New Monitor… Again…

220px-Commodore_PET2001I’ve just bought myself a Dell U3415W 34-Inch IPS LCD Monitor for use with the laptop. It’s quite an extravagant purchase, but it’s pretty amazing. Having 3440×1440 resolution on a single screen feels much more useful than sitting a couple of smaller monitors next to each other. It feels almost like having 3-4 screens in one.

I bought it to replace the Asus PB298Q 29 inch Widescreen AH-IPS Multimedia Monitor I got about 7 months ago. The resolution of 2560×1080 is pretty darn decent, but I don’t like having a depth of 1080. When you are using a wider screen, the limited height feels really restrictive for some reason.

Currently I have both screens plugged into the laptop, but I can’t see it staying that way. I’ve really had no reason to look at the MacBook or ASUS screen yet. I’ll see how I feel over the next few days. If I’m happy to let it go I’ll probably take the ASUS screen to work and use it there. It’s better than either of my work monitors. 🙂

Ditching the second screen will also free up some room on my desk, which is looking a little crazy at the moment… 🙁



Author: Tim...

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3 thoughts on “New Monitor… Again…”

  1. Interesting…. I’m considering to replace my two smaller monitors with one bigger next few months.
    As for the desk space – once I switched to desk monitor mount arm I will never come back to previous state. The only downside is I have to now lookup for monitors with vesa mount only.

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