Ultrawide or 16:9 external monitor with FW?

what do you use as external monitor ? ?

Personally a 16:9, ultrawides typically have high resolutions that are hard to drive with the iGPU (although addressable with a dGPU).
Both are fine aspect ratios though, which one you prefer depends on what you do!

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You will give us more details:
o what type of tasks do you need to perform on that monitor? video editing, photo retouching, gaming, work from home, office, casual gaming, watching YT/Netflix
o acceptable refresh rate
o favorite monitor brand
o availability of that brand on your country
o money / maximum budget
o did you consider a 4K TV set?
o connectivity

There are monitors with 16:10 / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1 / 21:9 aspect ratios on various resolutions and screen real estate.

If it is just for CAD or text editing you could use a Crowview monitor or two.


I am looking for 27", 16:9 (if there is 16:10 within budget and is available then sure),
1440p (1080p also fine),
mostly for browsing the web, CAD, watching YT/Netflix,
Maybe LG, Samsung or ViewSonic? Really no preference, but I don’t like Dell, HP, and Asus
Budget is less than $300 USD


Interesting idea


For 27" diagonal the minimum acceptable resolution is 2650x1440.

I identify two monitors on Dell’s site which can suit your requirements:
a) https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-27-usb-c-monitor-s2722dc/apd/210-bbqs/monitors-monitor-accessories
This one do have USB-C socket.

b) https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-ultrasharp-30-usb-c-hub-monitor-u3023e/apd/210-bdsn/monitors-monitor-accessories
This one has a bigger diagonal and 16:10 aspect ratio.

For 300USD take a look at Philips 28" 4k monitor.

I read that you don’t like Dell, but I have two Dell monitors, used daily, one 27" (2560x1440) and one 24" (1980x1200) for about two years and they work flawlessly.

Hope this helps.

Likely not stable enough when mounted on the flabby FW lids. Needs separate support, meguesses.