Been reading about the productivity benefits of using a dual monitor, and i think i'm ready to take the plunge! am looking for a unit that has a 2 screens and a single stand, as opposed to using 2 monitors. any recommendations as to which ones might be best? thank you!
Hi, You may want to check with your video card manufacturer to see what they recommend. I've been using a dual monitor set up for the last 6 years. I have seen and been interested in 2 and 3 screen units, however from a cost point of view, they are not worth the extra money. For the price of a dual unit 15" LCD, you could buy 2 17" LCDs or 2 19" CRTs. I use cheap generic CRTs for my set up and have no problems.
I'm running dual Hitachi CM823Fs on a Matrox Millennium G550, it works great. At home I'm running a Samsung 19in LCD and my notebook's 16in LCD display in a dual mode and it works OK. The additional screen real estate is very handy, but it is impossible to get the two different displays to be in synch (in terms of gamut and color reproduction).
For accurate, consistent color I like a CRT better than LCD.
I looked into a single unit for a while before deciding on 2 of Apple's 20-inch Cinema Displays. I liked the idea of one display at first, but this expands my desktop to about 34" wide... Plenty of room and the split between the two is extremely narrow, making ot almost unobstructed. The cost is unbeatable compared to a good quality single unit.