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Transverse vs Vertical SCREEN POSITION!!

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by soooma, Oct 30, 2016.

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Better?! Transverse vs Vertical screen POLL

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  1. soooma

    soooma Member

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    I like the screen itself better when seen it in transverse but don't seem to be in harmony with the car like the vertical one is in Model S!

    Loved the one in Rimac which is blended in way better than the much less ergonomic 17" screen in model S!!
     
  2. S'toon

    S'toon Knows where his towel is

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    The prototype of the S' screen looked just as awkward as the the prototype of the 3 does now. I'm sure it'll be more esthetically pleasing in the final form.
     
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  3. JeffK

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    Horizontal is more natural for the human eye.
     
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  4. Red Sage

    Red Sage The Cybernetic Samurai

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    I have long arms for my height. Both will work fine for me. I expect transverse will work better for any passenger in the front seat. Just as intended.
     
  5. Garlan Garner

    Garlan Garner Well-Known Member

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    I like the M3 as it looks different from the MX and MS.

    I like its exclusivity. <-------Hmmm. do I even know what that word means?
     
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  6. Skotty

    Skotty 2014 Model S P85

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    Widescreen is great most of the time, but it just doesn't fit right in a car, so I voted for vertical.
     
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  7. Dax279

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    The model 3 screen kind of reminded me of the smaller screens that are in some Mercs. I don't tend to like this design too much.
     
  8. Garlan Garner

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    I have to wait and see how its integrated into the dash at Reveal #2 of the M3 to see if I like it or not.
     
  9. gavine

    gavine Petrol Head turned EV Enthusiast

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    Can you dunk a basketball?
     
  10. Garlan Garner

    Garlan Garner Well-Known Member

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    How about a golf ball?

    How about a nerf ball with the goal on the back of the bedroom door? no?


    How about a doughnut?
     
  11. e-FTW

    e-FTW New electron smell

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    Horizontal looks hard on the knees, no?
    Will have to wait and see!
     
  12. Red Sage

    Red Sage The Cybernetic Samurai

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    I used to be able to. I had a knee injury nearly 17 years ago that makes it difficult now. I may be able to make the jump, even complete the shot... But it would be the landing that would kill me. I don't look forward to seeing my knee scissored sideways again, and landing on my head would be no better. I think I've dunked maybe three times since then, and I've had to stop playing for the day each time.
     
  13. Red Sage

    Red Sage The Cybernetic Samurai

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    I can definitely dunk a donut. The Nerf ball I can manage with ease. Golf ball...? That depends upon whether someone wants to give me a 400 shot handicap for the first hole.
     
  14. Jayc

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    There should be a third option called "don't mind either way", I vote for that. Main requirement is that it is fixed properly and is seamless with dashboard - don't want no rattly protruding contraptions in my car.

    BTW a work colleague who has an Audi A5 was describing the horror when he was driving (speeding?) at 80+ mph at night on the motorway the other day and suddenly, the dash instrumentation and lighting had failed without any warning. Apparently this is a common fault :)

    You have to experience a scenario like that to realise how critical this panel will be especially in Model 3 and nothing can be more important than ensuring that it is held securely in a way that it has the least chance to fail or get knocked down.
     
  15. JeffK

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    With Audi vehicles or in general?
     
  16. Jayc

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    With Audi A5s of a certain age range.
     
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    Surprised myself by voting for landscape. Portrait is more aesthetically appealing to me but I believe they're thinking long-term, autonomy, infotainment (read: in-flight movie).
     
  18. patrick42h

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    I am going to reserve judgment until I have had the chance to sit in a Model 3 and use the touchscreen. The portrait orientation in the Model S and Model X works well, but maybe landscape will be better in the Model 3.
     
  19. JeffK

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    Landscape makes a whole lot more sense considering how it's going to be used in the Model 3
     
  20. Dan Detweiler

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    Don't really care. At this point keep it whatever it is and get this thing built. I want my car!!! ;)

    Dan
     
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