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

  1. stupido

    stupido New Member

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    I'm next in line...
     
  2. maverik-sg1

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    30" super widescreen sounds appealing - price is not too bad all things considered either.
     
  3. Stanley Tweedle

    Stanley Tweedle NO VR NO PLAY

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    Whole bunch of people getting their Oculus rifts this week. Shipment had been held up by customs for ages but now customers have been receiving them. Not HD of course but still better than nothing.
     
  4. sub routine

    sub routine Archie Gemel

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    thats what i`m saving up my pennies for.
     
  5. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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    I want to see how these stack up to the current crop of 27" 2560x1440 monitors in terms of field of view for gaming - but everybody compares them to a standard 1080p monitor :(
     
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    Same here. Would love a 4k, 120Hz OR, but that's not going to happen any time soon and would take an absolute beast of a system to drive.
     
  7. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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  8. schmidtbag

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    I completely agree. In a productivity perspective, 16:10 and 5:4 are better. When it comes to games and media, 16:9 and wider are better. To me, it's really counterproductive to have anything wider than 16:9, especially on a laptop, because it takes longer to get the mouse across the screen. Not much longer, but it adds up over time. Increasing mouse sensitivity is a problem because that makes it harder to click on things.

    IMO, the best way to get productivity with an ultra-wide setup is by doing dual monitors. When you have a physical border, it's easier to designate tasks between screens. My favorite setup is having 1 screen in portait with the other in landscape. It's amazing how much of a difference it makes, because you basically get an ultra wide and an ultra tall display at the same time.
     
  9. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I fancy the thought of that - seen some other people with a similar setup, and it looks perfect. Need to start saving the pennies, though, if I fancy a pair of decent 1,920x1,200s (or higher) with rotatable stands.
     
  10. rollo

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    In the tv space which is where most monitors are built from.

    The battle between 4k and super wide will be interesting. Like blue ray and hd before it one will be accepted the other not so much.

    For film purposes the super wide display is a better fit than 4k and more doable with available bandwidth. Wether either can achieve a price that will be accepted by the general public we shall see.

    Most monitors made by lg and Samsung will come after either succeeds and since alot of panels are made by 3 companies could be interesting to see.
     
  11. Gradius

    Gradius IT Consultant

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    Super wide?! Super normal to me and very old as well.
     
  12. Gradius

    Gradius IT Consultant

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    This ain't the dead 21:9, is 2.37:1.
     
  13. Tangster

    Tangster Butt-kicking for goodness!

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    I wouldn't be interested. A 27" 1440p screen is much more useful. A 29" super-wide screen could cause problems with placement as well.
     
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    On the down side it's a lower aspect ration and resolution than my current set up (24:5 @ 5,040 x 1,050) there are no bezels to get in the way. At the same time I can get two good 24" IPS panels to expand the array for the same money. I love the idea but I really want to try one for a few days before forking out the cash.

    Of course, if I did get one I'd then want another one above it for everything else using the multi input function to treat each half as a separate monitor...
     
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    common dell, just sort it out
    40" 4k x 2k £1500
    take my money
     
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    Yamasaki 2560x1600 are cheap'ish on ebay don't know if there any good though.
     
  17. geoboy333

    geoboy333 Sometimes I say something bright...

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    Read the title and instantly thought *boom tish*
     
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    I'd love a super wide monitor, more so than a 4k one. I find that gaming I'm more interested in seeing more of my left and right perifferal vision than the top and bottom.
     
  19. AmEv

    AmEv Meow meow. See yall in 2-ish years!

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    Gareth, here's an idea I've seen done before:

    Find two monitors with the exact same pixel density.

    One's 2560*1600. Then get a 1600*1200 monitor.
     
  20. AmEv

    AmEv Meow meow. See yall in 2-ish years!

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    Gareth, here's an idea I've seen done before:

    Find two monitors with the exact same pixel density.

    One's 2560*1600. Then get a 1600*1200 monitor.
     
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