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Curved Monitors in trading like Dell U3415W, LG 34UM95-P or Samsung JU6700/JU7500

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Curved Monitors in trading like Dell U3415W, LG 34UM95-P or Samsung JU6700/JU7500

Does anyone have experience with the new curved monitors, like the 34" LG or 34" Dell?

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I'm trying to figure out if it is practical to have two or three side by side.

Right now, I have three 30" monitors and when sitting in the middle I can barely touch the edge of the left and right monitor if I put my arms out.

I am trying to figure out the angle of the curve and what that would look like from a practical use standpoint, like whether or not the image on the left or right monitor (assuming a triple monitor side-by-side setup) is really usable when at a normal distance.

When you look at the Dell from a top down view:

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The curve is quite minor it would seem.

And two side-by-side of the Dell:

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The Dell is listed as 32.5" in width, so 65" for two or 97.5" for three. What, if any, impact would the curve have on these measurements?

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LG link:
LG 34UM95-P: 34? Class 21:9 UltraWide? WQHD IPS Monitor (34.0" Diagonal) | LG USA

Dell link:
Dell UltraSharp 34 Curved Monitor ? U3415W

Does anyone have experience with running multiple of these side-by-side and can comment and make first hand observations?

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This is the right link for the LG I think: LG 34UC97-S: 34" Class 21:9 UltraWide? WQHD IPS Curved LED Monitor (34.0" Diagonal) | LG USA

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I am still trying to figure out the curve. I've taken the top down photos and drawn horizontal lines using the stand as a reference to try and measure the exact curve, but it's difficult to really be able to know because I can control the curve/angle on the outer monitors by how I position them against the center monitor.

I know that one monitor is not enough.

I do not want to buy two monitors, leaving the seam directly in front of the user, that is terrible.

So it's either zero of these, or three of these. And three seems enormous. Still trying to figure it out.

I really made a mistake when I downsized from 6 24" monitors to 3 30" monitors, and now am trying to solve that. Having monitors stacked on top of each other like the six unit config (2 vertical, 3 horizontal) was not good because of all the gaps and borders. But having three 34" monitors side-by-side seems unrealistic as well, and honestly it comes down to the curve.

I wish I could find someone that had three side by side that could make a first hand comment. Unfortunately, being in Ecuador, I have to buy these - ship to a freight forwarder, pay freight to Ecuador, and a 20% import tax. I need to be sure before I buy them.

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I reached out to the guy in that youtube video and asked him if he would help me out with the measurements I need, and will see what he says. It's not a simple factor of adding the width of the monitors together, because the angle of how you connect the monitors to the center one, while maintaining a good viewing angle from your sitting position. If it's even possible.

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The more I look, I think it is clear the curve is very minor and isn't going to offer much assistance for my needs. This is probably a fantastic replacement for anyone using an existing single monitor or two monitor setup, but I'm not sure it is correct for me. I need to investigate further.

I have 12.2M pixels currently (three 30's). Came from 13.8M pixels (six 24's). Trying to find a solution that puts me closer to what I had before, but without stacking them on top of each other. It's also not an option to use the 24's in portrait mode, it caused too many problems with webinars which are routine for me.

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Doing some more math. My three 30's are described as 26.9" wide on the tech specs, but in my actual configuration with the angles I am using at the center monitor connection, the total span is 70".

If these 34's are described as 32.5" wide, that is 20% more width. Assuming a 0% gain from the curve, that would put me approximately 84" wide on the desk, or roughly 7" more per side than present.

When I look at it that way, it seems doable.

Assuming the curve is a benefit, the center monitor can be pushed further away from me creating a sharper curve/angle on the connecting left/right monitors, which might reduce that extra 14" down to something like an extra 10"?

From a content perspective, I wish this was 1600px in height and not 1440px, but for web browsing it will make very little difference as I don't browse full screen right now anyway. Same for email client. For charts, it will make a slight difference but a quick look at my charts and I think I can deal with it.

Anyone have any comment? Am I approaching this the wrong way?

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Some photos I found on the interwebz

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Also, here is a 200 page thread on [H] that goes into detail on these two monitors:

34" 21:9 UltraWide Displays (3440x1440) - LG UM95/UM65 & Dell U3415W - [H]ard|Forum

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