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I'm loving my 2711 monitor for cad and rendering but I am thinking of maybe adding a set of portrait monitors to each side if i can find something that will look nice and flush with it. I don't want to do all landscape cause I don't want that much monitor real estate on my desk.

ok here's where I need your help. I was wondering if people could put out the exact actual measurements of their monitors for me. 19s and 20s would be what i'm looking for I believe.

the dell website is off. the dell u2711 is actually 15 1/8" in height(screen only size) and i'm looking for a monitor that comes very close/is the same size in portrait mode.
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Subbed. I'm actually looking for the same thing, and did have a 19" Dell (900 x 1440) next to it at one point, but it looked so washed out and bad next to the U2711.

That might be something to consider, as the difference is very obvious. Things change colour when you move from screen to screen

Perhaps 2 x Smaller IPS's?
    
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All I can tell you is that the 2007FP is exactly as wide as the U3011 is high. In portrait mode it has the same vertical resolution (x1600), the same panel height, and the same bezel height. And it's even IPS, so it doesn't look so bad sitting next to the better panel (like most TN ones would). Seriously, it couldn't match up any better than this, short of it being wide gamut too.

I can't help you with the 2711 , but if it's worth it to you at least now you know there's another reason to upgrade!
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That's my only issue, with the U2711 the vertical resolution is 1440, which only leaves the option (to conform) for a 1440 X 900 Monitor in portrait.

Only problem with that is, 900 pixels wide isn't all that big or especially useful, webpages look squashed, and it doesn't even fit a full copy of afterburner on it

I had F@H, afterburner graphs, and HFM on my 19" when it was there, and it was cramped, very cramped.
    
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Yeah, 1200x1600 has actually become my favorite portrait monitor resolution tbh. Going to 1920 vertical doesn't achieve anything, and anything narrower becomes cramped no matter what you do. And because everything matches up so well with 30" panels, dragging windows back and forth is much easier because the position remains the same.

Like, right now I can see the previous 3 posts in this thread on it - their boxes fit perfectly. And that's with an ultramon taskbar taking up some of the screen too .

What I WOULD like to do though, which I can't find monitors for, is have two landscape ones on top of each other on the other side so that their combined height matches the 30" center one.
Edited by Manyak - 2/6/11 at 3:33pm
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post #6 of 11
Is that the resolution of the 2007FP?

I might have to look into that, although, me being the perfectionist that I am, physical size would have to match up quite closely,

I'm considering either two portraits either side, or just another U2711.
    
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Is that the resolution of the 2007FP?

I might have to look into that, although, me being the perfectionist that I am, physical size would have to match up quite closely,

I'm considering either two portraits either side, or just another U2711.
U3011 in the center, 2007FP on the left:

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Oooh, that's pretty. Nice keyboard too.

I'll look into that monitor, although obviously it won't be a direct fit for the U2711's size, I might just go with it. I'd rather have a slightly out of place bezel than a useless screen width.
    
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Oooh, that's pretty. Nice keyboard too.

I'll look into that monitor, although obviously it won't be a direct fit for the U2711's size, I might just go with it. I'd rather have a slightly out of place bezel than a useless screen width.
You can find really cheap ones on ebay. They cost $450 new from Dell, and $100 on ebay.

Just make sure you get one that's Rev.05/Made In Mexico. Previous revisions use a crappy PVA panel, Rev5 uses a halfway-decent IPS.
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the 20" that works for the 30" dell u3011 is not going to look correctly. i believe a 19" ips monitor would be the best fit in portrait for the u2711. I just can't get the exact measurements of one from someone who has one.

*side note* also in portrait mode the ips won't have the washed out edges like alot of other monitors in 19" does.
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