1 or more screens

    • HansTheGreat
      HansTheGreat
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      Hey guys,

      I planning to buy in the near future a PC(finally, for multitabler laptop sucks). Since I m a IT student I m pretty much aware of both options. I speaked to a friend of mine specialized in hardware and he advised me instead of buying 2 screens I should just buy one with more inches. Before I make my decision I would like to hear what the poker community has to say about it. Impressions and opinions would be nice to hear. TY
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    • zumpar
      zumpar
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      Joined: 05.02.2012 Posts: 1,185
      well, i'd say it depends on how many tables you play.
      I have a 24" wide-angle monitor and im playing 6-12 tables at the time, looks pretty good, no problems at all. Cant imagine running like 20 tables on one screen though. Unless you use cascade layout ofc.
    • HansTheGreat
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      TBH I play currently 8 but when I will buy screen(s) I plan to play even 18. SO mass multitabling. I played already on my laptop(15") but I m sick of this overlaping. Anyway TY zumpar
    • janushr
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      Joined: 29.08.2008 Posts: 261
      hello,i had same troubles,its not about screens,its about RESOLUTION...i personally use 2X 24 inch(1920x1080)and its enough for my play...but the thing is,i went and buy me a IMO,best monitor there is;DELL w 2560-1440 who has great resolution(for example;on 24 inch there is a pic of a TEA CUP,and there is 6 pic on the screen,so BUT when you turn DELL,there is 12 PIC(my dell is 27 inch):) ,so i hope you get the point...onl thing is that DELL is 3 times expensivier,but still,ITS THE BEST THERE IS!!!if you can afford it...unlucky for me,my GF is in 3D design,so i get hijacked and switched her 24 for my 27 dell,so that is how i get to 2x 24 inch,LOL...but anyway,i am going to get me 2X 30 inch DELL,wit but higher even resolution,ofc,if you can afford it,and i think that most PROS use that 1(even saw this guy who have it 3X,and play 12 tables on 1,so,36 tables he play...hope this helps,if not,i am always for help:) have a nice day...
    • HansTheGreat
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      Well the cases is that the resolution for 24" and 27" fall into the same category(24"-29" widescreen->1920x1080 to 1920x1200 native resolution) and LCD always run on native resultion that is what they are build for.

      Monitor Size Native Resolution
      14-15 inch 1024x768
      17-19 inch 1280x1024
      20-23 inch 1600x1200
      24 + inch 1900x1200
      17-18 inch Widescreen 1280x800
      19 inch Widescreen 1440x900
      20-23 inch Widescreen 1680x1050
      24-29 inch Widescreen 1920x1080 to 1920x1200
      30 + inch Widescreen 1920x1080 to 2560x1600

      I would say that the size of the screens is still a factor which I cant exclude aswell the space needed for anyone of them. But how much did your dell cost?TY
    • AwaysRemember
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      In the beginning I thought that two monitors would be better, because most of the multitablers used to have 2 or more. When I got my second monitor I caught myself focusing more on one of them and loosing money and making mistakes I didn't used to do before. Therefore I bought a bigger one and things started to come in place.
    • janushr
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      no,i have this two normal SAMSUNG 24 INCH 1920-1080,and aside there is this DELL 27 2560-1440(not as 30 inch 2560-1600:) ,but still i am comp ignorant,but this DELL is awesome(it cost like this two:) so prize were around 1000$ in croatia,and this SAMSUNG you can get half price of that,now prolly even less some more...thing is that IMO as explained in example with cups,you get twice more space,and that doesnt have anything with size(even this resolution 27 inch is smallest i know and 30 inch biggest,there can be bigger prolly,idk...)if you can afford,i think its great monitor(some may say(i disagree)that apple is better,but,here same like that would cost 3000$,so you can check that,too)and still this normal samsung is still OK,it would do the work...and i want to say,that i need better grapich card to explore all possibillities with DELL(WILL WAIT AND GET WHOLE COMP IN FEW MONTHS)to truly say what it can do,i need to be patient...gl...hope it helps...
    • handsomeover
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      Joined: 23.02.2012 Posts: 34
      Every selfrespecting IT/poker guy should have at least 2 screens in my opinion.
      It's just so much better to have your browser, skype etc on one screen without interrupting in the other poker screen. Even not when playing poker it's just super chill
    • Quadzzzzzzz
      Quadzzzzzzz
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      Joined: 24.10.2011 Posts: 151
      laptop with HDMI and plug it into your TV? That's what I do for extreme multitabling!