Jeremy Zawodny shared that having a large monitor makes a person more productive. He quoted a text from The New York Times where Microsoft conducted a study and concluded that human productivity increased between 10 to 44 percent when using a bigger screen. Back then, the standard monitor size a computer user was using is a 14 or 15 inch monitor. At this point of time, anything smaller than a 17 inch monitor can be considered unacceptable.
Buying a bigger monitor (e.g. a 24 inch LCD) will definitely increase productivity of the user compared to using a 17 inch for example. However, the disadvantage is that larger LCD monitors are a lot more expensive. Therefore, an alternative some people turn to is to use two (or more) monitors instead. You can buy two 19 inch LCD monitors and it would cost less than buying a 24 inch LCD.
The screenshot above shows exactly why I need an extra monitor. I am constantly monitoring for available opps while I am blogging or surfing the web. If I had two monitors, I could use one monitor to monitor my opps while another for other stuffs. I’m definitely getting myself an extra monitor in the future — when I have successfully made enough money online.
Are you currently using more than one monitor? Mind to share your thoughts and/or experience?