Originally Posted by roadlesstraveled
+rep xyeLz for a great post.
Thanks. I do what I can for the team.
It'll take a bit of messing around with settings to get everything as perfect as you
want it, but other than that it's just a matter of plugging in the monitor and making sure your GPU knows it's there and wants to be turned on (extended/duplicated).
When I play a game, it's on my primary monitor so I don't move the game cross-screens. But if you play on your main monitor, just put whatever else you have open that you want to monitor on your other screen and open the game. It will stay open.
As for the real-estate of a 20" vs a 24", just think of your little buddy. Yeah, you know the one I'm talking about. Sometimes happy, sometimes drooping his head (
shockingly accurate analogy). Could he use the extra 4"? Would it make someone who sees it think "wow, that's pretty big"? - Okay I'm sorry don't ban me for that one.
It's a good question and really one that needs to be figured out personally. I like 24" inch over 27" or larger. Just my tastes. I also like my monitor in front of my face. You might like it back farther. If I got a 30" monitor and put it in my face, I'd go blind.
Again, it's preference but if you're thinking of going larger, you gotta begin to consider colors, input lag, etc. if you want it for gaming. From my experiences, 27"+ monitors are marketed towards graphics/medical/etc. specialists whereas 24"- monitors are more for gamers - though this is also changing.