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Portrait Monitor

Last response: in Computer Peripherals
November 28, 2010 12:03:05 PM

Good Day All,

I want to mount a monitor in portrait and I was wondering if anyone could advise on a few things?

- Is there any reason you shouldn't mount a monitor that way (portrait)?
(Sorry don't know much about the innards of a monitor / the workings)

- What would be the cheapest solution?

I was either thinking of getting something cheap and dirty:

F&H Mount @ Ebuyer (Less than £4)

or something a little more fancy like this:

Ergotron Neo-Flex LCD Stand @ Amazon (£35)

Anyone tried the latter?

Are there vesa stands available? (might be the cheapest / less intrusive option)

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a b C Monitor
November 28, 2010 1:12:35 PM

The main issue would be if you are using a monitor with a TN panel (most cheap LCDs on the market are TN). If you mount one of them in portrait, the image will look very strange (and bad) from one side, even from a fairly shallow angle. If the monitor is IPS or VA, then no, there's nothing wrong with it. Many of the higher end VA and IPS monitors even have stands that allow you to put them in portrait mode.
November 28, 2010 1:39:45 PM

I can only assume this monitor is TN. I've held it up portrait to see what it looks like and it's okay. Other than the image looking strange I take it there is not problem with mounting it as portrait then?

Thanks for the prompt responce.
a b C Monitor
November 29, 2010 12:20:36 AM

Nope - there shouldn't be a problem aside from that.