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So, I am curious. How many monitors do you guys use and why? Currently I am using two as I am in college learning Cyber Security, general networking and programming. I find it easy to have a second monitor on my left hand side so that I can use PowerShell and programming elements with ease. I know that some people use the portrait monitor for streaming chat and what not, but what are your purposes for using more than one monitor? Also, for those who use only one monitor, do you like it or are you wanting to increase the amount of space you have with your desktop? I would love to know your thoughts and to see your responses!

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i had 2 now uses only 1 240hz now..gave the 60hz 1 away..=x...i don't do much so 1 is sufficient...when i had 2 the 2nd monitor is either off or playing youtube videos..xD

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I only use 2 cuz my chromebox supports it

 

i can manage with 1, but 2 is always nicer and you can flex on them console peasants /s

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1 minute ago, Gegger said:

I only use 2 cuz my chromebox supports it

 

i can manage with 1, but 2 is always nicer and you can flex on them console peasants /s

Hey now, be nice lol Most console peasants are kids whose parents can't afford the cheaper option. LOL

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6 minutes ago, ZephCloud said:

i had 2 now uses only 1 240hz now..gave the 60hz 1 away..=x...i don't do much so 1 is sufficient...when i had 2 the 2nd monitor is either off or playing youtube videos..xD

I have an Acer that is 144Hz. I bought it two weeks ago, I believe, it is amazing. I was using a 1080p 60Hz TV for the longest time. I AM NOT GOING BACK!

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Just now, joev14 said:

Ultrawide baby. It's one monitor, but it's like two. ;)

I wished I could afford one of those bad boys. Currently my job limits me to buying second hand monitors and saving for good hardware lol BUT! I am glad that you like it. I have seen some nice builds using those. Currently, my Networking teacher uses an ultrawide and he brags to me about it once a month lol

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Just now, Revenant Origin said:

I wished I could afford one of those bad boys. Currently my job limits me to buying second hand monitors and saving for good hardware lol BUT! I am glad that you like it. I have seen some nice builds using those. Currently, my Networking teacher uses an ultrawide and he brags to me about it once a month lol

Provided you're not looking for one that's over 60hz, you can actually find some decently priced used ones. I got mine for around $140.

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Just now, joev14 said:

Provided you're not looking for one that's over 60hz, you can actually find some decently priced used ones. I got mine for around $140.

I picked up a 24" 144Hz 1080p monitor for $120. I like it so far but I will see if I can find one for said price.

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2 minutes ago, Revenant Origin said:

I picked up a 24" 144Hz 1080p monitor for $120. I like it so far but I will see if I can find one for said price.

https://www.amazon.com/LG-25UM58-P-25-Inch-21-UltraWide/dp/B01BV1XB2K/ref=sr_1_9?keywords=ultrawide+monitor&qid=1572151803&s=electronics&sr=1-9

 

Not 144hz, but it is ultrawide and not bad for price. Mine was used, but mine was also a 29-inch.

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i have a 27" 4k and a 24" 1080p next to it in portrait mode. I used to have them both horizontal, but due to limited desk space, the 1080 is portrait.

It took a while to get used to, but now i prefer coding or writing documents on my portrait monitor

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Normally use between 4-6. 

Trying to minimize so sticking to 4 now. But running two pcs is the main reason. 2 on each at a minimum. 

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Two 27" 1440p monitors, the amount of desktop space is just insane and I love every bit of it. Being able to have two full large windows open, say one for YouTube and another for an article or forum I'm browsing, plus having plenty of spare room to keep any monitoring software open, chat windows, file explorers, etc. Like at this point, if you told me I absolutely had to drop down to a single monitor, there was no workaround, I would buy something absolutely ridiculous like one of those 32:9 super ultrawide monitors. Or maybe just a 40" 4K display.

 

I considered replacing my main monitor, which is a 144Hz TN panel, with something a bit more modern and up to snuff, but monitor technology just isn't there yet for me to be interested in anything out there. Most VA panels can't actually hit response times low enough to meet their refresh rate and while the LG IPS monitor looks sharp, that contrast ratio is a bit disappointing. Not to mention, there's absolutely no real HDR in the price segment I'm looking for. I've had my setup the way it is for over a couple years now and I think it's probably going to stay that way for a couple more or one of my monitors craps out (and if they do, I'm probably just going to get that LG IPS monitor).

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12 hours ago, Derrk said:

i have a 27" 4k and a 24" 1080p next to it in portrait mode. I used to have them both horizontal, but due to limited desk space, the 1080 is portrait.

It took a while to get used to, but now i prefer coding or writing documents on my portrait monitor

Writing and coding on a portrait monitor has to be the best thing since pen and paper, in my opinion.

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9 hours ago, Revenant Origin said:

Writing and coding on a portrait monitor has to be the best thing since pen and paper, in my opinion.

i love it. Often have my 27" split into 2 tabs for things like research and email or etc. 

I'm somewhat tempted to take the 15.6" screen from an old laptop to have above my 27", in case i want to watch a game or something in fullscreen while doing work

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