How much screen real estate is too much?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by MFDoom, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. MFDoom macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2009
    I'm curious, is anyone planning on/have a dual 27" Display setup.

    Would that be too much real estate to work with?
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    Fitting it on your desk is probably the hardest part.
  3. foodle macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2008
    Pennsylvania, USA
    I do not understand the question. There is no such thing as too much. Personally, I'm considering a Mac Pro so that I can drive 3+ screens.

    Just ask Al gore ...

  4. thegilly macrumors member

    Mar 4, 2008
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Everyone's different. I find a 20" iMac has too much screen, and I end up only using about two thirds of it. A 13" notebook seems a little small, but an iPad doesn't. A 15" MBP suits me perfectly. YMMV.
  5. mikes63737 macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2005
    Plenty of people have dual displays. Some people on this forum even have dual 30" displays.

    Depending on what you're doing, you can never have enough screen real estate. Dual displays for web browsing is overkill, but if you're doing programming dual displays can be incredibly helpful.

    Personally, I would love 3+ displays for my web design. It would be great to have one for iTunes, web browsing, and previewing my site, another for text editors and Finder windows, and a third for reference, specifications, and e-mail.
  6. drambuie macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2010
    It looks like reducing energy consumption to reduce global warming is a big priority with Al.
  7. foodle macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2008
    Pennsylvania, USA
    I guess this depends on how you look at it. Sure his personal carbon footprint / energy usage is way above the average person (or even average American), but does the work he does have a large net energy savings by convincing others to be more energy thrifty.

    Now back on topic ... I've recently started using a 20" LCD in portrait for running my mailer (Mac Mail) and it's fantastic. I'm considering having a dedicated display just for Mail, then two to three other displays for work.

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