Dual Monitors or Ultra-Wide Monitor?

Finance undergrad here--looking to get a new setup for at home. I have multiple windows open in Excel and have access to dual monitors at school, however I usually just split Excel into two screens on one monitor. For those who have used both, do you prefer two screens or an ultra-wide monitor? Ultra-wide looks to be the far cheaper option but I am open to either at the moment.

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Jan 28, 2018

Haven't had the chance to play around with ultra-wides; however, I'm running a three monitor setup and love it so far. I usually use each monitor for one purpose (excel file, PDF, web page, etc) and am so much more productive then running just one monitor.

Side note - if you decided to more than two monitors and need to buy adapters for your computer's outputs, aim to buy active adapters as opposed to passive ones. Long story short, I had no idea there were two different types and only realized after hours of fucking around with my new computer and having it reject the third monitor.

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Jan 28, 2018

Alright, thank you for the help. Three sounds like a lot for my needs but I'm glad I've got the answer on how to set it up from you. May have to try it out.

Jan 28, 2018