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Rotating monitor ? widescreen?

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by Seirrah, 20 Jan 2006.

  1. Seirrah

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    In addition to normal use (browsing, games etc) I am also going to be using my pc for a lot of word processing as I have to write my thesis :eek:

    I was wondering how helpful it is to be able to work in 'portrait' mode when word processing. Furthermore I'd imagine the screen ratio of a widescreen monitor would help even more, but I've never seen one that could rotate anyway (as they'd probably be unable too unless the axis was high from the desk/table, ...do they exist ?


    Any info would be great.

    Ta

    Seirrah
     
  2. Raymond Lin

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    2405 does it, 2005 too may be
     
  3. Seirrah

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    Ooh, so some do.


    I don't do Dell though .
     
  4. Hamish

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    2005FWP does too
     
  5. flip

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    I've seen a vesa monitor stand that you can attach to any vesa screen and it has rotate, tilt, give height adjustment etc, think it was about £35

    it was called "Ergotron Neo-Flex LCD Stand"

    so you can then rotate any almost tft
     
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  6. Hamish

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    Heres pics: itunes and word

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  7. Seirrah

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    Nice. Would you say it actually helped though ? (compared to a normal screen in portrait, or compared to simply horizontal)
     
  8. Hamish

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    Not really, the top is too high and you have to look up and down a lot.
     
  9. Seirrah

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    ok, thanks for your help.
     
  10. Raymond Lin

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    I normal 4:3 monitor is great for vertical work like this, my current Acer does it and it's fab. If only 2 Flaws.

    1 - TN panel means the not so good vertical viewing angle now becomes the horizontal one.

    2 - When you scroll down the page, you you can really tell its refreshing the page from Top to bottom (or right to left as you look at it.).
     
  11. Seirrah

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    good point regarding the viewing angles ! :)