Originally Posted by DirtyTrickster
I don't have it myself, but I plan to in the future. I think it looks better, takes up less desk space and you get extra peripheral while making your viewing area taller.
Just my opinion though - other probably have a more technical explanation.
I personally want to extend my monitors landscape wise because of how powerful my eyes are. I have about 10degrees extra peripheral vision over a normal person(along with 20/11 vision, and significantly better color perception, this was infact tested by an eye doctor), however when I view a monitor the outside space seems to sink away, but this property happens with all monitors I use.
this makes landscape a choise for me to play with because of how much extra vision I have I will assume that I will have enough attentiveness to the screen span.
I've already seen how amazing 2screen eyefinity is and would use it over my down sampling if not for the stupid bezels. Which is why im so keen on landscape. However your opinion makes perfect sense, but doesn't do much for visual peripheral extension, which is what im seeking. Because triple portrait is simple a 1.67 (16:10?)ratio, over a 5.3(48:9) ratio of landscape