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post #1 of 13
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Hey guys, Firstly... Happy new year! Been a while since I've posted but I'm looking for a new monitor so thought I'd get some help.

I'm a bit unsure what to get so just looking for some advice. I've been really interested in the whole 2 monitor set up lately so I was thinking about getting 2 monitors around 23 inches... But I was at my mates house yesterday and he's just bought this beautiful 32 screen. It's a TV really but still... He had everything running on it and it all looked amazing. So which do you guys think I should go with?? And a good (not too expensive please) suggestion would be much appreciated!

Thanks!!

PS I have two 4890's in crossfire if that helps...
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post #2 of 13
If you do a lot of work that requires you to go from MS Word to firefox to adobe reader to editor to whatever, having two screens makes your work go so much faster.
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post #3 of 13
2 monitors or one 32" TV?


I vote: monitors, if your gonna get a 30" monitor, it better be 2560x1600 not 1920x1080
post #4 of 13
If you multitask a lot use 2.
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post #5 of 13
A bigger one wouold be better for gamming, but can even make things harder to read if you stand too close to it.
This is also better for watching movies, of course
btw, pixel density is going to stay the same in the big one or a small one if you buy the same resolution...

A dual monitor would be much better for productivity, but not for gaming, not even if you had eyefinty or multimonitor software because of the bezzels in the middle of the screen

I think it's up to you to decide
post #6 of 13
Dual 23.6 seems like a real good cost effective way to be productive. Asus makes a couple models that have great reviews. Prices from about $160 to $220 depending on if they are LED back lit or not - LED backlight more expensive but will become the standard. I use two for business since it allows me to run different software on each and do a lot of cutting and pasting without closing windows.
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post #7 of 13
If you're looking for screen real-estate, either get 2x 1920x1080 monitors or 1x 2560x1440 monitor.

Getting a large TV will only make the 1080p image larger, not higher resolution. I would prefer the single large monitor (27"-30") at 2560x1440 as it won't have an inch of bezel right through the middle of the screen when gaming.
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post #8 of 13
I use my 32" TV for as monitor and I love it for gaming. Multiple monitors would be better for productivity though.
     
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post #9 of 13
Get two monitors. You will not regret it.
post #10 of 13
I prefer a single Large monitor as opposed to dual monitors, but that is considering the visual properties during gaming (the bezels in the middle are kind of a bummer).... unless you go triple monitors form gaming, I would stick with the single large monitor.

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