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#269821 9-Apr-2020 12:23
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Hi All,

 

 

 

Since WFH, I'm keen to get an extra monitor. Currently using AOC U2870. Which is nice but I thought having 2 screens might get a bit clunky so thought may try a Ultra Wide Screen.

 

 

 

I've had no experience in this. Have looked around but the vary a lot in price. I don't game, so it would be just for my work and maybe the occasional movie and project.

 

 

 

Would really appreciate any advice :)

 

 

 

Thanks guys


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  #2458159 9-Apr-2020 12:35
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Don't use one daily myself but have set a few up - they are pretty nice. Make sure your graphics can handle the resolution. 

 

I would only go for a curved 1440p (at a minimum) ultrawide. Like one of these

 


The 'Titan Army' screens are very cheap but I can't comment on the quality. Maybe someone else here has one. 


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  #2458160 9-Apr-2020 12:36
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I have 2 of these

 

https://www.lg.com/us/monitors/lg-38UC99-W-ultrawide-monitor

 

Very happy with the quality of them, They are wall-mounted for best effect. The standard stands are sturdy and aesthetic, I wanted to use the desk space under them

 

I tried to save money and bought a cheaper asus rog 34" beforehand, I found it very grainy. Wouldnt buy another one

 

If its your primary monitor and you use it a lot, The buy once cry once theory applies 


 
 
 
 


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  #2458173 9-Apr-2020 12:51
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Those Titan Army screens are the same as the Kogan screens just rebranded, being only HDR 400 they’re not really bright and are aimed at budget gaming sector.

If your AOC is the 4K model I’m assuming you’ve got enough grunt to push it, so a 1440p UW will be fine. I use a 34” dell UltraSharp for work.

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  #2458174 9-Apr-2020 12:53
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I have a BenQ 35" widescreen and very happy - not sure these are available around these days though but if you can get a single large monitor I totally recommend it.

 





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  #2458214 9-Apr-2020 13:23
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  #2458217 9-Apr-2020 13:24
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@tripp:

 

You should buy a sub to get those ads off geekzone :P

 

 

Good point. I do not block ads on Geekzone because I like seeing what's being presented - if I see anything think is not suitable I can quickly block it - so that people who are not subscribers but help us by not blocking ads don't get to see crap.





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  #2458218 9-Apr-2020 13:25
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I got the following the other week, very happy with it but might not be the size your are looking for

 

 

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MONAOC72702/AOC-CQ27G2-27-2K-Curved-Monitor--2560X1440--1MS--1

 

 


 
 
 
 




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  #2458220 9-Apr-2020 13:25
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Dial111: Those Titan Army screens are the same as the Kogan screens just rebranded, being only HDR 400 they’re not really bright and are aimed at budget gaming sector.

If your AOC is the 4K model I’m assuming you’ve got enough grunt to push it, so a 1440p UW will be fine. I use a 34” dell UltraSharp for work.

 

 

 

I was looking at the Titan Army one but wasn't feeling comfortable about it. I'm also a little bit of a novice when it comes to computer specs (sorry)

 

Here are mine. Does it have enough grant?

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2458289 9-Apr-2020 13:43
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Why not both?

 

I switch between 2 1920x1200 24" monitors at work and a 34" 3440 x 1440 ultrawide LG (34uc98w) at home, and hands down, ultrawide is the way to go. For productivity applications, I wouldn't bother with anything less that 1440p though, it doesn't scale well IMO.

 

Another option is a large 4k monitor, like this 43" Phillips. Using custom software to allow you to snap in 6+ windows at once is fantastic for productivity, and because of the extra resolution, it is actually pretty usable.


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  #2458290 9-Apr-2020 13:44
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Now that's an interesting one....looking at Nvidia's specs, they say it can do up to 4k resolution, but don't specify at what refresh rate. They also say the card has a DVI-D, DVI-I and Mini HDMI output, but specify that it can run 4 displays. There is no DisplayPort mentioned. 

 

Can you find the exact model of the card? it's generaly on a sticker on the top of the card. For example my 1070Ti here is a ROG-STRIX-GTX1070TI-A8G-GAMING

 

 

 

I think you are likely to run into issues with that card. 


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  #2458338 9-Apr-2020 13:46
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frudrew:

 

I was looking at the Titan Army one but wasn't feeling comfortable about it. I'm also a little bit of a novice when it comes to computer specs (sorry)

 

Here are mine. Does it have enough grant?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She'll be right, mate. It won't play any fancy games or graphics intense apps, but it will work fine for solitare.


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  #2458341 9-Apr-2020 13:50
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ShinyChrome:

 

She'll be right, mate. It won't play any fancy games or graphics intense apps, but it will work fine for solitare.

 

 

Yeah she might not be right...if the 750Ti only has DVI & Mini HDMI, if the HDMI is only 1.4 (which it could well be with the age it is) I'm pretty sure it can't do 3440x1440 @ 60hz, which is not going to be good enough. 

 

A lot of older ultrawides didn't even have HDMI 2.0 on the screen end either, so the only option for 60hz or higher @ native res is DP, which this 750Ti might not have. 




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  #2458344 9-Apr-2020 13:53
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wratterus:

 

ShinyChrome:

 

She'll be right, mate. It won't play any fancy games or graphics intense apps, but it will work fine for solitare.

 

 

Yeah she might not be right...if the 750Ti only has DVI & Mini HDMI, if the HDMI is only 1.4 (which it could well be with the age it is) I'm pretty sure it can't do 3440x1440 @ 60hz, which is not going to be good enough. 

 

 

 

 

Lol! I just did as the lovely sales person told me!

 

I'm not a gamer so hopefully should be ok for my work?


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  #2458346 9-Apr-2020 13:58
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If the card can't output the screen's native resolution at 60hz then no, it's not good enough and will look terrible/potentially give you bad headaches if you're running it at under 60hz. 

 

If you can find the exact model of your graphics card as mentioned in my post above, we can give you a definite answer. 


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  #2458350 9-Apr-2020 14:03
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wratterus:

 

Yeah she might not be right...if the 750Ti only has DVI & Mini HDMI, if the HDMI is only 1.4 (which it could well be with the age it is) I'm pretty sure it can't do 3440x1440 @ 60hz, which is not going to be good enough. 

 

 

Depends on the implementation, most of the AIB cards seem to have full size HDMI ports, even some Displayports, and its rated for max display output of 4096x2160, which is probably at 30fps given it is HDMI 1.4. It probably will do only like 5fps in most AAA games, but I imagine it will be perfectly competent of running most general productivity apps ie. email, Office etc. Hell, I would even bet that A12-9800 APU can output 4k.

 

@frudrew, be a dear and take a photo of the back of your computer please


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