The best ultrawide monitors you can buy
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- The LG 38WK95C-W monitor is one of the most expensive computer monitors you can buy - ultrawide or not.
- However, if you're looking for perfection, you won't find another ultrawide monitor that comes close. LG's is simply the best.
In the last few years, 4K and ultrawide monitors have been fighting for the limelight. While there are pros and cons to both, ultrawide monitors have generally won the fight, as they offer deeper immersion in games and more screen real estate for productivity. Most modern ultrawide monitors come with a 3,440 x 1,440-pixel resolution, too, so you're not giving up too many pixels.
If you're unaware, an ultrawide monitor uses a 21:9 aspect ratio, which is the same as most movies. While originally intended as a way to watch movies without the dreaded black borders, ultrawide monitors have naturally found a home with content creators and gamers, as the wider-than-average field of view occupies more of your peripheral vision.
We took to the internet to find the best ultrawide monitor on the market. Using expert and buyer reviews, as well as hands-on experience, we narrowed down five options that are worth their weight in gold.
While the quality of the display is key, there are also some technical considerations. For instance, we didn't select any 29-inch ultrawide monitors, despite the fact that there are plenty available. While a cheap point of entry, 29-inch monitors are too narrow to provide the benefits of an ultrawide monitor.
Here are the best ultrawide monitors you can buy:
- Best ultrawide monitor overall: LG 38WK95C-W
- Best ultrawide monitor under $400: LG 34UM60-P
- Best ultrawide monitor for gaming: Acer Predator X34P
- Best ultrawide monitor for gaming under $600: Massdrop Vast
- Best ultrawide monitor for video editing: Dell UltraSharp U3417W
Read on in the slides below to check out our top picks.
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