Thoughts on WIDE Monitors

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I'm starting to shop for a new monitor and wanted to get some thoughts on going with a super-wide gaming monitor.  Is it worth the extra money?  Do you feel it's helpful in work in Camtasia?

I'm looking at things like this Samsung.

Thanks for any thoughts. . . 

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Ed Covney

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If your question is: one big & wide vs two half-wide, that's a users choice.  I don't game and prefer three- 24" 1920 x 1200 monitors - it's easier to snap applications to full, half  or quarter screen although I do have several spreadsheets that span 2 or more monitors and an ultra wide would do well there.
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I'm sure others will chime in, but for that price, I got 2 4K displays.

I find separate full-size displays much more useful in my editing workflow, because I like to detach things during editing, and, during recording, I like to have my script on one screen and the recording occur on the other screen.
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I've never thought they made much sense myself. For gaming they may be great?
I've always cringed at the thought of them myself.

Divide 3440 x 2 and you've the real estate space of 2 monitors that are equal to 1720 x 1440.  Which is miles  away from standard screen editing dimensions.
I typically work with dual monitors, thats what having a lot of screen real estate is all about. "To Me"
It doesn't mean I'm right {:>)

I'm not sure theres a balanced look when you stretch editing media and user interfaces across  3440 pixels with only 1440 in height to work with?

You may want to create some "To Scale" mock ups in Photoshop. Put them on a flash drive and take them to a store. See what that really looks and feels like on a monitor.

Curved monitors also create some distortion, its less than ideal for graphics and animating.


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Thanks all!  This is exactly the information I'm looking for.  With that being said, it kind of makes me feel that although the "cool" factor isn't there like the wide monitor I'm probably best with my current configuration.  For the most part I work with my script on the left on a vertical/portrait display and Camtasia right in front of me on my main monitor.