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Worth getting a second 1440p monitor?

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1 year ago#1
I have the ASUS PB278Q and wanted to get another one. I realize I need the space for multitasking or sometime for leisure on one screen and work on the other.
1 year ago#2
Well, if you feel you need it and have the money, go for it?
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1 year ago#3
Sounds like you've already made up your mind.
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1 year ago#4
Well what's your guys' experience? Is it good to have 2 monitors? What's it like? Does it actually increase productivity/multi-tasking? Play games/watch movies on one screen, do work on another? Etc.
1 year ago#5
GalaxyNexus posted...
Well what's your guys' experience? Is it good to have 2 monitors? What's it like? Does it actually increase productivity/multi-tasking? Play games/watch movies on one screen, do work on another? Etc.


It does for me, but I don't think I would need another $550 monitor to do it. A cheap $130 1080P IPS would do just fine.
1 year ago#6
r0ge00 posted...
GalaxyNexus posted...
Well what's your guys' experience? Is it good to have 2 monitors? What's it like? Does it actually increase productivity/multi-tasking? Play games/watch movies on one screen, do work on another? Etc.


It does for me, but I don't think I would need another $550 monitor to do it. A cheap $130 1080P IPS would do just fine.


It won't look terrible next to my 1440p one? I was thinking of just going to Fry's and getting an ASUS one for like $220 or less.
1 year ago#7
I like two monitors, but obviously it is for multitasking, not for gaming. Gaming is 3 monitors at least. I will tell you what I do. I use my 1440p monitor and I have my TV mounted above it, I use that for video so I can surf the net and then just use the tv for video/audio on Netflix, etc.
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1 year ago#8
I can't even justify one let alone two.

then again I don't do anything that requires multiple monitors, I'd just run another machine instead.
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1 year ago#9
GalaxyNexus posted...
It won't look terrible next to my 1440p one? I was thinking of just going to Fry's and getting an ASUS one for like $220 or less.


It depends on what you're doing and how obsessive you are about how stuff looks. I'm usually watching videos/streams on mine, so I don't care too much.
1 year ago#10
Well, I have a multimonitor set up. I just upgraded to a 1440p monitor and decided to keep my 1080p 120hz monitor. My 1080p overall picture quality just doesn't stack up but it's nice to have it by where I'm at to watch something while I'm typing...then again, I have my 55" hooked up to it too, lol.
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