Best set-up for productivity?

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Which monitor set-up do you prefer?

  1. Multiple monitors (2 or 3)

  2. One ultrawide monitor

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  1. Masonj188

    Masonj188 Active Member

    Hey guys, just wanting to get a little input on something I've been thinking about. I'm upgrading my desktop set-up later this year when the new gtx cards come out, and I'm not sure what to do about monitors.

    For productivity purposes (and gaming on the side of course) do you guys prefer multiple reasonably sized screens (24" or so) or do you prefer one ultrawide monitor? I'm rocking a single 24" right now, and I use dual monitors at work, but I've never used an ultrawide!
  2. NazgulStig

    NazgulStig Well-Known Member

    For productivity I will recommend multiple monitor setup but for pure gaming ultra wide display. I will suggest you to get a mix of both if you want to experience both the worlds. I used to have a setup in my work system long time back, 1 ultra wide display and 1 20" display. The 20" was used to keep the tools and ultra wide for workspace. Ditched the ultra wide after it broke. But to be honest I never missed it while gaming as I am more comfortable with a 20" than I am with a big a55 display.
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  3. gaykob7

    gaykob7 Well-Known Member

    I prefer the UW screen, as a 34 inch version is the perfect compromise for gaming and working
    Still the best option is having both, an UW screen and an additional normal screen on the side
    But since you got already a normal monitor, you could just get an UW and use both
  4. Masonj188

    Masonj188 Active Member

    Ya good point. That may be exactly what I do. I don't need to replace my current monitor, just figuring out whether I want to upgrade to an UW (or use both) or get two more of the same monitors I already have. Thanks for the input!
  5. mnrtjedennis

    mnrtjedennis Active Member

    i would recommend using 2 or 3 monitors
  6. forevercrl

    forevercrl Active Member

    It depend on your desk, if your desk is big enough i prefer larger monitor, but if your desk has limited space i would prefer multi monitor.
  7. koh1250

    koh1250 Active Member

    I wouls prefer dual screen as during my projects i can see my report in one slide and see my research in the other.
  8. Masonj188

    Masonj188 Active Member

    I think what I may end up doing is having an ultrawide sit right in front of me, and then mounting my 24" right above it.
  9. Cuttershy

    Cuttershy Active Member

    for me having to separate ones is best, a main monitor for the actual work and side one for research and folders.
  10. Gr8orangeone

    Gr8orangeone Active Member

    i run two monitiors one of which is in portrait mode half the time for document editing
  11. TrueLightbringer

    TrueLightbringer Active Member

    Hey, you're not supposed to use and hide your swear words in here! /s

    I am currently running with a two monitor/one large-screen TV set up. 1 22-inch monitor on left for multi-tasking/watching videos while gaming or reading/chatting/research, one main screen for work/gaming/watching a show while eating, and the large-screen TV is a foot away, facing my bed right in front of it. I use it when I want to watch shows/play PC or PS4 games in bed. Also, my Razer Leviathan's cables are just long enough for me to shift the soundbar from underneath my main monitor to the front of the TV when I want to shift positions.

    Oh, and I also now have a Stealth sitting in front of everything cause it's new and shiny =P
  12. NazgulStig

    NazgulStig Well-Known Member

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  13. Brastic

    Brastic Active Member

    I am running two 5 year old 21" 1080 monitors. Now days, after playing with the Acer X35 with G-Sync I am thinking about going back to the single monitor. The dual monitor set up will me much cheaper, but the 35" ultra wide is just beautiful.
  14. Creambuzzthink677

    Creambuzzthink677 Active Member

    I like 2 (or 3) 24" wide monitors side-by-side. It's easy to compare spreadsheets, web pages, etc. I like having one monitor dedicated to web browsing/spreadsheet, one open for emails, and one for office communicator/camera monitoring, etc. It gets annoying re-sizing windows to fit next to each other on the screen (it's why I disliked Apple before the dock).

    I frequently use Win+Left Arrow and Win+Right Arrow for comparison, but it's nice having separate displays. Also, I purchased quality panels for less than $100 during Black Friday. For the price and size of ultra-wide, you are paying more for less screen real estate.

    tldr; If you play fps a lot, I can see purchasing an ultra-wide, but otherwise, go for the multi-monitor setup.
  15. GSSGaming

    GSSGaming Well-Known Member

    From what I can see, 1 ultra wide is better than the other option. Aspect ratio is just better for that sort of thing. Plus you don't need to move your head as much.
  16. Xevien

    Xevien Active Member

    I prefer the ultra wide option. I have a 32 inch monitor and it came with a program where I can pin different windows to my desktop (any location and size) and have 3 desktops that I can scroll through.

    I had 2x 24 monitors and the divide between the monitors drove me crazy even though it was a thin bezel.
  17. squeeze88

    squeeze88 Active Member

    Why would you want so much radiation towards your body? lol
  18. Gr8orangeone

    Gr8orangeone Active Member

    Thats only with crt most new monitors are pretty low radiation and even with crt it is not anything to worry about
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