I had a search through the forums, but couldn't find a recent topic like this. Apologies if it's come up recently.
I need some advice.
My old 1080p 60z BENQ T2200HDA is starting to crap out on me. I doesn't display anything other than a grey mess the first few times I turn it on until it finally works at the 3rd to 5th attempt.
I have a fairly low budget of around £300 / $400 to spare for a new one.
I have a Nvidia 1070 from around the launch of the 10 series, and will not be upgrading for the foreseeable future. I've never had anything other than 1080p, and am happy with that resolution. Not interested in 4K at all. However 1440 could be a good upgrade for me, I'm pretty sure my 1070 can handle it.
I have a series S now, so the PC is likely to become secondary to that, so expect most new games to be played on the xbox. For gaming, it'll mainly be PC Gamepass games, and my backlog which I'm sure the 1070 can handle at 1440, maybe even at 4K, but like I said, I'd rather spend the 4K money on other features at 1440 or 1080p.
I also produce music, so the screen real estate of an ultrawide is tempting for that. I've heard that ultrawide can be a pain for games sometimes.
After all that preamble. I guess my questions are:
What are the budget/middle tier monitors of choice at the moment?
What features are worth prioritising?
Does the extra screen real estate of work applications at 1440p offset the gains from ultrawide?
*Also: I know people will be tempted to sell me on 4K. You can try, but I doubt you'll be able to. Consider it a challenge if you like :P
Thanks to anyone who takes the time to reply.
Happy New Year.