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# 205429 12-Nov-2016 23:02
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Like I guess a lot of you I have two monitors together on my desktop 2 x 27 " bog standard nothing special LG's

 

I was thinking about changing to just one big curved one dont know which yet

 

Would be interested in thoughts especially if you have made this change





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  # 1669838 12-Nov-2016 23:13
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Depends on your usage.  I work between 4 applications and have these docked on the left and right sides of each monitor (with a bit of overlap), so for me, dual screens feels like the better arrangement.  I'm sitting on the Mrs 23" AIO computer at the moment and it feels almost claustrophobic compared to my office. *chuckle*

 

If you are just cruising GZ and GMail all day, one monitor directly in front of you would likely be the better solution, possibly with a smaller one off to the side if there was something you wanted to keep half an an eye on.

 

If there is nothing particularly wrong with the current arrangement and you are pondering change for change's sake, you might be better using your discretionary cash on something different.  Or if you have THAT much discretionary cash, my account number for deposits is.....  money-mouth





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  # 1669845 13-Nov-2016 00:04
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Totally depends on your personal space and usage honestly.

 

If you naturally have the capability to type on your side, behind your back or whatever then obviously space to move around screens is not such an issue. You may be totally fine with having an auxiliary display on the side. If your more of the Be central to what your working on sort of person, curved might be the way to go.

 

 

 

Myself, i'm a 3 screens and wanting more sorta person.. Probably due to throw on the upper half of my mount and go 6x 24"

 

 

 

Most of my usage in relation to having screen numbers is down to productivity, Depending on situation i run out of space wayyy too fast.

 

General usage, mainly stick to my main monitor with all my utilities, monitoring etc on my left, media on the right.

 

Programming, This gets pretty damned hectic where i end up with VMs running in unity mode, spread around, Resources everywhere. Tend to try to keep my main screen for the actual element im working on though

 

As for the likes of Eve time, well... i'm sure @sidefx would echo that you can never have enough space ;)





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  # 1669849 13-Nov-2016 00:36
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Gaming - 1

 

Work - 2

 

Personal preference - 1


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  # 1669850 13-Nov-2016 00:40
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gnfb:

 

Like I guess a lot of you I have two monitors together on my desktop 2 x 27 " bog standard nothing special LG's

 

I was thinking about changing to just one big curved one dont know which yet

 

Would be interested in thoughts especially if you have made this change

 

 

 

 

If you have the space, then 2 monitors would be my choice, every day of the week and twice on Sundays. As someone who has been selling dual monitors to customers since before they were popular or even reasonably well known, I can tell you the feedback we get after installing them is ALWAYS positive. 

 

I'd take 2 small monitors over 1 large, no matter how large. I very much like the seperation that your brain understands in having two monitors, as opposed to the one you have to manually create on a single monitor. 

 

I am sure there are some who would prefer one, but for "work", especially ANY form of comparison.... 

 

 

 

For the record, at home I have 3 x 27" 1440P monitors, and at the office, two.

 

 


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hio77:

 

 

 

As for the likes of Eve time, well... i'm sure @sidefx would echo that you can never have enough space ;)

 

 

 

 

Do not let Eve drive your multi-monitor requirements; that's a slippery slope! 

 

 

 


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  # 1669923 13-Nov-2016 09:35
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WTH! (why all show same screen?)





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  # 1669932 13-Nov-2016 09:51
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I'm happy with my single 22" monitor at home. At work I use two, one portrait one landscape, but that's "nice to have" not essential. I can only look at one thing at a time.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1669945 13-Nov-2016 10:28
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timmmay:

 

I'm happy with my single 22" monitor at home. At work I use two, one portrait one landscape, but that's "nice to have" not essential. I can only look at one thing at a time.

 

 

@timmmay what do you have on the Portrait monitor?





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  # 1669953 13-Nov-2016 10:50
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Dynamic:

 

 

 

@timmmay what do you have on the Portrait monitor?

 

 

Word documents. I'm a solution architect, Word is my most used tool... :(


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  # 1669955 13-Nov-2016 10:53
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My retirement usage is all purely personal hobby (no work)  and even with spectacles my aging eyes prefer a large canvas so my monitor of choice is an old 42 inch HDMI TV. When it goes the next one will be even bigger. I wouldn't mind an additional one or two smaller screens for window-hopping, but I don't have any place to put them.

 

 





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  # 1670017 13-Nov-2016 13:24
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One vote for one monitor




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  # 1670120 13-Nov-2016 16:30
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I'm a 2 monitor guy at home, 4k screen for gaming, 1080 screen to look at stuff while I am gaming (like youtube).

 

I tried the 1 big monitor for home but really missed the 2nd screen as playing games in a window sucks big time and not many games deal with it well.

 

At work i have 3 screens, 2 x 1080p monitors and the laptop screen (I work with numbers so have stuff all over the place).

 

 

 

 


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  # 1670127 13-Nov-2016 16:32
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Ah I'm more the minimalistic type. Wireless everything as much as possible.




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  # 1670165 13-Nov-2016 17:23
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I have 2 24" ones, one directly infront which is the 144Hz one for gaming, and one crap ex lease HP that does that horrible checkerboard dithering that cheap panels do to the left, and then above that a cheap nasty 768p TV for a third screen or to put the driveway camera on when I am expecting a courier since they always seem to have problems pushing a doorbell.

 

TV is too bad to youtube on but it is ok for throwing text and similar on. Nomater what I do I cant get it to stop doing the thing that TVs do where they band badly, or else lose all the details in the black because its not supporting 0-255 levels properly.

 

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should prob mention I tried a 4k bigger one. Pushed the other screen too far to the side and I cant have the scaling on anything but 100% because of a couple of crappy old apps I need, and that is a little small to use at 4k on a 28"

 

Will be getting a 1440p 24" when I find one that is good for gaming. That is a nice res at that size at 100% I find. There is one at PB that only has HDMIs on it and I have no faith in a displayport to hdmi adapter to work at that res.





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  # 1670189 13-Nov-2016 18:05
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sidefx:

 

hio77:

 

 

 

As for the likes of Eve time, well... i'm sure @sidefx would echo that you can never have enough space ;)

 

 

 

 

Do not let Eve drive your multi-monitor requirements; that's a slippery slope! 

 

 

 

haha but, think of what i could do with it!  you just cant have enough eve space!





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