly in price. ...
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3-Monitor/3 Comptuter Complex Setup Help

I'm trying to optimize my hardware setup in my home office, and I'd really like to have something like this setup: I'm not sure how to accomplish this, if it's even possible. All of the arrows show ...
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how to pick a lower brightness monitor

on my monitor now I'm on 0% brightness and during the day it's ok for me, but at night is much too bright, and I don't know at what specs to look at when buying a new monitor that will be able to get ...
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Please help me choose between this Dell 24.1" 16:10 display and this LG 29" 21:9 display

I have a Dell U2415 24.1" (16:10) display and I've very pleased with it, except this morning I found out one of the kids hit it with a pan and cracked its display panel. Now I need to buy a new ...
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Which matte or very low glare large size (30"/35") monitor?

I'm looking for a new monitor for my workstation. Unluckily, in my office the lighting is a bit weird, generating a lot of reflections, so I'd like a real-matte monitor like they used to make some ...
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What are some high brightness monitors?

I've been trying to find and purchase a monitor that has more than 500 nits, but that seems to be about where normal monitors top out at. I've looked a little bit at outdoor monitors and displays, but ...
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Raspberry Pi VGA cable not showing, accessories not lighting up

I have the following setup: Raspberry Pi Zero 2W MiniHDMI to HDMI adapter HDMI to VGA cable Monitor with VGA input Nothing shows up on the monitor, and USB accessories don't light up. I can tell ...
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15" - 16" Laptop or Mobile Workstation with Display that is guaranteed not to use PWM

I had to let go of my Macbook Pro M2max because my eyes do not support the PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) used by the screen. So I'm back looking for an Intel Laptop (which is what I've been using for ...
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Laptop screen upgrade

I have a HP 15s-dy 3501TU laptop, whose screen is only HD and resolution is 1366 by 768 resolution. Is it possible to upgrade it to a full HD IPS display panel with 1920 by 1080 resolution? It is ...
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Best smart glasses for heads-up display of text?

I am looking for AR smart glasses focused on heads-up display, such as that provided by ActiveLook. I would like to see in my field of vision short snippets of text, such as a grocery list, and easily ...
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Do external touchscreens exist?

For example, the touchscreens of the phones are quite transparent and I believe, it is probably not too hard to build touchscreens what we can attach to already existing touch-less displays. On this ...
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Super ultrawide monitor + KVM. PC/Mac

I have the Dell U4919DW which has been a great monitor. While working with just two PC's it has a built in KVM which was easy to flip back and forth between. Going to two pc's + a mac I made it work, ...
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Does 1440p monitor has any significant advantage over 1080p for gaming and live streaming?

I'm trying to decide between 1080p and 1440p Montor to buy for gaming and streaming on online streaming platforms like twitch , YouTube etc. Does 1440p monitor have any significant advantage over ...
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I'm searching for a USB-C (not USB-A) switch. But does such a device even exist?

TL;DR : I'm trying to find a way to share a USB-C connection with at least 2 sources, like a switch or a KVM. But I only found USB-A switches so far. I'm struggling to find the appropriate hardware ...
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Display/Monitor recommendations for the new MacBook Pro 14” M1 Pro

I recently purchased a MacBook Pro 14” M1 Pro (2021 model) and looking to get an external monitor for it. I’m looking at probably a 27-34” screen size at 4K, as my previous monitor was an old 2012 ...
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Display for programmers?

I'm planning to buy a laptop. And I picked Dell Precision. As a programmer, I spend hours working on the laptop. I'm unable to select the display from the below options, I'm not aware of the terms ...
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