December 27, 2008 at 3:50 pm #28443
You've seen the visuals. The geek in the movies with the annoying habits, the far away look in his eyes, and the veritable forest of computer monitors surrounding him. He can't look at all those at once! Why would he want such a thing?Its true that some people would have no use for them, but multiple monitors are more useful than you may think!With a decent setup, you can have many screens at different resolutions. This is a major advantage for anyone who earns a living on a computer. The most common setup is just 2 monitors, but that single extra monitor can save a whole mess of work for you. If you work in an office, you can have a document open on an 800x600 screen, getting the magnified view that offers, while you have 6 more documents displayed on a screen thats set at for example 1680x1050 resolution (widescreens only). You can drag the documents from one screen to the other and back again. Its like having all the documents spread in front of you on a large desk, all clearly visible at once, and a big mobile magnifying glass that you can aim at any of the documents. This offers huge productivity gains, because it saves an amazing amount of time.If you create websites, how great is it to be able to test your newly created page at different resolutions without actually changing your resolution! You can have many different parts of a website open at once, without having to sift through a mass of buttons on your taskbar looking for the bit you want.They are all visible on the second monitor and you just drag the appropriate
Mitz from Tips4pcFebruary 2, 2009 at 9:42 pm #30638
I used to have a room full of lcd monitors and now that I want another one, I haven't got any… I definately need two or more monitors to see all my windows I am working on.March 19, 2009 at 6:05 pm #30639
I use two monitors for many different tasks, namely virtual machinesi use virtual machines to test new software on so that if it does wind up being bad, it wont screw with my normal pci also use them for browsing and replying to several posts at once on a forum...wonder which forum that is?May 8, 2009 at 10:48 am #30640
I need dual monitors. I asked this computer shop for a quote on a quad core tower with 4gb ram, dvd re-writer, dual graphics card and 2 21″ LCD monitors. He never got back to me though, what can I say… To turn down that sort of business, with it being a small shop on the current financial state of the world he must be earning a mint!May 8, 2009 at 11:01 pm #30641
Where are you from scott…?We are all from different places all over the world and might know someone for you..May 9, 2009 at 12:38 am #30642
If you live in the us I can personally quote your computer, with the pc price, our charge for it and shipping / handling~TimmCo~September 3, 2009 at 9:43 pm #30643
1 screen is treating me just fine, so I'll stick with the average setup. 😉December 14, 2009 at 10:42 pm #30644
Yes its advantage for theDecember 15, 2009 at 3:14 am #30645
I have gone one step further than the dual montiors and have stolen the tv for my moniter as it is a big screen…I think it 105cm…anyway now I just need another one…I know I have serious problems…the poor kids just want to watch the tv….lolSeptember 27, 2010 at 4:01 pm #30646
Daul monitors are really useful one for view and one for make changes……………..March 13, 2012 at 5:13 am #30647
Using dual computer for specific purpose is okay but for normal usage one screen is enough to make your work. I use dual computer only for my Photoshop and designing work.
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