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The 5 Best Budget Ultrawide Monitors [Top Picks]

Having an ultrawide monitor is a great way to increase your productivity and get more done. They are also great for gaming since you have a lot more screen real estate when compared to a single or a duel monitor setup. They are usually much more expensive than traditional monitors, but there are some great ones which i like to call gems. We reviewed the 5 best budget ultrawide monitors in the market for this year, so let’s take a look at them!

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5. Acer ED347CKR

Best Runner-Up

Our Ratings:

Durability
80%
Quality
70%
Value
70%

Ultrawide monitors are pretty attractive options as their size and aspect ratio delivers plenty of qualities that are desirable for a variety of users, however, they can get quite costly. Don’t worry though, because there are tons of choices in the budget range for these monitors as well, for example the Samsung SJ55W coming in with a fairly large screen with the WQHD resolution, good refresh rate, solid amounts of black, nice design, AMD FreeSync, plenty of connectivity ports, and tons of other features that are perfect for multi-tasking.

The Samsung SJ55W has a pretty interesting design that will suit any room or desk, it’s a combination of dark gunmetal grey in its bezels and stand, and black on its rear panel. The bezels of the device are thicker than I expected but they are not noticeable and are not an eyesore, on top of that the monitor is quite thin when you are looking from the side delivering a pretty aesthetic look. The base of the device has a wide V shape that looks equally good and fits in with the design, and it can comfortably hold this beast stable. In terms of build quality, we did not expect anything less than excellent, and Samsung delivered like always.

The back panel is really clean and tidy, and on it, you will find the stand which is not the most adjustable but gets the job done. Apart from that, you can also find the connectivity ports including one HDMI 2.0, an HDMI 1.4, one DisplayPort 1.2 and a headphone jack, which is more than enough at the price point.

The Samsung SJ55W sports a 34-inch 3440×1440 WQHD resolution VA panel with a static contrast ratio of 3000:1, a refresh rate of 75Hz, a peak brightness of 300 nits, great viewing angles thanks to its VA nature, 4ms response time and AMD FreeSync. This makes it a very feature-rich and capable monitor that is capable of running plenty of tasks like a breeze, for example, gaming will be perfect thanks to its contrast, refresh rate, and AMD FreeSync.

On top of all this, the Samsung SJ55W has a split-screen feature, that makes it a perfect monitor for productivity and multi-tasking, so you can get a lot done in little time. It also performed its duties exceptionally in every task and I have no complaints about it.

4. ASUS Designo MX299Q

Best For Designers

Our Ratings:

Durability
80%
Quality
80%
Value
85%

Ultra Widescreen monitors are excellent replacements to dual monitor setups, or for those that want larger screens for their needs. The ASUS Designo MX299Q is one of the most stylish monitors in the market, but it is not just a pretty face as this 29-inch monitor, delivers a great resolution, good sound, rich colors with plenty of accuracies, an excellent gray-scale performance and many more features making it a perfect monitor for designers and professionals.

The ASUS Designo MX299Q has one of the best designs in the business, with its ultra-attractive looks. The company has done a perfect job when designing this monitor, with its thin bezels on the sides and top, a thick light silver band on the bottom, the stand in the same colour giving it a flying appearance and a metallic grey base that is round giving it a perfect look. It has a curved back panel that attaches to the stand that offers tilt adjustability, on the bottom bezel you will find the touch-sensitive controls that give good control to the device.

In terms of connectivity, this monitor has some attractive options, including a DisplayPort, HDMI, Dual-Link DVI inputs, and two audio ports, to complete the package. Most importantly, this device is equipped with a pair of 3-watt Bang & Olufsen ICEpower speakers that deliver an impressive performance all-around, which was surprising for a monitor.

The ASUS Designo MX299Q is fitted with a 29-inch UltraWide 21:9 Quad HD 2560×1080 resolution Advanced High-Performance In-Plane Switching panel. delivering extremely wide viewing angles great and 100000000:1 contrast ratio, which resulted in inky deep blacks that were amazing. The panel is LED backlit and managed to reproduce 100% of the sRGB colour gamut, with extreme accuracy making it a very capable device for photo and video editing.

The grayscale accuracy of this monitor was also tremendous, making productivity tasks a breeze, perfect for multi-taskers. With a bit of tweaking this monitor is a dream come true, but even without it, it is still pretty good.

3. LG 29UM59-A

Best For Office Use

Our Ratings:

Durability
85%
Quality
85%
Value
95%

As far as monitors and TVs go, LG is always on top of the pack with its amazing panels that are perfectly designed and deliver excellent features, most products in their lineup are pretty high-end devices, however, they have managed to offer us some great budget models. One of their most notable is the LG 29UM59-A, which is an ultrawide monitor with an amazing set of features, and it is essentially an entry-level gaming monitor, but thanks to its looks, performance, and features, it makes for a great office monitor that will leave you satisfied.

In terms of design and aesthetics, the LG 29UM59-A utilizes a very utilitarian body with simplistic lines that doesn’t crave attention, but it will fit right in with any design, and it would be the perfect one for your office. It has a slim body with thin bezels on the top and sides, but the bezel is slightly thicker on the bottom.

It has an all-black made of glossy plastic that attracts dust and fingerprints, so it would be wise to have a microfiber cloth to keep it in tip-top shape, and you should beware because the body picks up hairline scratches quite easily. The base is excellently designed with its bow shape, delivering exceptional stability, but not a lot of adjustability apart from tilting. However, there are 75×75 VESA mounting holes if you wish for an aftermarket upgrade, and you also get a multi-directional joystick for OSD navigation that was excellently convenient.

In terms of connectivity this monitor delivers a DisplayPort 1.2 port, and two HDMI 1.4 ports, which may not be a lot, but for the price it is adequate. The LG 29UM59-A is equipped with a pair of 5watt speakers that are a good substitution if you lack any kind of system, and on top of this, you have some sort of cable management that will keep your desk tidy and clean.

The LG 29UM59-A is fitted with a 29-inch 2560×1080 resolution In-Plane Switching panel that delivers a 75Hz refresh rate and a 5ms response time which makes it perfect for office use, PC and console gaming, and watching movies. I was actually impressed with the colour reproduction of the device which was better than I expected due to its price, and the grayscale was impressive as well, resulting in perfect text. The contrast was pretty good as well resulting in awesome blacks and pleasing visuals.

2. Acer ED347CKR

Best Runner-Up

Our Ratings:

Durability
95%
Quality
90%
Value
95%

If you want an ultra-wide curved monitor in the budget range the options are pretty scarce, however, Acer has delivered a pretty attractive option that will deliver with the ED347CKR. This monitor delivers excellent functionality and performance in its large 34-inch ultra-wide curved screen that is excellently designed, has nice contrast, good colors, good refresh rate and plenty of nice features that will prove to be worthy.

First of all, it is worth noting that this monitor is one of the most attractive options in the market with its 1800R curve and its large size. The company has used glossy plastic on the bottom band on the screen, but on the top and sides, it has pretty slim bezels that complete the look of this device.

Moving on the stand and the base is not appropriate for this monitor, not due to size or stability, but due to its aesthetics, but it has VESA mount holes on the back so you can swap it for an aftermarket solution if you wish to. However, the stand provides plenty of adjustabilities so you can get the perfect angle, and it has some cable adjustment solution to keep the cables out of the way.

The back panel of this monitor is pretty attractive as well, with the Acer logo engraved in the top left-hand side and three lines adding some flair to it. It is worth mentioning that this monitor looks rather thick from the side due to its curved nature but it is nothing that will bother you. In terms of connectivity, this device is pretty rich, coming in with 5 USB 3.1 ports, a DisplayPort, one HDMI port, and a DVI input to complete the package. It has two 4Watt speakers for sound but they are not pretty capable.

The Acer ED347CKR is fitted with 34-inch UltraWide curved 3440×1440 resolution VA panel with LCD backlighting, with a maximum brightness of 300 nits and a dynamic contrast ratio of 100000000:1 with a refresh rate of 100Hz. Combined with the AMD FreeSync technology, this monitor is capable of pretty much anything you can think of, a great budget ultra-wide monitor.

1. LG 34UM69G

Best Overall

Our Ratings:

Durability
100%
Quality
90%
Value
95%

The best budget ultra-wide monitor in 2019 comes from LG, with the 34UM69G. This monitor is one of the most capable monitors in the market, despite having a price that would suggest otherwise. It delivers great gaming features that provide high performance, amazing visuals, AMD FreeSync, high refresh rates and some interesting settings that will result in smoother gameplay. However, other users may find good functionality for this as well.

The LG 34UM69G has a pretty clean design with very simple lines that make this monitor fit into every deck design. It is rather large, but thanks to its design you can easily utilize it as an office monitor, the V-Line stand of this monitor is quite large but it delivers excellent stability to this behemoth, and at the same time it looks excellent, but there are no VESA mounting holes so you are stuck with that. The monitor has rather thin bezels measuring 0.5-inches on the sides and top, and a slightly thinner one at the bottom that is accompanied by a band that houses the LG logo.

In terms of connectivity, you get one HDMI port, a DisplayPort, a USB Type-C port and an audio jack port. Below the LG logo, you will find the joystick button that allows you to control the on-screen displays of this monitor and it proved to be rather convenient and useful. The assembly and initial setup are rather quick and you won’t need any speciality tools for it.

The LG 34UM69G uses a 34-inch ultra-wide 2560×1080 resolution IPS panel that delivers excellent viewing angles and perfect colours, managing to reproduce about 99% of the sRGB colour gamut. It is worth mentioning that this monitor has an Anti-Glare coating to result in better visuals, and it got pretty bright. It is equipped with 1ms motion blur reduction and AMD FreeSync features that results in perfect gameplay.

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