swapping monitors?

Subject: swapping monitors?
From: "Monique Semp" <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "TechWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 13:46:29 -0700

Ruth Sessions wrote:

I'm actually in the market for a Viewsonic monitor that rotates between horizontal and vertical. No one seems to be selling the ones that rotate anymore... I'm planning to look on Craig's list for one. -----But if anyone out there has one they'd like to sell, I'm willing to look at it... as long as it's in good condition(!)...

That's what I'm using now! It's model VP2030b, with 1600 x 1200 resolution, and I can (although never do) rotate the monitor. This resolution is UXGA in the classic 4:3 aspect ratio (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monitor_resolution).

But before I part with it, I'd need a replacement, and what I want is a <better-than-1600> x <at-least-1200> monitor, which seems basically impossible to find at any price.

(I've been drooling over a colleagues ancient QXGA monitor for some time now, which is also a 4:3 ratio, with 2048 x 1536 resolution! But the monitors available today seem to be the "widescreen" format where the width is nicely bigger but the height is smaller -- not conducive to tiling multiple docs on a single screen and making the whole-page-view actually readable by my now-requiring-reading-glasses-eyes. And I don't want to go the multi-monitor route because I often am using multiple docs at a time, or an open app window and my doc authoring window at the same time, and swiveling my head from one to the other would give me whiplash!)

So, if anyone has a working monitor with <better-than-1600> x <at-least-1200> that they'd like to sell, perhaps we could manage a three-way monitor swap :-).


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