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Old January 25, 2016, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by SKYMTL View Post
It really depends though. Look at the new Z35 and the BenQ we reviewed. Those utilize a 2560x1080 resolution which (IMO) is completely inferior to 2560x1440 despite their stupidly high price points.
That res really is inferior if you have the option of 2560x1440. You are seeing less on screen compared to 1440. Not an improvement. IMO too 2560x1080 makes no sense, especially once you have used 1440. Once you game with the extra vertical real estate you really can't go back. Same as the argument in the past about comparing 1080 to 1200 with the latter being superior. If a gamer has or only wants to push 1080p, then the little bit of horizontal gain from the 2560 might be an option if they were comparitively budget priced, especially on mid-range GPUs. However certainly no gain over a 2560x1440 and at inflated prices not worth it for sure.

Originally Posted by Caldezar View Post
I have the XB271HU, and had a the DELL U2713H before it... and I've really found that 2560x1440 in a 27" monitor is the ultimate size/resolution for me. I want to be able to look dead center at a monitor, and have my peripheral perfectly encompass the surrounding screen, without having to turn my head side-to-side for the outer edges. That said, I think if I was in to racing games I would be more on board with the ultra-wide, curved screens, but I really only play a couple of those.

This is a great review for, what appears to be an absolutely phenomenal monitor overall. I might even be tempted to try it just to see if I'm missing out... but not for $1700+ CAD. I just don't see it being worth almost double the price of my XB271HU. $900 was hard enough to choke down for a monitor... there's no way I'm paying double that, no matter how good it is.
My interest in the ultrawide comes from the fact that I am playing Elite Dangerous and eventually Star Citizen and they would both look fantastic in ultrawide I think. MMORPGs would look nice on them too I think, giving wider views of vistas and combat. But I'm with you Caldezar, as much as I would like to throw caution to the wind and buy an ultrawide of some flavour the cost is just too far beyond reasonable for me to justify at this point. I could maybe get myself to $1000 CAD taxes in but even that would take a lot of convincing to do it guilt free!
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