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When I die and go to heaven

When I die and go to heaven, if this ...

http://www.go-l.com/monitors/grand_canyon/features/index.htm

... isn't there, then I'm leaving.

Nick
Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Yes, I would mis Windows XP also.

Just me (Sir to you)
Wednesday, April 07, 2004

"Grand Canyon Display"

Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Grand Canyon Display ?
My friends all use Samsungs, I must make amends.
Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends,
So Lord, won’t you buy me a Crand Canyon Display ?

(with apologies to Janis Joplin)

Tapiwa
Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Hmm, but $17,999 is a bit strong, don't you think.

Still, if you have the cash available, why not?

Anyone here got anything like this ?

Steve Jones (UK)
Wednesday, April 07, 2004

I've got to agree with Stephen - a 20" panel with 1600x1200 resolution is around $1200. So you're paying a $15000 premium to have them mounted together...

Philo

Philo
Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Heaven is expensive, man!  Are you sure you can afford to spend an eternity there?  :)

haha
Wednesday, April 07, 2004

I would go for the 20" instead of the 23" one.

I don't mind smaller text, and given that they both have the same native resolution, I think it is $4000 well saved. 

Can put that towards the cost of the extreme version of this baby... http://www.go-l.com/store/hardware/machl38.htm

Tapiwa
Wednesday, April 07, 2004

> http://www.go-l.com/store/hardware/machl38.htm

Why do the gamer machines that people post here have only one CPU?

Does anyone sell (can someone recommend) a dual-CPU desktop machine?

Christopher Wells
Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Philo, can you please explain your math

Tapiwa
Wednesday, April 07, 2004

          $18000
      -(4x$1200)
    +Philo posting just after waking up
-------------------------------------------------
      $15,000.00

Make sense now?

Philo

Philo
Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Chris - for dual-proc I continue to dream about buying a machine from monarch computers. They remain the only configurator I've seen that has:
1) Dual Xeon
2) Choices that make tech sense
3) SCSI + more than 2 drives
4) Graphics cards other than 8MB Trident. (Standard thinking seems to be - "Dual Xeons and SCSI? Must be a server. Don't need good graphics cards then")

I'm sure other companies could put in a good card if I asked, but if it's not in their standard configurator then they don't do it all the time, and I don't feel like getting a dual CPU box that's done as a one-off. That way lies madness.

As well as pricing info in the selections (as opposed to only when you total out), so I can do dollar/performance tradeoffs.

Philo

Philo
Wednesday, April 07, 2004

A little bit :)

Except version with 20" screens is $14k. Still a lot but it looks like you are paying for their UltraSpeed technology.

Google reveals this page.... Worth it if you have the money
http://www.imaging-resource.com/NEWS/1064502943.html

About DUAL CPU high end machines, how about
http://www.boxxtech.com/asp/workstations.asp

Tapiwa
Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Not good enough.

Each screen still has a thin divider.  If I'm going to pay that much, I want pure 100% 'seamless' transition, not some crappy mechanical fixture hack that still shows its rough edges.

sedwo
Wednesday, April 07, 2004


Am I the only one that thinks someone would get sore neck muscles looking at that thing? You'd constantly be turning your head from one side to another.

Don't get me wrong...it looks wickedly cool; just not sure how practical it is unless you're a huge flight simulator fan.

Mark Hoffman
Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Some of you are missing the point.  Gadget lust often has little to do with practicality.

Nick
Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Yes Nick! Reminds me of a joke.

Young hot shot starts his own law firm. After a very successful  first year, is able to afford to pay cash for his brand new Ferrari.

Takes his grandmother out for a ride, to show off his new car. Her response.... "Don't worry. As soon as your law practice picks up a little, you will be able to afford something with 4 doors, a roof, and enough space for groceries!"

Tapiwa
Wednesday, April 07, 2004

I want a 4x4 version :) a semi-hemisphere one maybe ... ok go with simple vr technology then.

dreaming period over

I go back coding on my 14" 800x600x65 Hz 7-year old monitor.

 
Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Tapiwa - I like this one better:

An older man was trying to maneuver his Cadillac into a parking space when some young hotshot zips his Porsche into the spot in front of the old guy.
As the hotshot jumps out of his car, he smirks and says "you've got to be young and quick to do that"
The old guy puts his car in gear and pulls into the spot, crushing the Porsche in the process.
As he steps out of his car, he looks at the shocked hotshot and says "and you have to be old and rich to do that."

Philo

Philo
Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Does the joke go:

A middle-aged woman finds her parking place stolen by a young woman in a flash car.

The young woman jumps out and tells the middle woman: "I'm young and I'm much quicker than you."

The middle aged woman slams her car into young thing's flash machine and smirks: "I'm older and can afford better insurance."


Wednesday, April 07, 2004

I wonder how many purchases for $18,000 monitors they get through that site?

just a tad stupid
Thursday, April 08, 2004

Philo,

I got my Dual Xeon, SCSI RAID5 system from Dell. You get to specify exactly what you want from a pretty big list of kit. I posted about it a couple months ago.

Got to say it has been pretty good too. The machine has just worked, done everything I've thrown at it.

What I love is that you can tell VS.NET to do a build of the ASP.NET project, then by the time you've pressed ALT+TAB to switch to the browser its finished and you can just hit F5 to refresh.

This makes a big difference. I used to wait between builds on my old PC, but now I can change one line and just see it work immediately.

Steve Jones (UK)
Thursday, April 08, 2004

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