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Windows 7: Looking for Dual Monitor Advice

03 Jun 2014   #1
MCleveland

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Looking for Dual Monitor Advice

So I'm about to buy 2 new monitors but want to make sure I buy something and not decide later I should have looked for something in it. Anyone have any advice on what I should buy? Looking to spend up to $200 at most per monitor. Nothing really it absolutely needs to have except for 1920x1080 resolution.


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03 Jun 2014   #2
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Is it for gaming or general use?
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03 Jun 2014   #3
MCleveland

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Mostly just web browsing and for homework, but I have a GTX 770 inside so you can say I like to game as well.
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03 Jun 2014   #4
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

First you need verify your video card/adapter can handle that resolution. Second is the type of connection, some video adapters don't have the power to run two monitors connecting via a Y-cable to the only port. If it were mine I'd use an Add-in card with two ports, either DVI or VGA, keep things common. A number of cards come with one VGA and one DVI port.
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03 Jun 2014   #5
MCleveland

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I'm running dual monitors now, so I know it can. One of my monitors died so I'm looking to replace it. Both were running at 1920x1080. I'm currently using one with DVI and another with VGA.
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03 Jun 2014   #6
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

I've been running a Samsung SyncMaster S24B300 for a couple of years now and it's been great, even for gaming. If you can pick up two of those you'd have a wedge of change left too.
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04 Jun 2014   #7
MCleveland

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

That one is not longer available, but I found the Samsung S24D300HL which looks like maybe a newer model of the same thing. It looks nice. I'll check it out. Thanks!
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04 Jun 2014   #8
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Yeah mine's a couple of years old now, but Samsung do make good monitors. You should be good with a pair of those.
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