Nine Benefits to Having Dual Screens

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Having dual screens can reap enormous benefits as far as increasing your workload and efficiency is concerned. If you haven’t experimented with this set-up it might be worth your time finding out what these benefits are. Here are 9 benefits of having dual screens for your computer.

1. Editing Power is Enhanced

I first encountered dual screens being used in a music studio where it showed an audio graph across 2 screens, making it far easier to follow. This allowed for precise cutting and pasting of the audio graph because certain sections could be isolated far more easily because they were much bigger than if they were on 1 screen only. There weren’t any arguments as to where the correct mark was and in some industries, this might be highly necessary. 

2.Increased Efficiency

We often have to do 2 separate things at once. Flicking between different pages is time-consuming and inefficient. You will often be in a situation where you need to extract information from 1 page and relaying it to another or at least interpreting it to your benefit. Productivity is said to increase by 20-50% when dual screens are employed because all the relevant information is presented in a coherent fashion. Often the best solutions are lying right in front of us and we don’t even know it.

  1. Multitasking

While it might take some practice at first there are people who need to handle multiple situations all at once. Lack of coordination in big companies is the reason why they’re resented so much because information travels slowly in big organizations because of multiple gatekeepers. By having 1 person in control of multiple screens it would become possible to handle a call far more efficiently. An emergency responder could coordinate the police, ambulances and fire crews all at the same time rather than the messy situation we might have now which entail multiple controllers. People dread ringing up an organization of any size because based on past experience it will be at the best time-consuming experience. Having an experienced multitasker with multiple screens will alleviate the situation to a certain degree.

4.Video Editing

With the mass of editing software dominating the page when editing it should be no surprise to find that video editors prefer to have 2 screens when editing videos. Once again having the relevant film on one screen and the editing software on the other screen makes for a far more efficient experience.

  1. Comparisons

Whether it’s comparing graphs or images it is easier to gain a better insight when you have 2 screens side by side. This gets rid of the time-consuming habit of toggling between the 2 images constantly. This becomes particularly relevant when presenting information in a meeting and decisions have to be made quickly. It also saves on having to print out the information and present it individually in paper form.

  1. Having Fun

Have you ever considered watching a film or playing a game with 2 screens? It could enhance your visual experience and turn your lounge room into a cinema. Imagine how much more fun it would be if you have a screen for each player when playing a game with your friend. If one game is split between 2 screens it could enhance the details that are presented on each screen.

7.Social Media

Having multiple friends means you could be chatting to a number of people on social media all at the same time. This could be happening on different social media platforms at the same time so it might be easier to use dual screens at the same time to allow this to happen.

  1. Group Meetings

Often business meetings take place on the internet and often the software only allows for about 4 or 5 faces to be shown at the same time. If more people are involved then it starts to look unprofessional if a number of people’s faces are not being shown all at once. It would certainly be much easier to chair the meeting by having dual screens in a situation where all attendees are required to have some input into the meeting.

  1. Planning and Organization

It might be possible to have an event planner or visual mind map running on one computer while working on the other screen. This could eliminate the need to write things down as you plan something that requires key information to be inputted into a program at a specific place and date. Having a dual-screen could aid in this possibility.

If possible you might like to experiment with a dual-screen plan. These are only some of the benefits that might be possible with this set-up. Your workplace and your personal life might benefit by trying out these possibilities.

Having dual screens can reap enormous benefits as far as increasing your workload and efficiency is concerned. If you haven’t experimented with this set-up it might be worth your time finding out what these benefits are. Here are 9 benefits of having dual screens for your computer.

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Nick Hanlon

I'm an Aussie interested in topical issues.

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