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Multi-Monitor, also known as Multi-ScreenMulti-Head and Dual-Monitor are
synonymous terms, referring to the use of multiple physical display devices,
such as monitors, televisions and projectors, in order to increase the area
available for computer programs, running on a single computer system.

Microsoft describes this type of
Multi-Monitor Computer setup as:

"One of the best ways to improve your productivity!"

Now that Multi-Monitor setups are budget-friendly, it is not uncommon to see
professionals, using two monitors, to quickly view documents, side by side.

Multi-Monitor Computers are becoming extremely popular with many small
business professionals, including: Forex & Stock Market Day Traders, Audio
and Video Editors, Website and Software Developers, hard core Bloggers
and information researchers.  Other Multi-Screen uses Include: Medical
Imaging, Video Surveillance, Music Recording, Day Trading, and Server
Management. Most users will experience a 50%+ increase in productivity!

Setting up multiple monitors can be an inexpensive way of improving computer
usage. It increases the display area, which allows you to become more efficient,
with a single computer.

In many professions, including graphic design, architecture, engineering
and video editing, the use of two or more monitors, being driven from one
machine, is not a new one. While in the past, it has meant multiple graphics
adapters and specialized software, it was common for engineers to have at
least two, if not more, displays to enhance productivity.

Now that
Multi-Monitor setups are more budget-friendly, it is not uncommon
to see other professionals use two monitors to quickly view documents,
side by side. This advantage helps push the idea of a paperless office, and
is helping to make it more feasible. Now, it is becoming very popular
among, small businesses, audio / video pros, day traders and even on-line
poker players. The possibilities are becoming endless!
Multi-monitors are
revolutionizing the world of multi-tasking.
The easiest way to setup Multiple Monitors on a computer, is to purchase
Multi-Monitor ready computer. You can add additional video cards to your
existing system, although this is not recommended, for a novice. You will
need to know many things for choosing the right video card. You will need
to make sure that the video card is compatible with your PC motherboard,
Operating System, and Monitor Input Type. A more safe and easy way to

dd an extra monitor to your PC is to use a USB to VGA Monitor Adapter.

The monitors used for
Multi-Monitor can be different types (LCD or CRT)
and sizes. The operating system manages the monitors' video resolutions
independently. Video output on a computer is generated by a video card and
is interpreted and displayed by a variety of devices. Video cards are typically
connected to a monitor (of either the CRT or LCD type), however they are
increasingly being connected to projection equipment or television sets. As
a result of this trend, manufacturers have produced video cards which can
connect to several types of display devices using the appropriate interface.
A video card that has two sockets on it (for two monitor cables) is referred to
Dual Head. Two separate video cards are just as acceptable, and so is
using the motherboard video socket plus a second video card.
For more information read our article: Introduction to Multiple Monitors