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Old 07-13-2019, 10:48 AM   #1
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PC Monitor for Pilothouse

Our old monitor ( has expired so am looking for:

> Bright - PH has lots of windows. Old monitor had no brightness specification but was not easily readable on sunny days.
> Small 20-24Ē
> VESA mount
> Reasonable price
> Mainly for Coastal Explorer with some MS Office use

Current choice is an Asus 24Ē gaming model with 350 cd/m2 brightness, $245. Donít play games but gaming monitors seem to be brighter than home/office models. I donít think a high end bulletproof or daylight readable monitor is really needed.

Anyone have experience with similar monitors? Thanks for any input.

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Old 07-13-2019, 06:48 PM   #2
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No suggestions for monitors but glasses with good polarized lens may help by cutting the reflections.

I had the pleasure of admiring your boat, Stella, in Mobile.

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Old 07-13-2019, 07:07 PM   #3
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350 nits (cd/m2) is just a standard indoor monitor spec. You'll want 800-1000 nits in a very bright environment, up to 2000 nits in direct sunlight.
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Old 07-13-2019, 08:16 PM   #4
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300 nits works just fine in a pilothouse environment. I had 3 17inchers in my old Hatteras.

Heck, the 300 nit matte screen 19 incher up on the shaded flying bridge , on a very adjustable RAM mount worked great too.

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