What do professionals such as designers, engineers, architects and video editors all have in common? These are the guys that figured out (probably sometime in the late 1990’s) that using a multiple display workstation for work could save them time and effort. It’s true that multiple monitors have been supported in Windows since Windows ’95, but Windows ’98 made it much easier and that’s when professionals really began to catch on the usefulness of this feature.
But it’s not just the above mentioned careers that can use multiple monitor displays. Frankly, any job that uses more than one application (including word processing, web browsing, and email) can benefit from having a multiple monitor display. Seeing multiple media at the same time saves time and stress that results from switching back and forth between multiple applications.
Multiple display workstation is significantly superior performance over a typical office personal computer. In fact, they are typically designed to be top of the line machines, with a complex mix of CPU, GPU and GUI. High resolution isn’t the only thing you’re buying when you purchase a multiple display workstation. You’re also getting a machine that process faster than average and perform more tasks at once that most machines.
The computer market will continue to change, but as demands for productivity increase, the usefulness of multiple display workstations will increase as well.