Are Superwide Monitors Worth it?

The monitor industry is always changing, and shooting for the stars, specifically when designing large monitors and premium solutions that can make a huge impact on the daily work or free time of users. While with the adjective UltraWide we generally mean large monitors with an aspect ratio of 21:9 (already an improvement from standard 16:9 monitors), SuperWide models offer an even more immersive, comfortable, and clear visualization with an aspect ratio that generally stands at around 32:9 aspect ratio.

1. Are super wide monitors worth it?

Honestly, yes. SuperWide monitors are premium models designed to exceed limits and expectations of users, making for professional or gaming powerhouses that include impressive resolution, wide color gamut and super visualization alongside extra future-proof connectivity options (USB-C, KVM switch and more, depending on the model) to ease and boost the time spent online.

Working on the Philips 49B2U6900CH boasts a large 48.8-inch (124 cm) SuperWide screen and 5120 x 1440 Double QHD resolution for extra wide viewing and a high-quality setup that would otherwise be comprised of two separate monitors. If you would like more information on the Philips 49B2U6900CH monitor, please click here.

2. Is two monitors better than one superwide?

In this case, personal preference plays a huge part: there’s not one single perfect monitor setup for everyone. There are users, both professionals and gamers, that prefer the flexibility of mixing and matching different monitors, to create complex and highly personalized solutions able to meet their very needs. Some, on the other hand, think that having two monitors is overwhelming – too many cables, bezels (although slim), complex set up to manage. Having one large monitor is the most comfortable solution, and the easiest to start. It is more immediate and convenient, and actually saves space! So, SuperWide Screens can be a replacement for a dual monitor setup, specifically for those that need extra space for video editing or reading large spreadsheets – we wrote a dedicated article on the difference here.

3. What are the advantages of superwide monitors?

Compared to standard 16:9 monitors, SuperWide is designed to replace multiscreen setups for a massive wide view, easily replacing two 16:9 display side-by-side. It basically offers the same screen area of a dual monitor setup, without the hassle of a complicated set-up. This means having a better overview of your work, without the need to switch between files and sources. You can visualize everything you need at the same time, improving productivity and multi-tasking. It is also important to notice that SuperWide monitors are curved, making the visualization even more comfortable: a curvature mimics the natural curvature of the eye, covering the user’s view-field.

4. Are super wide monitors good for gaming?

Super wide monitors are particularly popular among gamers because they offer a more immersive gaming experience, and a better visualization of your surroundings. Many on the web actually consider SuperWide monitors as the best solution for gamers: they offer more usable space for gaming and a more immersive aspect ratio, showing the wide field-of-view, an improved sense of perspective and a better visualization of scenery and objects. This improves overall the experience and the game.

The Philips Evnia 49M2C8900 redefines what it means an immersive gameplay and a truly engrossing experience for users thanks to its vast 32:9 SuperWide (48.9″) screen, 1800R curvature and its Ambiglow feature. If you would like more information on the Philips Evnia 49M2C8900 monitor, please click here.