Increase Productivity with Multiple Monitors

March 21st, 2012 - Category - IT Best Practices

For those who find themselves struggling with resizing windows and flipping between documents and getting lost in a sea of open applications on their desktop, connecting a second monitor to your workstation can double your screen real estate.

In some cases, desktop PCs are already equipped with a second monitor port, but if that isn’t the case, you’ll need to upgrade your PC with a new video card. Be sure to give Netstar a call at 02036 574 489 if you are in the market for a new monitor or PC upgrades.

Often, laptops have an extra monitor port so you can connect an extra monitor to provide an expanded desktop. If not, there are other solutions out there that let you utilize your USB 2.0 ports with a special adapter unit that you can plug a monitor into. You don’t get the very best image quality this way, but it’s usually good enough for basic office tasks.

Depending on your desktop, it may even be possible to upgrade your system to handle more than two monitors. This can really improve productivity. You can keep your email on one screen, display some documents on another, while working on a powerpoint presentation on the third. There is really no learning curve for managing multiple monitors either; simply drag windows from one screen to another as if the monitors were one.

As USB 3.0 becomes more popular, it’s possible more display devices and monitors will become available that plug directly into USB ports, but for now the best way is with standard DVI and DisplayPort connections.

If you are looking to improve productivity and just make it a little easier to perform multiple tasks, deploying a second monitor can make a sizable, cost-effective difference. Contact us today at 02036 574 489 to find out what you need to upgrade your workstations to support multiple displays.

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About Mit Patel

Mit - Managing Director. In 2002, Mit founded Netstar. He has helped grow Netstar to become an indispensable partner to some of London’s finest businesses, including well known names in the Financial Services industry. Mit works across all aspects of the business including strategic planning and key account management. Mit is focused on ensuring the delivery of a high quality service, and providing strategic value to help our customers overcome their business challenges.