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January 20, 2012 7:39:53 AM

Hello,
I need to use 2 monitors (20/22) in portrait mode for online day trading/ charting. All reviews of TN panels I have read say its crappy in portrait. But then, those reviews refer to pho editing/ professional work, which I dont do. Would 2 TN panels in portrait serve my purpose or would the display appear washed out? Can anyone share his experience?
Also like to add that i will be viewing the monitors head on (wall mount) and not at an angle. The reason I am asking is that IPS monitors are very expensive.

any help would be appreciated
savoy


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January 20, 2012 1:37:56 PM

Hello savoy7;

You should be OK with the TN portrait monitors especially if you can control the ambient and workspace lighting.
A very shallow V shape arrangement should compensate for most of the lower viewing angle.
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January 20, 2012 3:59:49 PM

hello WR2,

Thanks for your reply. As you suggested, I can control ambient and workspace lighting in the room....so I should be fine with TN panels.

just one more query...

can all TN monitors in 20/21 inch be used in portrait mode in the way you have mentioned or are there specific TN portrait monitors available?

secondly, would a monitor with a higher resolution help?
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January 20, 2012 4:08:45 PM

No, TN in portrait is wretched. You will be unsatisfied.

The Dell u2212hm is a 21.5 1920x1080 IPS display that can be had for $209 with free shipping if you contact Dell Small Business directly.

If that's still too much you can get a Dell 2007WFP from eBay for $150.

Either way, don't do portrait TN... really.
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January 20, 2012 4:41:04 PM

Not all monitors can rotate to portrait orientation. The feature you want to look for is usually called Pivot.
Sounds like a4mula has had bad experiences with TN panels in portrait. But Im really quite happy with my old Dell UltraSharp 1908FP TN monitor. No complaints on how it works in portrait.

And it just so happens that I also have one of the Dell UltraSharp 2007WFP monitors he also mentioned (although I paid a lot more for it that that eBay price). I'll never own another monitor that doesn't have a USB hub included.
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January 30, 2012 9:05:02 PM

a4mula said:
No, TN in portrait is wretched. You will be unsatisfied.

The Dell u2212hm is a 21.5 1920x1080 IPS display that can be had for $209 with free shipping if you contact Dell Small Business directly.

If that's still too much you can get a Dell 2007WFP from eBay for $150.

Either way, don't do portrait TN... really.



Is it possible to run 3 of them in eyefinity, like will the match up in a straight line perfectly? cause the base seems to be a bit too big. I would prefer the u2212hm since its 1080 but the 2007WFP is fine too I guess.
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January 31, 2012 1:49:29 AM

motheninja said:
Is it possible to run 3 of them in eyefinity, like will the match up in a straight line perfectly? cause the base seems to be a bit too big. I would prefer the u2212hm since its 1080 but the 2007WFP is fine too I guess.


The bezel looks uniform to me on both monitors.

Personally I prefer a 16:10 ratio in portrait mode because they are wider than their 16:9 counterparts. You might also consider the 2007FP as it's a 1600x1200 4:3 that really looks great in portrait.

What I'd recommend is doing a google image search on the following:

3600x1920
3240x1920
3150x1680
3600x1600

See which one fits you the most.
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