What is Multi-Monitor technology?
You’ve seen it in the news. You’ve read all about the benefits online. You probably even have several friends who have been talking and even using multi-monitor computers. But
the big question is, “what is multi-monitor technology?” And more importantly, how can you put this technology to use for you? Is it worth the cost to upgrade, and why haven’t you done it yet? In this article I am going to attempt to address these questions, and hopefully after reading more, you’ll be ready to upgrade, and put multi-monitor technology to use for you! Now sit back, and get ready to take some notes.
What is multi-monitor technology? The short answer is that multi-monitor technology is the ability to use multiple monitors, or multiple LCD screens that are attached to one super pc simultaneously. This is accomplished by creating a system with both the speed and capability to do so, as well setting up your windows environment to recognize the screens as separate entities. We’ll get to why this is important in a minute, but for now I want to spend a little focus on what you need to do to set up multiple monitors.
You must first pick a system capable of running multiple screens without lag or other problems. It is recommended that you use a minimum of the Intel i5 dual core, but even better is the Intel dual core i7- which in essence gives you a total of 6.66GHz of processing power. I also recommend at least 4 GB of RAM. But most importantly is the video card. With so many choices available, it’s definitely tough to pick between them, but my favorite at the moment is the 1GB GDDR3 ATI FirePro 2450 which has been workstation certified. This particular card is a monster in the world of multi-monitor technology.
So, how can you put this technology to use for you? Well depending on what you use your computer for and how frequently you use your computer, there are various applications. For those involved in frequent commodities exchange, such as Forex trading, day trading, etc., then a multiple monitor computer workstation is absolutely essential for you. The ability to track multiple charts, run real time trading information and keep up to date with all the important press releases, notifications and more are SO important, it should speak for itself that multiple monitor technology is a must. For those who may use less strenuous computer usage, I haven’t forgotten about you. Even basic office work can be accomplished faster, with less wasted time, if only you upgrade to dual monitors as opposed to a single monitor system. In fact, according to one case study, just having a dual monitor system could save you up to 40 hours a year- a week’s work. This is based on the fact that switching between applications wastes time.
Hopefully this article has helped define not only what multi-monitor technology is, but how it can benefit most anyone that employs it.