Weekend Open Forum: How many displays are on your desk?

By Matthew
Apr 17, 2010
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  1. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,390   +16

    Used to run dual 19" screens but my new desk doesn't have the room. So I just use the second one for another PC on the side. I do miss it though, gotta find a way to make room =P .
  2. unrealmp3

    unrealmp3 TechSpot Member Posts: 49

    At home I use a single monitor, which I mostly use for gaming. I connected my HDTV with HDMI to watch videos or play some games (racing, etc) on my couch. If I need to browse for something while I'm gaming, I just use my Archos 5 IT.

    At work I use two 19" monitors, which really makes my life easier, especially when editing two documents at the same time or keeping an eye on my emails.
  3. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    Using my faithful old 17" CRT @ 1152x864 (1280x1024 for gaming) on the HD 4890.
  4. Chazz

    Chazz TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 617   +54

    I have a 30inch Dell monitor. I've been wanting to run a dual monitor setup but I feel it'd look weird having a 24inch right next to a 30 incher. And on top of that I've been lazy(I already have the monitor), I'll connect it today and see how I like it.
  5. Acespaces

    Acespaces TechSpot Member Posts: 69

    I only have one 23 inch Acer but now that i see this and how convenient this is I will surely give it a try when or if i get around to it.
  6. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 900

    Why do you run a lower resolution for desktop use?
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,264   +215

    2 Benq 20.1" monitors
  8. At home I use one 22" 1920x1080 monitor and at work 2 x 19" 1280x1024. I like my home setup better. I do feel cramped when using my netbook when traveling.
  9. KG363

    KG363 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 523   +9

    22" Acer x223w
    17" sceptre
  10. websquad

    websquad Newcomer, in training

    I had a significant diving accident Memorial Day 1963, and must be careful as to how far, and for how long, I bend my neck. However, I have a combination that seems to work well: 3 LCD panels. In the center is a 22" HP Wide Screen monitor (1680x1050) and on either side are two 19" panels with "classic" aspect ratio (1280x1024). And I twist my chair 90 degrees for the 1280x1024 on my Max OS-X machine.
  11. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TechSpot Maniac Posts: 880   +52

    Probably so he can actually read text.
  12. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,443   +268

    I use a single 27" monitor in front of me and another 24" monitor on the side. I use this setup heavily for multitasking but I still play games on a single monitor. This combination has served me well for over two years, before I used a similar arrangement of dual monitors but of a smaller size.

    Recently I've been thinking about upgrading, but I wouldn't be sure where to begin. The monitors I use are not last generation, but were mid to high end when I bought them. I like that the 27 incher has a large dot pitch, so text is readable from a good distance, so maybe triple 27 displays will do the trick. Now I have to see what the budget permits. We will see ;).
  13. Dual 22" Asus monitors 3360 x 1050 running on ATi Radeon HD 5850.
     
  14. z0phi3l

    z0phi3l Newcomer, in training Posts: 16

    Running a 28" and a 24" in my main setup

    Kids use a 32" HDTV for TV and computing
  15. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

    single 23" LCD...
  16. ken777

    ken777 Newcomer, in training Posts: 103

    Running quad monitor on my desktop - 24" (1920x1200), 2 x 20" (1680x1050), and 17" (1280x1024). Wish I had some matching monitors so I could try out eyefinity.
  17. ryan29121

    ryan29121 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 182

    2 x 24" Samsungs. With a planar dual monitor mount. It looks really nice!
  18. Johny47

    Johny47 Newcomer, in training Posts: 157

    I have one 19" monitor(1440x900) and until I upgrade to my next video card I'm not bothered about going any higher, Running this on a GeForce 9800GT.
  19. "I'm running a 19inch monitor, I want to move up to three since my 4870 supports it. "

    How are you planning on doing that on a 4 series radeon?
  20. I have three 21" LCDs
  21. ColdPreacher

    ColdPreacher Newcomer, in training Posts: 65

    Running three 22"s. Helps me when working at home, im a developer and technologist for my local college.
  22. dual 40 inch tvs.
  23. maestromasada

    maestromasada Newcomer, in training Posts: 97

    2 x 17" LG Flatron L1752S. I've had those for years now. At work also got dual monitor, one you feel the experience you won't go back to single.
  24. One.
    ......
  25. tonylukac

    tonylukac TechSpot Maniac Posts: 742   +14

    I live in a condo and thus have limited room. My main custom built computer has a 17" generic monitor I paid $70 for at Tiger Direct and works great. I have an older Dell which I have a 19" generic monitor attached to. Ever since I got that one the screen goes blank for a second every once and a while. I have a crt monitor attached to a computer my brother gave me from 2000. I also have a non-netbook laptop which I think is 15". I don't usually use the Dell or crt monitor.
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