Three monitors are good, but three monitors plus WinSplit Revolution is freakin’ awesome.
Snapping windows from monitor to monitor and resizing them from quadrant to quadrant with a quick keystroke actually makes me feel like this guy on a daily basis (minus…or at least with fewer…of the crazies).
Even the cheapest monitors are 22 inches these days, which means a lot of wasted space for most apps. With WinSplit you can quickly Ctl+Alt+ NumberPad your way any number of really efficient and hence more productive configurations.
I find myself moving windows pretty fluidly around based on my activities and the types of apps that I have open (some demand more real-estate than others), but here’s an example of what one of my monitors often looks like.
By the way, for those of you that are still monitor-challenged, I was able to do it for less than $250 (22” monitor plus USB powered video card since one of my monitors is a 17” laptop screen).
My former employer stubbornly resisted my best nagging efforts, but now I kick myself for not having just spent my own money to make myself more productive (and happier) at work.