Top 5 Reasons To Be Using a Second Monitor at Work

Top 5 Reasons To Be Using a Second Monitor at Work

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Between new ScanSnap scanners and portable monitors, there are many examples of electronic hardware to help your work become easier and more efficient. However, do you really need a second monitor, or is it just a shiny new toy of little practical use? There are many uses for portable monitors, and you may find that adding a second monitor helps you get more work done more quickly. Here are some reasons to try it.

1. Multitasking

Adding a portable monitor to your existing workspace allows you to have two tasks open at the same time. This cuts down on the time you spend switching back and forth between two different tasks, which may not seem very long but could add up quickly. As an example of how a second monitor could help you, you could have one open as a communication space while the other is devoted as a workspace.

2. More Workspace

Perhaps you do most of your work on a laptop computer. As a matter of necessity, the laptop has a relatively small screen that may be difficult for your to see. You may need to make your screen bigger, and a portable monitor allows you to do just that.

Maybe you don't have trouble seeing the screen on your laptop, but you do a lot of work on your mobile phone. Mobile screens are even smaller and harder to see. Sure, you can zoom in on the part of the image you want, but then you miss out on the big picture. A Ricoh portable monitor allows you to see all the information at once without losing the fine details.

3. Portability

Remote and hybrid work is becoming more and more common. It can be beneficial for employers and employees alike to allow the latter to spend at least some time working out of the office. Nevertheless, a desktop monitor, by its very nature, has to stay in one place. A portable monitor allows you to do your work anywhere from a device such as a laptop or a mobile phone, if desired. It is lightweight and easy to carry with you anywhere, and then set up when you get there.

4. Flexibility

What makes it possible to carry a portable monitor from place to place? Part of it is the light weight and convenient traveling case, but it is also due to its wireless connectivity capabilities. A portable monitor has at least one USB port so that you can connect it wirelessly to your device in addition to hard-wiring it if desired. Some portable monitors even have multiple USB ports so that you can connect them to multiple devices at the same time, if needed.

5. Ease of Use

A portable monitor uses a touchscreen interface, similar to a smartphone. However, if you do not want to get the screen dirty, or if you feel awkward writing with your fingers, you also have the option of using a stylus that works like a pen or pencil. In either case, the interface is intuitive, making the portable monitor easy to use for all sorts of applications.

You can find portable monitors for sale from reputable online retailers.

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