Should a Secondary Monitor Be The Same as My Primary?
September 18, 2006 7:51 AM Subscribe
2nd Monitor question: I am about to embark on a distance-learning MBA program and will be spending a lot
of time in front of my computer typing up notes, researching and so forth. You will find a little bit
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I will be manually writing notes using part of the Cornell system and implementing the rest using Microsoft's OneNote software. As you can imagine, there is also a lot of reading to be done so I am thinking that a monitor to display research, notes etc and another to create new/edit notes, write assignments etc will be sensible.
My question, is this: Should I buy a second monitor exactly the same as my existing one (LG 1915S), which I am very happy with, and ensure refresh rates, resolutions, screen real-estate all match, or should I max out the specs for my budget (~£300) and go with one kick-ass main display and my older 19" LCD as secondary? I am unaware of any ergonomic / HCI guidance regarding this and so am hoping the hive mind will assist.