I'm resurrecting this thread as I am getting closer to being able to get a decent monitor.
How do you swivel between portrait and landscape on a Mac? As you rotate the monitor, does the monitor sense the orientation and let the Mac know? Does this happen automatically? Or does one have to rotate the monitor and then change a setting somewhere to change the display settings?
After so many recommendations for the NEC 2690WUXi, I had a closer look. It can be had for under EUR 1000 now, ex tax. It seems very interesting apart from disappointing resolution for the size, imo, (lower resolution than the top Macbook Pro!) and it covers only 92% of AdobeRGB gamut.
There are a few 30" monitors which look interesting (e.g. Dell 3007WFP-HC, also 92% Adobe RGB gamut), all with 2560x1600 resolution. None of these rotate, afaik, so in fact a rotated NEC 2690 in portrait orientation gives a little more vertical headroom (it's 1900x1200), but the rest of the time you get over 4 megapixels compared with 2.3 MP for the NEC. Hmm...
Are there any monitors with resolution higher than 1900x1200 which can rotate into portrait mode?
Then there's the issue of LED-backlit displays (e.g. Samsung XL30) which promise lower power consumption, better longevity, wider gamut (full AdobeRGB) and more even lighting. All very tempting, but are these out yet? How much will they be?
By the way, the rumours of a 4:3 Samsung XL30 seem to be wrong. Here are official specs of the Samsung XL30:http://monitor.samsung.de/article.asp?arti...35F3&show=specs
As you can see, resolution is 2560 x 1600, and it is due out mid December. No hint as to price though.