Adam Fields (weblog)

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Portrait monitors

Filed under: — adam @ 4:46 pm

After several years of a dual-head display, I made a similar leap today – dual-head portrait monitors. (I went from 1280×1024 landscape on each to 1200×1600 portrait). They’re slightly narrower physically than my old monitors, but much taller. lost 160 horizontal pixels, but I picked up 576 vertical ones, and that makes all the difference.

They seem very tall – it’s REALLY nice to have that much vertical screen real estate, and I was missing being able to fill the screen with a page of text and have it be nearly the whole width of the screen.

I can see how this might be a little awkward if you do a lot of gaming or video, but for document editing, web browsing, coding, and email, it’s great.

[update: Here's a picture.]

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