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Finally pulled the trigger and got my new monitors


4870x2 + 9800GT in Win 7 Ult 64 driving 3 Dell Ultrasharp 2208WFP

5040x1050 aka 5 megapixels of total real estate is AMAZING!

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Now I just found out that the TripleHead2Go does in fact support 3x1680x1050
Yayyyy!!!! BUT NOT FOR ATI


So I need to sell my 4870x2 and pick up a GTX295
 

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Yup really is a beautiful setup.....
 

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how much did the screens cost u?
 

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What do you think about them?

I was considering getting 2 of them.

The other monitor I considered was:
Samsung 2253BW

I havent owned the samsung but I am very happy with the Ultrasharp 2208wfp's . They are clear, bright and have very realistic color rendition. Overall the build quality and adjustable base design that allows 3 way adjustment (height, angle and rotation to vertical ) is amazing compared to every other monitor Ive seen. Just a really solid display with a great feel and non-cheap look.
 

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why doesn't it support for ati? The unit is based on individual monitor support, I believe, no difference in ati/nvidia. But I am not certain.

How do you like 3x1680x1050, cus I don't at all.
 

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And I'm still saving for a single 22"
 

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ATI?
It has something to do with the way ATI implemented dual link dvi.. I called Matrox and they said they submitted the bug report to AMD/ATI but have not gotten any additional info from them aside from receipt confirmation


I love the triple monitor setup. I run multiple virtual machines, browsers, and email client so it helps me quite a bit to keep things organized and not have to keep minimizing 50 windows on a single display, let alone watching log files and debug while actively testing on another.
 

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Enjoy and milk that Dell rep for all hes worth!

Yep.... LOL. When you get corporate pricing and see how much they mark up its disturbing... Basically my brand new monitors were still far cheaper then what they sell their "refurb/recertified" units for on the website.
 

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How do you like 3x1680x1050, cus I don't at all.
I meant how did you like each monitors at 1680? Personally mine are always at 3840x1024, to get more 16:9.
 

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I meant how did you like each monitors at 1680? Personally mine are always at 3840x1024, to get more 16:9.

I actually like it as my windows minimize and snap to maximize within each monitor w/o spanning.
 

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It looks great, but I've never understand why multiple monitors are liked so much. In my view I don't like it at all. It looks cool, but it's kind of lame at the same time.

I would much rather just buy a larger monitor or use an HDTV, even if the resolution isn't as good.

Maybe my opinion will change if I ever try out more than one monitor but I still think I'd rather have one nice large one instead of three of them placed together.
 

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.. Maybe my opinion will change if I ever try out more than one monitor but I still think I'd rather have one nice large one instead of three of them placed together.

Depends on what it is your doing. A single 2560x1920 screen needs to be at least 30" and you need to be sitting quite a bit back from it. You also can barely fit 2 full field of view browsers onto it. Whereas with multiple mobitors you have say 5040px of width , enough for 5 full field of view browsers, each window can snap / maximize natively inside each monitor or be stretched across them all.
 
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