A few months ago, Garry blogged about the gorgeous 30″ displays we have the privilege of working on. In the comment thread, there was a discussion about the benefits of a 30″ screen over 2 24″ monitors, which is a common setup since people can get cheap Dell monitors (yuck).
A single large screen is nice because you don’t have to deal with window management, which SUCKS. All your windows are on one screen, clean and simple.
I always used my 30″ as a second screen to my 15″ Macbook Pro. A couple weeks ago I was working over at Garry’s and he suggested leaving my laptop closed and just using the 30″ as the primary screen. Wow. I will never go back to the two screen setup.
Even though I’m basically leaving a 15″ screen unused on my desk, I find myself being way more productive with this setup (I’ve been running with it for 2 weeks now). Not having to move windows between screens or shift my view around actually helps me work faster. I love it.