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[Display Q]Is absence of "pivot" a hw limitation or sw as well ?

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December 28, 2010 5:55:17 AM

If a store's info about a monitor is that it can only "tilt", does this mean I can not use a monitor arm to put it into portrait mode with Windows 7?

I'm looking for 22-24 inch monitors that have a 16:10 aspect ratio so that
1) When the monitor is in landscape mode, I have more vertical space for reading and editing documents, mail, and web pages. ... More than on the more common (yet squished looking, in my opinion) 16:9 aspect ratio.
2) When the monitor is in portrait mode, more Excel columns will appear.

For example, the ASUS VW266H seems to get very good reviews on Newegg (4 eggs average from 650 people)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

However, the monitor can only "tilt". I definitely want to pivot it into portrait mode on a Windows 7 system.

Could I do that with a monitor arm, even though the specs say "tilt" only?


PS: To Submit, I have to select a Sub-category. The title of this forum includes Displays, yet I don't see Displays as a Sub-category, and this question doesn't match any existing Sub-Category. I believe my video card is ATI, but that doesn't matter with regards to this question, right?
a b $ Windows 7
a b C Monitor
December 28, 2010 4:53:20 PM

Just make sure that any monitor you are thinking about buying is "VESA mount" capable as not all of them are, a VESA mount is the plate on the back with four or eight screws depending on whether it's a 75mm, 100mm or both.
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December 28, 2010 7:23:21 PM

Thank you! :hello: 
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a b $ Windows 7
a b C Monitor
December 28, 2010 7:47:33 PM

The ASUS VW266H has a VESA Standard 100mm mount.

Look for the setting "Rotate Display" in the ATI Catalyst Control Center that allows you to rotate the displayed image.
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