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Now I'm reading people think the 30" is significantly crappier than the 27"
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A rotated 27" monitor would be comical. I think you're underestimating how big it actually is.


You realize that you don't have to run apps in fullscreen right? A 2560x1440 monitor can be treated like 2 1280x1440 monitors, which is just 5% fewer pixels than you currently have. The vast majority of non-widescreen content is designed for either 1280x1024 or 1024x768 anyway, so you could have two webpages up side by side without having to scroll around.
    
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A rotated 27" monitor would be comical. I think you're underestimating how big it actually is.
You realize that you don't have to run apps in fullscreen right? A 2560x1440 monitor can be treated like 2 1280x1440 monitors, which is just 5% fewer pixels than you currently have. The vast majority of non-widescreen content is designed for either 1280x1024 or 1024x768 anyway, so you could have two webpages up side by side without having to scroll around.

Can I use the monitors manual settings (the buttons on it) to black part of the monitor off to the side? like a dead rectangle on the left side of the left monitor and a dead rectangle on the right side of the right monitor? then run it in a resolution for a 4:3?
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Can I use the monitors manual settings (the buttons on it) to black part of the monitor off to the side? like a dead rectangle on the left side of the left monitor and a dead rectangle on the right side of the right monitor? then run it in a resolution for a 4:3?

Why on earth would you want to do that? I slightly understand your hatred against widescreen-anything, but that's taking it a bit too far.
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LG led ips235v turn it vertical . Voila!
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Why on earth would you want to do that? I slightly understand your hatred against widescreen-anything, but that's taking it a bit too far.

Would it work?
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LG led ips235v turn it vertical . Voila!

Thank you!
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Just a heads up too, most cheap IPS monitors have horrible viewing angles that make portrait mode look like garbage. I've done it with my LG IPS226V and the colors at the top of the monitor get distorted, not to mention the picture is clearer when the monitor is in landscape mode.

I apologize if you're not a troll, but I feel like I'm getting trolled right now.
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Can I use the monitors manual settings (the buttons on it) to black part of the monitor off to the side? like a dead rectangle on the left side of the left monitor and a dead rectangle on the right side of the right monitor? then run it in a resolution for a 4:3?


Absolutely. AMD, Nvidia, and Intel all have options in their settings panels that control scaling, so if you wanted to take a 1920x1200 monitor and run it at 1600x1200 you could have it surrounded by black bars.

Also, my LG 2442PA has a 4:3 in Wide button that changes the aspect to 4:3 regardless of the resolution or what its hooked up to. 1920x1080 squashed down to a 4:3 aspect looks a little weird, but its nice when you're running an older game that doesn't support widescreen.
    
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