Originally Posted by Fiery
I want to chime in here with a couple of things I have opinions about after having used a 2560x1080 29" monitor for I think a year. It's great for alot of things, video editing and other types of productive work. in portrait reading articles is great (I never use it in portrait but have tried it.). watching widescreen movies. and certain games. I say certain games as I think for most games its not great. you have the on screen hud, in alot of games its not fully to the side, which looks awful. alot of slightly older games don't play nice. It's not that immersive as you think and it alot of times just blurs more or less on the sides anyway. It's also awful for streaming any type of media as there is no real content for it and Netflix doesn't stretch widescreen movies so you have black bars on the sides and the top! If you are a wallpaper junkie there are few good ones you can use. and if you record gameplay It's a pain if you want your videos to be in the same aspect ratio that everyone else has! I will be using mine as I don't have the money (or am willing to spend what I would need to be satisfied). I think alot of people here have rose tinted glasses on when it comes to 21:9. And I think a 21:9 monitor in portrait as a second monitor might be the best way to use one. to end this I know there are workarounds but it's a hazzle. It's unecessary work I shouldn't have to do to use my monitor.
Personally, I purchased my display knowing there would be minimal resolution support. I mainly got it to open more stuff side to side without going for multiple monitors. The fact that I only paid $550 also helped.
IMO, if someone doesn't research before buying and isn't aware of the lack of content to take full advantage of 21:9, then they deserve all the frustrations they run into. Then again, I lack empathy for a lot of things so it might just be me being mean spirited.