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