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News Dell unveils curved UltraSharp U3415W

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 2 Sep 2014.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I used to love my 5:4 LCD. I only got this one 'cos my old 1280x1024 broke. I have to confess, though, the extra screen real estate is nice. Shame my APU can't run (m)any games at the native resolution, though...
     
  2. Anfield

    Anfield Multimodder

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    I'm sure there are plenty of people who still use single monitors of considerable age, but for me Desktop Pc Technology has just gotten to the point where I get very little gain out of upgrading internal components, so I've started splashing out on Monitor / Keyboard / Mouse instead.
     
  3. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    My secondary monitor is one of those Eizo panels. 12 year old S-IPS goodness found in Cash Generator for a tenner! :D
     
  4. debs3759

    debs3759 Was that a warranty I just broke?

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    I use a single 1080p AOC monitor. Hope to upgrade to 4K early next year, with my current monitor as a second monitor.
     
  5. dolphie

    dolphie What's a Dremel?

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    That bevel right in the middle ruins it for me.
     
  6. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    It's a beZel. And that's why you need three :)
     
  7. [ZiiP] NaloaC

    [ZiiP] NaloaC Multimodder

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    Using a 26" iiyama 1920x1200 for the last 5 years, happy as punch with it. Looking at the AOC 34" 21:9 screen coming out in October that Bit-Tech had a preview of. It's 8.9mm narrower, but almost another 50% wider that what I'm currently using, so I reckon it's going to suit me perfectly for work and gaming. No doubt this curved Dell will be almost three times the price. LG's 21:9 screen is twice that of the AOC offering.
     
  8. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I miss the contrast and variable resolution of CRTs, but you're absolutely right that there's nothing to miss about their mahoosive dimensions! I've got a 28" Panasonic Quintrix TV I use for gaming up 'ere, and I nearly died carrying it up the narrow stairs...
     
  9. bawjaws

    bawjaws Multimodder

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    I'm another in the single monitor crowd, a Dell U2412M. I have two monitors at work, and it's actually quite a pain at times going home to a single screen, but my better half has enforced a moratorium on further monitor purchases. Can't really complain, as I don't typically do enough at home to justify a second screen, and "Just because I want one" apparently isn't a good enough reason :D
     
  10. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    You can never have too much screen estate.
     
  11. lilgoth89

    lilgoth89 Captin Calliope

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    im using a single 1920 x 1200 dell ( not sure of the model though )

    did think about upgrading to a dual / triple monitor though...but my 7870 would likely struggle driving 2 more monitors
     
  12. scuppy

    scuppy Minimodder

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    Tough question....

    Would you guys trade up two monitors (or three monitors) for just one of these super wide screen beauties?

    [​IMG]

    I'm not sure that one of these 34" curved screens would be enough now that I've tasted two (and three)
     
  13. GravitySmacked

    GravitySmacked Mostly Harmless

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    No I'd still have to have another monitor in portrait to one side.
     
  14. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    I'd happily trade any 2 smaller monitors for a single 30" 16:10... don't care much for ultra widescreen, especially the curved ones.
     
  15. scuppy

    scuppy Minimodder

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    You say that, but almost all the reviews I have read had that opinion until they actually tried one of the displays out.

    I think a 34" LG Curved with a Dell 2713 in portrait would be massive overkill so might shift it and stick with my 2407 has lasted me well in portrait mode :)
     
  16. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    Nope. Single display here also. I don't have the space for another screen and even if I did I can't imagine what I would use it for. Except to check my online haunts without having to alt-tab out of games. Though it hardly seems worth it.
     
  17. Star*Dagger

    Star*Dagger What's a Dremel?

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    I guess YOU are the person they do the benchmarks for on those ultra-low resolutions, less then or equal to 1920x1200.

    Yours in Ultra-High resolution 3 monitor Plasma,
    Star*Dagger
     
  18. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I'm not exactly the target audience for benchmarks, 'cos A) the last discrete graphics card I bought was a GeForce 9800 and 2) I typically game at 1280x800, mostly 'cos of A. Except when I'm playing on my Amiga, of course, in which case it's usually 320x256.
     
  19. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    Long time no see Star, I trully missed your trolls :blush:. Glad to see you haven't changed :D.
     
  20. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    Thing is, I've had numerous display configurations. At one point I had two 24" displays side-by-side, then I had a 30" main with a 20" portrait to the left, and now I have a 26" main with a 20" to the left and it's perfect for my current needs, however a single 30" would be even better because it would mean I could get rid of the 20"... sadly it's just too expensive at the moment.

    I use my displays primarily for graphic work so a curved display would be useless (straight lines would appear curved, and vice versa).

    As far as I can see it this monitor is aimed at immersive gaming/movie experience, not professional use.
     

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