Two monitors are better than one

Dual monitorsYou may have thought the biggest advantage of switching to a flatscreen LCD monitor was the space it saves on your desktop. Now studies are showing that one of the simplest, most profound ways to increase productivity is to get two!

Keep email open in one screen while managing your work on the other. View a large spreadsheet in its entirety. Compare two documents—or two website pages—side by side. The possibilities are endless, and as simple as it sounds, the change is dramatic.

You can set up your monitors side-by-side, stacked one above the other, diagonally, or just about any other way you can imagine. The mouse works as usual, moving smoothly from one monitor to the other.

If you’ve got a laptop, simply plug in a monitor. For a desktop, you’ll need a video card that has two video outputs and of course a second monitor. The rest is already built into Windows.

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