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What is the use of two monitors?

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I was wondering what the use of two monitors could be, is it to use one pc at the same time on two monitors? What is needed? And is the computer slown down when doing this?
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Dual monitor video cards allow one computer to display to two monitors. While this may not seem to exciting, Windows supports dual monitor displays, and most video cards have added even more features.

Why do you want to monitors? You can extend your desktop. Doing research for a paper? You can have a browser in one window, and Word running in another. Doing some Photo retouching? You can have the photo on one monitor, and all your Photoshop tools docked on the other monitor. A gamer? Not all games support dual monitors, but those that do can create increased immersion do to the increased real estate and field of view.

It won't slow your computer down any more than having two programs running with one monitor. However, your video card has to support it.

If you spend much time at a computer a dual-monitor setup is probably the best way to increase your productivity. You'll realize more improvement than an increase in system speed or monitor size. <_<
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