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Looking for a new Ultra Wide Monitor, advice needed

Discussion in 'The HTPC, HDTV & Ultra High Definition section' started by kanej2007, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. kanej2007

    kanej2007 Ancient Guru

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    For the first time I have decided to invest in an ultra wide screen monitor.

    It is to use primarily for gaming and movies. I thought it would be nice to change from the regular 16:9 aspect ratio to 21:9.

    As you can see from my specs, I have the high end GTX 1080TI meaning I require a 2k/4k panel. No use in buying full HD 1080P to run on a 1080TI.

    I have looked at several models and would like some advice with regards to them. Which one is the best otherwise what else can you recommend being similar in price yet perhaps superior with regards to image quality, colour, etc.

    I am looking for the following:

    Size: Around 35''
    Resolution: 3440 x 1440
    Panel: IPS Only
    Response time : Max 4 or 5ms
    Refresh Rate: 75hz or more (100hz preferred) G-Sync/Free sync, either one is fine
    Speakers: No needed, not important

    Last and most important factor is image quality/punchy colour. I need something with excellent contrast, high colour accuracy and deep blacks. A monitor with excellent colour calibration is always a bonus.

    My budget is around £700 so I should have a good choice.

    Here are some panels I have come across. What do you think?

    1 - Asus MX34VQ 34'' Curved Ultra Wide 100Hz Quad HD Monitor

    1) 3440x1440
    2) 21:9, 1800R
    3) 100Hz
    4) 4ms
    5) 3000:1/100M:1
    6) 3x HDMI/DP

    2 - LG 34UC98 Ultra Wide Curved 21:9 WQHD Thunderbolt Monitor

    1) Screen size (inches): 34"
    2) Panel Type: IPS
    3) Aspect Ratio: 21:9
    4) Resolution: 3440 x 1440
    5) Brightness (cd/m2): 300
    6) Response Time (ms): 5
    8) Viewing Angle (°): 178 / 178
    9) Colour Depth (Num of Colours): 10bits
    10) Pixel Pitch (mm): 0.2325(H) x 0.2325(V)
    11) Surface Treatment: Hard Coating(3H), Non-glare
    12) Colour Gamut: sRGB over 99%

    3 - Samsung C34H890

    1) Screen Size (Inch) 34.0
    2) Screen Curvature 1800R
    3) Aspect Ratio 21:9
    4) Panel Type VA
    5) Brightness (Typical) 300cd/m2
    6) Brightness (Min) 250cd/m2
    7) Contrast Ratio Static 3000:1(Typ),2400:1(Min)
    8) Dynamic Contrast Ratio Mega ∞
    9) Resolution 3440x1440
    10) Response Time 4(GTG)
    11) Viewing Angle (Horizontal/Vertical) 178°/178°
    12) Colour Support 16.7M
    13) Colour Gamut (NTSC 1976) N/A
    14)Refresh Rate 100Hz

    Thank you so much gurus!
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2018
  2. Whiplashwang

    Whiplashwang Ancient Guru

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  3. pimpernell

    pimpernell Master Guru

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    Asus pg348q or acer x34p.
    These are still the top monitors for gaming.
    Here in Europe they dropped a bit in price, no idea how it is over in $ land.

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