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  • My old one broke down and I'm thinking about buying a new one

    I don't care about gaming. I want to write code and surf the web.

    On one hand 21:9 will give me a lot of room to place windows side by side
    But on the other it's almost 2022 and buying a 1080p monitor might not be a way to go and 27" is taller than what I have rn so I'll still have a bit more room

    Any thoughts?

  • Oct 2
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    1440p 27 inch and use ur current monitor as a second one

    thats atleast what i would do

  • Oct 2
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    like a g6

    1440p 27 inch and use ur current monitor as a second one

    thats atleast what i would do

    I mean... the whole point of this thread was that my current monitor stopped working

    I'm writing this on my laptop so I guess I would still use this as my second monitor

  • Went 27'' 1440p 165hz from 24'' 1080p 60hz and the difference is incredible.

    I use a Dell s2721dgf for my main screen. Picked mine up for $AUD 450 which is approx USD320. It regularly goes on sale.Definitely recommend if you can find a similar deal.

    Secondary screen I use an AOC 24G2 which is 24'' 1080p 144hz. Another great monitor (for second screen) but doesn't stand up to the Dell. If this meets your budget then it's still a good option.

    Both screens are highly rated in their class amongst many reviewers.

    If you can I'd recommend going dual monitor. Really helpful having an extra screen to work off when you need to refer to multiple documents/programs.

  • Oct 2
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    worthiit

    I mean... the whole point of this thread was that my current monitor stopped working

    I'm writing this on my laptop so I guess I would still use this as my second monitor

    oh sorry i didnt read it

    id get the 21:9 one then tbh

    i cant even imagine working with just 1 monitor (except if its ultrawide like that )

  • especially if u write code

  • Oct 2
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    like a g6

    oh sorry i didnt read it

    id get the 21:9 one then tbh

    i cant even imagine working with just 1 monitor (except if its ultrawide like that )

    The way I work now is that I have my laptop on the left and a monitor at the center so I guess you could say I'm using a two monitor setup

    It works great

    I plan on keeping the laptop open even if I buy a bigger monitor

    Buying a 21:9 would be cool bc I could use the wide monitor basically as if it were two smaller ones and use my laptop just to display my spotify playlist or something I don't need to focus on

    But I feel like that 1080p screen might be ancient in couple years and a 27" with 1440p would probably be more future-proof

    It's a weird choice because on one hand the ultraWide monitors are the future and they are super comfy when you use that thing for work instead of just gaming

    But on the other hand bigger resolutions are also the future

    Question also is if the jump from 1080p to 1440p is THAT noticeable

    it's not like it's a 4K monitor

  • Oct 2
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    worthiit

    The way I work now is that I have my laptop on the left and a monitor at the center so I guess you could say I'm using a two monitor setup

    It works great

    I plan on keeping the laptop open even if I buy a bigger monitor

    Buying a 21:9 would be cool bc I could use the wide monitor basically as if it were two smaller ones and use my laptop just to display my spotify playlist or something I don't need to focus on

    But I feel like that 1080p screen might be ancient in couple years and a 27" with 1440p would probably be more future-proof

    It's a weird choice because on one hand the ultraWide monitors are the future and they are super comfy when you use that thing for work instead of just gaming

    But on the other hand bigger resolutions are also the future

    Question also is if the jump from 1080p to 1440p is THAT noticeable

    it's not like it's a 4K monitor

    What were the specs of your old monitor (Panel, refresh)?

  • get 21:9 if u dont care about games i just got one last week its so nice get a curved one if u can

  • GelatoMessinaFiend

    What were the specs of your old monitor (Panel, refresh)?

    it's at least a 5yo LG monitor 24" I think
    I don't know nothing else but I don't really care tho

    All I know is that 27" or 21:9 will be more than I have now and I just have to ask myself a question whether I want less space but 1440p or more space but same height as my current monitor and 1080p

  • Oct 2
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    1080p 21:9 is better than a normal 1080p screen but it's still really small pixel space wise

    I personally think it's harder to use than a 1440p screen, you have less pixels and the image is slightly larger / blurrier

    a 1080p 21:9 screen felt like a 1440p monitor with the top and bottom cut off

    I used one for a while and didn't like it

    it depends on your work flow tho

  • Oct 2
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    why not 1440p 21:9? you can find some within prices not that much higher than 16:9 ones. is space a problem?

  • venus

    why not 1440p 21:9? you can find some within prices not that much higher than 16:9 ones. is space a problem?

    The price is the biggest issue

    I鈥檝e found the 1080p 21:9 for unbelievably cheap price so I don鈥檛 think I can find anything close to that

    But I鈥檒l search tho

    The 27鈥 1440p is a bit more expensive so maybe I can find a 1440p 21:9 in that price

  • Oct 3
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    Lil Neon

    1080p 21:9 is better than a normal 1080p screen but it's still really small pixel space wise

    I personally think it's harder to use than a 1440p screen, you have less pixels and the image is slightly larger / blurrier

    a 1080p 21:9 screen felt like a 1440p monitor with the top and bottom cut off

    I used one for a while and didn't like it

    it depends on your work flow tho

    So you say go for the 27鈥 1440p?

  • worthiit

    So you say go for the 27鈥 1440p?

    yeah

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