If you want a truly immersive experience in racing games or flight sims, a wide full hd super-wide monitor might be something worth considering. While it might be a small market segment, this does not prevent us from covering it. We tested eight of these big boys, including LG's brand new 34UM69G-B.
Nowadays if you are looking for a monitor you have more options than ever before. 'Wide full hd' models are still a part of this. The first of these 21:9 monitors with a resolution of 2560x1080 pixels reached our test lab near the end of 2012, followed by a lot more the year after. These 29-inch models formed a remarkable development in a market that was characterized by monitors with the same (full hd) resolution and aspect ratio, where you could only choose between different sizes.
However these monitors were not exactly practical, while they still had relatively high prices: they cost about 540 pounds / 600 euros back then. A difficult sell if you were putting them up against wqhd (2560x1440) 16:9 monitors that cost about the same, but clearly offer more work space. The fast rise of ultra hd (3840x2160) and uwqhd-monitors (3440x1440) happened in the years after. This meant that the superwide full hd-monitors disappeared to the background. Nevertheless this segment is still a part of the market, and for some users it has also become a lot more interesting.