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29" ultrawide vs. a 27" 2560x1440 for games?

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Looking a for a new monitor, and newegg has an LG ultrawide 29" for $339 after the $60 off promocode, which is roughly the same price as a 27" QNIX/Crossover at 1440.

I'm willing to give up a bit of vertical space for more peripheral vision for games. the ability to put windows side-by side is great, and the lower resolution would be abetter for gaming. That's about 500 less pixels the videocard has to draw. thinking.gif I'd most likely be putting a soundbar under it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824005534
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Not a bad price... Because of the higher refresh rate and resolution, a Qnix would still be better IMHO.
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Ok, the Qnix is a good compromise between a 16:10 and 21:9 aspect ratio. But the problem with 16:9 is that you can't watch a 16:9 aspect video and still have room for a web browser next to it. The advantage of 21:9 is that it is basically two 1080 screens side by side, for all intensive purposes. And since most videos are 1080, that means you can watch a video full screen while still having enough real estate for a whole nother window next to it. with a 16:10 screen you can watch a 16:9 video and have barely enough room on the top and bottom, but it still a tight squeeze.

Yes, you can watch two 1080p videos next to each other on a 16:9 screen, because of the 2560 pixels, but the size will be smaller.

Hate to say it, but I'm sold on the 21:9 as I feel it offers better versatility for both productivity, watching videos while multitasking, and gaming.

The 16:9 does not have more resolution per se, it's simply more screen size at the top and bottom, all things being equal.

This is what the difference is between 16:9 and 21:9. Note, you can scroll a webpage up and down, so vertical space is almost irrelevant to me.


Edited by aweir - 4/3/14 at 8:56am
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SO I GO BACK TO NEWEGG A HALF AN HOUR LATER AND GUESS WHAT! THE $60 DEAL IS GONE, REPLACED WITH A 10% OFF DEAL INSTEAD. mad.gifmad.gif
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As much as I love my 29" ultrawide, I'd have to say go with the 1440p. The game support just isn't there. A lot of the little things like UI and menus don't look right for the games that do support it in-game.
 
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That being said, if the games you mainly play support it well, or little things being off don't bother you, go for it. I have a 4:3 monitor on either side of my ultrawide and it looks glorious.
 
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