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Old 09-08-2010, 01:43 PM
 
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The other thing I've been looking for is a desktop with a very, very large screen in order to use Finale, which is a program used for music composition and creating scores. A long time ago, I worked in a place that had this big screen, rectangular shaped, but not horizontal but rather, vertical (the long part up and down, versus sidewise). It was a Mac, however.

I want a long rectangular screen, but up and down, to facilitate score reading. I've looked and have never been able to find one....

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Old 09-08-2010, 01:50 PM
 
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Windows 7 can easily orient the display that way. All you need is a way to physically hold the panel vertically like that. Some monitors have stands that rotate but any panel can be mounted on a 3rd party stand or arm that can rotate. If you got a 24" LCD and mounted it on an arm than can rotate, you'd have lots of vertical space to play with.
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Old 09-08-2010, 02:38 PM
 
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Windows 7 can easily orient the display that way. All you need is a way to physically hold the panel vertically like that. Some monitors have stands that rotate but any panel can be mounted on a 3rd party stand or arm that can rotate. If you got a 24" LCD and mounted it on an arm than can rotate, you'd have lots of vertical space to play with.

Okay; thank you -- that's the answer. Thank you so much.
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Old 09-08-2010, 06:29 PM
 
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Just an example, not a recommendation.

Amazon.com: HP W2408H 24-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor: Computer & Accessories
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Old 09-08-2010, 11:47 PM
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FYI, it's called portrait mode. I use it for reading PDF files for reference on my 2nd monitor. You will definitely want a 22" widescreen or larger. 24"+ would be preferred, but you could use two 22" side by side for a reasonable cost. Note that the visual quality of the screen will change since now you have changed the angle of viewing "sideways" and some monitors don't look very good at all from the side view.
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