Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Screen Real Estate
Last week, I was doing training at a client's location out of town. They arranged for a conference room where they brought in their individual workstations. Imagine my pleasant surprise when I walked in and saw 18 flat screen monitors for 9 students.
Yes, everyone of them was using dual screens. Most had dual 19" screens. Some had dual 21" screens. At relatively high resolutions there was PLENTY of screen space to divide up the Model Space into multiple vports and see them all very clearly. On the second screen many palettes and toolbars were always open, available, and ready for immediate use. No screen space juggling needed.
This definately reinforced the commonly held understanding that, if possible, dual screen are the way to go.
Those organizations that are currently spec'ing new systems should take this into account.