Triple Monitors in Portrait

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Triple Monitors in Portrait

Postposted on Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:55 pm

Hi guys, looking at a build with triple monitors in a portrait setup. I'm going to use this build primarily for gaming so I was thinking of using 120hz montiors (3 - BenQ XL2420T) but then I started reading that TN monitors in portrait are unusable.

Should I switch to an IPS monitor or are there other 120hz monitors that can be used in portrait? Thanks for any help!
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Re: Triple Monitors in Portrait

Postposted on Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:29 am

You should do IPS. TN is really, really, really bad with vertical viewing angles, which become horizontal viewing angles when they're in portrait mode. That would be bad enough, but if you've got three of them all three will be different and you'll have discontinuities where the screen edges meet. Blech.
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Re: Triple Monitors in Portrait

Postposted on Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:58 am

IPS > 120 Hz.

Viewing angle is more important, and 120 Hz adds less value, IMO, than color quality. (IPS > TN there, too)
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Re: Triple Monitors in Portrait

Postposted on Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:10 pm

Please don't waste your money on nasty TN LCD monitors. 120 Hz might be nice for fast stereoscopic 3D, but other than that novelty, you're much better off with a good IPS LCD that can be viewed from different angles.
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