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Im running on two 19 inch monitors and one 24 inch between it. I find it kind of irritating to me because it doesn't feel right for some reason. do you think it really matters? or you just go with it. Thanks!

asked Jan 14 '11 at 16:44

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edited Jan 14 '11 at 16:54

Yeah, I would run my single 24 inch monitor with my 16.1 inch laptop to make more space.

(Jan 14 '11 at 23:17) arbit3r9421 arbit3r9421's gravatar image

It doesn't have to be. I run a 19" widescreen and a 19" 4:3 in dual monitor. It doesn't look as good and you sometimes have to resize windows when you move them between monitors. It also doesn't look the same, which could be why it doesn't feel right to you. It doesn't really bother me to much. I am considering getting new ones soon anyway.

answered Jan 14 '11 at 16:53

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edited Jan 14 '11 at 17:28

Depends. Kind of a personal thing. Depends the difference in the size and the placement.

answered Jan 14 '11 at 17:28

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You don't have to use two of the same size monitors, but it really helps in ceratin cases. For example, I'm dirt poor, so I'm using a 24-inch monitor with my latop set up next to it. My laptop sits much lower than the desktop monitor, so the mouse is a little jumpy when transferring between screens. Other then that, however, I love the dual monitor setup, even with the difference in size.

It really just matters what you like. If you like to have dual monitors, with no matter to the sizes, go for it. If you're a person who likes everything to be perfect and even, this may not be your ideal setup.

answered Jan 14 '11 at 19:45

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I think two different sizes would drive me crazy, so in this case...Size Matters.

answered Jan 14 '11 at 22:38

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If you have lots and lots of money, you should buy all your screens at the same time, and all the same model. Otherwise your collection of screens will end up being a hodgepodge of what was available when you had money.

I'm a bit of an authority on the matter:

19", 20", 22", 22", 20", 19"24", 24", 24", 24", 24", 24"

Which would you rather have? :)

answered Jan 16 '11 at 07:09

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edited Jan 16 '11 at 07:11

This is more of a statement than a question...

answered Jan 14 '11 at 16:47

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oops forgot to add my question!

(Jan 14 '11 at 16:54) arbit3r9421 arbit3r9421's gravatar image


I'm like that too. It would likely drive me insane. >.<

(Jan 14 '11 at 17:21) Justin Justin's gravatar image

I run two monitors and it is a little annoying, but still like having the flexibility. I run a 30-inch main one and a 24-inch in portrait mode for my iTunes library, etc.

answered Jan 14 '11 at 18:56

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dang!! 30 inch? i didn't now they exist!! lol

(Jan 14 '11 at 19:27) arbit3r9421 arbit3r9421's gravatar image

I would say that it does matter. It is personal preference. I think that your monitors should be CLOSE in size, aspect ratio, and resolution. I run a 19" wide and a 20" wide...they are obviously different in size when using them but not enough that it bothers me. 19-24 is a much bigger difference though.

answered Jan 14 '11 at 23:16

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