Dell 20in widescreen or two 17's

jer446

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Dec 28, 2004
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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.
 

supergod

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Jul 14, 2004
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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.
 
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jer446

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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??
 
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macbaseball

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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.
 
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Toreador93

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Sep 14, 2003
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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 :(
 
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jimsowden

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Sep 6, 2003
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Toreador93 said:
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 :(
Winblows soudn't be able to load Macrumors, or maybe it's the other way round.
 
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