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Dual Monitors for Personal Use - Worth it? Or return 1 monitor?

Poll Results: What should I do?

 
  • 100% (18)
    Keep BOTH - even if it's not as useful - you will learn to love it.
  • 0% (0)
    Sell the HP zr24w - keep the Samsung 23A750D
  • 0% (0)
    Sell the Samsung 23A750D - keep the HP zr24w.
18 Total Votes  
post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Ok long story short...I bought a HP zr24w (IPS) a while back for a great price. A few months later, I wanted a 120hz monitor..so I picked up a Samsung 23A750D for gaming. I have them running in dual screen mode - first time I have ever owned dual monitors.

HP zr24w is the perfect screen size; 16:10 - love it. But not as good for gaming.
Samsung 23A750D is awesome for gaming - but not as perfect in terms of size and screen ratio.

I like both equally...if I had to pick one I think I lean a little more toward the Samsung..since I am a gamer.

I use and LOVE dual screens at WORK. I leave outlook open on one screen and use excel on the other...or use it for dual excel. It's a huge time saver.

However, for PERSONAL usage - it's def. not as useful. I don't do work at home - so all I currently like it for is dual chrome. I'm not finding it a "must-have"..like I do at work.

What do you think I should do? See poll.
Edited by malikq86 - 11/29/11 at 9:21pm
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post #2 of 5
I use 2 at home and love it (When my GPU does make them flicker >.>). You will find that you find uses for it rather quickly, I have music on the second screen while I'm on the net, then when I'm doing testing I have the game on the main screen and temp monitoring on the second so I can see it real time. Keep them thumb.gif
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post #3 of 5
Game on the 120 Hz one, and have other stuff on the other monitor. Works awesomely for me
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^ Thanks. Seeing as that option already has 5 votes in 2 minutes...i think i'll be keeping both of them. lol . i think it will grow more on me - like it has at work.
Edited by malikq86 - 11/30/11 at 5:07am
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post #5 of 5

Nine votes now. Can't live without multi monitors.

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