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Should I pull the trigger on this LG 29 inch 2560 x 1080 monitor?

#1Tony_Biggie_PunPosted 10/15/2013 8:01:03 AM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824005548

This basically has everything I'm looking for in a monitor.

It's Ultra Wide 21:9 has a great resolution, it's big has attached speakers and it has a TV tuner so I can use it as a TV whenever I want.

The only problem is that it's expensive as hell. It's $649 but it comes with a $50 newegg gift card until Oct. 19.

Right now I'm on a crappy 1600 x 900 20 inch TN panel monitor. I really want to upgrade from this ASAP.

What should I do?
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#2DoramiPosted 10/15/2013 8:16:17 AM
Do you intend to use it as a TV a lot? 16:9 is the more standard aspect ratio, and there are significantly cheaper 2560x1440 monitors with the every feature except the TV tuner. Those would be better buys.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/acer-monitor-umhb6aa002
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-pb278q
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#3ShubPosted 10/15/2013 8:17:10 AM
It's a nice monitor if your computer can handle the higher resolution. It's not 2560x1440 obviously but it's still more demanding than 1920x1080.
Be mindful that not all games support the 2560x1080 resolution, although you can run those games that don't at 1920x1080 with black bars on either side without any distortion.
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#4Lemur_HPosted 10/15/2013 8:19:16 AM
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BIBB1KI

There's a $450 21:9 AOC, but it's "currently under review" by Amazon.

"While this item is available from other marketplace sellers on this page, it is not currently offered by Amazon.com because customers have told us there may be something wrong with our inventory of the item, the way we are shipping it, or the way it's described here. (Thanks for the tip!)

We're working to fix the problem as quickly as possible."
#5happyscrub1Posted 10/15/2013 8:19:55 AM
Always pull the trigger. Let God sort out your mistakes later.
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#6Tony_Biggie_Pun(Topic Creator)Posted 10/15/2013 8:20:04 AM
The 21:9 resolution is important to me though. Plus it's 2 inches bigger

This is another 21:9 monitor with the same price/lower than the 1440p monitors, but it doesn't have the TV Tuner that I wanted.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824160162
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#7Tony_Biggie_Pun(Topic Creator)Posted 10/15/2013 8:21:52 AM
happyscrub1 posted...
Always pull the trigger. Let God sort out your mistakes later.


Makes sense kinda. And I do have a total of $5,000 saved up.

On the otherhand I'm not sure if I should just drop nearly $1,000 on just a monitor alone.
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#8Lemur_HPosted 10/15/2013 8:22:48 AM
You can buy a tuner with the money saved?

Most games I tried worked well in 21:9. The few exceptions being Diablo III (the world was designed to be locked in an aspect ratio no wider than 16:9) and Black Ops 2. Which I didn't care about enough to tweak. The displays do support 16:9 and still look great in 16:9.
#9Tony_Biggie_Pun(Topic Creator)Posted 10/15/2013 8:37:27 AM(edited)
A Decent TV Tuner is about $100+. Plus it has to be used with a PC where as the monitor can work as a TV all by itself


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