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Dual monitors are awesome

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Ponynugget, Oct 20, 2007.

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    For the past month I've done a bunch of reading on why two monitors are so much more better than one. Every report I read stated that they drastically improved productivity. So with Dell having a sale on the 20" E207WFP (which is relatively similar to my primary monitor -- the only differences being performance, number of USB inputs and a silver trim) I went out and bought one. I went from this...

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    To this...

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    And what a difference it has made. I usually use it for gaming on my primary monitor and work on the 2nd.
    SEMrush
    Does anyone else have dual/multiple monitors? If so, how are you finding them? Have they increased your overall work productivity?

    Liam
     
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  2. DealWorx

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    I have used dual monitors for years. First it was 21" CRTs (used two video cards for that setup), then moved to 19" LCDs, and now with 24" LCDs. I also have a set of 22" LCDs on another station, and another one in the office has dual 20". It's the only way to get anything done.

    :D
     
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    samantha pia Prominent Member

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    i use 2 so i can monitor a chat room and post on dp at the same time
     
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    I've had dual monitors for around a month and a half now and they fucking rock. It's so easy to be watching tv/dvd on one and surfing a forum on the other, so yes it increasing productivity. I have two 20 inch square monitors, but yours look way better. How much they cost you?
     
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  5. Ponynugget

    Ponynugget Peon

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    I bought the first monitor with my computer around a year ago, I think it was about $600 AUD. The 2nd was only $380... a real bargain. :)
     
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    Blogsip Well-Known Member

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    I always read how awesome it is. I'm going to have to invest in this. It's such a pain when I'm working on something and want to watch or see a site at the same time.
     
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    i use dual moniter all the time on for watching movie, games, tv and the other is for normal use
     
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    When i was still on windows xp, i tried dual screens.. I only have 1 monitor, the other screen I used was the television screen. I just hooked up the Video out from my video card to the video-in of my television. It worked, i could surf the net on the first screen and watch movie on the secondary screen. The only problem is when i switched to vista, i cant go dual screen anymore.. i just dont know why.. but its cool.. i would save up for dual monitors soon..
     
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    Vista doesn't support dual monitors?
     
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    Whitey Active Member

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    Bloody hell, you have a LOT of icons :eek:

    Ive been wanting a dual monitor setup for months, just cant find the cash to buy another :)
     
    Whitey, Oct 20, 2007 IP
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    can someone guide me that how to setup Dual monitors , other then 2 monitors do i need some other hardware?
     
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    I am very interested in dual LCD monitor setup. Can someone please post pics on their dual monitor setup, pretty please? :) I would like to see how do I set them up.
     
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    Currently sitting on dual 17" monitors. Will shortly be moving to either 4x 19" LCDs or possibly 2x 19" and 1x 22" Widescreen.
     
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    Yes that’s great combination, but unfortunately I have only one 19” LCD monitor.
     
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    i'm using 2 monitor. 1 laptop monitor and a TV screen. kidding...i mean i;m watching tv while surfing :))
     
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    Nice setup and definitely nice monitors!

    I loveeeeeee dual monitors, and I don't think I could ever live without ...
     
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    I won't work on a computer without dual monitors, they are that important to me. I use dual monitors any day and everyday. they do indeed enhance productivity :)
     
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    I'm running Vista and it works fine. All I had to do was plug it in and change a few settings in the Display control panel and I was good to go.
     
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    I have started using two myself. Its very handy especially when you have a bunch of windows open at the same time.
     
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    I’ve been using dual monitors for the last 3 years and would not be without them.. Recently I visited a friend who had just purchased a new build computer to find that he using a 42inch wide screen LCD TV as a monitor.
    Beats using dual monitors I guess.
     
    mikeinlincs, Oct 20, 2007 IP