An ultrawide monitor is a great way to increase the PC screen real estate you have available to use multiple apps and games without needing to purchase more than one display and then suffer from a split between them. We rounded up your best options.
Philips created a truly massive PC display for creatives and work professionals. This 49-inch behemoth monitor is a perfect replacement for two 1440p displays, allowing you to create a cleaner desktop environment. When you need additional screen real estate but don't want to use multiple panels, the 499P9H is an almost perfect choice.
Another LG display in our collection is the 34-inch UC98-W. We have the usual LG features like Screen Split 2.0 and this panel is curved as well as being ultrawide. For those looking for a new monitor to game on, FreeSync is included here for tear and stutter-free gaming. While the monitor itself doesn't support VESA mounting, the stand can be tilted and adjusted to achieve your ideal position. You'll also get a 3440x1440 resolution, along with two USB 3.0 (with Quick Charge) ports, two HDMI, a single DisplayPort, and even two Thunderbolt ports.
Sporting a resolution of 2560x1080, it's no 1440p, but at only 25 inches, the low resolution shouldn't have a dampening effect on the visual experience. With this monitor, you get an IPS panel with two HDMI ports, FreeSync, and a refresh rate of 60Hz. It's possible to split the screen up to four times for increased levels of productivity, and there's even a dual controller for connecting two PCs to the unit.
BenQ's EX3501R is a stunning monitor for those seeking a high-end screen with awesome performance. You've got a large 3440x1440 resolution, HDR support, 100Hz refresh rate, and a curved design. The addition of FreeSync support and excellent color reproduction makes this display perfect for consuming content or working on some designs.
Should you own an NVIDIA GPU, you'll want the ASUS ROG Swift PG348Q. This display was designed with gaming in mind, utilizing G-Sync technology for tear and stutter-free gaming. The 100Hz refresh rate, 5ms response time, appealing design, and 3440x1440 resolution makes it a solid choice for gamers, but the display is also suitable for work too thanks to the IPS panel for excellent color reproduction. There's also RGB lighting with HDMI and DisplayPort support.
Helping you pick an ultrawide
These are the best ultrawide monitors we've found for PC. The panels listed cater to different needs and requirements, for gaming or productivity. When looking at ultrawide panels, you should be looking at the resolution, port availability, as well as refresh rates and response times to pick the right one for you. We're partial to curved displays, so if we had to pick just one the LG 34UC98-W would be it.
This 34-inch panel from LG is stunning. It comes rocking Thunderbolt support with USB 3.0 Quick Charge, an sRGB color accuracy rating of over 99% and is calibrated from the factory. There are plenty of ports on the rear of the display, allowing you to not only be more productive but enjoy movies and games too.