I’ve been using an Acer Predator Z35P for a while now. I absolutely love it except for a few points that I’ve been considering.
1. The esport standard is 16:9
Playing games at 3440x1440 is amazing, of course. But I mostly play games like #heroesofthestorm and #overwatch. In the competitive space, they’re all playing at 16:9 resolutions and in most cases just 1080p rather than even 1440p.
This might not seem like too much of a big deal but there is something to be said about playing with a regulation football or on a regulation basketball hoop height.
I think there’s something to that.
2. Streaming and video is largely 16:9
I know @Bradum will disagree with me here but the numbers suggest that 16:9 is the better viewing experience for what exists in the market today. There is something to be said for meeting the audience where they are.
This goes back to point number one. If you are streaming to connect with people, it might make sense to connect with how they are playing the game.
3. Multitasking is improved… unless you’re a gamer
One of the main benefits of a wide display is how great it is for multitasking. The problem is that it doesn’t really translate to playing video games. Unless you’re playing in Windowed mode or you’re using a hack to split your display, you’re likely playing in full screen anyway.
Dual displays are much easier to manage than splitting or windowing.
So with that I might actually be considering selling my Ultrawide and going back to a dual display setup. Crazy? Maybe.