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post #1 of 14
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I just got 3 U2311H's when they were on sale for $249.99 biggrin.gif (my wallet has 3 huge holes in it). Now I'm debating between placing them in landscape or portrait orientations. I both game and do image editing, so what do you guys think?
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post #2 of 14
you can try out both for yourself, as the stands are changeable...

I know i will be gaming in both once my build is complete!
post #3 of 14
For image editing, landscape almost certainly. Photoshop as well as Gimp are both GUI'd for widescreen monitors.

For gaming ends up being a wash and you could do either, although you'll probably have more luck with more games in portrait. Some big titles such as Mass Effect 1/2/and probably 3, have zero support for anything higher than 16:9 aspect.
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post #4 of 14
For games, I would choose portrait every time provided my setup was composed of LCD monitors, not two CRTs and two LCDs.


For photo editing, landscape. This is the sole preventing you from ever going to portrait. Image editing with bezels in the middle sucks.
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post #5 of 14
Hey bfeng91, I noticed your video card is still listed as Sapphire 5870, is that powerful enough to run games at either of these resolutions? I currently have a 4870 which I am planning to upgrade (still haven't decided on eyefinity or 1 big one) to a radeon 6950 or 560Ti. Would those be enough to run at either of these 2 resolutions you're looking at?
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post #6 of 14
Overall, I'd have to say landscape.

But for purely gaming portrait looks a lot better smile.gif
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post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by wily2143;13564288 
Hey bfeng91, I noticed your video card is still listed as Sapphire 5870, is that powerful enough to run games at either of these resolutions? I currently have a 4870 which I am planning to upgrade (still haven't decided on eyefinity or 1 big one) to a radeon 6950 or 560Ti. Would those be enough to run at either of these 2 resolutions you're looking at?

I don't think the 560TI has 3 usable monitor ports. I might be wrong though
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post #8 of 14
I'm really partial to 3x1 portrait mode as I used to run 3x 3007wfp. But for the U2311, it might be too narrow to run it like that.

I never did like turning my head a lot when running in landscape, but it might not be so bad on 3x 23" monitors.
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post #9 of 14
3x portrait mode is badass.
post #10 of 14
portrait.
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