It used to be that one monitor was more than enough for a computer. Nobody ever thought about putting two together. Why would they? Everything was available on one screen. Well now computer programs and software has gotten so advanced that sometimes one monitor just isn’t enough for some people. Some people want to have part of their work on one monitor while the other monitor is used for recreational/personal things. But that’s not the only reason. Here are some other reasons why owning two monitors is better than owning just one.

Keep Up with Social Media

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Myspace, Tumblr, etc. All these programs and more make up social media, and it’s hard to keep up with while doing work on the computer. With two monitors, all the social media you can handle can go directly to one monitor. Meanwhile, your other monitor covers all the business programs and important documents. Everything is kept in track and you get to be up to date with your social media no matter what your business plans are.

Increased Productivity

Working hard at your job? Why not work smarter instead of harder. Research has shown that there is a 42% increase in productivity when using multiple displays. Instead of putting all your work tabs on one monitor where you have to go back and forth between various tasks, put one on monitor one and the other on monitor two. Then you can easily switch back and forth between monitors. This way, production increasing which can lead to:

  • A morale boost
  • Jobs ending sooner
  • Boss approval

Sharing is Caring

With two monitors, sharing data is easier than ever before. Simply swapping files and documents from one monitor to the next is a better way to be more organized and efficient with the hundreds of programs that run on your computer all at the same time. This is especially valuable if you have a job that involves sharing data with others. All that stored data can be put to one monitor while other work gets put on the second.

Keeping Programs Open

Sometimes with one monitor you have little choice but to shut down a program or two in order to make space. Not with two monitors! Two monitors allow the user to put up a bunch of programs on one monitor while using the second for work. E-mail, calendar and news programs that are put on the second monitor can then be used to assist you during your job. It’s like having your own personal secretary!

It’s Just Cool

Okay, so it’s not the biggest reason to get more than one monitor, but you have to admit that two monitors running at the same time looks really cool. With two monitors you’re the envy of your peers are you flawlessly work double time without having to awkwardly take down certain programs. You’re a busy worker, and every time you use two monitors you show that your work twice as hard as your coworkers.

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