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I'm wanting to run a portrait eyefinity setup with my new gaming rig. I recently purchased (3) Asus VS248H monitors and my question is will these run in portrait if I buy a monitor stand like the erotech? I've been told that the software to run a monitor in portrait comes from the video card not the monitors ability to to run a horizontal display in the vertical position. Is this true or did I buy the wrong monitors for this type of setup?
 
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A VESA 100m mount with portrait support will be able to orient this monitor in portrait.

You can rotate a monitor to portrait from windows screen resolution settings or the GPU control panel. Shouldn't be an issue. You can try this now, to confirm this if you want. It's easy and easily toggleable between that and the normal settings.


However, I'm not so sure on how the stand is configured. If it can't be removed, putting 3 in portrait mode might prove to be difficult.
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A VESA 100m mount with portrait support will be able to orient this monitor in portrait.
You can rotate a monitor to portrait from windows screen resolution settings or the GPU control panel. Shouldn't be an issue. You can try this now, to confirm this if you want. It's easy and easily toggleable between that and the normal settings.
However, I'm not so sure on how the stand is configured. If it can't be removed, putting 3 in portrait mode might prove to be difficult.

I don't have the rig built yet. Just getting all the parts together. I already bought the monitors. I know the monitors have the correct mounts in the back just unsure if they will run vertical resolution. I guess I'll have to wait until I have the system set up to see if the asus monitors support this. Was going to order a stand but its probably safe to just wait. Thanks
 
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Yes portrait/landscape is purely software. Monitor doesn't care.

They have VESA mounting holes so any VESA stand will work.

However, those are TN monitors and you will notice some color distortion when they are in portrait mode.

Whether or not it's a big deal really depends on your preferences.
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Just curious; Why do you want them in portrait? Especially for gaming?

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Yes portrait/landscape is purely software. Monitor doesn't care.
They have VESA mounting holes so any VESA stand will work.
However, those are TN monitors and you will notice some color distortion when they are in portrait mode.
Whether or not it's a big deal really depends on your preferences.

Awesome that what I wanted to hear smile.gif According to asus webpage these monitors have really good angle viewing http://usa.asus.com/Display/LCD_Monitors/VS248HP/ with something called smartview. Is that what your talking about?
 
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Just curious; Why do you want them in portrait? Especially for gaming?
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I'll let this answer that question. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ovm7XBtaQAM
Sliding the outside monitors behind the center monitor I'll be able to minimize the bezels.
 
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Just curious; Why do you want them in portrait? Especially for gaming?
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the question is why WOULDNT you want them in portrait?
    
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That's just marketing fluff. Any TN monitor has poor viewing angles in portrait mode.

From actual specs
Viewing Angle (CR≧10) : 170°(H)/160°(V)

compared with an IPS such as a Dell U2312hm
http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/monitor-dell-u2312hm?c=us&l=en&s=fed

Viewing Angle
(178° vertical / 178° horizontal)

You'll notice that the 160v for the Asus becomes 160H when in portrait mode, which is a far cry from the 178 of an IPS.

Edit: That youtube video you posted is actually a great example of the color distortion of TN. Look at the colors of the leftmost monitor compared with middle. Drastic difference in sand and tank color as it moves from 1 screen to another in the 8second to 12 second marks.
Edited by banthracis - 1/25/12 at 2:17pm
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Yes portrait/landscape is purely software. Monitor doesn't care.
They have VESA mounting holes so any VESA stand will work.
However, those are TN monitors and you will notice some color distortion when they are in portrait mode.
Whether or not it's a big deal really depends on your preferences.

Awesome that what I wanted to hear smile.gif According to asus webpage these monitors have really good angle viewing http://usa.asus.com/Display/LCD_Monitors/VS248HP/ with something called smartview. Is that what your talking about?

Viewing angle is something monitor manufacturers are rather vague and incorrect about in their marketing. The VS248H is still a TN panel, and like all TN panels, is not optimal for portrait mode due to vertical color shift. But it should do the job fine enough, it's not that big of an issue with many TN panels in portrait. Shouldn't worry. wink.gif
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