Originally Posted by HRoi
ahaha! my boss and i are locked in a monitor arms race right now. he maintains that his setup is better because he has one widescreen 26". i think i win with two widescreen 22"s.
You win by far. Also, most people keep windows maximized (and everything defaults to 1080P resolution these days on new panels until you get to the 27") so the 26 is simply a slightly larger version of whatever is on your 22.
Two smaller screens are far more useful than one large screen. I have a 2560x1440 27" at home and I think that for actual work, my 22" wide and 19" regular (by choice...it is actually taller than the 22") monitors at the office are far more functional. the 27" is beautiful, good for workign with photos, and keeps my desk looking pretty--but, you have to actively think about window organization instead of just juggling stuff between screens.