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Dual monitors boost productivity

Too many windows and not enough space!

Have you ever had the issue of switching between windows on your computer looking for information? Having problems with your new smaller laptop because the screen size has also shrunk?

A typical scenario is working on an Excel spreadsheet, copying information from another application, while viewing the internet and answering emails. To go from one program to another means switching between windows. It’s easy to forget where you were and what you were doing. If your revising a document you may need to switch between the new one and the old versions. Switching is both frustrating and time consuming.

At typical resolution and 100-percent magnification, a laptop screen can display around 15-18 columns by 25 rows of a basic Excel spreadsheet. Larger documents require extensive scrolling across and down, which means users take longer to complete tasks.

It follows, then, that increasing the screen real estate available to workers enables them to see more at once and get their work done more efficiently. In fact, many research studies bear this out.

Dual monitors: Do more in less time.

Research has proven that dual monitor configurations save time and increase accuracy among workers. The research also showed that participant satisfaction was higher for the dual monitor configuration overall. In tests, results showed that tasks were completed 10% quicker using a dual monitor configuration.

Laptop plus a monitor

A lot of people now use laptops as their primary computer, limiting the amount of useful screen size even more than a standard desktop computer. It became evident from the research that a single, often 14-inch or smaller laptop screen is not preferred for daily work tasks, and that a second monitor improves productivity, user experience, and task-completion time.

Overall, research showed that moving to a 22-inch monitor can yield up to 66 days of extra work per user!

dual-monitorDual monitor configurations are easier than you think

A lot of modern computers such as Dell and Fujitsu already come standard with dual output so it’s a simple case of adding an extra monitor and extending the desktop. With 19-inch monitors starting from £59 the savings on productivity speak for themselves.

For older machines an additional graphics card can cost as little as £22, and is quick and easy to install.

For great savings on monitors and graphics cards, nisit our online shop at or for more information on how to achieve a dual monitor system call the sales team on 0845 8620066.