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2 Iiyama TFTs or 1

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by Mikey, 24 May 2006.

  1. Mikey

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    I've recently purchased a 2nd Iiyama E431S 17" 2nd hand, now I have it setup I'm not sure if I'm that keen on it. So the question is whether to run both, go back to one or sell both for a large screen.
     
  2. Burbleflop

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    Personally I much prefer having 2 TFT's. I went from dual 17" screens to a Dell 2405 but missed having dual screens so bought a second 2405.
     
  3. Mikey

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    Yeah maybe I'll get used to it..
     
  4. Joe42

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    I use two screens and i could never go back to one. Once you get used to it you'll be glad you did.
     
  5. Mikey

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    Mmm still not convinced.. Thing is I use two screens at work, my laptop and then a seperate 17" TFT and I think it's great, now I have this set-up at home it seems very uninvolving.
     
  6. Messiah Khan

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    Lol, I like the decision :) I have a 2405 and a 19" Xerox, and I really would not like going to 1 screen. I have to use 1 screen at work, and I hate it. It might take a while getting used to, but it pays in the end IMO.
     
  7. Burbleflop

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    It seemed like the sensible thing to do :D
     
  8. KillBoY_UK

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    i was conisdered doing this with my Iiyama E431S (a nice black one 360quid back in the day) but looking into a 2005/7WFP would be cool to have a 3 moniter set up like that :)
     
  9. tsinc80697

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    once you get used to it, its impossible to go back.
    hate using uni pcs now, 1x17" TFT, fallen in love with my 2 samsung 930BFs, absolutely mint :D
     
  10. geeza

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    what makes 2 screens better than 1? If you had 2 19" displays wouldnt it be nicer to just have one 38"? (apart from the fact its going to be cheaper)

    and could you get 4 and run a res of 2560x2048?
     
  11. Townlea

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    How much money difference is 2x 19" monitors compared to a 38" ??? (would be 37" though)

    a 30" Dell is near 1.5 grand...
     
  12. Mikey

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    If it was to be that line of thinking that I'd go for a 32" LCD HD TV and etc. But then I still like my stereo in one part of the house, the TV in another and the computer in another. I'm probably going to sell the TFT on again (may make a bit of money) as I don't think I've got enough use for it at home. At work it's a different matter....