Here’s Why Dual Monitors Rock

I’m spending a rainy Sunday afternoon working on an article covering what’s new for Outlook Mobile in Windows Mobile 6, and I’ve never been so happy to have dual 24″ monitors. From left to right, I opened the following: an Excel spreadsheet with the article assignment and basic overview, a Word document with the article itself, another Word document that’s a 91 page reviewers guide to Windows Mobile 6 so I can make sure I don’t miss any of the new features, and lastly on the far right I have a PDF file that contains all of the copy conventions and trademarks – where to put the ® mark, etc. Being able to have all four of these documents open at the same time is simply awesome – it enables me to glance over and get the information I need, without having to take any file off my screen. If you do any sort of work that requires you to reference multiple files at once, a multi-monitor setup will give you a big boost in productivity.

Now if only these two monitors could get me to write faster…

  • I can’t wait until consumer graphics cards start to come with three or more high quality outputs. It took about 2.5 weeks for me to max out dual monitors.

  • Max out? As in, you got to the point where you needed three? What size/resolution monitors are you using?