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Review: Three widescreen HD monitors that pivot from portrait to landscape

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At a Glance

This monitor is best suited for text and coding work, where its pivoting feature will be welcomed. It's not a good choice for applications such critical photo and video editing.

Price when rated: $214
Lowest price: $186.00 via NextWarehouse.com

Pros

  • Stand tilts, swivels, and pivots to portrait mode
  • Non-reflective screen
  • Can host a SFF PC with an optional accessory

Cons

  • Twisted Nematic (TN) LCD panel
  • Poor off-axis viewing
  • Mediocre color fidelity
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Where to buy

At a Glance

This is one of the best ultrawide displays we've tested, but it's also one of the most expensive.

Price when rated: $699
Lowest price: $584.00 via NCIXUS.com

Pros

  • IPS panel delivers great off-axis viewing
  • Very good height-adjustable, pivoting stand
  • Lots of input options, including Android MHL support
  • Pivots
  • Very good overall image quality

Cons

  • No support for DisplayPort multi-stream transport
  • Mediocre integrated speakers
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Where to buy

At a Glance

This stylish display features an MVA panel and it can pivot to portrait mode, but we wouldn't recommend using it for applications where color accuracy is paramount.

Price when rated: $380
Lowest price: $280.00 via Newegg.com

Pros

  • MVA panel delivers very good off-axis viewing
  • Pivots to portrait mode
  • Useful utilities bundled with display

Cons

  • Limited connectivity options
  • Questionable color fidelity
  • Can't adjust height
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