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post #41 of 58
I was going to go the 34'' widescreen but realizing i loose out on vertical estate, so i went 40'' - 4k and do regret it one bit . Also the y look small when you see one like i did at pcworld thumb.gif

and yes, i would prefer flat tongue.gif
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post #42 of 58
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Originally Posted by hosko View Post

I like being able to have something else on the screen, when watching a 16:9 TV show I can have a twitter open in a strip down the side. Instead of black bars have another window.

Please don't quote me as Tegiri Nenashi tongue.gif

But yeah, you're absolutely right re: multitasking in a desktop TV watching type environment. I was more thinking of an HTPC use, but both are legitimate of course. And I do watch things in that way, even when on 16:9 frankly. But it's not how everyone thinks of it, is all.

So what do you think of yours?
post #43 of 58
I really enjoy mine, the only complaint is its 60hz. I pick up a X34 tomorrow so that should fix that smile.gif, I do a lot of photo and video editing so the space is nice.
post #44 of 58
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4:3 might be said to be close to the human field of vision, but I can tell you that I can measure my own vision crudely by using my arms as rough angle measurements. When my hands go out of view horizontally, they're almost 180º apart, if not slightly more. When they go out of view vertically, they're less than 90 degrees apart. Maybe I just close my eyes more than most people at rest, but my (16:9) monitor definitely has some horizontal room to spare when I fit the screen vertically.
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post #45 of 58
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Originally Posted by TheHorse View Post

4:3 might be said to be close to the human field of vision, but I can tell you that I can measure my own vision crudely by using my arms as rough angle measurements. When my hands go out of view horizontally, they're almost 180º apart, if not slightly more. When they go out of view vertically, they're less than 90 degrees apart. Maybe I just close my eyes more than most people at rest, but my (16:9) monitor definitely has some horizontal room to spare when I fit the screen vertically.

Same here smile.gif
post #46 of 58
I picked up the Acer X34 myself yesterday. Coming from the Asus 27 ROG and also the Acer 27" IPS 1440p gsync monitor ( forget model designation).

My main gaming consumption as of late has been Project Cars and Star Citizen. I can see more on the sides and the slight curve is slightly noticeable when gaming if you are close enough to the screen. If you are going to use it for gaming the X34 is an amazing panel. The ability to see my side mirror properly in cockpit view on Project Cars makes a HUGE difference when racing online. The immersion aspect has drastically increased for me.

the big drawback so far for me is watching youtube videos or any media. The black bars on the side are super annoying so I just throw up the media on one of the extra side panels I have.
post #47 of 58
I just purchased my X34 from Microcenter today. (Could not believe they had two in stock) Its an interesting product. My old monitor was the Asus Swift. The 21:9 format is great. Games look better than ever with gsync and high refresh rate. Also I feel the quality of this panel is underestimated. The colors and quality of the image are wayyyyy better than I expected. If you are looking to this product for gaming you will be treated to the best image money can buy. It was slightly disorientating at first just moving around in shooters. IDK it felt a bit like driving a movie screen. But I'm getting used to it. Rocket league was great... I was able to see more of the field and it felt like it gave me a strategic advantage. I will say that if you don't have to money to buy a new monitor every few months then hold out for a big 4k with gsync. One of those has to be coming out soon. But I have gamed on the best gaming monitors and this one is currently the best a game can look to me at this moment....
post #48 of 58
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the big drawback so far for me is watching youtube videos or any media. The black bars on the side are super annoying so I just throw up the media on one of the extra side panels I have.

You are right you can't use full screen mode. Windowed is much better, would be nice if you could set windows 10 to snap a window to 16:9
post #49 of 58
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I just purchased my X34 from Microcenter today. (Could not believe they had two in stock) Its an interesting product. My old monitor was the Asus Swift. The 21:9 format is great. Games look better than ever with gsync and high refresh rate. Also I feel the quality of this panel is underestimated. The colors and quality of the image are wayyyyy better than I expected. If you are looking to this product for gaming you will be treated to the best image money can buy. It was slightly disorientating at first just moving around in shooters. IDK it felt a bit like driving a movie screen. But I'm getting used to it. Rocket league was great... I was able to see more of the field and it felt like it gave me a strategic advantage. I will say that if you don't have to money to buy a new monitor every few months then hold out for a big 4k with gsync. One of those has to be coming out soon. But I have gamed on the best gaming monitors and this one is currently the best a game can look to me at this moment....

What's your personal take on downgrading from 144hz to 100hz?
post #50 of 58
Personally to me its a non factor. To my eye once you get around 100 its smooth enough for me
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