In a recent study conducted by Dell, dual monitors were tested against single monitors for productivity. The research revealed that dual monitor configurations saved time and improved accuracy in the computer tasks performed. Workers also favored the dual monitor option for their daily computing needs. Positive responses from users is also important data from a productivity perspective as higher satisfaction among employees translates into greater productivity.
Choosing the Best Multi-Monitor Setup
Flexibility with adjustment is key for comfort and monitor placement where you need it
Easy to mount monitor arms take the headache out of setup and allow changes in workstation configurations to be made easily without hassle.
Tilt and elevation adjustment capabilities offer the greatest and most precise range. Your monitor arms should adjust to you, not you to it!
Weight support-Make sure the monitor arm you select can handle the weight of 25 pound flat screens.
How Dual Monitor Arms Performed Over Single Monitors Setups
In terms of speed of performance, dual monitors increased efficiency by two minutes per task over single monitors.
The research also showed that information was easier to find using dual monitors.
How does this productivity translate into financial savings?
Researchers broke out the potential savings by number of employees and by monitor configuration. For example, moving from a single 17-inch screen to a setup of dual 19-inch monitors brings a productivity gain that translates to 56 extra days of work per employee per year, or approximately $1.5 million in cost savings per year for a company of 250 employees.