Choosing the Ideal 21:9 Monitor
Choices are abundant when it comes to TVs and monitors, which come in variety different aspect ratios, which describe the width and height of an image. A 21:9 aspect ratio describes an image where the width is more than double the height. This presents a rectangle image.
What is the difference between a 21:9 monitor and a 21:9 TV?
A few noticeable differences between a monitor and TV, despite some brands offering both and having the same aspect ratio, include:
- Screen Size: Television sizes tend to be a lot larger than monitors, with the latter usually getting to no bigger than 35 inches or so. This is mainly because monitors tend to be portable and better for use on smaller surfaces compared to TV sets.
- Built-in speaker quality: TVs with built-in speakers generally offer better sound quality due to their size and larger size. Monitor speakers do a decent job but dont match up to the sound quality of TV speakers or computer systems.
- Ports: TVs have more port options compared to monitors, which again is a credit to their bigger size.
How Do You Choose the Right 21:9 Monitor?
21:9 (or UltraWide) monitors have an array of different features, so take into consideration the following things when choosing one:
- Brand: An example of a brand that offers UltraWide screen monitors is LG. Besides LG, there are also other brands, but its important to look into brands that specialize in making screens and monitors to get your ideal product.
- Use: The features that you require in an ultra-wide monitor will vary according to what you plan to use it for. For gaming, features like a special Game Mode, a dynamic refresh rate (such as those offered by FreeSync technology), and a quick response time are important must-haves. Users merely utilizing the monitor for screen split purposes may find that a more basic unit can suffice.
- Display type: a lot of monitors either have a Twisted Nematic (TN) or an In-Plane Switching (IPS) display type. For consumer entertainment, the former is fine, but for creative professionals and those that require precise color saturation on their screen, an IPS Monitor is the preferable option. Of course, the display type needs to work hand-in-hand with the color mode (such as sRGB, Adobe RGB, and so on) to produce notable results.
- Curved or flat: UltraWide monitors can be either curved or flat. Curved monitors are better suited for depth and the cool factor while flat monitors are better for hanging on the wall and if even mild distortion of an image is uncomfortable to the eye.
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