Ultra Wide Curved Display Recommendation.

N Bates

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Can someone recommend a monitor between 32" and 35" 3440 x 1440 ideally without a big bezel, support PIP and PBP, with two or more display ports and at around 500 with not a too big stand, hopefully adjustable, I am prepared to pay a little more exceptional quality or durability.

my usage is as per below:

50% Media
35% Productivity
15% Gaming

The one's that I have considered so far as as follow:

Dell UltraSharp U3415W​

AOC CU34G2/BK​

ASUS 35" VG35VQ​

 

N Bates

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I have just bought the Dell U3421WE, there's an offer currently until the 01/02/2021 direct from Dell.
 

FM 3370

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I have had a Dell U3415W for 2 years now and I love it. I do want a bigger monitor though, maybe the wider Dell U4919DW. I never desired a wide screen monitor until I was given this monitor from work surplus and I was am hooked. It's like two monitors in one and multiple monitors annoy me.
 

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I had the U3415W for 5 years, it was great and still is, however it was starting to be lacking in gaming particularly FPS due to the 60hz.
I recently upgraded to the AW3821DW and the difference is night and day in the smoothness (I do closer to 50% gaming though).
 

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For 50% media and 35% productivity use - just to throw this out there, these monitors seem awfully expensive for something that is not 4k capable and in many cases not a good reference color display especially in HDR. I find these whacky res ultrawides make the most sense for gaming, where sub-4k res is actually a good thing for high frame rates, but when you're watching a 4K movie or trailer it sucks to think that a) you can't watch it at full res, b) it doesn't look that good even compared to a mid-range 4K HDR TV.
The Dell is probably the best bet in that sense. I think it's a shame that more vendors haven't made ultrawide > 4ks (2160p monitors) in this price and size range (e.g. 5040x2160 for a 21:9 UW 2160p monitor).
 

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At 34" 3440x1440 PbP isn't particularly useful IMO. You should be looking at displays like the 5120x1440 49" super ultrawides for this. That's two 27" 1440p 16:9 screens side by side. I don't know if other manufacturers offer something in your budget in that category. Just don't buy the 3840x1080 or 3840x1200 screens.
 

N Bates

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At 34" 3440x1440 PbP isn't particularly useful IMO. You should be looking at displays like the 5120x1440 49" super ultrawides for this. That's two 27" 1440p 16:9 screens side by side. I don't know if other manufacturers offer something in your budget in that category. Just don't buy the 3840x1080 or 3840x1200 screens.
My son has the 49" ultrawide Samsung monitor and is great, however, I don't have a lot of space on my desk as I have an HP Laser printer sitting on my desk and a 34" is the best size for me, hope I'll like it when it arrives, should be delivered today based on the tracking information.
 

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My son has the 49" ultrawide Samsung monitor and is great, however, I don't have a lot of space on my desk as I have an HP Laser printer sitting on my desk and a 34" is the best size for me, hope I'll like it when it arrives, should be delivered today based on the tracking information.
Man, I would throw that printer right somewhere where it is not in the way and plonk on a big ass display in its place.
 

N Bates

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You don't need an extreme curve if a 34" uw is centered in front of you.
The curve is 1900R so I don't think it's extreme, however, never had a curved monitor before so not sure how this translate in reall life, apart from the photos of the monitor on Dell's website.
 

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The curve is 1900R so I don't think it's extreme, however, never had a curved monitor before so not sure how this translate in reall life, apart from the photos of the monitor on Dell's website.
I use an Acer X34, it's 1900r.
I would consider that a gentle curve compared to other wraparound monitors.
 

N Bates

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I use an Acer X34, it's 1900r.
I would consider that a gentle curve compared to other wraparound monitors.
The monitor arrived and is very nice, the curve for this size is just about right as far as I can see, any less and it would be poinless, anymore and may make the monitor look like a bath tub, in my opinion.
 

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The monitor arrived and is very nice, the curve for this size is just about right as far as I can see, any less and it would be poinless, anymore and may make the monitor look like a bath tub, in my opinion.
That was what I was driving at.
Network admin centric setups tend to be too flat.
Financial setups are wraparound fishbowls and a bit much to take all the signal in at 1 time.

single 34” is just right.
 
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