If you are a game developer or a gadget lover, then it is time to upgrade your monitor. An awesome 34 inch, 21:9 curved monitor with a panoramic view by Dell is here. Dell UltraSharp U3415W, offers cinematic WQHD resolution and pristine sound (without external speakers). The monitor offers a new state of the art wrap-around viewing experience, and with a 21:9 ultra-wide curved screen, you will get to experience the best viewing comfort. An affordable price and the 3-year hardware warranty makes it a no-brainer for hardware lovers.
Movies – With growing number of UHD streaming sites like Amazon Prime, Netflix and downloadable movie releases, most movie lovers today have a large collection of HD video files. The ultra high resolution of 3440 x 1440 px and an aspect ratio of 21:9, makes viewing movies using this monitor a whole new experience. A mind blowing picture quality coupled with crystal clear sound, will take your movie experience to a whole new level and you will be locked to the screen. However, a mild light bleed is apparent when you sit in extremely wrong angles, especially during dark scenes.
Gaming – It goes without saying that the key to a good gaming experience is in the hardware. This review is based on a set up of AMD drivers 14.501 on a X99 chipset, along with 16GB DDR3 RAM. Though most old games don’t have an aspect ratio of 21:9, the native resolution by itself is beautifully supported by the 3440×1440 px. If you are developer and gaming aficionado then, this is the best monitor for you. You can effectively replace three conventional monitors with two of these if you want a very wide experience.
Dell drivers usually allow a lot of versatility and multi-tasking. You can opt for application specific lighting and optimum temperatures. It is also possible to auto-resize windows using an app. You can also preset layouts, something like two horizontal windows (or three vertical windows). Sliding a particular window to one of the zones will auto resize the window. The PIP mode will also come in very handy and helps in effective multitasking. You can also the stretch the content and also choose independent audio sources.
As I said before, when watching dark scenes in movies, you might experience a slight back light bleed (only when you sit in wrong angles). It just has one HDMI (some of the other high end monitors in the market has two HDMI).
Overall this is a gorgeous monitor and offers full value for money.