Ultrawide Monitor Buyer's Guide

In this guide, we're going to be taking a look at a variety of ultrawide monitors (also known as 21:9 monitors). This list will include ultrawide monitors ranging from 25 inches, 29 inches, and upwards of 34 inches. We'll be looking at both resolution classes of 2560x1080 (Full HD) and 3440x1440 (WQHD/4K), as well as refresh rates from 60hz, 75hz, 100hz, and even 144hz.

With all the options out there on the market today, it can be time consuming and frankly rather bothersome to research 100s of ultrawide monitors that on the surface look entirely identical. WIth the aid of this website, you will no longer have to go through that tedious non-adventure. You can rest assured that we have taken the time to analyze all the best ultrawide monitors on the market as of 2017.

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Posted by Roman Stephen in Buyer Guides
Asus ROG Swift PG258Q Review – A 240hz, G-sync equipped gaming monitor

Asus ROG Swift PG258Q Review – A 240hz, G-sync equipped gaming monitor

SIze Resolution Refresh Rate Freesync/G-sync Response Time  
24.5 inches 1920x1080 240hz G-sync 1ms Price

Today we're taking a look at the ASUS ROG Swift PG258Q a 24.5 inch full HD monitor with an inconceivably high refresh rate of 240hz. Yes, seriously. That's double the speed of a 120hz monitor right out the box, no overclocking required. Besides that ridiculously impressive refresh rate it also has a response time of just 1 millisecond and it has g-sync technology built in. As far as connectivity options, this gaming monitor comes equipped with DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4, and 2 USB 3.0 ports.

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Super Wide Monitors: What Are They?

Super Wide Monitors: What Are They?

"Super Wide Monitor"?

You may have heard of this monitor in passing, was it super wide monitor, cinema monitor, you're not quite sure but we're here to clarify that for you. We often see the mislabeling of these monitors by layman as "super wide monitors" but in reality the correct terminology is ultrawide monitor or more specifically 21:9 monitors. That number, 21:9, refers to the aspect ratio of the ultrawide monitor. Early displays like CRT displays posssesed 4:3 aspect ratio, eventually we made the move to widescreens which are currently the most popular class of display.

You're probably viewing this page on a widescreen monitor, which features a 16:9 aspect ratio. As you can tell, it seems we have this preference for wider screens. Perhaps it is because it parallels the human vision system. Objects of interest tend to be around us, in our peripheral vision, rather than below or above us. It stands to reason that wider screens are simply a more natural, intuitive fit for the way we as humans process images.

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Posted by coretech in Info
Ultrawide Monitor vs 4K TV: Which is the best option for you

Ultrawide Monitor vs 4K TV: Which is the best option for you

One thought that may have popped into your head while looking at the plethora of absurdly expensive ultrawide monitor is, hey why don't I just buy a TV instead. Why not right? You're on the verge of spending upwards of 1000 dollars on a 34 inch ultrawide monitor, why not get a comparably sized 4k TV instead? You may be surprised, going with the latter option is actually going to save you a few hundred dollars in a lot of cases.

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Posted by Roman Stephen in Info
Black bars on Ultrawide Monitors, is it a big deal?

Black bars on Ultrawide Monitors, is it a big deal?

Black Bars in TVs and Movies

A common question people have concerning ultrawide monitors revolves around black bars. As you may already be aware, most content is produced in the 16:9 format, that's what most monitors are. Ultrawide monitors on the other hand have an aspect ratio of 21:9, that's where the whole "ultrawide" thing comes in. A concern you as a prospective buyer might have is, will a 21:9 ultrawide monitor play nice with 16:9 content? Well yes, certainly it is compatible. Your glorious new ultrawide monitor will display 16:9 content, but with the cost of black bars.

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Posted by Roman Stephen in Info
Digital Storm Aura: All-In-One Ultrawide Monitor GTX 1080 Gaming PC Review

Digital Storm Aura: All-In-One Ultrawide Monitor GTX 1080 Gaming PC Review

DisplayCPUGPUStorage 
21:9, 34 inch 3440x1440 60hzIntel Core i7-7700kGTX 1080 8GB512GB M.2 1TB HDDPrice
Note: Once again, clicking on the product or "PRICE" button will direct you to the respective amazon.com product page. From there you can read customer reviews, answered questions, look at product pictures, and finalize your purchase if you decide to buy.

Today we're going to be taking a look at this glorious, Frankenstein of a machine, all-in-one ultrawide gaming PC. The Digital Storm Aura. Yes, seriously. It's quite genius really, a 21:9, 34 inch ultrawide monitor gives you a lot of width to work with. So much so that Digital Storm is able to cram standard, off-the-shelf components onto the back of this stunning ultrawide display. In fact, let's take a closer look at the real eye catching part of this entire build. The very window that pulls you into the worlds of movies and games.

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Posted by Roman Stephen in Reviews
Mini-ITX Case Buyer Guide

Mini-ITX Case Buyer Guide

Mini-ITX cases, why not? You ever get tired of having a massive, heavy desktop PC case that takes up your entire desk. Well we sure did, and we know that when it comes time to clean that desk or move that PC somewhere, it's extremely annoying to awkwardly bear-hug a huge, heavy case, and your back won't like it either. In technology, we see this trend of ever-dwindling components. Most of our electronics keep getting smaller, more compact, and easier to handle, so why shouldn't our PCs?

If you're looking to build a new PC or just upgrade your case, you've probably shifted through hundreds of gargantuan "GAMER" cases with more LED lights than you'd ever know what to do with. We find this emerging hype around mini-itx cases and components to be very refreshing. Our high performance PCs oughta follow along with the other pieces of tech in our lives like smart phones.

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Posted by Roman Stephen in Buyer Guides
LG 25UM58-P Review – Most Affordable Ultrawide Monitor

LG 25UM58-P Review – Most Affordable Ultrawide Monitor

Specifications

Resolution Size Refresh Rate Curved Display Weight  
2560x1080 25 Inch 60-75hz No LED 8.8 lbs Price

 

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Posted by Roman Stephen in Reviews