"Choosing an Ultrawide (IPS) (3400x1440) (34') (Preferred Curved) Monitor
While going through some series of monitors in my price range (which would be no more than $550 USD), I've narrowed it down to:
A.) Acer's ED347CKR https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824011196&cm_re=ed7_acer-_-24-011-196-_-Product (ED347CKR bmidphzx)
B.) LG's 34UM88C-P https://www.amazon.com/LG-34UM88C-P-34-Inch-21-UltraWide/dp/B01CDYB5CW/ref=pd_cp_147_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01CDYB5CW&pd_rd_r=523ca7f3-b3fb-11e8-9f1d-0fdf2b561195&pd_rd_w=VdAit&pd_rd_wg=io4n5&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=ef4dc990-a9ca-4945-ae0b-f8d549198ed6&pf_rd_r=Q3D87WXRB4BT7ARP30MY&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=Q3D87WXRB4BT7ARP30MY
Requirements (If there's something better since I'm inexperienced):
1.) 98+% sRGB Color Gamut
2.) 34' ultrawide
3.) 3440x1440 QHD (2560x1080 us quite popular, but I think it looks blurry)
Priority: IPS > Resolution/Aspect Ratio/34'/Vesa > Hz > Color Gamut > IO > Build Quality
Priority: IPS > VA
1.)I have arms, so I don't care about the stand
2.)I have speakers, so built-in ones are useless
3.)Extra IO is useless as long as it functions properly
1.) I've been looking through the internet and have failed to find an answer. Seeing units like "Dynamic" or "ACM (seen on Acer's spec sheet)" placed right before a monitor's CR (Contrast Ratio). Are CR's comparable between brands like LG, BenQ, AOC, Samsung, or Acer? I see many different units and it gets quite confusing as some spec sheets don't even have a unit before it's CR value. For example, Acer's spec sheet said 100,000,000:1 on the listed model above, while LG was a low 5M:1. This is an unusual gap in specs for competing monitors in the same price range.
2.) When purchasing a high-end monitor (where the contrast and color are expected to be exceptional as compared to a normal IPS panel), should I even worry about different contrasts? Im not doing any color works, just browsing the internet and playing a few games. If so, should I be worried about the contrast on the 2 monitors listed above?
3.) Which monitor above is better value?
4.) Which monitor above is better overall?
5.) Any suggestions that hit the requirements?
6.) Currently, I have 2x monitor mounts (gas support, very nice. Dual+Single), and 3x Acer H236HL BID's attached to stupidly expensive human-centric adapters to hold them up. If you were in my shoes, would you sell 3x H236HL'S + a dual arm monitor mount (gas supported, very nice as well) for (about) 300 bucks and snag one of those clean looking (actual vesa) ultrawides that fit the requirements above? Would you consider it a viable option?
NOTE: this is the only forum I've ever made an account on. This forum is quite active, and I feel my chances of being read is pretty ok. Thanks for reading!