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    Curved Ultrawide or 16:9 1440p display?

    I currently have the LG 27GL850 on pre-order which is the monitor that LG markets as a 27" 1440p 144Hz IPS display with a 1ms gtg response time. As of today Amazon are selling the ASUS XG35VQ and BenQ EX3501R for £480 and £495 respectively. The LG monitor that I pre-ordered costs £450.

    I have only ever used a cheap TN panel and so I have no experience when it comes to choosing what features are worth it. My question is, is it worth sacrificing the the 144Hz refresh rate, shorter response time (which is apparently true according to a chinese review on youtube) and 98% DCI-P3 coverage for the curved ultrawide form factor and better contrast ratios that come with the ASUS and BenQ monitors. I am an engineering student at the moment so in terms of my work I do cad and a lot of typing, whether that be in matlab, excel or word; I will also be getting into 3D animations in the near future. Outside of university work I game a decent amount and watch a lot of movies and tv shows, at the moment I am currently playing single player games like the witcher 3, hitman 2 and gta v, I shall also be getting cyberpunk 2077 in the future and I shall be getting back into playing csgo.

    Probably worth mentioning that I am currently using a 1080 Ti as my GPU. So if you guys were in my position, which monitor would you choose and why?

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    Re: Curved Ultrawide or 16:9 1440p display?

    Where will you be doing most of your work?

    I think the increased real estate of the ultra-wides will be better for working, but if the setup at somewhere else where you will actually do most of your work is different then it can be a little annoying.

    I'm not sure how accurate colour profiling is to you, but that's also something to be aware of if moving between different work places - and in this case wide-colour gamuts can be more of a headache as they don't always map well to the more common sRGB.

    If I was in your position I'd wait for reviews before ordering at all, certainly don't pre-order.

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    Re: Curved Ultrawide or 16:9 1440p display?

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Where will you be doing most of your work?

    I think the increased real estate of the ultra-wides will be better for working, but if the setup at somewhere else where you will actually do most of your work is different then it can be a little annoying.

    I'm not sure how accurate colour profiling is to you, but that's also something to be aware of if moving between different work places - and in this case wide-colour gamuts can be more of a headache as they don't always map well to the more common sRGB.

    If I was in your position I'd wait for reviews before ordering at all, certainly don't pre-order.
    I don't think it would be too much of a problem switching, I'll mainly be switching between the monitor and my laptop. I guess my main questions are how are curved displays when viewing 16:9 content, can the curve be annoying? Is the difference between 100hz and 144hz noticeable to a great extent? Does the curve negatively affect working in cad and 3ds max? Does 3ds max even utilise the wider colour gamut? How much ghosting do the curved displays suffer from?

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    Re: Curved Ultrawide or 16:9 1440p display?

    I guess I also want to know your opinion on which monitor you would choose between the two curved monitors I listed earlier and the AOC Agon AG352UCG6 which is £560?

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    Re: Curved Ultrawide or 16:9 1440p display?

    Quote Originally Posted by PANTHERR View Post
    I guess my main questions are how are curved displays when viewing 16:9 content, can the curve be annoying?
    Your eyes will adjust.

    Is the difference between 100hz and 144hz noticeable to a great extent?
    I can't answer that for you. I wouldn't notice enough of a difference personally.

    Does the curve negatively affect working in cad and 3ds max?
    Your eyes will adjust, so no, but see earlier point about swapping between monitors.

    Does 3ds max even utilise the wider colour gamut?
    Yes, it can.

    How much ghosting do the curved displays suffer from?
    The same as non-curved. They all look pretty standard for VA displays.

    I guess I also want to know your opinion on which monitor you would choose between the two curved monitors I listed earlier and the AOC Agon AG352UCG6 which is £560?
    I'd have to look at the reviews for yourself, I'm not sure there's much benefit going for the more expensive one now that you can do standard adaptive sync on nvidia cards as well.

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    Re: Curved Ultrawide or 16:9 1440p display?

    Quote Originally Posted by PANTHERR View Post
    I guess my main questions are how are curved displays when viewing 16:9 content, can the curve be annoying? Is the difference between 100hz and 144hz noticeable to a great extent? How much ghosting do the curved displays suffer from?
    I went from 144 to 120 and thought the 120hz monitor was better.
    I had no ghosting at all on my Acer X34P (IPS).
    When viewing 16:9 content you will get black side bars, didnt bother me.
    And bars on the top bottom also dont bother me when its the other way round.
    In the same way a notch on my phone doesnt bother me either.
    Finally being able to view a large scale film the way it was meant to be was worth it, but not essential

    I now hate non curved monitors since using my X34P, but since coming out of home computing now, I've no longer got it, sad times.


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    Re: Curved Ultrawide or 16:9 1440p display?

    The honest answer is it depends very much on what features you want and what you want to do with it. Gaming is a very different use case to productivity, which is again different to watching movies/youtube.

    As of today, there are no ultra wide monitors I would personally consider that are under £2000...and I am not willing to spend £2000 on a monitor The closest I can get is the Acer X34p that AGTDenton has, which is a brilliant screen but lacks HDR, which is a must-have for me on my next monitor upgrade. I have come very close to buying an X34p on many occasions when it's on offer for £850 or so, but I keep having to tell myself to wait

    You can get a good quality, IPS 16:9 display with HDR support for around £500-£600, and imo unless you really need the extra width (or you have 2 grand to spend..) then I would stil wtih 16:9 for now. Give it another 12 months until we start to see sensible pricing appear.

    I would buy the LG - reviews are now out and its good..really good. its literally 1/4 the price of the equivalent ultrawide verison.

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    Re: Curved Ultrawide or 16:9 1440p display?

    Last year I picked up the electriQ 35" Curved WQHD 100Hz 2k monitor for around £330.

    For that price I think it's an absolute steal. People seem to generally pay almost twice that for the same spec. Very happy with the quality of mine!

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    Re: Curved Ultrawide or 16:9 1440p display?

    ones you ultrawide there is no way back, gaming is a total different experience

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    Re: Curved Ultrawide or 16:9 1440p display?

    I recently picked up the LG850 but getting ultra wide envy from a friend... Must not upgrade.

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