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Best dual monitor setup?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by NowYouCan, Aug 26, 2015.

  1. NowYouCan

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    I currently use a 24" Asus monitor to do my work. I'd like to change it to 2 monitors because it's easier to multitask.

    I've tried using 2 24" monitors but I don't need that much space and I get neck pain having to turn my head left and right.

    I prefer to look straight at the monitors without having to turn my head.

    So I'm considering getting rid of my 24" monitor and buy 2 19" monitors. Is 19" still too big to put them side by side?

    What is your current monitor setup and what works best for you?
     
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    I would suggest to use 2 monitors of the same size and colour (if possible).. you don't want to put unneeded stress on your brain :)

    .. install free version of Display Fusion when you will set up your monitors - makes life even easier.

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    p.s. monitors of any size are fine.. even 17' ones (except if you don't do video editing like I do).
     
  3. Mikaelo

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    I would suggest buying a monitor stand that supports two monitors, you can sit them close together so you will not hurt your neck as much. My one just screws onto the back of my desk.
     
  4. BackY

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    I believe two 19' is the minimum you can go with.. Wouldn't feel good to have two 17'...
    Or even better, can one extra wide monitor and be done with it. I've seen the guy who makes Tech videos on youtube (Search Linus on google), has one great monitor of those. They're great for what you're looking for.
     
  5. gb

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    I use two 24" monitors, but they are far enough away that I can just look between them with my eyes.

    What is your desk like? Maybe consider a new desk before changing up the monitors.
     
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    2 21' monitor would be good for you since you don't need much space and it'll never occupy much of your work space though
     
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    Have you thought about an ultrawide monitor over dual monitor setup?

     
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    I prefer 2 screens of 21" each.
     
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    Not sure how would it help?
     
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    Because their is no bezel on it, which is a distraction.
     
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    There are some great deals on eBay:

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=1080p+computer+monitor&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.TRS0&_nkw=1080p+computer+monitor&_sacat=0

    Going to be replacing my 1080p monitor with a 4k soon though. :D
     
  12. NowYouCan

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    I just want to be able to use 2 monitors without getting neck pain. If I use 2 24" monitors, I have to turn my head left and right a lot. I also don't need that much space.

    I need 2 monitors for multitasking. Main monitor to do all my work, second monitor for stuff like email,skype, software, excel.
    I'm considering getting 2 19-20" standard monitors, instead of widescreen monitors.

    My guess my best option is to go to Best Buy and look at different monitors to find the best setup for me.
     
  13. HoneyHelper

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    You need something like this :D
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    I would never buy that. I prefer 2 monitors, easier to split things.

    You should get dual 20" monitors. Watch for the quality of those. You need something that will work nicely.
     
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    In the office for my day job, my setup consists of three 24" monitors and a 13" Macbook Air screen. At the end of the day, I've got some serious neck pain. Whenever I find myself where I can just use my Air screen, I do so. People think they need to be able to simultaneously see a lot more than they really do.
     
  16. BackY

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    exactly what I suggested.
     
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  17. JustUs

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    I use a 20 inch monitor, 16:9 aspect ratio as my primary monitor. My secondary monitor is a 19 inch 4:3 aspect ratio. The secondary monitor sits at a 45 degree angle from the primary monitor and is used for reading documents and browsing.the primary monitor is used for writing documents and programs.
     
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    As others have suggested, your best bet would be to get an ultrawide monitor. What I use is 2 24" monitors, same model (acer gn246hl).
     
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    Stop posting pictures of my Nazi bunker.
     
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    I would also make a quick reco about Actual Desktop Manager which allows you to split your screen into customizable zones, it is fairly insane actually. So you can snap windows to these zones without spending hours a day resizing everything.