Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by awwhhdayum, Oct 2, 2003.
Benefits? negative side? how do you set one up?
Benifits? Tons. It makes multi tasking increadibly easy. It is very handy for drafting where i need to work off one drawing and use the other for a reference. I could not live with out 2 monitors.
Cons? Can't think of a single one.
Dual monitors gets the chicks wet. Yep...
if you play games its handy cause you can play a game on one, and use the other for chatting, browsing, working in any downtime the game may have
Dual Monitors > Single Monitor
2 porno movies going at the same time?
How do you set it up?
How do you set it up? Or is it better to just have two different computers.
Yup, you can do one in media player and another in realplayer
Yup, multitasking is a big perk. We have dual monitors in class, and I usually have my notes on one monitor and the e-Learning course running on the other. also handy for web design and the other things already mentioned.
When I had dual monitors I had IRC in one and everything else in the other.
Dual monitors is l33t
end of story
The only cons I know of is
1. desk space
2. cost of second monitor (and supporting video card)
3. a slight bump on your electricity bill
Other than that, its pretty .
create a setup like the in the movie matrix
2 19" monitors takes up a lot of room... flat panel dually must be nice
I used to do that.
But the main reason that I did it was so that when I was deep into Quake II, I my main monitor as the front view, and the other monitor showed me what was behind me
All three cons are resolved by working for a computer company and getting to take home a pair of 18" LCDs
I just got a lcd and my old monitor is just sitting there, maybe I should try it.
And you can code, "swordfish" style.
All of the CAD people at my work have them. Unfortunately, I am an IT guy and don't get them. It is great though.
I have 3 running right now and I thought that was going to be too many and I'd never use them, but I was wrong. I have one used just for instant messanging, and the other two free for whatever, usually its flash/photoshop open full screen on one and IE on the other, or various combinations. Basically you can set it up by either getting an AGP video card that has dual monitor support and getting a vga to dvi connector if needed, or you can use the card you have now and get a PCI video card.
woah thats a great idea.
the quake thing that is
how would i go about in doing this?
I can think of lots of benefits.
Downside = takes up space and money.
Pics? Does one computer doing three different things slow it down considerably?