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TJ82

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Reqs:

Around 34inch
USB-C
Software that allows the screen to be split
Higher res than 1080p
Lower end price range, around £500 to £600 on sale.

I've spotted these two tonight:



Though then LG doesn't say it has USB-C, but I saw a comment on Amazon that suggests it does.

Any other options, and experiences? Will be for work, not gaming and powered by a MBP (hence the preference for USB-C).
 

saulinpa

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I prefer dual monitors over a single wide one, especially for work flow. Think about two 27" 4K monitors.
 
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TJ82

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I prefer dual monitors over a single wide one, especially for work flow. Think about two 27" 4K monitors.

What's the pros/cons to that in your mind? I was thinking that the gap between the monitors might be annoying, I've heard people say that. At the moment I'm using a 13inch MBP with a 27inch monitor. I work with numbers, regularly comparing figures across both screens so it's not great really.

Also wondering if I should go full USB-C, or is USB-C to HDMI fine. The latter option is quite a lot cheaper.
 

saulinpa

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I like the gap between the two monitors as it helps me organize things. I put one monitor directly in front of me that I do any edits/typing on which lets me focus. Then to the side is the monitor that I put reference material on. That way I can focus on what I'm working on but have info from others (spreadsheets, emails, etc.) available with a side glance.

Two monitors does mean that any individual app stays to one display.
 

sunfast

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I’ve got a Samsung C34J791. Slightly above your price range but you may get one on sale somewhere close to £600. I paid about £660 for mine. It’s got plenty of ports so it makes a great dock for my MBP.

It’s my first ultrawide and I’m really liking it. I tend to tile two windows in most of my spaces which gives a similar effect to working with two monitors, but I love the freedom to use the full width when needed. I work with large datasets often and being able to spread across that full width has been a revelation.
 
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