Join Date: May 2017
Location: Encounter Bay, South Australia
I think yeah a 32" 4k monitor could make more sense, and would be better overall for content compatibility but options are so limited and any currently available high refresh 4k monitors are all only 27", with the cheapest still almost as much money as an LG B9 and the HDR ones cost 3x as much as these ultrawides.
The 48" CX really is the most appealing option feature wise.. but its still just too big for me. Wall mounting isnt an option in this rental and my desk is in front of a window anyway so i'd be sitting too close with the lack of depth on my desk and realistically I want to get this over with sooner, the lack of usable screen space since I ditched the 2nd monitor has been really hard to deal with.
The thing is I just don't feel restricted by my vertical screen space for anything I do, its horizontal thats bothering me and having used my brothers only 27" 16:9 curved screen I don't think I'd actually have any problem with a curve especially in a wider screen.
I just don't see any more viable option for me that I can order in the short term. I guess the way i'm feeling about it now is that the compromises every which way are painful, especially for the prices and the whole search has been so frustrating, that i just now want to take the cheapest quickest option to get more screen space, without giving up high refresh and without going back to dual monitors.
I wish I could trust that having 2 of the same monitor would fix all the problems I've had, the XB271HU is quite a bit cheaper and I could probably find some desktop stands for my speakers so they sit above the monitors instead of trying to squeeze one inbetween the two monitors. Might look silly and be less than optimal, but it seems like something has to be no matter what I do.
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