Until you’ve experienced using two monitors for your everyday computing use, you will not have realised just how inefficiently you work when using a single monitor.
Published studies indicate that having a dual monitor in a workplace setting can increase productivity by 20 to 50 percent.
Typical uses of a second monitor that make you more productive.
1) Email and Calendar in one monitor while browsing and using web apps in the second.
2) Web Development, updating blog and webpages and previewing your changes as you go.
Should I use a single large monitor (27″ or over) instead of duel monitors?
A larger monitor is not always the best answer for those computer users who find themselves space constrained and opening, moving and resizing windows is rather time consuming. Real multi-tasking requires enough screen space to keep two or more apps in full view simultaneously. If you have ever tried to size and align windows on a single monitor, you’ll appreciate the ability to have several apps fully open at the same time.
People who would also find duel monitors helpful include:
Computer Programmers – Obvious having your source code on one side and your program on the other side of a dual monitor display would be very helpful.
Customer service reps – Having the CRM and the phone software in one screen and their email and calendaring system in another.
Graphic artists and Administrators – Cutting and pasting between documents is much easier when you don’t have to alt-tab between them and scroll up or down so much. If you create newsletters or PowerPoint presentations, you’ll identify with this.
Comparing products is easier when you have dual monitors. You can show two video cameras’ specs side by side in separate browser windows, for example.
Video and gaming take on a whole new dimension with dual monitors. You can view much more of a virtual world and see bad guys coming from a distance. Streaming video on one screen and work on another is a good way to be productive while waiting for an action scene.
Windows 8 offers some new multi-monitor features, such as the ability to use different backgrounds on each monitor, span multiple screens with your background image, and multiple taskbars.
Purchasing a second monitor from the IT Guys
We can source monitors from a variety of sources with prices typically starting around $150. Call us for latest prices or current specials.
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