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This review is from: LG 34UC79G-B 34" 21:9 UltraWide IPS Curved Gaming Monitor 2560 x 1080 (2K) Resolution, AMD FreeSync, 144Hz Refresh Rate, Dynamic Action Sync & Black Stabilize, DisplayPort/HDMI/USB 3.0
Pros: - Wow, I never thought it could ever be this good. The ultra-wide goodness is PERFECT for immersion in games! Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Forza Horizon 3 natively support the 21:9 aspect ratio, and they look better for it.
- Productivity is also amazing on this monitor, now I have enough space to have 2 or 3 windows open and work on them simultaneously. For editing, it's fantastic since you can see more of the timelines.
- The color reproduction and viewing angles are great! Whites are perfectly white and not a yellowish off-white that TN panels get. As far as blacks go, they don't seem to be too deep, but I'm not a snob about it as it really doesn't matter too much when gaming, unless you're playing a dark game.
- 144hz refresh rate on an IPS panel is what I have been waiting for a long time and it's worth it! Games are just as smooth as my previous Asus VG248QE
- The monitor setting interface controls are REALLY easy to use
Cons: - The 1ms option lowers screen brightness and contrast, so I don't really tend to use it. Also, I've heard the technology increases input lag, but I don't know if it's noticeable.
- Not a con of the actual product but, not all games, videos and movies support the 21:9 aspect ratio.
Other Thoughts: I'm fairly sure that Blu-Ray movies will play in the 21:9 aspect ratio since they are shot like that. However, I haven't run into a Netflix movie/show that supports it.
There are many workarounds for games to support 21:9, with dark souls 3 you need to make a simple hex edit and small adjustment to the graphics config .ini file. There's also the program called Flawless Widescreen that helps older games and recent games run at 21:9
- Update: BIOS are confirmed to work when this is the only display connected to the PC.
This review is from: Destiny - PlayStation 4
Pros: - The game can be fun
- It plays like halo
- Coopertive online play
- Decent graphics
- Multiplayer is fun
Cons: - Extremely repetitive
- You have to buy great loot with at least 3 different currencies and rank high with your faction.
- To rank up in your faction you have to grind for DAYS/WEEKS in order to finally start buying legendary gear.
- Great loot does not drop from enemies, quests, or chest enough to justify incentive to play the game.
- Little to no story
- Recycling of areas and missions
- The DLC barely adds anything to justify a 20 dollar price tag and more areas are re-used.
Other Thoughts: It's not so much about what this game is, but rather, what bungie promised and did not deliver. There is no "compelling story telling", not worthwhile loot, no persistent and living world. Destiny is a basic husk of an MMO/FPS. It doesn't even get the MMO basics right. There is no trading, the vendor items are terrible, no transmogrifications, no gambling for good loot, barely any exploration. There is just a lot that Bungie did not deliver.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: - Very fluid 144hz
- 1ms response time (grey to grey)
- Great in game picture quality
- No screen tearing
- Perfect size for game concentration and taking screen information
- Smooth and easy height adjustment
- Rotatable to portrait mode
Cons: - Desktop color reproduction is not as great as IPS panels or for that matter, the previous TV I was using as my monitor.
Other Thoughts: Desktop color reproduction aside, the colors in game are awesome, and as far as I can tell, provide more detail. Gameplay is ultra smooth and I have not encountered any screen tearing.
If you're a gamer, and you have the GPU power to push games past 60FPS, then you owe it to yourself to get this monitor. At the current price, it's easily justifiable.