How many monitors do you use?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by Skywere, Nov 12, 2016.


How many monitors do you use?

  1. 1 Monitor

    73 vote(s)
  2. 2 Monitors

    58 vote(s)
  3. 3 Monitors

    16 vote(s)
  4. More then 3

    5 vote(s)
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  1. SkyweregamingNL

    SkyweregamingNL Active Member

    I was wondering how many monitors everyone on here uses, for what tasks and if you miss having multiple ones when you only have one to work / game on?

    I currently use 3 monitors at all times for work and gaming / relaxation, it's very useful to have more space for open windows while video editing and when in game it's useful to have the other displays show a game guide, chat programs or PC monitoring software etc.
    When i'm gaming i would not mind having only one but for work it's sometimes very hard to get all the windows you need on one monitor.
  2. SiNN94

    SiNN94 Active Member

    I uses 2 monitors, one for normal use and one for gaming. Just don't like to keep alt+tab to switch between windows.
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  3. planefreshDodgerBlue301

    planefreshDodgerBlue301 Active Member

    I use 1 which is enough for me hahah
  4. I'm with you, I also use 2 monitors at work too.
  5. Nyltje

    Nyltje Member

    Right now I am using 2 monitors. I work on my main monitor and I use my second monitor for Whatsapp web or when I have to compare things. It's also very handy when I have a tutorial on my second monitor and I follow the tutorial on my main screen. Same with games when I need some information I can just go to fast to my second monitor.
    In a week I will use 3 monitors. I have to find a few cables for the third monitor. On my third monitor I think I will always use Whatsapp web, so I don't have to switch between other websites and Whatsapp anymore.

    I will place the monitor type later, cant do it right now but for now I can say:
    Main monitor: Samsung Syncmaster monitor (1920x1080, 60hz, dvi)
    Second monitor: old beige monitor (1280x1024, don't know, vga)
    Third monitor: old gray monitor (don't know)
  6. bowiescompanda

    bowiescompanda Active Member

    I use three monitors. 1) The monitor on my Blade for gaming; 2) The monitor on my iMac for watching movies, hockey, etc.; 3) The monitor on my phone for ordering food and looking up why I can't beat boss X or solve problem Y
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  7. PT.Singer

    PT.Singer Jedi Master

    There are really three scenarios for monitor use for me.

    1) At home - I generally just use one other than my laptop screen. I'm on a MacBook Pro, and don't have the GPU power I need to run more than one while gaming or doing anything super graphics intensive. It's either just my laptop if I want to game hard (booting up in Windows 10 to play Overwatch), or connecting my MBP to a single monitor or TV to watch stuff.

    2) Work option number one - Minimum of a two monitors. I do stuff that requires Vx mixing on a basic level. One mixer = one preview monitor for multiple sources (ok, each source definitely has its own monitor, but that's not what we're talking about here), and one monitor for show. Usually, this is actually a FHD projector, with an image that's anywhere from 16x9 (in feet) to 30x16.875.

    3) Work option number two - lots and lots of monitors. Any situation where I'm using screen blending options, or high-end Vision mixers which require multiview preview monitors (can be a single large monitor showing 10 different source inputs at a time), plus programming monitors showing both preview and program options while using Watchout, Spyder, Encore, etc. I think the most I've used at once is five blended projectors, for a huge 30m wide screen (about 6m high), with 6 different monitors for programming / source mon / preview-program mon / cameras and record monitoring. I have yet to use this stuff in a gaming setup, but that would be heaven.
  8. ttouchdown77

    ttouchdown77 Active Member

    Currently using 7 Monitors.

    1 - 40" 4K connected to my desktop for games
    2 and 3 - 24" 1080p monitors also connected to my desktop for video and web browsing
    4 - My 42" TV on the other side of the room, set to replicate monitor 2 which I use mainly for watching videos
    5 - Display on my Razer Blade Stealth (1440p)
    6 - External 24" 1080p monitor connected to the Blade
    7 - My phone which sits in it's Razer phone dock attached to my desk.

    Is it overkill? Yes. Do I enjoy using them all at once? Oh hell yes!
  9. Nyltje

    Nyltje Member

    I really want to see a photo, how it looks like! Jezus, 7 monitors.
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  10. DeViLzzz

    DeViLzzz New Member

    At times I have said I wouldn't mind a 2nd monitor or tv for looking stuff up on beside my gaming screen but no way will I use 2,3 or 4 monitors or tvs for gaming as I can't stand bezels at all. Bezels make my eyes bleed!
  11. ZeZke.Be

    ZeZke.Be Member

    Two for work, just one for gaming.
  12. KeiaraAya

    KeiaraAya Member

    Two for work and two for gaming. I love being able to watch a stream while I'm gaming
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  13. SkyweregamingNL

    SkyweregamingNL Active Member

    Same here! unless i'm playing a very story intensive game it's always fun to have something to watch in the background :)
  14. aab010799

    aab010799 Active Member

    Currently using 2 monitors set up for my desktop. Plan to eventually replace them with better monitors and add a 3rd.
  15. MrBigStuff

    MrBigStuff Member

    My laptop used to be my main PC, so I bought a monitor and used the laptop as an extra monitor,I have recently bought a tower and I feel like one screen isn't enough
  16. ONREY_no_id

    ONREY_no_id Member

    I use one 2560x1080 Monitor. Great for Movies and gaming!
  17. MrBigStuff

    MrBigStuff Member

    What monitor do you have,I looked at ultrawide monitors for editing video but they were very pricy
  18. ONREY_no_id

    ONREY_no_id Member

    It's only 25 Inches from LG

    Wich is kind of a problem because it feels narrow, but you still have more pixels than a normal 1920x1080 ones, so still the same advantage as with other 2560x1080 monitors.
    But 4k still has more pixels than ultrawide with 2560x1080 or 3440x1200(?) so you get the same as UW but with more pixels at the top and bottom
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  19. elite.ire

    elite.ire Active Member

    in work i use x4 24'' screens. at home i just use 1 27'' 2k 144hz gaming screen, i did have 2 but the second was kinda annoying me so i gave it away, only need the one at home :)
  20. Ayaku

    Ayaku Member

    I have 3 monitors but i never actually use the other 2,:cool_: planning on buying one really big one ^^:rolleyes:
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