Dell 20in widescreen or two 17's

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  1. jer446 macrumors 6502a

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    I need a new monitor, and i would be getting a new video card anyways. I was going to get a dell 20 inch widescreen, for 486 shipped, but then i thought, why not just get two 17's?

    Wouldnt two 17's be better than one 20 if its the same price?
    How could i hook this up to my computer? I want dvi.
    There has to be some reason why people dont do this, so thats why i am asking here.
    I dont play games, just do a little photoshop, lots of internet.
     
  2. supergod macrumors 6502

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    Really matters what you're using it for. If you're using any pro app, than two 17s would probably be cool, but then again I use Logic and it is perfect on my 20" widescreen Dell. I would recommend the 20" because for most everday stuff it will be more enjoyable to use, it's better for watching movies and such and it saves a lot of space as far as wiring and clutter. It's just a really good deal.
     
  3. macbaseball macrumors 6502a

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    I would get the 20 inch. It's much more logical/practical to buy one monitor than two. It's going to be much better for what you use your computer for.
     
  4. jer446 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    well, for movies, its not a big deal because i have it going threw svideo to my tv. But is it annoying using two monitors all the time??
     
  5. macbaseball macrumors 6502a

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    In my opinion it is, but I haven't used dual monitors extensively, so my opinion doesn't really count. I think it would be helpful if you were doing professional levels tasks, but for just surfing the web, your probably better of getting the 20.
     
  6. Toreador93 macrumors regular

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    I'll just repeat what's been already said.

    If you can see yourself using the two monitors for some kind of pro-tool, many hours a day, most days a week, it would be worth it.

    Under any other circumstances, you'd probably enjoy a 20" widescreen more.

    Take a look at THIS to see how I use my widescreen.

    Yes, that's a start button in the corner :(
     
  7. jimsowden macrumors 68000

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    Winblows soudn't be able to load Macrumors, or maybe it's the other way round.
     

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