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Topic # 114493 21-Feb-2013 13:27 Send private message

Sorry in advance didnt know quite where to put this
Like a lot of people I have two montors and my laptop on my desk
I am thinking of changing to one bigger monitor rather than the two whatare they? 21-23 inch?
what your thoughts
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  Reply # 767022 21-Feb-2013 13:35 Send private message

Can never have enough monitors. I've got three 22" for work and going home to my single 24" just doesn't cut it.

Having said that I wouldn't go out and buy anything smaller than 24" these days, and also try get 1920x1200 or larger over 1920x1080. 

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  Reply # 767029 21-Feb-2013 13:41 Send private message

Do you run the 2 screens from your laptop ? Or have a desktop as well ?




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  Reply # 767030 21-Feb-2013 13:43 Send private message

I used to use a 30" and a 20" at work which was pretty awesome, need a big desk though!
I use a 27" monitor at home, running off a docked laptop. That's ample screen space for me as a draughtsperson.

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  Reply # 767034 21-Feb-2013 13:48 Send private message

i use to have a fairly large single monitor, i forget the size maybe 28", but prefer two 22" over that. Rather have to apps full size side by side.

my current work setup is 2 x 24" and 1 22".




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  Reply # 767035 21-Feb-2013 13:51 Send private message

Two monitors are the best. Great for comparing things, or seperating things out.

Often I have two spreadsheets open - one on each screen where I can copy between them.

Other times I have my email open on one where i can monitor it, while I work on something else on the other screen.




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  Reply # 767068 21-Feb-2013 14:26 Send private message

I have 2 x 24" monitors and its great. It gives you lots of freedom to do one thing in screen one while doing other things on screen 2. I normally play music and brose the webs on screen 2. On screen 1 I watch movies etc. For work sometimes I need to remote into different servers etc so having 2 screens means I have 1 server in one screen and the other server in the other one.

With your laptop check to see if you can actually have 2 monitors connected or you can have 1 external monitor and use your laptop screen as the second one.








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  Reply # 767077 21-Feb-2013 14:30 Send private message

running 2 monitors as well. One 27 inch 1440p big daddy and the second a 23 inch small fry... its very hand to have... got the 27 inch cz i am a media person, so love watching movies on that. 2 24 inch screens are perfectly fine and I would highly recommend it for power users or enthusiasts.

not really for people who use a computer to check emails fb and thats it..




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  Reply # 767098 21-Feb-2013 14:36 Send private message

I have 3 monitors at home:
20" in landscape mode - for monitoring, command shells, notifications, apps that run all the time
24" in landscape mode - the center monitor
24" in portrait mode - for browsing, reading


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  Reply # 767107 21-Feb-2013 14:41 Send private message

ajobbins: Two monitors are the best. Great for comparing things, or seperating things out.

Often I have two spreadsheets open - one on each screen where I can copy between them.

Other times I have my email open on one where i can monitor it, while I work on something else on the other screen.


Yeah, dunno about that. Ive tried in the past but I prefer one big monitor. Ive got a 27 inch monitor which is fine for comparing or copying things between windows.

Windows 7/8 ability to dock windows side by side has helped a lot. I find two monitors is too much head turning. Plus I would usually just leave my email running on one which was pointless.

And before you ask, Yes, I work in a "visual" job (maps etc) so yes space is premium but I prefer one monitor.

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  Reply # 767170 21-Feb-2013 16:03 Send private message

I gotta have symmetry or it drives me nuts. At home we have two identical Acer 24" LED screens. Very nice.

At work I have a 22" screen and my 12.5" Elitebook screen. Hate they are different, but I will live.




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  Reply # 767173 21-Feb-2013 16:08 Send private message

two 22" screens on one PC, and waiting for a second 22" for the other PC. One screen is less useful for multitasking...if I had my way, I'd have one PC and 4 monitors, would make life so much easier. At home I have networked my Laptop and my surface tablet so that I can still work with two screens, and if thats not good enough...good old HDMI to my 32" flatscreen.

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  Reply # 767189 21-Feb-2013 16:47 Send private message

two monitors FTW.

I can also confirm that these dual monitor arms are good value for money:
http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=MOABRA0014&name=BRATECK-LDT02-13-23-Dual-LCD-Desk-Mount-Max-arm-re

(an older brateck model was a flimsy POS, but these are good)




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  Reply # 767237 21-Feb-2013 18:26 Send private message

Regs: two monitors FTW.

I can also confirm that these dual monitor arms are good value for money:
http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=MOABRA0014&name=BRATECK-LDT02-13-23-Dual-LCD-Desk-Mount-Max-arm-re

(an older brateck model was a flimsy POS, but these are good)


+1 to the arms I have that as well, get extra space below the monitor to put speakers :P









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  Reply # 767493 22-Feb-2013 10:56 Send private message

Well that was interesting I like the arm device might bet one of those ! if i keep two monitors ..... which i will now think about




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  Reply # 767623 22-Feb-2013 13:25 Send private message

ajobbins: Two monitors are the best. Great for comparing things, or seperating things out.

Often I have two spreadsheets open - one on each screen where I can copy between them.

Other times I have my email open on one where i can monitor it, while I work on something else on the other screen.

Are you using Windows and Excel? If so, what method are you using for having a spreadsheet on each monitor?

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