Are UltraWide Monitors Worth It?

Is an ultrawide monitor for you? What do you get and what do you lose by going the ultrawide route? Are ultrawide monitors worth the money?

First of all, note that there are two types of ultrawide monitors, with 21:9 and 32:9 aspect ratios. 32:9 is also referred to as ‘super-ultrawide.’

In comparison to the standard 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio, ultrawide monitors provide you with extra horizontal screen space, while the vertical screen space is reduced, that is, when comparing two screens with the same diagonal size but different aspect ratio.

So, a 25″ 21:9 monitor is wider than a 25″ 16:9 display, but it’s also shorter. Here’s a list of popular ultrawide screen sizes and how they compare to popular widescreen sizes:30″ 21:9/ 34″ 21:9 /38″ 21:9 /40″ 21:9 /49″ 32:9