Ultrawide vs Dual Monitors


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I'm considering upgrading my dual monitor setup (2 x 23" Dell Ultrasharp) to something a little bigger and able to handle 4k. I don't play a huge amount of games, but I'd like to start playing more in the coming months, so FreeSync and fast response time will be quite important.

I'm torn between getting another dual monitor setup or getting a single ultrawide monitor. I mainly use my PC for work, so my instinct tells me that a dual monitor setup is the way to go (as I can run a fullscreen app on one monitor and still have e-mails open on the other).

Has anyone here got an ultrawide monitor? If so, how do you find older applications work on it (i.e. how to older games with fixed resolutions handle the monitor). Also, how easy do you find it to snap multiple windows in place on the screen?
 
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I've been toying with the same idea. For me at home an ultrawide is the way forward due to no bezels. However I use dual monitors at work and for that it works well, very well in fact. Not an easy choice....

That doesn't really help does it...! :lol:
 
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Haha, at least it's not just me trying to figure it out now :lol:!

There doesn't seem to be many good deals on ultrawide monitors at the moment, so that makes my decision a little easier for the time being. I may hold of purchasing until a good deal becomes available - I suspect I'm going to to ultrawide, rather than 2 separate monitors. It'll be so much better for gaming, plus I can always tag my existing monitor on the side if I miss a dual setup.
 

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Dual monitors? ... go triple or go home. ;)
 
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