Thoughts on 38 inch LG curved monitor?

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  1. allymc macrumors newbie

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    I was wondering if anyone had any experience or thoughts about the LG 38 inch curved monitor 38UC99-W. I was looking around for a curved monitor with USB-C for my 2017 MacBook Pro and came across this:
    http://www.lg.com/uk/monitors/lg-38UC99-W

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. kildraik macrumors 6502a

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    Resolution is too low if you're looking for a similar pixel density- after working on Macs, I can't go back. Slower charging as well, but apples and oranges. I'd invest in something with T3 if you're spending that kind of money, especially for purposes of expansion and raw capability.

    I've struggled with UltraWides (had a 34"), especially after working on a proper 4k or 5k display. I use a 55" 4k OLED about four feet away from me and LG's Ultrafine 27" on the desk next to my MBP in the studio for audio work. It's like when I had a friend buy a 21" 1080p monitor that didn't believe my reasoning, until he unboxed it and returned immediately. They're worthless without proper resolution.

    They're gorgeous, and stunning on a desk, but it was easy to pass on. LG has always had spectacular marketing and form factors. Try and go to a store and compare the "feel," in person and make your decision based off of that.
     
  3. allymc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. Ultrawides are not really important for me. However I've gotten used to a 34 inch, so it would be hard for me to work on a 27 inch.

    Are there any in the 34 inch+ with 4K+ that you would recommend? Ideally with T3 if possible?
     
  4. MC6800 macrumors 6502

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    Curved monitors look nice, but you understand that they give you a distorted view.
     
  5. allymc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I understand the benefit/use of the 5K 27 inch T3 but if I don't care much about the need to have it all connnected to a single thunderbolt cable, wouldn't it be better to consider others? I guess I don't understand how the 5K is that much better resolution wise. If the pixels are too small to be seen, what good are they? Wouldn't a 40 inch 4K display at a traditional dot pitch be comparable to the 27" Thunderbolt display (109 dpi)?
     
  6. burritolove macrumors member

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    what 4k tv do you use and how it it for gaming? i have a new 2017 15MBP and and between buying a 34-38" ultrawide or a 4k tv.
     
  7. jerryk macrumors 68020

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    Look at the Dell U3417W. I would not let the USB-C connector dictate your monitor selection.
     
  8. pallymore macrumors member

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    I have the 34 inch version and I can't go back to 16:9 / 16:10 monitors.

    Ignore the "pixel density is too low" / "resolution is too low" comments - see it for yourself. Personally I think 3440x1440 for the 34 inch is perfect - true they are not as sharp as the 27inch 5k - but from the distance i'm sitting i can't see any "pixels".
     
  9. jerryk macrumors 68020

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    Agree. I use a 27" 1440 monitor and it looks great for text and photos.
     

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