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I used to think that eyefinity was the way to go also. Until I sat in front of one. Having to turn your head from left to right gets really old after about 20mins. The fisheye effect the side monitors have is also disturbing. The major downside of portrait is bezels. The screens aren't very wide to begin with vertically and by the time to add the 2" bezels on both sides of the center monitor its really distracting and cuts down your center view. The only way it looks good is to do what Vega did and remove the bezels. That's really the only way it would work for fps games that's why you rarely see portrait setups.

I actually think that "the way to go" would be proper heads up display - for example, the one where tiny lasers beam the image directly into your eye. The prototypes were ready already approx 2001 but for some reason this has not been implemented yet for mass production. First one to pull this one off properly will get filthy rich as the screens are one of the major limiting factors for most of these portable iThingies - the processing power is there already to a large degree.

Until a proper HUD emerges, however, I personally prefer eyefinity over the single screen for the simple reason that I can fit more information into more pixels. Yep - bezels can be mild annoyance but they dont bother me personally significantly. As far as "having to turn your head" goes, however, if you have to do that you are sitting too close to your screen array. I'm sitting approx 80-90 cm away from a 5x1 portrait eyefinity setup with 23'' screens and while I do need to move my head slightly if I want to focus on something at the very edge of my screen array the center three screens are all accessible with only eye movements comortably. If I would have my screens in straight line I probaly would be able to get also the edge screens with just eyes if really wanting, but my setup is a bit "curved" for making the screens a bit more perpendicular with my line of sight.

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I'm not trying to say that large screens as the one discussed in this thread are "bad" or "useless" - just that Eyefinity can compete with those and has some uses, where it offers more. With the current prices you can sort of get a 30'' 2560x1600 IPS screen or 5x1 portrait 23'' IPS Eyefinity at 5400x1920. Both setups run roughly around 1000 euros.
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