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Boost Computing Productivity with a 2nd Monitor

Posted by medliorator on July 27, 2008

with my computer’s Windows XP operating system, it took only a few keystrokes and mouse movements to set things up. Once I saw how it improved my productivity, I was an instant convert.

adding an extra monitor will give your output a considerable boost — 20 percent to 30 percent, according to a survey by Jon Peddie Research.

a pair of smaller screens will usually cost less than a single big one.

Adding more monitor outputs to a computer is usually not difficult. For desktop PC’s, you can either add a second graphics card (the board that links your computer to your monitor) or replace your single-output graphics card with a dual-output model (about $80 and up)

If you have a laptop computer, or are reluctant to delve into your computer or hire a technician, you can use the Matrox DualHead2Go, or Tritton SEE2 adapters.

The Virtues of a Second Screen [NYT]

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