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Best Ultrawide Monitor for a non gamer

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Hi there,

I am new to the forum, but I've been following LTT youtube channel for quite a while now and I love the content! 

 

I saw a few videos on ultra-wide monitors and heard great recommendations from my co-workers and friends.

 

I am a software developer and interested in the real-estate that an ultra-wide provides. Feels like it will introduce a new level of productivity to my workflow.

I am not a gamer, not to the extent that I will pay $1000+ for a monitor. I'm not interested in ultra high refresh rate and g-sync and all the other features that are critical for gamers.

I am, however, looking for a budget monitor with great value:  a good everyday monitor but at a lower price point than gamer quality monitors. 

Any suggestions are welcome! Black Friday deals are especially encouraged!!

Thank you!

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What are you looking to spend and what size? 34" is the usual, but you never know

 

AOC U3477PQU is a fair choice

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Well look no further than the LG 34UM88-P or in the case you want it curved the LG 34UC80-B

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47 minutes ago, geo3 said:

A regular 4k will give you more realestate than an ultra-wide.

That is incorrect, 4k is just 2560x1440p with super-sampling due to lots and lots of Windows UI Scaling issues.

 

Sure you can force 100% native and gain more space but then every thing will be too tiny to even see it properly.

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13 minutes ago, geo3 said:

@Princess Cadence 4K is 3840 x 2160

You have clearly never owned a 4k display yourself or else you'd have understood what I wrote, I won't be rude though and I'll try explaining to you so you don't wrongly try to correct other people again.

 

You can't have the native Windows UI on 3840x2160 as things will looks miserably small, this happens because originally icons and what not were all based on single pixels. What Windows does then is upscale the UI in order to keep things at the size they are supposed to be, which means more than one pixel will be used to display the same thing.

 

The final result of this is that the virtual space you have with 3840x2160 is identical to the 2560x1440 on a screen size of 27 inches for example, you'll only be getting super-sampling (higher pixel density) which is nice sure but in noway more beneficial than actually going ultrawide.

 

This is because a 3440x1440p ultrawide actually provides more virtual space than a 16:9 3480x2160 does, it can expand to the sides keeping the correct scaling.

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15 minutes ago, geo3 said:

I've used 4k. 27" at a normal monitor distance of about 2 feet is perfectly visible and not too small.

 

Maybe it's time to see an optometrist?

No need to be a cheeky fucker. Nothing in her post had anything to do with vision.

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