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post #1 of 21
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I've seen ppl with more than one monitor, just wondering y one would have such a set-up. What do you use them for, and I don't mean a dual monitor set-up with having the same screen on two monitors (i can see y for that), but rather having two or more different things on two or more monitors.
I was thinking about getting a 2nd LCD, but was wondering how much of a benefit that would be, and if it would be worth it.
post #2 of 21
I use a second monitor at work because I constantly have Emails open, remote desktop, databases and lots of other windows open all at one time. It just gets frustrating having to click back and fourth between commonly used windows. At home i'll watch tv on one screen and surf, chat, troll OCN. Just makes things easier
post #3 of 21
3 Monitors, working on the fourth.

I do video editing and it increases efficiency.
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post #4 of 21
So I can play a online 3D game on one while I have my MSN & email open on another..

Plus it makes it a lot easier just using several apps at once. Try it & you wont go back to 1 monitor.
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Because I have 2 computers. lolz!
    
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post #6 of 21
multi-tasking mainly

like when i program apps for classes, i have the code on one and the compiled result on the other (with random notepads and other windows open of course). same goes with writing reports etc.

i guess it helps when i work on websites, but i do that so rarely nowadays

managing home network helps when you can spread out the windows and you can see all the little bits clearly

at where i work it's to make it easier to see all the monitoring apps. although the doctors use it to view radiology images and have charting available on the other monitor.
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post #7 of 21
All of the above. Playing a game on one, reading, a faq on the other; internet on one, video on the other; my 20" for a photochop image, the 17" for tools. It's just great.
post #8 of 21
I have three LCD's. First a 17", then I upgraded to a 20.1", then I upgraded again to a 24". I just never sold them or gave them away whenever I upgraded. I sometimes use the 20" with my laptop, but I have no real need for any of them except the 24"er.

Edit - But it is cool being surrounded by LCD's
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post #9 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by ElMikeTheMike View Post
I have three LCD's. First a 17", then I upgraded to a 20.1", then I upgraded again to a 24". I just never sold them or gave them away whenever I upgraded. I sometimes use the 20" with my laptop, but I have no real need for any of them except the 24"er.
And I can't see why most people would need more than one 24" outside of bragging rights. I can do email, chat, and gaming on one LCD.

You have to switch between the game and everything else anyway, right?
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post #10 of 21
I thought about putting my old 17 inch on top of my 56" for comic effect but I sold it to one of my friends.
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