Monitor Size Boosts Productivity

In case you thought people who ask for and use multiple monitors are just being silly, there is now research which shows what I have known for many years. More monitor real estate means more productivity.

In fact two 20-inch monitors yields a 44% increase over a single 18-inch monitor. A single 24-inch monitor yields a 52% increase in productivity over that same "puny" 18-inch monitor.

A 26-inch monitor actually reduced productivity over the 24 incher.

What does all this tell us? Choose the monitor size your employees use very carefully… A one-size-fits-all approach does not apply to monitors — or computers for that matter.


Disclosure: multiple monitors of multiple sizes were used in the creation of this blog entry.

  • Albuquerque Realtor
    March 10, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    Hmm. I guess I always thought that they were all the same. Good to know; now the next monitor I get will be much bigger. Thanks!

    March 17, 2008 at 8:21 am

    Yes , and I have experienced it personally, Since when i have got my new LCD 21 inches , not only my quality but even my interest and stamina in work has increased as compared to my old 17 inches one.
    And more over its fun when you are using it as your multimedia station too……

  • Vygantas
    May 21, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    NEC claims 26 inch increases productivity and 30″ decreases

  • cheap computers
    November 17, 2009 at 4:30 am

    You can easily capture what one tries to convey in 2-3 paragraphs by just looking at the headline and the related pictures, so I think that it’s a good journalistic practice.

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