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3x4 or 5x4 monitors

 9:53 am on Oct 8, 2013 (gmt 0)

... is it even possible to buy these new anymore? (i'm in UK)

i'd quite like a couple around the 19 - 22 inch size, but everything now seems to be widescreen ... i'm reluctant to buy second hand as the last one i bought this way was a bit of a dud.



 1:50 pm on Oct 8, 2013 (gmt 0)

Agreed, 1280 x 1024 is also my favorite monitor size, even though I have a 1920 x 1200 for regular work.

Did you try searching for refurbished monitors? In many countries old computer equipment from offices is bought by resellers who test and when necessary repair the equipment and then sell it for a fraction of the original price. I have bought some pretty neat equipment from the refurbish market.


 7:37 pm on Oct 8, 2013 (gmt 0)

There are some big box players in this market with some doing bidding.

Many stress keyword that signify no longer needed. (trying to avoid specifics).

I used to get mine at computer shows with a turn on to 30 day warrantee.


 3:29 am on Oct 10, 2013 (gmt 0)

i just had to replace i dead monitor :-(

everything was wide screen..... my new 23 stands the same horizontal as my old 17 inch.

i want BIG SQUARES, not thin rectangles!


 3:56 am on Oct 10, 2013 (gmt 0)

You'll find 17 or 19 inch 1280*1024 monitors are still available new but struggle to get anything bigger or of a higher resolution.

Even going for touchscreen monitors isn't giving you any other options (which can lag the widescreen uptake due to many being bought as replacements for expensive kiosks that need the same shape monitor - or have software that is designed to look best "square").


 6:35 pm on Oct 14, 2013 (gmt 0)

thanks for all the replies ... and the pm's.

yes it is frustrating! i have a video wall in my sitting room - well not actually video, it actually runs slideshows of jpgs from a central server

... i know these days i could do it with 'digital photoframes' but i like the control of running it from the network and this has been set up for over a decade and works well, except for needing some new screens that can be wall mounted - and of course pictures tend to look better on 3:4 or 4:5 monitors, especially when rotated to be upright

>struggle to get anything bigger or of a higher resolution

yes you are right there, i'd love to get something bigger than 19 inch.


 6:43 pm on Oct 14, 2013 (gmt 0)

Besides 17" and 19", there are also couple of 20" monitors here:


Just filter by 5:4 on the left side.


 2:00 am on Oct 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

Sounds like it may be time to bite the bullet and redesign with wide screens in mind.

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