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    [COLOR=rgb(102, 102, 102)]What do you guys think? Which one is better for a designer (or maybe a developer)?

    A single widescreen monitor (20"+),
    A dual-monitor setup (19"x2 (square)).

    I'm under budget right now, so I can't really afford a widescreen monitor. I already have a 19" square monitor and I can grab another used one which same resolution for cheap prices. I already have a good graphic card to support both of them. I wering as wondwhich could help in more efficient and fast workflow? I don't know much about widescreen monitors, if I add up the amount of resolutions I can get from dual-monitor setup, it will be 2560x1024. Which in my opinion is pretty good for web designers/developers out there. We can make potential use of that, my examples would be:

    1. Keeping the browser window on one monitor while coding in another.
    2. Keeping the tools in one monitor while designing the site in another[/COLOR]

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    22" widescreen. Less deskspace, high enough resolution.

    I never was a big fan of dual monitors for the deskspace reason.
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    I'm lucky enough to have inherited my Mom's big partner desk, so space is not a problem for me. I have 2 X 23" and I love it - I can have Chrome, FF,open in one, and IE and Notepad++ open in the other, with mu e-mail open and minimized behind either one - hardly ever have to use the taskbar for anything.
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    Good topic. Maybe a different spin would be: which set up is best for your health when using it for long hours? Those with dual monitors enjoy more freedom to view their content, but will find themselves 'twisting' to face each individual monitor. This can contribute towards serious back issues later in life. One monitor is better overall for health whilst using a computer, but can strain the yes if too big and too close.

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    I don't twist - I swivel in my chair. The monitors are mounted on a swing arm so I can move them easily and it leaves the desktop free to collect all my clutter!
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    Twisting? You don't move that much looking at 2 monitors versus 1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaMare, post: 209479
    I don't twist - I swivel in my chair. The monitors are mounted on a swing arm so I can move them easily and it leaves the desktop free to collect all my clutter!
    Until the clutter blocks the swing arm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGAME1264, post: 209490
    Until the clutter blocks the swing arm.
    LOL! I never let it get quite that bad! Although I will admit to a few close calls...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaMare, post: 209479
    I don't twist - I swivel in my chair. The monitors are mounted on a swing arm so I can move them easily and it leaves the desktop free to collect all my clutter!
    It sounds like you've got a really cozy set-up!
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    I love my office! I walk across the hall from my bedroom and can work all day in my PJ's (unless I have a client coming in!).

    I have a sign on the outside of the door that reads: "Unless you're coming to tell me which hospital you're going to, go away!"
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