Depending on your application usage of multiple monitors the arrangement which you setup your monitors may vary greatly. When using 2 monitor arrays or 8, there are a variety of positions which can affect your productivity or even your ability to produce any work at all. So what are the various array arrangements, and which is best for you?
A horizontal array arrangement is probably the most common and it is exactly what it sounds like. Any number of monitors are arranged in a horizontal fashion or side-by-side. These are sometimes stacked 2 or even 3 high. This is usually done on long desk, where the center monitor is used the main monitor, while others are used for additional applications. The advantage of this array arrangement is reduced neck strain and virtually no limit to the number of monitors you can use/arrange. The only drawback is of course space. Depending on your limitations, this may or may not work for you.
The next array arrangement is vertical arrangement, where multiple monitors are stacked one on top of the other. Usually these are stacked 2 or 3 high. This works great for those who need to monitor stats or similar. Space wise this is a dream.
Another array configuration is what I like to refer to as the four-square. It consists of 2 rows of 2 monitors, and looks like a child’s foursquare game. This may be the best of both worlds for both space and ease of viewing.
Regardless of what you decide, there are stands available to help you configure the monitors in your ideal position. Upon request companies like multi-monitors.com will even setup the monitors for you and most certainly provide instruction on how to do this for yourself.