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Two Monitor Arms are better than one – Part two


Elite Dual Monitor Arm from ESI

Two monitors improve productivity (and your health)

Using two monitors mounted on a dual monitor arm increases your productivity by:

  • making your workflow more efficient

  • letting you switch between tasks more efficiently

  • letting you access multiple programs and documents at one time (no minimizing and maximizing windows)

  • helping you see the “big picture” of what you are working on

  • keeping to-do lists viewable on one screen while working on the other

  • keeping your email or messaging program viewable on one screen while doing things on the other

  • letting you view two to four browsers at once (again no minimizing and maximizing windows or switching between tabs)

In an earlier post we looked at some statistics about why two computer monitors on a dual monitor arm are better than one. To see proof of why using two computer monitors increases your productivity check out the stats I have reposted below.

It can add years to your life

Using two monitors mounted on an arm in conjunction with a sit-stand keyboard tray, lets you alternate between sitting and standing while you work. This will help you avoid The Sitting Disease and add years to your life.

Here are some dual monitor mounting solutions

Options include mounting two monitors on one arm or using two monitor arms.

  • XYZ Sapper Monitor Arms from Knoll (video)

  • Hover Monitor Arms from Right Angle

  • Use your iPad or Android Tablet as a second screen

And Sit-Stand Keyboard Trays

  • Myriad dual-arm sit-stand keyboard tray (video)

  • ESI’s dual-arm sit-stand keyboard tray


From the original post

Dual Monitors Outperform Single Monitors.

Here are some interesting research results provided by ESI. If you use two monitors instead of one you get

  • 33% Fewer errors

  • 18% Faster in errorless editing of multiple tasks

  • 16% Faster edits throughout the task

  • 10% More errorless edits generated

  • 6% Quicker access to tasks – Opening, sizing, aligning windows, etc.

  • 45% Easier task tracking – Finding windows, referencing text, etc.

  • 38% Easier to move sources of information around

  • 32% Faster to perform tasks

  • 29% More effective for tasks

  • 24% More comfortable to use in tasks

  • 19% Easier to recover from mistakes

  • 17% Easier to learn how to accomplish the task

When you have one monitor standing on your worksurface your

  • Monitor is large and takes up desk space

  • Documents pile up on the desk and get buried

  • Cluttered environment – difficult to find objects

With two monitors mounted on an arm your

  • Monitors are lifted off the desk, adding space

  • Documents are compared side by side on the screens

  • Clean environment – easy to find objects

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