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Dual Screen Set Up - Recomendations?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by supermat007, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. supermat007

    supermat007 Regular Member

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    Right guys, im going to get a dual screen set up.

    My office area is in a corner but i have space. (if this makes a difference)

    I currently have a 22" Widescreen dell,

    I dont know if I should get another one

    Get a Square LCD that matches the high to go next to it,

    Or trade mine for 2 smaller ones...


    What do people recommend?


    Cheers
     
  2. im n0t lurer

    im n0t lurer Regular Member

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    eqgymnast Newbie

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    I run dual identical 22" monitors that although were not made with the intent to be used together is no problem.

    Love the extra real estate (cannot go back to 1) - and actually run a laptop on a table right next to the dual screen comp.
     
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    this is the best way to do it

    big expensive LARGE screen in the middle

    two smaller thinner screens running in PORTRAIT mode on the sides

    10 years dual screen experience here

    good luck
     
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  5. supermat007

    supermat007 Regular Member

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    Thanks for the suggestion guys,

    The thing is, isnt 2 widescreens going to be too long. Do you find you keep turning your head around to look ?

    Really nice suggestion though tony-raymondo, do you have 3? or 2? 1 landscape 1 portrait?

    cheers
     
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    I run duel screens, my laptop, then a monitor that a guy gave me, I love it, I can copy and paste from one to the other.. do stuff on one and keep emails on the others..... its great
     
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    I tried two widescreens and they irritated me no end. I felt like I was watching a tennis match. I'm on 2 square monitors and I love it. But I don't do a lot of graphics so I'm not hurting for real estate. Or maybe the widescreen is worse fro graphics people: I'd think that i fyou designed something widescreen it might look different on square.
     
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  9. BenQs

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    I run a 4 monitor set-up -- 2 on top, and 2 below. I've done this for about 5 years, they're all 17 inch LCDs though -- which was great when I bought them. But now when I see some of those larger ones -- well, as soon as one of these blows a backlight, I'm gonna get 2 larger ones for the bottom row.
     
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    Nah don't worry, i have 2 24s wide and i am thinking about going to 3 24s in a row ;)
     
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    elchichita Newbie

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    I use three monitors, all put together with a piece of software called Maxivista. I wouldn't recommended it though, because it is very buggy and it crashes frequently (it seems it doesn't handle well Java)

    I agree with the fact that when you have multiple screens you simply cannot go back to one.
     
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    it is for me

    thats why you just buy one really big middle screen

    and its very important to run the side screens in PORTRAIT mode - e.g. you'lll have to rotate the monitors 90 degrees
     
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    I originally had my macbook hooked to my 24" Dell which was great, then I got my 27" iMac, but I think that's too much for me! So I'm gonna sell the Dell and just use the 27", if your screen res is high you don't really need dual screens IMO
     
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    I like UltraMon too. If you swap primary and secondary enough times and turn them on and off you can get the main start menu, desktop and other taskbar on the proper sides. I like having a standard desktop straight ahead and just a taskbar on the side. Most dual monitor apps want to split the main taskbar and the desktop icons across 2 monitors. I hated that