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Monitors for portrait mode?

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I'm looking for a 1080p monitor that features a nice stand that can easily be rotated for viewing in portrait mode. Seems like an uncommon feature reserved for high-end screens, as all I know of are Dell's UltraSharp line, and the U2211H at $230 is a bit out of my price range right now.

Budget tops out at around $180, 22" or larger would be nice. If there's nothing in that price range, perhaps a third-party stand that offers what I need?

I appreciate any help, thanks.
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You are not going to enjoy using a TN panel for portrait due to the orientation of the pixels. IPS is really the only thing that will look good in portrait and I doubt you can find something in budget unless you go with an older refurb dell or something.
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If it makes any difference it'll only be used in portrait for one thing (a game, in which visuals aren't very important so much as the orientation of the screen). 95% of the time it'll be in landscape for normal use, but I'd like a monitor with a nice stand so that switching is hassle-free.
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I also advise against using a TN-panel in portrait mode.
Perhaps you can go to a store and rotate one to actually see if you can accept the visual quality. If you can, perhaps this Viewsonic VG2228WM (US$190 with free shipping) might fit your budget and needs.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116473
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