How this actually feels

1 : Anonymous2021/04/26 11:27 ID: myvhqz
How this actually feels
2 : Anonymous2021/04/26 11:51 ID: gvx4b2u

I cant imagine a person playing like this

ID: gvx5dtq

Looks like a coder testing something out, it's f generally people writing code that have this

ID: gvxf22o

As a programmer I can hardly imagine anyone programming on a portrait-oriented display. On top of that this many screens is rather complete overkill for productivity, especially in this orientation, and this is coming from someone with 3 monitors and has been really wanting a fourth for years.

ID: gvy6j8u

More like a systems administrator looking at the status of multiple servers and critical systems.

ID: gvykqck

What's weird about this setup is that it's not really even portrait anymore. This person has arranged 5 displays so that overall they're back to ultrawide. Why not just get an ultrawide monitor at that point and a window manager. The built in Windows one is even pretty good.

One portrait one landscape makes sense to me, but this is pretty nuts.

ID: gvyen8x

It you’re actually a programmer, you know this is almost more unlikely than gaming like this lol.

ID: gvxsbdu

Pretend you're a big daddy from BioShock.

ID: gvygz32

I had three monitors in a horizontal configuration for a couple years. Very few games supported it and it added very little to gameplay at the cost of extreme performance penalties. Truth is, you almost never take your eyes of the middle screen and the other two are a distraction at best.

The one game that was an exception was Elite: Dangerous, a greater field of view made a lot of difference (I look forward to trying it in VR). Also, I don’t play Eve Online (I don’t need a second job), but I imagine having 2-3 monitors would be helpful to show all the spreadsheets you need.

ID: gvyb3tc

I haven't played with 5, but I did a lot of playing on 3 for a while and honestly you just completely stop noticing the bezels after a little while.

3 : Anonymous2021/04/26 15:09 ID: gvxr06k

Those screen bezels are way too big!

ID: gvzkyy5

Yea, this image has been around for a long time. Pretty sure thats battlefield 3 hes playing which is 10 years ago this fall.

4 : Anonymous2021/04/26 12:53 ID: gvxa5kf

Make the center 3 screens a single large screen and this is usable.

ID: gvxlz3k

That's my current setup and it works really well. I use the vertical display for email/slack so I can just glance at messages without flipping back and forth.

ID: gvyo150

Yeah same, I use the side ones for quick books and email

ID: gvyg0d8

This dude really said “5 regular screens are cheaper than a ultra wide” and he would be right if he was going for 4K.

ID: gvys24u

Those look like 32s. A 55inch is about as tall and you can use a TV. Unless you are getting a 120hz 4k screen, I don't think it would be cheaper than 3x 32s.

5 : Anonymous2021/04/26 11:52 ID: gvx4bvr

A single monitor curved around 65‟ wide and say 14” tall would be amazing...and ungodly expensive.

ID: gvxe7a1

VR headset would be cheaper and a better experience. And then you have a VR headset.

ID: gvxw5y8

VR Headsets don't currently have the resolution to do "desk work" any amount of fine detail (like reading an email) has to be blown up to be too large to be useable in VR still.

Someday... but not today.

ID: gvycmbs

VR headsets are: too heavy and bulky to wear for extended sessions, don't have high enough resolutions yet, and don't have a wide enough field of view. It looks like you are looking through a porthole that has a screen door on it.

ID: gvxksj4

I don't know if that exists now, but it definitely did not exist when this was first posted online.

ID: gvyc2n0

Curved screens are awful. Every single video game, TV show, and movie on the market assumes that your screen is flat. Video games can't be made compatible with curved screens at all unless their graphics are 100% based on raytracing.

6 : Anonymous2021/04/26 12:00 ID: gvx52dm

The breaks in monitors wolud kll me

ID: gvx66p3

That's exactly why it's not common to do this

ID: gvxl0pu

They make monitors without the bezel around the screen. Those are typically what are used for this kind of setup.

7 : Anonymous2021/04/26 15:07 ID: gvxqqio

At this stage i'd just not play the game

8 : Anonymous2021/04/26 19:05 ID: gvyoj72

That looks like the worst possible way to try to play a game.

9 : Anonymous2021/04/26 15:00 ID: gvxpshg

For those who haven’t figured it out - This is obviously a developer play testing their game. Looks like battlefield 3/4. Hence why all of the vertical screens - its not for playing, it’s for coding

ID: gvy33o6

It's BF3

ID: gvxza2r

Why do you need screens like this for play testing?

ID: gvxztat

You don’t, you use them to see more code. It’s a programmer testing the game.

10 : Anonymous2021/04/26 19:01 ID: gvynwaa


11 : Anonymous2021/04/26 19:34 ID: gvysn99

4K TV - play without the bezels.

12 : Anonymous2021/04/26 17:25 ID: gvya9xy

That Logitech G710+, still have and love that keyboard.

13 : Anonymous2021/04/26 19:34 ID: gvyskcd

Mom said it's my turn to repost this.

14 : Anonymous2021/04/26 22:25 ID: gvzfldm

It’s like 20% bezel

15 : Anonymous2021/04/26 11:43 ID: gvx3l8c

These Screen obarders would totally fuck with me.

16 : Anonymous2021/04/26 13:51 ID: gvxgs2k

I'd rather play on a 18 inch CRT, than this.

17 : Anonymous2021/04/26 16:55 ID: gvy5yb0

Love how the left two screens are a completely different landscape

18 : Anonymous2021/04/26 17:41 ID: gvycn7f

Really well

19 : Anonymous2021/04/26 18:56 ID: gvyn5nw

The monitors alone hurt my damn brain.

20 : Anonymous2021/04/26 21:16 ID: gvz6klq

Doing this with borderless monitors would look sick! It's Not practical but yeah.

21 : Anonymous2021/04/26 22:11 ID: gvzdwfz

You were so busy thinking about if you could you never stopped to think if you should.

22 : Anonymous2021/04/26 16:55 ID: gvy60q4

Worst setup ever

23 : Anonymous2021/04/26 16:20 ID: gvy10dj

This is why I don't like windows

24 : Anonymous2021/04/26 16:48 ID: gvy4zie

Dude must really like bezels. And I mean really like them.

25 : Anonymous2021/04/26 15:54 ID: gvxxalq

It must be like wearing those Kanye West shutter glasses

26 : Anonymous2021/04/26 13:14 ID: gvxchz3

Although this would be amazing for EVE Online and other spreadsheet games.

27 : Anonymous2021/04/26 15:24 ID: gvxt2ew

Do not want

28 : Anonymous2021/04/26 16:04 ID: gvxyqj5

Yes actualy it,s so cool


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