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I am considering to buy a desktop computer, but could not determine which size of LCD should I buy. What's the size of your screen, will large LCD(30 inches+) will do good to develop?

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Looks like this was discussed already on Stack Overflow.

BTW, my personal opinion: two monitors is far better than one large one for productivity. Oh, and for the record, I don't like the super high resolution of 30" screens. I have good eye sight, but the font size ends up way too small at 2560x1600 and can be very tricky to change across all applications w/o breaking UI. 2x24" is better, and 2x37" (1080p TV's) is by far the best.

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+1. I'd rather work with two 15" monitors than one large 30" monitor. –  Terence Ponce Oct 22 '10 at 2:41
I agree that two monitors is better than one; what annoys me is that its getting harder and harder to find non-widescreen monitors, and I don't like two widescreens side by side. Way too wide side-to-side and short top-to-bottom. –  Carson63000 Oct 22 '10 at 4:05
Many monitors let you turn them on their side. This creates a really tall viewing surface that's great for reading code. –  Yevgeniy Brikman Oct 22 '10 at 6:11
Is 100 dpi (for 30 inch 2560 x 1600) versus 95 (24 inch 1920 x 1200) really that much of a difference? Are there any 32" inch screens you could get instead? –  Joren Oct 22 '10 at 8:39
@Yevgeniy: excellent point. Two large widescreen monitors mounted side-by-side in Portrait is amazing. –  JBRWilkinson Oct 22 '10 at 12:38

24"+24" is great!

19"+24"+19" if you want to go all out.

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