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    Default Dual screens - at home?

    Any of you guys use dual screen at a home setting without the use of work or doing much home finance etc .. ? I can see how it can be useful with a spreadsheet like MS Excel on one screen and a PDF invoice document on the other screen. For day to day use at home how useful do you find dual screens?

    It takes quite a bit of space. I had to take my Epson flatbed / film scanner off my desk. A 24" and someone else's 23" screen here both together measures about 110cm left to right. I find that for home finance it is useful to see the numbers clearly rather than 2 reduced size dialog boxes on a single screen. Day to day may not so much.


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    Default Re: Dual screens - at home?

    Dual screens at work for everyday stuff is the best thing since the internet.

    But no, not at home. That's a 27" AIO.

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    Default Re: Dual screens - at home?

    I have two 24" monitors sitting side by side on my computer desk.

    I am not a game player, and I use both screens constantly.

    I run a small window on one displaying my TV and MS Edge (and also MS Office applications) while the other has Brave in full screen mode.

    I am constantly swapping between browsers and the Office applications.

    I did have a 3rd monitor (a 22" model) set in Portrait mode set up to the right of the other two monitors. It was great for displaying a whole A4 page when using Word

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    Default Re: Dual screens - at home?

    Wouldn't be without two screens at home.
    Working people often have three screens these days

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    Default Re: Dual screens - at home?

    32" ultrawide and 27" secondary
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    Default Re: Dual screens - at home?

    Only dual screens? I've got three

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    Ultrawide 32" + 27" 240hz + portrait 27"

    Love it

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    Yep great when learning stuff at home tutorials on one screen work on the other

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    Default Re: Dual screens - at home?

    How about if you are not working on stuff. I guess if you are often working on a computer, put yourselves on average Joe's shoes. You finish work and come home; you don't have work to do or strong interest. How important is a dual screen for you? I use mine for photography but I just use Adobe Lightroom so I don't find that I need a dual screen b/c you can you just switch from thumbnail grid view to a single enlarged photo view quickly and it's just a hobby I don't need 2 screens to work quickly and churn out images every 2nd day. Apart from my hobby photography, it's just that end of month personal finance I do for myself. Other than that I am just watching YouTube, reading the news or maybe some Trademe or eBay but not so much lately I have enough stuff and given the current economic climate.

    Those of you who use dual screen. What kinda usages or what is generally on each screen?

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    Once you have used dual-screens for any length of time, you won't want to go back.

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