Gartner Research

Justifying Large PC Screens and Dual Monitors

Published: 26 February 2010

ID: G00174375

Analyst(s): Leslie Fiering

Summary

The benefits of providing additional screen real estate to users include reduced switching time between windows or applications, lower error rates and lower printer utilization rates.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Benefits of Larger Screens or Dual Monitors
    • For Application Developers
    • For Customer Support Agents
    • For Task workers
    • Document Editors
    • Digital Graphic Image Editors
    • Mainstream Knowledge Workers
  • One Large Monitor Versus Dual Monitors
  • Configuring Desktop PCs for Dual Monitors
  • Configuring Notebooks for Dual Monitors
  • Considering Even More Monitors
  • Future Display Configurations

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