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post #21 of 34
it's too early for you to make that opinion. it's not even been a few days for you.

when gone dual it all starts with still using one then throwing one program aside to the other monitor then 2 then 3. then thing you know your using both and 2 isnt enough. then you move to 3 and htat's when you get into real multitasking. and, for a gamer, your gaming experience is enhanced using 3. then in dual, because you used one monitor for gaming and the other for utilities, you'll want to add a forth one.
then while you're at 5 you're gonna want to add a 5th one just to try out 5-monitor setup.

multitasking for me just started with 2 monitors but now my work depends on it and its become something like an addiction... the moar pixels the better. i have a u2412m on the way.

Edited by Remix65 - 11/20/12 at 9:21pm
    
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A second monitor has it's uses. For instance I hated selling my 3 monitor set up even though I was only using 2 at the time due to Nvidia single card. But when I had homework for my Networking class I had to have at least 10 windows open and having them all spread between monitors makes things much easier. Also loved the fact about putting neftlix in one when I had my daughter next to me and brow in the other one.
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post #23 of 34
Heavily depends on how you use your computer.
I can't stand not having dual monitors now. Mainly because of the type of work I do it helps with workflow so much. I'd love to get a 3rd cheap one for the real estate but my card only supports 2 at once mad.gif

CAD:
Refrence/Tool Bars/Outliner/Photoshop for Textures on one
Design/Scene on other.

Video:
Edited Film on one in full resolution.
Media browser, timeline and editing camera on other.
Edited by ivr56 - 11/20/12 at 9:56pm
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You get use to it.
 
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post #25 of 34
I don't really use my second monitor all that much either. Usually comes in handy when benching as I can monitor temps and stuff on the second monitor. Windows 8 makes having two monitors nice however because you can have metro on one screen and the normal desktop on the other...
post #26 of 34
I'm struggling with getting 2 monitors on the go right now. Hopefully I can get it to work, but for me it's just a curiosity.

Honestly, I don't get the hype over extra screen real estate. Alt-tabbing is hardly any more work then turning your head. I suppose if you wan't to cross reference things and have the information conveniently side by side, but then any monitor these days is reasonably sized enough that you can do that easily with just the one.

Moreover i'm typing this on my 27 inch Catleap. This montior is so big I often find I only utilize a percentage of the screen anyway. It's good for gaming/movies, but for browsing which takes up a lot more of my time I zoom in any given web page to 125 to 150 % (mostly so I can read the text better) and they still leave big gaps on the sides where there is no webpage. I kind of feel a lot of the time some of my screen is wasted, just taking up space. So for me I don't see the point. But maybe i'm not taking advantage of it how i should be?

What do you guys think or suggest? Lately i've been considering selling my Catleap and getting a 24 inch 1080p or ideally a 1200p 16:10, 120hz monitor for the reasons stated above, but also the 2560 by 1440 resolution really gives my GTX670 a run for it's money. I think i'd have a better overall experience with the increased framerate of 1200p
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it's too early for you to make that opinion. it's not even been a few days for you.
when gone dual it all starts with still using one then throwing one program aside to the other monitor then 2 then 3. then thing you know your using both and 2 isnt enough. then you move to 3 and htat's when you get into real multitasking. and, for a gamer, your gaming experience is enhanced using 3. then in dual, because you used one monitor for gaming and the other for utilities, you'll want to add a forth one.
then while you're at 5 you're gonna want to add a 5th one just to try out 5-monitor setup.
multitasking for me just started with 2 monitors but now my work depends on it and its become something like an addiction... the moar pixels the better. i have a u2412m on the way.

I don't think it is "too early" for me to make an opinion, as multiple people said, I guess I really don't have the use for a second monitor and that is okay. I gave it to another family member who needed a new monitor, I am happy using my one smile.gif the only time I can think of when I needed it, was when I was copying mod files for Skyrim from my downloads folder to Skyrim's folders, but that is pretty much it :3
    
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post #28 of 34
What exactly were you hoping for with dual monitors?

A dual monitor setup is extremely. Useful from a productivity standpoint. It certainly has its uses.

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post #29 of 34
IMHO for gaming you need at least 3 (unless you are just displaying information on the second) and I use all 3 of my monitors all of the time. I use mine when I'm writing reports for school, doing research on tech stuff, gaming I will go eyefinity or use 1 of the monitors as a display for my rigs condition or stats. The best part about having more than 1 monitor for me was mainly school because now I can have 6 different windows open and being easily viewed all at once where before I constantly had to flip between windows.
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post #30 of 34
2 monitors for gaming is usually only good for multitasking while playing an mmo, or if you like to play 2 games at the same time wink.gif
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