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One monitor or two?

Post by AZ-J on Sat 29 Oct 2011 - 7:08

Right now I am using a 27" 1920 x 1080p monitor, HDMI. My video card has an HDMI and a DVI port. I have a 23" and a 24" monitors also and the 23" has an HDMI port, while the 24" has the DVI, and both are 1920 x 1080p.

So stay with one monitor, or go to two monitors set-up? If the latter, any suggested reasons why would help as well. Thanks.

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Re: One monitor or two?

Post by 4hams on Sat 29 Oct 2011 - 18:58

I use 1 24" monitor full 1080P via HDMI.

I have no use for multiple monitors at this time and don't see the need for most users.

I really only see it being of benefit if doing a lot of copying and pasting between documents mainly in a business atmosphere so as to speed up the process.

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Post by AZ-J on Sat 29 Oct 2011 - 19:22

4hams wrote:I use 1 24" monitor full 1080P via HDMI.

I have no use for multiple monitors at this time and don't see the need for most users.

I really only see it being of benefit if doing a lot of copying and pasting between documents mainly in a business atmosphere so as to speed up the process.

Thanks 4hams, I use a 24" and 23" at work exactly the way you describe. That's what gave me the idea to try such at home.

At work, however, the 24" is rotated to Portrait mode for big page viewing, while the 23" handles email and many other docs to cut and paste from as need be. Here, I'd use the 23" for miscellaneous tasks while using the larger screen for email and other main tasks such as file management, since this 24"-er cannot rotate. I am doing a lot of the latter with my large scale storage movie file server moving from 720p to 1080p and from AC3 or DTS audio to TrueHD or DTS-HD Master audio. It's quite a lot of fun actually, using multiple instances of Teracopy for minutes to hours on end.

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Re: One monitor or two?

Post by SavageNFS on Mon 31 Oct 2011 - 0:25

I use three...sometimes a fourth.
1 - from mail/forums
2 - Design/Engineering software
3 - Drawings

So I'm terribly spoiled. I work from home, so it is both a work rig/home set-up. On the other desktop upstairs, we run one monitor and it's fine. We also run a few laptops without a second screen. Works fine for home stuff.

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Re: One monitor or two?

Post by JapyDooge on Thu 10 Nov 2011 - 10:58

Hmm i use 2x22" at work and 2x17" at a second workstation at work.
See photo here of my workplace:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11684856/Photo%2003-11-11%2016%2025%2037.jpg

At home i use 4x17", but i have no photo of that.

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