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Which 34" 3440x1440 Ultrawide

So it's pretty simple, I only have 3 viable choices and I don't know if I should just save the $100 with all the drawbacks of the older Asus model, gamble on Acer again despite all my issues with my current XB271HU or if I might want to give the VA model a shot.
I don't know anything about their respective panels, potential problems, quality etc

1. Asus ROG PG348Q 100Hz IPS - $949 AUD. https://www.pccasegear.com/products/...d-34in-monitor

2. Acer X34P 120Hz IPS - $1049 AUD. https://www.pccasegear.com/products/...s-34in-monitor

3. AOC AGON AG352UCG6 120Hz VA - $1049. https://www.pccasegear.com/products/...d-35in-monitor

The PG349Q is like $1300-$1400 so that doesn't seem worth it and the LG Freesync model is $1600 so a non-starter for me, I might as well just buy the upcoming CX instead which I decided against because 48" is just too big, I need to keep part of one side of my desk as free space.

And yes, I've put plenty of thought into it and an ultrawide is definitely what I want since I've always preferred the extra horizontal screen space of 2 monitors for multitasking but 1. it's always been a bad time with drivers and windows, flickering, mouse hangs, hardware acceleration bugs, just a lot of quirks.. and 2. I hate the physical space it takes up and the awkwardness it creates for speakers. I've switched back to just my 27" 2560x1440p single monitor and like 99% of my display problems have vanished, but im finding it hard to deal with the lack of screen space, specifically in width.

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LG B9 or C9? or wait for 10 series and 48" http://www.displaywars.com/34-inch-d...7B3840x2160%7D

Or go 31.5" 16:9, http://www.displaywars.com/34-inch-d...7B3840x2160%7D
Personally I find the 34" ultrawide highly undesirable, always overpriced and it's only a wider 27" where 31.5" 16:9 is taller and to me more usable.

There were some nicer later models but they also tend to be ruined by being curved.

Multi monitor... never worked flawless for me either, there is always some issue with something, when the monitors are not of same refresh the whole thing tends to collapse aka applications crashing when dragged between monitors etc. Not to mention adaptive sync I think still only works for 1 display only.
Usable screen space is easily solved by getting 4k.
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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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So it's pretty simple, I only have 3 viable choices and I don't know if I should just save the $100 with all the drawbacks of the older Asus model, gamble on Acer again despite all my issues with my current XB271HU or if I might want to give the VA model a shot.
I don't know anything about their respective panels, potential problems, quality etc

1. Asus ROG PG348Q 100Hz IPS - $949 AUD. https://www.pccasegear.com/products/...d-34in-monitor

2. Acer X34P 120Hz IPS - $1049 AUD. https://www.pccasegear.com/products/...s-34in-monitor

3. AOC AGON AG352UCG6 120Hz VA - $1049. https://www.pccasegear.com/products/...d-35in-monitor

The PG349Q is like $1300-$1400 so that doesn't seem worth it and the LG Freesync model is $1600 so a non-starter for me, I might as well just buy the upcoming CX instead which I decided against because 48" is just too big, I need to keep part of one side of my desk as free space.

And yes, I've put plenty of thought into it and an ultrawide is definitely what I want since I've always preferred the extra horizontal screen space of 2 monitors for multitasking but 1. it's always been a bad time with drivers and windows, flickering, mouse hangs, hardware acceleration bugs, just a lot of quirks.. and 2. I hate the physical space it takes up and the awkwardness it creates for speakers. I've switched back to just my 27" 2560x1440p single monitor and like 99% of my display problems have vanished, but im finding it hard to deal with the lack of screen space, specifically in width.
I have the x34P and i have zero complaints. If the CX came in 42 inch, I'd buy it in a heartbeat. Acer is coming up with a monstrous 32inch MiniLED display, but its 3200 USD. Which seems a bit too much. I wish they got OLEDs down to a reasonable size and added displayport.

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I have an X34P OC'd to 120Hz and I love it and it was much cheaper than the Asus equivalent when I got it.

Anyway, have you considered the Alienware AW3420DW which is apparently 120Hz native and has a NanoIPS panel? I think it goes for about $1k USD.

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The Alienware costs like $2k AUD which just isnt worth it to me.
I am leaning towards the X34P, it seems my best option, I'm just really weary of Acer and the idea of ever having to deal with their customer support again.

I agree, if the LG CX would come in 42" or lower, I wouldn't have to think about this at all. As it stands, im going to take one of these ultrawides for my main desktop use, put a CX somewhere else in the room later in the year and ill make do/hold out for as long as I can while I wait for the MicroLED future. Current FALD and MiniLED monitors just aren't worth spending all this money on.

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Have you looked at MSI mpg341cqr? 34" 144Hz VA, motion blur reduction
I am very tempted by it, only worried by VA black smear.
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That ones like $400 more here for RGB and 20 more hz?.. I also can't find much on how well it works with Gsync.

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Ive been rocking a pg348q since launch and loving it. Only wish it had HDR or an OLED panel. But.I don’t blame the other side commenting on a 32” 4K though, just haven’t seen any that would make me want to go back to 16:9.

Edit: Also even with a 9900k/2080Ti combo, I can’t max most of the newer AAA titles @60hz, much less the 100hz so it’s not like my monitor is a weak link yet.
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Why would you even try to max things ? 99% of the time you cant tell the difference on high vs ultra, and you gain massive performance dropping ultra obesssion.
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