Dual monitor setup

Discussion in 'Science & Technology' started by a.t., Jul 20, 2011.

  1. a.t.

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    I was just wondering whats the appeal of having two monitors. Its not like I can control two mouses or multitask with dual monitors better than with just one.

    And you have to buy expensive splitter in order to get best quality.

    So my question is, why dual monitors?
     
  2. Emily

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    BANNED LOL

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    inb4 6 monitors
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  3. Mokichu

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    My dad needs them for his work, it allows him to have two things up at once, so he can monitor both at the same time. Other than that, I think he just keeps them because it's fun.
     
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    Two monitors means I can watch videos on one monitor, and browse the net on another.
     
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  7. Mussie

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    I use three monitors.
    Right now I am using CAD to make me some shiny desk.

    On other times one screen has web browser the other one msn/video/irc and the third one for virtualmachines
     
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    It's been proven that multiple monitors increase productivity. A good example would be programming. You can have your IDE open on one screen while you have documentation open on the other one. Also, why would you need expensive splitters? Any decent graphics card released in the last 4 years has 2 monitor outputs. Modern cards have 3 monitor outputs and ATI has a line of cards that can do 6. I'm probably upgrading from dual monitors to triple monitors in the near future.

    Right now, my main monitor has my browser open fullscreen, while my other one has IRC, mirandaIM, winamp and a PuTTY terminal connection to my home server. Whenever I'm on a computer with only one monitor, I feel like I've just lost an arm.
     
  9. Mussie

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    this
     
  10. Stephen

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    You can use more than 1 monitor on a computer? WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO?!
     
  11. a.t.

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    Thanks for answering my question. I now realize that I have no fucking need for other monitor.

    And there is no particular application id run on my other monitor (and why would anyone watch movie on other monitor while working?)
     
  12. Mussie

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    its comfort really.
     
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    I'm using three monitors, mainly for my music productions(One window for VST's, One window for the mixerboard and one window for the main GUI for the project) so I can keep as much efficiency in my workflow as possible.
    I'm not really reccomending getting a second monitor if you're not going to do anything that requires you do use something that you need to open many tabs on or a software that is running on a heavy application that you need to open/reopen many times in order to avoid lag.