Wednesday, October 31, 2007
I've always had this lack of Desktop real estate. When i do any webpage editing its always difficult that i can open another page or view my updates, or when I'm watching a movie in fullscreen, i want to be able to surf the web too. Or work on a document. The Best solution for me now is the double monitor option.
How Many monitors can you see in the Picture? As you can see from the picture, I'm using my 3 year old 15.4" Compaq Presario V100 notebook with my 17" Samsung SyncMaster 760BF monitor. The Great thing about my monitor is that its able to swivel to Potrait mode. Its GREAT for reading comics, Emagazines and the like. The Notebook runs on 1024x768 resolution and the samsung 1280x1024.
Swiveling the Samsung monitor is efffortless as it comes with hardware and software to adjust your screen to Portrait or Landscape. Once you start using Portrait mode, you kind of get hooked on it as its very instictive to read in that view. It feels so much more natural.
To set it up, LCD monitors are cheap now. Go get one!
If you want something that can swivel to portrait, there are only a few in the market. As far as i know Samsung carries 2 model. One locally made costs about 650 ringgit (mine) and one from Korea. (Better screen actually, double the price.)
Just Plug it to the RGB output of your notebook, or better yet if your notebook support Digital Video.
If you got a swiveable monitor like mine, install the included software.
If you didn't get a swiveable monitor, just adjust display properties to configure your primary and secondary displays.
Get Ready for double the desktop real estate, and double your productivity or fun, whichever comes first.
The answer to my initial question of "How Many Monitors?" There's a 3rd monitor on the lower left corner. Thats my iPAQ hx2750 PDA which is constantly activesynced to check my Gmail.
3 times the productivity with 3 Monitors? LOL