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    dual TFT or single?

    Hello,
    I'm finally getting around to upgrading my ancient monitor, I'm going for TFT but I can't decided whether to get two 17" screens or one big 20.1". I'll be using them for work: web design/development, graphic design.

    Any advice appreciated
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    Hey,

    I have two 17" screens and it works pretty well, there is a nifty little app called UltraMon to and that makes them work even better together! That said, I a tempted at the moment to replace them with one big display.

    Also, people may reply more in the Computer Helpdesk Forum!!!

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    Why not go for a big widescreen? Then again, as you are a designer, i think dual is better. You can separate your work on to different screens.

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    Well, it's a thing of personal preference. Did you ever work with a dual-setup before? If yes: did you like it?

    From the money-standpoint the 17" dual setup might be the sweatest way to go atm (I recently bought a new 17" TFT for as little as 249...which would be 2x 249 = 498, and I guess you won't get a 20" TFT for that kind of money).

    If you're doing a lot of design-work it might be really useful too, as you can have the workspace (e.g. of Photoshop) in one screen, and all the tools and toolbars in the other screen...or you can have everything on the first screen and the result-view on the second screen - the possibilities are nearly unlimited....

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    Thanks for the replies, they have been very helpful.
    I have decided to go for a dual 17" setup, I think it will be more versatile than a single screen.

    Now I just need to decide which screen to go for. I'm looking at the Iiyama Prolite E431S B or a Viewsonic.

    Does anyone have any experience with these or any other suggestions.

    Cheers

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    The biggest thing that you need to consider especially in a dual screen set up is the width of the bezel. Get the thinest one you can, because the worst thing is sitting there and having to look over a 4 or 5cm space between the screens because of there bezel. Samsung have some with quite thin bezals.
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