You might think that people who have two monitors must do some sort of specialized work that requires all that extra screen space, or they just really like technology. The extra space on a second screen can be helpful for anyone, even if you’re doing accounting or document work all day.
We grow accustomed to the screen size confining us. This can lead to difficulty when trying to fit two windows side by side or frequently clicking between layers of windows on the desktop.
We’ve all wasted time clicking around different windows to find the one we need. This is something that takes up valuable time during the day, but using dual screens can help eliminate this issue.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF ADDING A 2ND SCREEN?
DO MORE IN LESS TIME
The best thing about having a second monitor is that you can work more efficiently because you’re not constantly switching between windows.
An extra monitor lets you keep apps like email open on one screen while working on something else in another program on the second screen. This way, you can move more seamlessly between all your apps as you need them.
EXPANDS SCREEN SPACE FOR LAPTOPS
Laptops are excellent for portability, making them ideal for traveling or commuting between home and work. However, the more portable the laptop, the smaller the screen size.
A laptop’s small monitor size can be a big drawback, as it can be difficult to position. When using a laptop on a desk, people often prop it up, but the person is still usually staring down at the screen.
If you connect your laptop to a monitor, you can improve your experience and make it more like working on a desktop PC. You can either choose to mirror your entire screen or use the laptop screen for some activities while using the larger screen for others.
FAIRLY INEXPENSIVE PRODUCTIVITY BOOSTER
Purchasing another display is not a very big investment when looking at technology. A monitor can usually be bought for around £125 to £250. And with a 42% average productivity boost, it can have a pretty good ROI.
This sort of upgrade is also easy to learn, with no big learning curve. Simply plug in the monitor and set your PC to detect the additional screen, and you’re ready to go. You can drag apps and documents from one screen to another as if you had one large screen.
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