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General Chat Thread, Dual-monitors or one large one? in General; Originally Posted by TomStanley Would people rather have two 19" monitors or one 24" monitor? Two 19", although at home ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomStanley View Post
    Would people rather have two 19" monitors or one 24" monitor?
    Two 19", although at home I have three. See also:

    Coding Horror: Three Monitors For Every User

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    I have two 24" dell monitors, saves having 3 or 4 19" ones.

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    Why no 2 x 24 inch widescreen option?

    I would generally say 2x whatever just because it is easier then to arrange windows and the like without making the mistake of maximising a window and having it fill the whole thing! It helps to divide up the work space and is easier to compare and contrast or work from 2 documents.

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    go for 2 monitors, ive went from 2 21.5 inch wide-screens to one 30" HDTV and regret it, i miss the ability to separate tools and programs off into a different screen.

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    Of course you could have one 24" monitor, a dual head graphics card, and a KVM switch... that could be interesting.

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    personaly i prefer 2 x 19inch wide and 3 x 19in square

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    I have a laptop with a high res (1920x1200) tft and a second 1280x1024 monitor. Works well, I couldn't do without the flexibility of a laptop as I move around site, but I always miss the extended desktop when I don't have it. Why? See attached!!
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    I have 2 x 20" 1680x1050 which I find just a nice size, plus they are the ones which rotate into portrait mode which is really usefull for wp or reading pdfs etc.

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    I use my 37" HDTV at home, its great for media stuff but I have to get way too close to read stuff on the web

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    Two 24" monitors here. From your list I'd go for 2 x 19" monitors though. Much prefer being able to shove things onto one monitor.

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    At home four x 17" at 1280 x 1024 running from a win2008r2 server neutured into a workstation with loads of Win7 and other os virtual machines does all I will ever need.

    At school a widescreen lenovo laptop with a 19" secondary is ample,

    I've been a multi monitor type of guy for so long now I wouldn't cope too well with only one, however big; its the way I organise my work.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    I use my 37" HDTV at home, its great for media stuff but I have to get way too close to read stuff on the web
    Although not as higher resolution as a dedicated TFT I also went down the HD TV path - got a 40" Samsung series 6 - works great as media centre and as a normal monitor / screen and can read stuff on it no problems

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    2 x 19"s for me at work. Best for when I am coding as I usually have one screen for the coding and another for google for looking up all the syntax I definitely work faster on a lot of tasks with 2 monitors.

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    I like having Dual Screen Monitors, I have this setup at my workplace. I am the only one to have this mind everyone else has single 19" Monitors. x2 24" sounds like a plan though

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    Quote Originally Posted by EduTech View Post
    . I am the only one to have this mind everyone else has single 19" Monitors. x2 24" sounds like a plan though
    There was a thing through from our local Sims support team (might have come from capita) when they moved from the cover module of nova t4/6 to the one intergrated into sims saying that having dual monitors set up was going to help!

    We have quite a few staff with dual monitors - all four in our office have 2 machines both with dual screen, the buisiness manager has dual screen so does the bursar, plus the data administrator and the lady that does cover. Plus the assistant head who has the 2 x 24" monitors. I think there are more but i can't remember now!

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