16:9 vs 21:9

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by e_kjellgren, Sep 26, 2015.

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  1. e_kjellgren

    e_kjellgren Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 17, 2011
    Im currently using my computer for all the basic applications, but I've started to use the windows screensaver browsing through all of my photos. This is a new way of watching a mixed selection of my photos, really fun! However because of the fact that i use a 24" screen mounted on the wall in my livingroom, sometimes I wich it was bigger.
    Looking at 21:9 though, I really need an extremely big screen to compensate for the fact that my images are 4:3... what are your thought on this? Maybe compromice and get a 16:9 screen?
  2. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Legend

    21:9 is kind of like having two 4:3 monitors side by side. I would say it is best for multi window computer use, and less for full screen single window viewing.

    With our 4:3 ratio, the less wide aspect ratio you can find, the better.
  3. tino84

    tino84 Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 29, 2013
    in my personal view, 21:9 are interesting if you want to see movies wich take advantage of that aspect ratio, if you need to work on multiple images, and if you think that using a pivot to put you screen vertical can help you to read web pages
  4. e_kjellgren

    e_kjellgren Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 17, 2011
    Maybe I'll get the 21:9 when I want to upgrade my tv and keep the 16:9 ratio for the computer.
    I'm thinking of a 32" 2560x1440 which would be a couple of centimerets higher than my current 24" screen and with roughly the same pixel density.

    This seems to be the available models, any thoughts?
    Benq BL3200PT
    Philips BDM3270QP
    Acer B326HUL
    HP Envy 32
  5. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Legend

  6. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler Subscribing Member

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    16:10 is better for most PC work, including image editing/viewing.

  7. tyrphoto

    tyrphoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2014
    Seoul | NYC
    21:9 is great for large TVs as well as doing video work but for my needs with computers, I prefer 16:9.
  8. e_kjellgren

    e_kjellgren Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 17, 2011
    Then comes the question of size and resolution.
    27 inch 2560x1440 is probably optimal, but is the difference from my 24" enough to justify the buy?
    32 inch 2560x1440 might be too big to use as a work computer screen, has anyone used one at a desk? I sit maybe 3 feet away.
  9. brettmaxwell

    brettmaxwell Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 8, 2012
    I love my 21:9 1080p monitor for multitasking, but specifically for photo editing, it's all about vertical pixels. 1920x1200 good, 2560x1440 better, 2560x1600 best.

    Though this will be my next monitor, 3440x1440: http://www.lg.com/uk/monitors/lg-34UM95
  10. e_kjellgren

    e_kjellgren Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 17, 2011
    I think I'm also going for a 3440x1440 screen, however I think I'd want a curved one.
  11. brettmaxwell

    brettmaxwell Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 8, 2012
  12. bsdubois00

    bsdubois00 Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 10, 2011
    Houston, TX
    I have this monitor - its AMAZING!!!!!!
  13. budeny

    budeny Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 4, 2014
    Boulder, CO
    I like my 30" one and won't hesitate to upgrade to 32" size.
  14. piggsy

    piggsy Mu-43 All-Pro

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