Dell U2913WM Monitor

sway

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sway

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I was fixing to order 3 of these but a member on another form did benches with 3 all at 120hz. He needed 4 titans with his 3890k processor to get decent fps on most games, I'm not buying 4k in gpus, so I'll stick with one.

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MattyB

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That's really wide for gaming, movies would look sweet but not gaming. Plus 1080p on a 29" monitor is icky, you sit close to a monitor so it wouldn't look as good as 1440p.

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The display is still only 11.17 inches high so why would the 1080 in this look any worse than other monitors @ 11 inches? I would understand if the display was 13-14 inches high. I don't really know much about monitor resolutions to be honest.

I agree that the 1440 is obviously a superior resolution. I'm somewhat blind anyway so everything is a little blurry to me most of the time.

I understand that most games are set to run at 16:9 so 21:9 will interesting. I will probably have some space left over unless I stretch the display to fit. I don't just game though. At the end of the day I am getting it at a pretty cheap price so if I don't like it I can just flip it again. Down here they sell new at Dell for $619. This one is brand new for $399. Nothing to lose! I'm probably going to fix this one to the wall behind my desk to give me my desk space back. Having 2 monitors on it cramps things a little.

I'm actually wondering if I will be able to keep one of my Optx monitors for gaming and have the 2913 set up as my second screen for everything else.......
 

sway

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The display is still only 11.17 inches high so why would the 1080 in this look any worse than other monitors @ 11 inches? I would understand if the display was 13-14 inches high. I don't really know much about monitor resolutions to be honest.

I agree that the 1440 is obviously a superior resolution. I'm somewhat blind anyway so everything is a little blurry to me most of the time.

I understand that most games are set to run at 16:9 so 21:9 will interesting. I will probably have some space left over unless I stretch the display to fit. I don't just game though. At the end of the day I am getting it at a pretty cheap price so if I don't like it I can just flip it again. Down here they sell new at Dell for $619. This one is brand new for $399. Nothing to lose! I'm probably going to fix this one to the wall behind my desk to give me my desk space back. Having 2 monitors on it cramps things a little.

I'm actually wondering if I will be able to keep one of my Optx monitors for gaming and have the 2913 set up as my second screen for everything else.......

You sit close to monitors, so you see everything, especially on huge 1080p monitors. You'll see pixels, imperfections, etc... so it's different than using a smaller 1080p screen bc it's more condensed. That's like sitting just a few feet from my 3d plasma in my living room, it looks like total crap up close, I mean crap. I just walked in best buy yesterday looking at their monitors and saw a 27" ips, the colors looks real good, but the picture was horrible imo just bc I could see everything. You don't really understand until you use 1440p. It's 80 percent more pixels than 1080p. The colors are mind blowing, you can't see imperfections or pixels, I couldn't go back to anything else.

On a side note, if you haven't see a 4k tv, your jaw will hit the floor. That's ALMOST what one of these 1440p monitors look like, except the tv's just are on another level.



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MattyB

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I guess I'll be the test subject to see how it all goes. Just as long as my Dell guy calls me back today. I sent him an email yesterday and apparently he tried calling me at 10pm last night while I was dreaming sweet dreams.
I won't be watching movies on it. It just looks super sexy and I can picture it attached to my wall and that thought makes me feel all warm inside :D I also won't be hooking multiple ones together.
 

sway

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4k tv's are cool. Out of curiosity how many movies are filmed in 21:9? I thought games would handle the res better than movies.

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Movies are made for widescreens, that's why some have those black bars. Get this wide monitor and no black bars on top and bottom.

It bothers me they call them 4k tv's though, it's not technically correct bc it's not at 4000 pixels or whatever, it's only like 3650, so they rounded up. We don't call 1080p, 1100k, our round up to 2k. Makes no since to me.

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