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Dell Ultrawide vs 27" 4K Monitor

1 minute ago, Sahara874 said:

I also think I prefer Ultrawides, but I have not tried neither of the options.

The thing is a 27 inch 4k monitor is pretty much the same thing as a 2560x1440p 27 inch monitor.

 

They are "identical" because of how bad Windows is at scaling higher resolutions, you'll end up with the exact same virtual work space with the only benefit of a higher pixel density but not like you'll have your face stuck right in front of the monitor to take any advantage of it.

 

While a 3440x1440p monitor will have pretty much the same clean image but 21:9 aspect ratio will give you a lot more of true virtual space to work on.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi there, 

 

So I am looking for a new monitor for my work/gaming setup and I have been looking at the Dell u3417w 34" ips monitor 60 Hz - 5 ms, but I was wondering if I should buy a 4k 27" monitor instead. 

I am going to use it for programming, casual gaming, photo editing and other work related projects. I am currently running two old 24" monitors with awful color accuracy and at 60 Hz.

 

I want to only have one monitor, but I am afraid that I might miss the dual screen setup..

 

My computer rig is as following:

 

I5-6600k not overclocked

MSI R9 390x

16 gb ram

 

I am planning on upgrading the graphics card this christmas, hopefully to a gtx 1080 ti? :)

 

Thanks!

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1 minute ago, Sahara874 said:

I am planning on upgrading the graphics card this christmas, hopefully to a gtx 1080 ti?

By xmas you'll be able to buy a new generation GTX 1180 or 2080 (nobody is 100% sure on the naming yet).

 

I personally always favor ultrawides...


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3 minutes ago, Princess Cadence said:

By xmas you'll be able to buy a new generation GTX 1180 or 2080 (nobody is 100% sure on the naming yet).

 

I personally always favor ultrawides...

Uhh, sounds interesting didn't even know the new generation of graphics cards were due for this year. :)

 

I also think I prefer Ultrawides, but I have not tried neither of the options.

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1 minute ago, Sahara874 said:

I also think I prefer Ultrawides, but I have not tried neither of the options.

The thing is a 27 inch 4k monitor is pretty much the same thing as a 2560x1440p 27 inch monitor.

 

They are "identical" because of how bad Windows is at scaling higher resolutions, you'll end up with the exact same virtual work space with the only benefit of a higher pixel density but not like you'll have your face stuck right in front of the monitor to take any advantage of it.

 

While a 3440x1440p monitor will have pretty much the same clean image but 21:9 aspect ratio will give you a lot more of true virtual space to work on.


Workstation Rig:
CPU:  Intel Core i9 9900K @4.7ghz  |~| Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P |~|  MOBO: Asus Z390M ROG Maximus XI GENE |~| RAM: 32gb 3200mhz CL16 G.Skill Trident Z RGB |~| GPU: nVidia TITAN V  |~| PSU: Corsair RM850X 80Plus Gold |~| Boot: WD Black M.2 2280 500GB NVMe |~| Storage: 2X4TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Iron Wolf + 2X2TB SSD SanDisk Ultra |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display: ASUS ROG Swift PG348Q 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
Personal Use Rig:
CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk SSD Plus G26 480gb |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display Setup: Acer X34 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
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14 minutes ago, Princess Cadence said:

The thing is a 27 inch 4k monitor is pretty much the same thing as a 2560x1440p 27 inch monitor.

 

They are "identical" because of how bad Windows is at scaling higher resolutions, you'll end up with the exact same virtual work space with the only benefit of a higher pixel density but not like you'll have your face stuck right in front of the monitor to take any advantage of it.

 

While a 3440x1440p monitor will have pretty much the same clean image but 21:9 aspect ratio will give you a lot more of true virtual space to work on.

Thanks, that is it! I am sold. I also just did the calculations of PPI, and you actually get a little higher PPI on the ultrawide over the 27" 2k monitor. Thank you very much, I did not even think about it like that xD

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29 minutes ago, Sahara874 said:

Thanks, that is it! I am sold. I also just did the calculations of PPI, and you actually get a little higher PPI on the ultrawide over the 27" 2k monitor. Thank you very much, I did not even think about it like that xD

you have more PPI but its strecthed out more in comparison

 

though outside pixel density, an ultrawide is better

 

which one are you getting, LG has some nice budget ultrawides for the same price or less than their dell counterparts

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1 hour ago, General Winter said:

you have more PPI but its strecthed out more in comparison

 

though outside pixel density, an ultrawide is better

 

which one are you getting, LG has some nice budget ultrawides for the same price or less than their dell counterparts

I am grabbing the Dell u3417w 34" 60 Hz IPS, at least I think so - I will wait ordering it till tomorrow.

 

It currently costs 954.8 USD in Denmark. It is the only "good" ultrawide I have been able to find.

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On 5/11/2018 at 9:14 AM, Sahara874 said:

I am grabbing the Dell u3417w 34" 60 Hz IPS, at least I think so - I will wait ordering it till tomorrow.

 

It currently costs 954.8 USD in Denmark. It is the only "good" ultrawide I have been able to find.

i would explore your options a bit more, though idk what ships to denmark but most LG freesync ultrawides are 75hz easily in that price range

 

 

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