I'm planning to get a second LCD. I currently have a Samsung 913V, but it's no longer sold. I want to get a second LCD that is similar enough to my 913V so if I put my 2 monitors side by side, the picture won't look too different.
Right now, I'm looking the Samsung 920N. It has similar specs to the 913V:
Nah, I don't like widescreen. We have a widescreen that I use for work sometimes and I don't like it. It's great for movies and meetings with clients, but when I'm working on it by myself, I don't feel comfortable.
I'll have to stay with 19" analog LCDs for my dual set up.
Anyone with input on my original questions? I appreciate all the suggestions, but money (and preference) is a constraint, or else I'll be building a $10,000 PC!
2) You can get a USB to VGA Adapter, or USB to DVI Adapter that will allow you to add an extra monitor to your computer
via any USB2.0 Port. You can also add multiple extra monitors by using multiple adapters. This is a great option for viewing
documents, surfing the web, using Microsoft Office and many other business tasks. This is not a good option for intense
graphical situations such as HDTV, Blu-ray, Gaming and 3D / CAD Workstation applications. For those types of scenarios,
it is highly recommended that you purchase a high-powered multi-monitor workstation or a Matrox Dual or Triple Head2Go.
3) You can replace or add an extra video card to your existing computer, depending on how many monitors you wish to support.
Although this sounds easy enough, this is a rather complex solution for a beginner, especially when trying to find a compatible
graphics card. For this reason, I am going to write an entirely seperate post on that topic and will link to it here, very soon.
Once you have your multiple monitor system set up and ready to use, you will need to enable all of your monitors in
your “Display Properties” Control Panel. Here is a great link to a complete and animated walkthrough of how to enable
your multiple monitors in Windows.