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ASUS Introduces PB298Q Ultrawide 21:9 Panoramic Monitor

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Those conversations will never stop.

I remember 20 years ago, when SVGA modes were as rare as today's 1440p. Actually I think the first OS ever to provide support for SVGA mode (or a resolution bigger than 800x600), was Windows 3.1. Back then monitors with 14" and 15" were as popular and spread as today's 24" and 27". I remember that 800x600 was the 1080p of today, while higher resolution and bigger monitors were as expensive as today's 1440p ones. And yes, most of the games were running in DOS with 320x240 resolution, while only some new and rare games were using 640x480.

Point is, the users will never be satisfied, even if their 24" monitor would be with a resolution like 7680x4320, some idiots will still complain that it was better a resolution of 7680x4800, because of extra pixels and stuff, etc, etc, etc///
I'd just say everyone is different and it doesn't need name calling even if it's targeted to abstract/fictitious people.

To chime in I can honestly tell you that at a normal monitor distance anything above 110-120PPI would be wasted (for many people around).

In my honest opinion and experience 2560x1440 would be the ideal resolution for let's say a 24 incher.

I would love, for example, a 39" 3840x2160 display, it basically would make a perfect 3Dstudio + Photoshop "blackboard".
 

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Eh, at least it's better than 1920x1080.
 
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#53
Those conversations will never stop.

Point is, the users will never be satisfied, even if their 24" monitor would be with a resolution like 7680x4320, some idiots will still complain that it was better a resolution of 7680x4800, because of extra pixels and stuff, etc, etc, etc///
I so agree with you. Resolutions and ratios is a personal preference. There is no right or wrong choice. People have different needs and preferences.

People who say more resolution is always better doesn't understand the market. If you ask the average person who knows nothing about computers, many don't like high-res monitors because it "makes everything look small". Now I know there are scaling options in some cases but the average person doesn't want to muck around with that, and it doesn't work in every situation.

I know an older guy who was convinced on a forum to buy an expensive 27" Dell 1440p monitor, only to return it a few weeks later because he had trouble seeing things that used to be bigger on his old monitor. There is a reason 1080p is a mainstream resolution. Its adequate for most uses and cheap, and you don't need an expensive graphics card to run it.

Personally I think the more options the better. More aspect ratios, more resolutions is a good thing....
 
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#54
So happy to see that some of the relativism I put forth is melting down the initial bipartisanism.

And I also can confirm that numerous times people I visited had not set up their monitors correctly. That must be the reason why MS moved the "Resolution" configuration from the "Display properties" to the more immediate desktop Context Menu. But then you still have people in the woods that are unaware of the "right click", hehe....
 
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So happy to see that some of the relativism I put forth is melting down the initial bipartisanism.
I still think that so much horizontal space and such limited vertical space is pointless :p

Like, you can have both. I can set my 30" to 2560x1080 without having to sacrifice for good the 1600p portion of my monitor.
 
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Still waiting on a 5670x1080, 5670x2160, 7680x1440, or 7680x2880 display so I can replace my 3 monitors for a bezzle free display :roll:
 
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Still waiting on a 5670x1080, 5670x2160, 7680x1440, or 7680x2880 display so I can replace my 3 monitors for a bezzle free display :roll:
I hear you but something like this is still fairly nice:

http://hardforum.com/showpost.php?p=1039801131&postcount=163

Honestly my triple monitor 5760x1080 setup has a wider bezzle then what is shown in the link above but the bezzle doesn't bother me. I honestly don't even notice it when I am gaming. So much of this stuff IMO is simply mental and personal preference.
 
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So much of this stuff IMO is simply mental and personal preference.
I would rather not have bezzles if I can help it. I was simply expressing my personal preferences :toast:.
 
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I would rather not have bezzles if I can help it. I was simply expressing my personal preferences :toast:.
Oh I hear you brother,....:toast:

I was only saying I can take it or leave it. I don't feel it hinders my overall experience and these sort of things are kind of up to the individual and their tolerances.

Sort of like how some people can tolerate the existence of 1080 products and others freak out at the mere mention of them,....which is kind of their cross to bear,...
 
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Yes indeed that is neat,.....too,.... ;)

If I buy a Seiki Digital SE39UY04 39-Inch 4K Ultra HDTV (~$699 USD) as an upgrade for my Wife's 27" 2560x1440 monitor I can then repurpose her 2560x1440 (and one other) monitor into a 5x 27" setup at 3240x1920 in portrait mode. She doesn't game so it should be a fairly decent upgrade for her too,....

If I were to do that then I would definitely need some serious GPU power to push that quasi 4K resolution. That single GTX 670 certainly wont cut it,...
 
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Couple 780/Titan would be fine, though.

Beware that the Seiki is 30Hz, I wouldn't game on that.
 
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Couple 780/Titan would be fine, though.

Beware that the Seiki is 30Hz, I wouldn't game on that.
Quite right,...

If I bought the Seiki 39" 4K as a desktop display it would be for my Wife and her telecommuting system not for me. She uses a VPN to access her work iMac (2560x1440) and it takes up her local 2560x1440 screen. It would be beneficial for her to have a higher local resolution and 3840x2160 would fit the bill nicely. She doesn't game or use any graphically intensive stuff so 30Hz shouldn't be an issue. For a developer / programer it should be a great match!

I would definitely game on the subsequent 5x27" setup at 3240x1920 that I could build using her current 2560x1440 monitor if I bought her the Seiki though,.....

I'd like a couple of GTX780 cards but I might try and get by with a couple of HD 7970 if I were to go for it,....
 
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What do you mean for 5x27"?
 
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What do you mean for 5x27"?
I mean five 27" displays rotated to portrait mode.

So instead of the three 27" landscape screens at 5760x1080 it would be five 27" displays in portrait mode at 5400x1920.

I messed up the math earlier when I said 3240x1920 because that would be for only three monitors not five,....
 
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Okay, that's what was bugging me :)

For that kind of setup you would need an Eyefinity setup because as far as I am aware Nvidia Surround does not support more than 3 monitors :)
 
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Okay, that's what was bugging me :)

For that kind of setup you would need an Eyefinity setup because as far as I am aware Nvidia Surround does not support more than 3 monitors :)
3 in surround mode and 1 more for... logging LOL
 

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Interested in 21:9

I am very much interested in a 21:9 ratio, but I wish they would increase the size to at least 32 inches or an equivalent 27" with extra wings.
 
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Yeah, those monitors are just to damn small.