Does anyone have a 23, 30, 23 ACD monitor setup?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by sparkie7, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. sparkie7 macrumors 68000

    sparkie7

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    ie. 23" ACD vertical, 30" ACD Landscape, 23" ACD vertical, spanning across?

    if so, can u please post a pic?
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Wouldn't that look stupid?

    You'd have the 1920px of the 23's butted up against the 1600px of the 30.

    People who do something like you're suggesting usually go for a 30, and two 20" normal aspect displays as these have the 1600px (when sideways) to match the 30.
     
  3. sparkie7 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    heh good point. i didnt check the res out. so any one got pics of their 20 ACD, 30 ACD, 20 ACD setup? please post a pic. thanks
     
  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    You're not getting it. That still wouldn't look right. 20" ACD's are 1680x1050px. It still wouldn't match the 1600px of the 30.

    Quick Google:
    monitor_current1.jpg
     
  5. sparkie7 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    What size/res is that setup. looks like Dell monitors. UGH
     
  6. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    Most people with the two 20" and single 30" are using Dell displays because the 20" FP displays (1600x1200) line up perfectly with the 30" (2560x1600) displays.
     
  7. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    I'll say it again. 1 x 30" wide, 2 x 20" standard.
     
  8. kellen macrumors 68020

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  9. POLOgt macrumors member

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    I have a 30" and two 20" vertical and I really enjoy that setup.
    Some times I move one 20" to horizontal depending on what I am doing, if I need more space horizontally then vertically I just loosen the screw and turn it.

    The vertical 20" displays I really like the aspect ratio though you will get fewer pixels then with a standard 20" but Apple only has the 20" wide ;)
     
  10. kellen macrumors 68020

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    Currently have a 22 and 19, with the 19 spending most of the time in portrait mode. Both are on ergotron in desk arms and can be pushed, pulled, elevated and rotated. I like it, but want dual 24's.

    Doesn't really bother me to have the resolution between them different, haven't really thought of matching them up. But now I am shopping new monitors, so we shall see.

    To the OP. Its not horrible having different resolutions when spanning. Espeically if you use each screen as a new work area. I usually have the main 22 open for work / games, then the 19 for web browsing.

    23-30-23 would be heaven. If you get there, we need a pic.
     
  11. sparkie7 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    the only problem is trying to mount the 23's vertically as the apple stand only allows for a landscape position. which means I have to go VESA mount + extra stand? :(
     
  12. POLOgt macrumors member

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    Yes you will need VESA mounts for them, plus a stand to place them on.

    Like kellen, I have mine on an ergotron stand as well.
    I use their quad-screen stand for my setup 20" 30" 20"
    There should be just enough room for the 23" vertically mounted, there is 3" left of space below the 20" ACD on mine.
     
  13. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030

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    Why are you turning down Dell Displays? They are some of the best displays around a consumer/business level (Same as ACD) and have seriously like more than 5 times as much inputs as the apple displays. The only types of monitor that are superior to them are professional grade monitors like high end NEC, and EIZO. Dell computers might be worse than apples, but dell displays are definitely not inferior to apple displays. Dell also has the best monitor replacement policy in the industry.
     

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