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Offline Glen73

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Should I Buy an Ultrawide Monitor? | 2016 Guide
« on: June 05, 2016, 09:26:02 AM »




Some things you buy and may not replace if they broke, I would replace mine straight away! I don't like triples, they tend to dominate a room to much, take up a heap of space and I'm not a fan of bezels, with that said that's my opinion.

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Re: Should I Buy an Ultrawide Monitor? | 2016 Guide
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2016, 05:44:12 PM »
In theory it's good, but the problem is they are usually very small.  I wouldn't mind a 45" or so ultrawide, but the current ones are just not tall enough.

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Re: Should I Buy an Ultrawide Monitor? | 2016 Guide
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2016, 06:51:42 PM »
I`d love one!!!

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Re: Should I Buy an Ultrawide Monitor? | 2016 Guide
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2016, 08:12:40 PM »
I use a 34 curved at work, would love one at home, especially being a single monitor user!!!
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Re: Should I Buy an Ultrawide Monitor? | 2016 Guide
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2016, 02:00:11 PM »
Screen envy.

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Re: Should I Buy an Ultrawide Monitor? | 2016 Guide
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2016, 07:42:45 AM »
Isn't there wider monitors that go up to around 32:9?
I thought you were looking at these Bird?

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Re: Should I Buy an Ultrawide Monitor? | 2016 Guide
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2016, 12:27:46 PM »
Isn't there wider monitors that go up to around 32:9?
I thought you were looking at these Bird?
I was, but they're small, as I said.   1024 px high these things are a thin strip in front of you.   No thanks, I need to work on it as well :)  Therefore I went with the 40" UHD (btw I'll probably upgrade to the 43" version for bigger pixels, I recommend that one to anyone buying, unless you've the eyes of an eagle)

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Re: Should I Buy an Ultrawide Monitor? | 2016 Guide
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2016, 03:28:17 PM »
Ben has a ultrawide monitor - will see if we can hear what make model he's got.

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Re: Should I Buy an Ultrawide Monitor? | 2016 Guide
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2016, 05:45:30 PM »
I got acer amd freesync version. Much cheaper the nvidiots version.

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Re: Should I Buy an Ultrawide Monitor? | 2016 Guide
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2016, 04:27:02 PM »
Ben has a ultrawide monitor - will see if we can hear what make model he's got.

Hi People,

I have an AOC LED U3477PQU 34inch Wide.  21/9 screen and cannot fault the monitor. Great resolution and I find it a nice size for AC. I also installed flux which takes out the blue light at night and still looks superb. You can turn it vertical on the axis but found this feature pointless as I can read three pages of word across the screen and great for spreadsheets.

Cheers

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Re: Should I Buy an Ultrawide Monitor? | 2016 Guide
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2016, 06:20:24 PM »
What's the screen height (in cm) of that one, if I may ask?

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But, you see, that's what I just don't get, why the 34" is the magical barrier?  I'd buy one if they had a 43"-ish one.

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Mind you, this one has a nicer res at 1440px vertical.  When I was looking they've all stopped at 1024px.
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Re: Should I Buy an Ultrawide Monitor? | 2016 Guide
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2016, 05:40:36 AM »
What's the screen height (in cm) of that one, if I may ask?

Edit:
But, you see, that's what I just don't get, why the 34" is the magical barrier?  I'd buy one if they had a 43"-ish one.

Edit:
Mind you, this one has a nicer res at 1440px vertical.  When I was looking they've all stopped at 1024px.

Why would you want to sit 3 foot away from a 43" monitor lol.

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Re: Should I Buy an Ultrawide Monitor? | 2016 Guide
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2016, 10:04:27 AM »
What's the screen height (in cm) of that one, if I may ask?

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But, you see, that's what I just don't get, why the 34" is the magical barrier?  I'd buy one if they had a 43"-ish one.

Edit:
Mind you, this one has a nicer res at 1440px vertical.  When I was looking they've all stopped at 1024px.


 ;D lol

Why would you want to sit 3 foot away from a 43" monitor lol.

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Re: Should I Buy an Ultrawide Monitor? | 2016 Guide
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2016, 10:46:01 AM »
Maybe Bird's got really long arms.
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« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2016, 11:06:58 AM »
You could get a good suntan by sitting only 3 foot away from all that radiation :D