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I'm looking for a good monitor that will pivot 90 degrees. It doesn't have to be huge, but I would like it to be capable of 1920x1080 or 1920x1200. It'll be a secondary monitor primarily for reading high-res comics and web browsing. Budget is anything <300$

What kinds of screens are recommended these days? All I really care about is getting good image quality, I won't be gaming or watching movies on this one.
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Look into the dell ultra sharps, I know they rotate.
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Yep, my Ultrasharp rotates.
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There are a fair number of monitors that can be rotated, however you'll really want a monitor with preferably an IPS panel as not only does it give the best colour accuracy (and arguably best image quality), but it'll maintain a decent viewing angle even once rotated.

The Dell U2311H is a good choice, but given that you're not going to be doing any gaming, something cheaper like the Viewsonic VP2365wb (which uses the same panel as the U2311H) would probably be fine as well. Both of these are 23" and have a native resolution of 1920x1080.

The cheapest current 1920x1200 IPS monitor that I know of is the 24" HP ZR24w, but I'm pretty sure that's out of your budget.
Edited by cracker - 1/21/11 at 7:30pm
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Ahh, I hadn't even considered the change to the viewing angle from rotating the screen.
After researching IPS screens, I think I may hold off for a bit. My current monitor, while good, has some pretty bad backlighting issues. I might as well wait a while and get 2 new IPS monitors at once. Otherwise my "non-gaming" monitor will better than the current one, hahaha.
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Originally Posted by Vheissu View Post
Otherwise my "non-gaming" monitor will better than the current one, hahaha.
Yeah, I was thinking that - your current primary monitor might look bad compared to a "secondary" IPS one
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