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Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Meanmotion, 11 Jul 2013.

  1. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

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  2. greigaitken

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    sure, i'd take a super wide monitor. so long as it keeps the same pixel density as my current. i can't see how many pixels were on the one you tested... pretty important
     
  3. Blackshark

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    I remember the feeling I got when I unboxed by Dell 30 inch all those years ago when it first came out. Then running a 19 inch next to it so i could WoW on the Dell and team speak etc.. on the 19 inch.

    This screen ratio looks really nice, great for coding on.
     
  4. DbD

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    I'd buy one so long as it was 120hz - preferably with 3D vision 2 light boost.
     
  5. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    1080p@21:9 ratio
    =((1080/9)*21)*1080
    2721600 pixels

    If you want i could waz out some pythagoras to get the area and ppi?
     
  6. sakzzz

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    So what is the aspect ratio and resolution?
     
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    I assume it's 2520 x 1080, i.e. 21:9 aspect ratio, but it might have been useful to state this in the article :D
     
  8. greigaitken

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    1080/9*21 = 2520
    so this is 2520 x 1080?
    that's less pixels in both directions, that is not improvement.
    LG does not get my money.
     
  9. David

    David RIP Tel

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    I can achieve that effect on my 2560x1600 monitor :D
     
  10. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    The resolution is 2,560 x 1080 - I've just added this to the article too.
     
  11. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    no one said this was 'an improvement', just a different way of viewing things.
     
  12. bawjaws

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    So it's a 64:27 aspect ratio, not 21:9 :)
     
  13. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    Ultra wide 29 inches are a marketing device. You get less screen than 27 inches and a quarter less than 30 inches. It's not a lot bigger than a 24 16:10.

    The wider we go, the less actual screen panel we get, it's basic trigonometry:
    3:4:5 triangle => 5 units diagonally on the product page => 12 unit^2 for the rectangle viewing area
    1:5:5.1 triangle => 5.1 unit diagonally on the product page => 5 unit^2 for the rectangle viewing area

    In case of monitor sizes:
    30inch 16:10 monitor has viewing area of 404.5 inches square.
    29inch 21:9 monitor has viewing area of 304.5 inches square.
    27inch 16:9 monitor has viewing area of 311.5 inches square.
    24inch 16:10 monitor has viewing area of 258.8 inches square.

    So say no to those marketing monkeys and save your money for a 30 inches.
     
  14. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Not going to happen. 120Hz = TN = 24" 1920x1080 at best. Time to choose - either a superior IPS display, or 3D Vision/120Hz. I take superior IPS display with superior resolution (2560x1440, 2560x1600, 4k monitors) over 3D Vision/120Hz any day.
     
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    Naah, just give me Occulus Rift already
     
  16. Meanmotion

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    You're technically right, but the very same argument could be said for 'widescreen' monitors in general. Why not have 3:2, 4:3 or 1:1? There's a 'feel' associated with using a monitor that counts for something. Having used a 30in monitor for many years I can vouch for the fact that 2560 is a great resolution for working side-by-side, while the extra height is of limited benefit day to day. Would I actually want to drop all the way to 1080? Well, maybe not but certainly 1200 is enough.
     
  17. Stanley Tweedle

    Stanley Tweedle NO VR NO PLAY

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    Yeah baby!

    That's my requirement too. I love the super-wide but I like 3d vision 2 and also I can't go back to a 60hz desktop. 120hz is fast and flicker free.
     
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    There's a very good reason why aspect ratios aren't closer to 1:1, and that's because our field of vision is naturally wider than it is tall. 4:3 isn't too bad, but 16:10 or 16:9 is much more "natural" imo. I've not used a 21:9 (64:27 :D) screen so can't comment on how good a fit it is for our normal fov.
     
  19. Gareth Halfacree

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    I miss my 5:4. My 16:10 is okay, as it goes, but I'd prefer more vertical resolution - without going to the extent of rotating it and having a 10:16 monitor instead...
     
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    What I miss in the widesreen monitors is a gain in height.
    My 24" 1920x1080 is the same (screen) height than the old 19" 4:3 monitor.
    The gain in width alone doesn't do it for me.
    Suppose I'll have to save for a 27"-30"
     
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