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Old 11-26-2006, 05:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Advantages of using two LCD screens?

I see that some have two screens hooked up. What are the advantages of this? Realise if your using a spreadsheet that you will see more cells, but are there other advantages?

I am getting a new pc with a 20 inch LCD widescreen. Was going to hand down my old pc with its 17 inch LCD but have an old crt I can pass on instreed and keep the LCD. Just trying to understand the advantages of doing so.

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Old 11-26-2006, 06:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The advantages is just being able to do more on screen, due to the bigger desktop space. That's in dualview or horizontal span mode.



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just more desktop space....example: you could work on a paper and have the internet up on the other screen if you were using interenet sources. Or if you were watching a wide screen movie on the 20in and you wanted to talk to someone on IM then you have the other screen for that. I used to dual monitor with my lcd screen and an old crt but i didn't like the crt taking up half my desk so i got rid of it. Im getting a second 17" lcd this christmas to go back to dual monitor...can't wait either
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