This problem has bothered me for while now but first of all little background which has lead to this:
I have a few years old laptop, 15"/3GB ram/dual core 2.16GHz/basic VideoCard, which is still runing quite smoothly windows 7 except when i'm using external monitor: the image is not clear with HD resolution so i have to use 1440x900 which is kind of annoying 'cos I bough a new monitor resently when i noticed that one monitor is not enought and I would love to use it's full potential. Secondly I can't use both my monitors and the video output is VGA. Then my old desktop is reach it's end (64Bit AMD 3500+/2GB ram/Ati Radeon 850 pro [but I already found a buyer for it]).
So I have two 24" monitors + I don't play games by my computers but the new computer has to have enough power to light weight photo manipulation, (to run virtual linux system if it will be my only computer) and have multiple tasks as runing at same time... (default situation is that i have eclipse, couple browsers, spotify, chats, few explorers, older photoshop and few other windows open at the same time)
okey, then. The problem is that now i have to buy a new computer and I have been bouncing betweed a new laptop or a desktop. So the guestion is in two part's. if I buy a new laptop how can I get both monitors in use? Does it need some docking station that has dual DVI port and if so which manufacture you guys suggest/recommend? I did a little browsing and found out that only few ones has docking station support... the second part is that I have been thinking if I also sell my current laptop and only have this one laptop with docking stations... i know it's bit risky choice but does anyone has experience from that type of situation? is it enought...? Normally i run my computer 24/7 and reboot it once in Month
Still, these decisions are hard
one choise defines my next 3-4 years... the desktop has it's benefits: great upgrading abilities, cheaper... also the laptop has it's own: compact, All-in-One, easy to take it with you... when i have two computers it's always balancing betweed them... another has always it what you will need into the other....
Like you can see... i can't make these type of decisions: please help me clear my mind...