Are Ultrawide 21:9 Monitors the Future of PC Gaming?
Peter Donnell / 6 months ago
A couple of years ago we took a look at the up and coming format that was 21:9 ultrawide. Since then, more and more displays have been hitting the market, as have many new display technologies that are becoming more commonplace, and more powerful graphics cards are allowing desktop users to enjoy bigger resolutions than ever before without sacrificing graphics quality. So what is it like being a 21:9 ultrawide gaming fan in 2017? Let’s find out!
There’s quite a few 21:9 ultrawide monitors on the market today, some of them are even quite affordable at just £250 for something like the LG 29UM68-P, which comes with a resolution of 2560 x 1080. For me personally, that’s a little low, but you can get good quality IPS panel monitors with a 3440 x 1440 display for around £500 and up. It’s that “up” part that I want to stick with today, as I’ve got one of the biggest and boldest monitors money can buy at my disposal today; the ACER Predator X34. This monitor comes with a massive 34-inch panel, clocking a resolution of 3440 x 1440 with its IPS panel, promising 100% sRGB colour reproduction. It also comes with a 100Hz overclocked panel and support for Nvidia G-Sync. That’s just naming a few of its features, and you can dive right into our full review of this incredible display right here. Those eager to pick on up will find them in stock for a little under £1000, ouch. OK so ultrawide gaming can be affordable, but like with 4K, the best of the bunch are going to cost you around £500-1000.