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post #1 of 12
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Pretty simple question
Should I have two 19" monitors, or one 24"?

What are the pros and cons of both options
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post #2 of 12
Well with two you can organize your space a LOT easier, but smaller images on both. With one, higher resolution for games requires more graphical power, but you get a nice large image. I just got rid of my two for a 24". It comes down to personal preference.
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post #3 of 12
^^^^ Correct

You have a good video card, so you can handle the higher res that the 24" monitor would have.

However, what else do you use your computer for? If it's just gaming and web browsing and stuff, I'd say the one, large monitor.

For me personally, I do a lot of research and journal writing since I'm working towards my PhD. I'm planning on grabbing a 2nd of my 20.1" monitor at some point in the future for the well-divided workspace. I don't game too much, but I do like to vent now and again with it.
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post #4 of 12
If you feel your going to do a lot of gaming then I would recommend getting a single 24" monitor from Samsung or BenQ, but if you are like me and not as big on gaming but require a lot of desktop space for other reasons then I would recommend looking into a dual monitor set up. I have two Dell 20" monitors and I love them.
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post #5 of 12
A recent study showed that a single large screen is much better than a single small screen. It also showed that a single large screen was also slightly better than two smaller screens. It was published only last week... can't find it though.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
A recent study showed that a single large screen is much better than a single small screen. It also showed that a single large screen was also slightly better than two smaller screens. It was published only last week... can't find it though.

Thank you captain obvious.

For hardcore gaming, go with one monitor. For minor gaming, 2 monitors
post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
A recent study showed that a single large screen is much better than a single small screen. It also showed that a single large screen was also slightly better than two smaller screens. It was published only last week... can't find it though.
I'm not sure I get this... How can a study determine something that ultimately comes down to user preference. That's almost like saying "a month long study has finally confirmed once and for all that red is in fact a much better color than yellow." Why not get the best of both world's though: Grab a 24" for your main display for gaming and all that and a smaller one for the extra desktop work area, or in the case of colors, orange.
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post #8 of 12
i have a dell 22" and it works well, i am also thinking of uprgrading to another monitor. it all comes down to choice. you can definetly divide your workspace if you have two monitors.
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post #9 of 12
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looks like 1 is the way to go for me. I was thinking it would be handy to have a game running on one monitor, with my desktop on the other monitor, so I can see when I have IM or emails, etc. Also, so I could do some web browsing while not having to alt tab from the game.

As you may be able to tell , im a bit
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post #10 of 12
Hey Dr Ropata,

Get a 24" and you will love it.

Do you have richie McCaws phone number?
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