I play a fair bit of WoW, but also other games and general computing stuff but games would be the most demanding app I use. I’m going to get a new machine and I’m going for a high-end Mac Pro (dual 3ghz CPUs and ATI 1900 XT, since you ask). My choice is to buy two 23" LCD monitors or one 30" one - it comes to almost the same price. The dual setup is significantly more screen area overall, but of course split into two.
I can see dual monitors could be an advantage, having WoW running on one and things like Ventrillo and Thottbot open on the other without having to alt-tab out, which is a real pain in WoW. On the other hand having that one huge screen would be completely awesome for the immersive experience - as I understand it WoW will adjust and run across the very wide screen ratio (like 2048x768 or so).
So I’m after experiences; who has played WoW on two monitors rather than one, and is it so much better I should forgo the single large screen?
And second, does being on a Mac make any difference to this? I’ve set up dual monitors under Windows and Linux but not Macs, so far; are they completely integrated so you get one desktop across two screens? Toolbar go across the bottom of both screens or just the main one? When you maximise an app does it fill one screen or both? If you play WoW in full screen mode (preferable due to higher FPS) does it fill one monitor or both? Thanks for any advice and experiences.
BTW for those interested in multi screen WoW setups, check this out - 7 monitors and 47 PCs. For 2 players.