I’ve been talking about moving to multi-monitor setup for nearly 2 years. Finally, here it comes my new multi-monitor setup:
One major obstacle that’s been preventing me from upgrading in the past was the 30-inch monitor I’ve used for over 5 years. It was (is) still in good condition that I couldn’t make up my mind to replace it without finding a good outlet for it. Also, the price for getting another two 30-inch monitors was also a big concern.
The three monitors shown here are Dell’s 27-inch UltraSharp U2713HM (2560 x 1440) LCDs. The price for each display is only about 40% of the 30-inch model in the same family, even though the vertical resolution is 160 pixels short.
I am now getting a total screen resolution of 8040 x 1440. In addition, my son got my 30-inch monitor and he in return sponsored me for one of the three LCDs. The purchase, instead of getting two more expensive 30-inches, no doubt is a reasonable, cost-effective and win-win choice.
The three monitors are now standing on my table with all necessary hardware hooked up. After running FSX on it for a few hours, I know that I won’t be able to go back to the single monitor setup any more.
In the next couple of weeks (or months), I should be spending many of my spare time fine-tuning various settings for the FSX under such multi-monitor configuration. This new setup doesn’t mean just huge screen sizes, the responsiveness and sensitivity of many components attached to it, for example the TrackIR, are needed to be re-adjusted for optimization.
I’ll post those interesting stuff in which I find useful throughout the process.