Where Can I Find A Square (As Opposed to Rectangular) Computer Monitor?

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    One of my computer monitors went out and I need a new one. The old one was square, not rectangular. I want to replace it with a square monitor. I can't find one anywhere. The guy at Fry's looks at me as if I was asking if he had an alien orientation video when I ask if he has any square monitors.

    I guess they don't make them any more. Anyone know where I can get one?

    For clarification: A square monitor will have a screen that measures the same distance for height as for width. This sounds a little smart-assy, but I Googled the issue and found a post on a message board somewhere that had a link to supposedly square monitors sold by Dell. Went to the link. They were all rectangular.
     
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    My monitor is totally tubular.

    Anyway. Why do you need a square monitor? They have various modes and will display in the square mode with the sides blacked out on the display.
     
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    It has to do with resolution. Both my wife and myself have trouble with the higher resolution settings. Square monitors will tolerate the lowest resolution setting (800x600 or 1024x768). Rectangular monitors do not do well with the lower resolution settings. They require higher settings which reduce the size of everything on the screen to a level where it causes eye strain for us.

    I wasn't aware that you can set a rectangular monitor so that it provides a square display. Will all rectangular monitors do that? That might be the answer to our problem.

    Edit Note: Well, I'll be a big rat's ass - you're right! I just fiddled with the settings on my (rectangular) monitor at work. I can change it from 10x16 to 10x13. It's not square, but it's a damn sight better than before. When I do that, keeping the resolution the same, it makes the font/text look much better than with the same resolution on a more rectangular screen.
     
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    Changing the DPI level on your OS can make it much easier to see text when using an HD resolution on a monitor.
     
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    Actually, I Googled the words "square, computer, monitor" and got this link.........

    Hewlett Packard LE1911 LCD Square MONITOR LCD TFT - 19"-Monitors Price only $144.29

    And.......it's really a square. Hope that helps.
     
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    Well, thanks, but I had included that very site in my original Google search and the monitor featured is 13.5 inches by 16.5 inches. Are you aware of some other monitor on that site that is square, rather than rectangular?
     
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    Right. Of course, one must take into account the TRB level as opposed to the QSAD factor and then adjust the ITEW to match the PJHL, wouldn't you agree?
     

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