Computer screen aspect ratios have come and gone. We have seen 4:3 ratio CRTs back in the early days, then 16:10 ratios in laptops and, for almost 10 years now, the 16:9 ratio has been the standard.
This 16:9 aspect ratio is commonly referred to as “widescreen” and it is used not only for computer monitors but for all modern television sets as well.
But is the display industry ready to move on to the next aspect ratio standard? Judging by the spate of “ultrawide” monitors hitting the market recently, it looks like manufacturers are trying to push the display envelope even further.
Why would anyone need an “ultrawide” monitor anyway? Well, it gives the user more screen real estate so instead of using two separate 16:9 monitors, you will only need one ultrawide.
Dell UltraSharp 38
Dell is considered the leader in ultra-wide monitors and its recent display offering proves just that.
The Dell UltraSharp 38 Curved Monitor (U3818DW) has everything you may ever need from a premium ultrawide – a WQHD 21:9 3440 x 1440 resolution, stereo 9-watt speakers and it can be powered solely by a single USB Type-C cable. This 100-watt USB-C connection can even charge your gadgets while transmitting display data.
This beast of a monitor does not come cheap though. The Dell UltraSharp 38 Curved Monitor is currently priced at $1,499 and you can order it on Dell’s official website starting June 23.
Samsung Super Ultrawide
If you think Dell’s 21:9 ultrawide monitor is still not wide enough for you, wait until you see this – Samsung’s “super ultra wide” curved monitor. Yes, you guessed it, something that’s wider than ultrawide.
Samsung’s CHG90 is being touted as the widest computer monitor in existence, measuring 49 inches diagonally with a crazy aspect ratio of 32:9 and a 3840 x 1080 resolution.
Aimed primarily at video gaming, the Samsung CHG90 promises to give gamers the ultimate gaming experience. But all that screen space can appeal to multitasking power users too. You can probably fit three separate workspaces in this screen real estate!
Other specs of the CHG90 include Samsung’s Quantum Dot technology, HDR support, motion blur reduction, a fast 144Hz refresh rate and audio-activated backlighting dubbed “Arena Lighting.”
The Samsung 49-inch Super UltraWide Curved Monitor won’t come cheap either. It is currently priced at $1,500 and it’s available to preorder now at Samsung’s official website.
What do you think? Are all these ultra wide and super ultra wide monitors worth the hype? Drop us a comment!