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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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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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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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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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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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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Where do I get a NEWLY manufatured computer terminal device?

I have a lot of old motherboards that I want to use for different projects and I've run into a major problem too many times now: every board has at least 1 serial port but rarely even the old VGA port....
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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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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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Which dual monitor mount/arm to go over a 43" monitor

I'm using a 43" monitor (stands 62 centimetres tall off the desk) and want a dual monitor arm to go above it, but many brands are too short. What dual monitor arm/mount can lift the two screens ...
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 or GTX 1660 Ti for 144Hz display laptop?

I'm planning to buy a laptop for work (mainly simulations/scientific computing + general use). I found the following two models: Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-PG0 and Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH. The specs ...
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BLE5.1(+) with on-board or snap-on display *with AoA and AoD*

So, I just found Papyr. Hardware Specifications Raytac MDBT50 module with Nordic nRF52840 BLE/802.15.4 SoC 1.54 inch 200x200 pixel red/black/white epaper display - GDEW0154Z04 CR2477 coin cell holder ...
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Reflective LCD PC monitor?

It is generally advised not to watch screens before going to bed, as it interferes with the natural melatonin cycle. Therefore, I was hoping to find an e-ink monitor for my PC, just for text editing ...
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Rack mounted server for x5 HDMI display screen

I am trying to spec a rack mountable server to power 5 large screens, each of which will use HDMI to connect to the server. The screens will be used in an IT Operations room and will be displaying ...
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hdmi/dsi 5 inch oled capacitive touch screen

I am searching for an OLED display with a capacitive touch screen which I can use with my sbc. I am not 100% sure yet, but most likely I'll settle with the RPI Compute module, so DSI displays which ...
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Recommended GPU for watching movies on 4k or 1440p quad monitor setup

My goal is to obtain a productivity setup with quad (four) monitor setup that can handle 3 1440p monitors, and 1 4k monitor for movies (no gaming on that specific monitor). Would 1070ti be enough or ...
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Is 24'' QHD monitor good for programming? [closed]

I am looking to buy a 24inch QHD monitor for office work ( programming ) and general purpose use but not gaming . Would text be too small on a 24inch QHD Display ? Some people over internet has ...
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QHD + 144Hz + G-Sync + HDR + IPS + 27“-32”?

Are you aware of some displays meeting requirements mentioned in title? I was looking for a long while but couldn't find anything. Most panels with all mentioned features are 4k or miss HDR. Could you ...
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Are there any large 4K TVs on the market which have DisplayPort ports?

Are there any large 4K TVs on the market which have DisplayPort ports? A quick Google search for this does not turn up many results. I found that many people have said that HDMI is the standard for ...
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UHD+ Touchscreen for Content Creation

For arguments sake there is no upper bound on my budget, but the lower the better, clearly. I am looking for a touchscreen display of 30 inches or greater that has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 or ...
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What tempered glass will cover the Moto X Play fully?

I have shopped all over Chennai, India and the most popular online shopping portals in India, but I am not able to find a tempered glass for Moto X Play which covers the complete display. All the ...
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