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Is it worth it to get 2 monitors?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I've been looking and to get a 144hz monitor and a dual monitor arm (as I want to use my current monitor) is almost $300 at my local Frys (yes I know I can get at least the monitor arm for cheaper online but I don't want to wait for shipping) just wondering if you think it's better to stick with one or get another

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Do you need an arm? Dual monitors is great but the arm may not be necessary.


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I love my dual monitors

I have them on an arm, but thats only because my desk is quite shallow and there's a lot of crap on it, so the less cluttered I can make it the better. 

I personally wouldn't want to have them on an arm as it has been no end of ODC to get them looking flat and not an irritation 


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Whether a dual monitor setup is worth it or not is subjective.  You can get the monitor first and try things out, then if you like it, you can also get an arm for it if you want.  If you decide you don't need the 2nd monitor, then you only have to return/sell one item instead of two.  I personally use a single monitor at home, but use triple monitors at work for the productivity.

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I couldn't live without 2 monitors - both at home and work.

 

Funny to see VIVO on here.  I have three of their monitor arms - 2 two monitor arms and 1 one monitor arm.  They really help free up space on the desk and help manage cables. 


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1 minute ago, Velcade said:

I couldn't live without 2 monitors - both at home and work.

 

Funny to see VIVO on here.  I have three of their monitor arms - 2 two monitor arms and 1 one monitor arm.  They really help free up space on the desk and help manage cables. 

Thanks for using our monitor arms!  We're glad you like them! :) 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
17 hours ago, fasauceome said:

Do you need an arm? Dual monitors is great but the arm may not be necessary.

Kinda, my desk is pretty small and it would save a ton of space to get a desk clamp dual monitor arm than stick with the monitors

 

4 minutes ago, Velcade said:

Funny to see VIVO on here.  I have three of their monitor arms - 2 two monitor arms and 1 one monitor arm.  They really help free up space on the desk and help manage cables.

I've seen them on amazon to, they look pretty cheap and decent. Idk if I would be able to get them because I'm kinda restricted to buying from stores.

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7 minutes ago, Retro_R said:

I've seen them on amazon to, they look pretty cheap and decent. Idk if I would be able to get them because I'm kinda restricted to buying from stores.

Their standard mounts are nice if you don't plan on moving your monitors.  The allen keys make these easy to tighten and keep in place.  I have no experience with their hydraulic arm mounts.


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