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    24 inch monitor +

    Hi,

    I am trying to obtain a monitor that uses the 4:3 aspect ratio and is not a widescreen lcd. We currently have a 19" lcd but we require larger for assessment work.

    Have any of you had any luck with a 24inch or above 4:3 ratio monitor? Must have a VGA connector.

    Thanks,

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    I haven't heard of such a thing being made, possibly ever. You could always buy a bigger widescreen monitor and use it in 4:3 mode with bars at the sides. Otherwise, that's a pretty boutique requirement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFCIT View Post
    Hi,

    I am trying to obtain a monitor that uses the 4:3 aspect ratio and is not a widescreen lcd. We currently have a 19" lcd but we require larger for assessment work.
    I'm curious, since you can do assessment work on other aspect ratio's - what exactly is driving the 4:3 aspect ratio as a requirement?

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    Not a chance. Closest you'll get is a 22" CRT without getting them specially made or using a projector or big old TV (good luck on the VGA side of that though). I suspect you're overcomplicating something!

    Last item near that description I can find is a KDS Radius RAD-23. Bet you'll see some interesting prices if you ever find a source.
    Last edited by synaesthesia; 27th January 2014 at 05:25 PM.

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    Eizo FlexScan 21.3 Inch LCD Monitor S2100-BK 0690592008296 | eBay

    They sure aren't cheap!!!! And it's only 21.3" too!

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    Yes the 4:3 is a thing of the past really its mostly wide screen panels- I remember them all being 4:3 back in the day...

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    thanks for the replies guys, I thought as much. My line manager deals with the assessment work and prefers that aspect ratio, think he's just more used to that as we still use some 4:3 monitors in school.

    Thanks a bunch anyway. :-)

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    I'm sure if you get them a really big widescreen they won't complain.

    Ben

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    The widescreen monitors are brilliant for assessment stuff, he wont want to go back to 4:3 after he's used one for a bit, just make sure you get one with a decent resolution.

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    I've got some delightful 24 inch wides that's are nice and cheap. Get him a couple of those and he'll be happy as!

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    2 x Dell U2414H monitors (positioned vertically) would be a bit like using a 4:3 monitor.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    2 x Dell U2414H monitors (positioned vertically) would be a bit like using a 4:3 monitor.

    That's not a monitor... It's a window!!

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    Assessment work - dual monitors all the way. You really cannot beat having one screen for data entry and another for reading, saves a hell of a lot of irritating window switching!

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    If your user requires vertical real estate for their work, get a widescreen monitor which will rotate on its stand through 90 degrees. They will offer you their firstborn.
    If they just want windows which are square, get them a widescreen monitor and tell them about WinKey + LeftArrow, WinKey+RightArrow, and they will again offer you their firstborn.
    Really... 16:10 is just better. 24" 1920x1200 all the way.

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    Now that gives me an idea for our new art block install :-)

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