Dual Monitor Questions/Suggestions
I'm planning to buy 2 new monitors to replace my aging 17" monitor. It seems that pretty much all new monitors in the stores (besides online) are 16:9 screens, so I'm assuming I'll end up with a dual widescreen setup.
I'm trying to decide on the size and brand for the monitors. What are considered the better brands? I remember NEC's being really nice when I bought my last one, is that still so (I can't seem to find NEC anywhere besides online though)? How do all of the brands relate on quality, durability, features, etc? NEC, Samsung, Viewsonic, Asus, Acer, HP, Dell, etc, etc, etc!
Also, I primarily use the computer for general use, I run Ubuntu 9.04, and I have a graphics card with dual DVI outputs. I will also be doing a lot of programming on this computer which is one of the main reasons I want two separate screens instead of one giant one (having code on one screen and documentation on the other is the best thing ever). I do a little bit of movie watching and gaming as well. I'm leaning towards two 20" monitors, does that sound reasonable? Is it OK to get dual widescreens instead of 4:3 monitors? Are there certain features/specifications I should definitely look for when buying a monitor (I haven't bought a new monitor in a looooong time)?
Some of the screens are really shiny and I like that look a lot, but I think it would probably be a problem for glare? Is that right?
Thanks for any suggestions!
Note: Most threads and google searches seem to bring up really old discussions about these