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Wow you guys are fast to reply - thanks

Yeah, sounds like the 30+ wouldn't be great for me - this is mainly a work rig after all, and I would like the image to be resolute rather than huge.

Looking at DuckieHo's chart I can see that there is a break at 22" (1680x1050) to 23" (1920x1200).

How would these screens look with side-by-side A4 pages? I kinda like the look of the Apple 23"... but sense dictates that two 22" screens have got to be better than a single 23"? (and probably cost less too).

Am I looking at a mofo of a graphics card to drive two screens of this res?

Oh yeah, and I am guilty of having a bunch of apps open all the time - alt-tab is my best friend.
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Dang. Missed this thread.

One 30" would be my choice. If not, 2 x 22.
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*cough* 42" *cough* btw go with the Dual 22"..
    
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I have a 32, and could never go back to anything smaller. so if you get the 30, make sure you can afford them for the rest of your life, when you first see it its daunting, but after a while, it's the greatest thing ever
Off topic: So you can afford a 32" monitor, but you can't afford a GTX? Go figure.

On Topic: Personally I'd go for the single 24" or 30", depending on how much cash you currently have..
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Wow you guys are fast to reply - thanks

Yeah, sounds like the 30+ wouldn't be great for me - this is mainly a work rig after all, and I would like the image to be resolute rather than huge.

Looking at DuckieHo's chart I can see that there is a break at 22" (1680x1050) to 23" (1920x1200).

How would these screens look with side-by-side A4 pages? I kinda like the look of the Apple 23"... but sense dictates that two 22" screens have got to be better than a single 23"? (and probably cost less too).

Am I looking at a mofo of a graphics card to drive two screens of this res?

Oh yeah, and I am guilty of having a bunch of apps open all the time - alt-tab is my best friend.
The best thing to do is head to an electronics store and actually see. Just a note, the display may look a bit fuzzy since the store uses a VGA splitter. They often use one PC to power like 8-10 displays. Ask to hook it up directly to a PC via DVI.

I say dual-22" are the best way to go for you. Any recent video card will do for you. I would recommend one with two DVI ports. If you plan to watch video, I would recommend a 8500GT or 8600GT since they have an improved PureVideo engine (you need to purchase the PureVideo codec seperately).
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Thanks DuckieHo

I will get down to my friendly local retailer and have a look before ordering off the net :S
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Off topic: So you can afford a 32" monitor, but you can't afford a GTX? Go figure.

On Topic: Personally I'd go for the single 24" or 30", depending on how much cash you currently have..
they are like the same price, plus the monitor is a tv, and i need an hdtv for my ps3 to be worthwhile
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I went to Best Buy because I was set on buying the LG 24" display that I saw online, but when I got there I thought it was too big. I ended up buying the Samsung 226bw 22" instead. I agree with DuckieHo in saying the dual 22" would be great. I know I would love another one.
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I went to Best Buy because I was set on buying the LG 24" display that I saw online, but when I got there I thought it was too big. I ended up buying the Samsung 226bw 22" instead. I agree with DuckieHo in saying the dual 22" would be great. I know I would love another one.
Another route is a 22" 16:10 widescreen with a 19" 5:4 normal screen LCD. Their height measurements are very close (11.7" vs 11.9"). As long as you can adjust the height of the entire screen and line them up, a 22" with a 19" works very well.
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post #20 of 27
2 good 22" monitors are under $600 USD where a decent 24" will cost you about the same.

The real estate you are getting with the duals is MUCH more (don't feel like breaking out the trig right now).

Unless you really want one big screen, duals is the way to go. I run a 22" widescreen and a 19" widescreen and it is great. Plus, the 24" is more taxing on your vid card for running games at ridiculous resolutions.
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