Friday, May 29, 2015

This 24-inch Monitor is only $100

Most of the time when we are working or playing on a computer, it is generally a pretty small laptop or even a tablet. But there is nothing quite like looking at a nice, big screen. If you have a desktop PC then you probably need one, but even if you are connecting it to a laptop or a Chromebook, it is still going to make the experience better.

Sometime's big deals pop up that you just can't ignore. Right now at TigerDirect, you can get the Seiki SE24FA01-R 24-inch desktop monitor for $139.99, and that is with shipping included and everything. You can also redeem a mail in rebate that puts it at $99.99 total.

Mail in rebates aren't always the coolest thing in the world. You have to fill stuff out and wait. But, even if you are too lazy to send it in, it's still a really great deal without even doing that. I only say it like that because I am one of those people who would rather spend the extra 40 dollars to not have to worry about it. But if you are super into that sort of thing, I would opt for the "no-wait rebate" option that gets your rebate in  the mail to you in about 5 business days. It means you get $4 less back, but it's worth 4 dollars to not wait between 8 and 10 weeks to get your extra money back. 10 weeks is not worth $40.

The monitor itself is 23.5 inches, which still qualifies as being a 24-inch class monitor. It has a 1920 x 1080 pixel native resolution, LED backlighting and a 5ms response time. It has all the inputs that you would assume it would, including VGA, DVI and HDMI. It also has stereo speakers, so you could hook it up directly to a gaming console or anything really.

So, this super cheap monitor has everything that the super expensive ones have. There aren't too many reviews to be found on it at this time, but the few that do exist are very positive. With a solid resolution and all of the inputs that you would need, it's hard to see where you could go wrong at all.

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If you have a laptop as your main computer, or maybe you just need to upgrade your monitor, I would say this would be the time to do so. You can't beat having a big monitor, and you certainly are not going to find one this size for that price, probably ever again. I love it when deals pop up like this. You only come across something like this maybe once or twice a year, and that includes Black Friday. And don't even get me started on Black Friday... never again.

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Multiple-Monitor Setups Can Increase Work Productivity

Having a multiple monitor setup for your computer used to be something that was reserved for hardcore PC users, like designers, programmers and hardcore PC gamers. However, that mindset has changed over the past couple of years. Multiple monitor setups have become more mainstream, especially with businesses that have the money and the space to do so. For example, in my little office there are 4 of us working and we all have multiple monitor setups. Two of us have three monitors and the other two have 4 (because they're fancy or something like that). However, the real big question here is whether or not having multiple monitors is beneficial, especially in terms of productivity.

Naturally there are clear benefits to having more than one monitor. Multitasking is easier, you don't have to switch between windows as often, it's easier to manage things like social media, etc... But how does it affect your productivity. There have actually been studies done about this very thing, with one such study from the University of Utah finding that people working on things like editing tasks showed higher productivity using two monitors as opposed to one.

The study found that more monitors decreased toggling time between windows on a single screen. This may not seem like much but this can actually save you 10 seconds for every five minutes of work. Having multiple monitors doesn't force you to toggle back and forth between windows and also allows you to take in more. However, not all the information on your monitors can be useful. This all depends on the size of your monitors.

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If you have multiple monitors but one of them is quite a bit smaller than the other (like if you're using a tablet or a laptop as a second screen). An ultrawide monitor is any monitor that has a 21:9 aspect ratio or better. Depending on the size of your monitor, your resolution will most likely be around 2560 to 3440 pixels wide and 1080 to 1440 pixels high. In addition to that, display sizes generally range from 29" to 34".

The 34" monitors are priced rather high, though for multitasking and productivity for a single monitor they are definitely worth it. These monitors are so large that it is easy to have multiple windows occupy the same screen without the content on those screens being diminished to severely. And with resolutions of 3440 x 1440 everything should look really nice.

To boil it all down yes, having multiple monitors can increase your productivity. However, it all really depends on what you are using your computer for. There are situations where having multiple monitors or a single ultrawide monitor is absolutely necessary. But for average users, having two monitors could be more of a luxury than a necessity.

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