When It comes to ultrawide monitors, there are currently three main screen sizes on the market. These are 34 inch monitors, 38-Inch ultrawide monitors and 49 inch super ultrawide monitors.
In this articles, we will take a look at why you might consider buying 38-inch ultrawide monitor instead of other sizes, and then we will review the best 38-Inch monitors on the market.
38-Inch monitor is definitely a lot bigger and wider than 27-inch monitors, which is what most people are used to using.
So it brings additional productivity compared to 27-inch monitors which might even convince some dual monitors users to switch to a 38-inch monitor setup.
However, unlike bigger ultrawide monitors, 38-Inch ultrawide should fit in to most desks without any issues.
38-Inch monitors are still relatively new on the market. However, that's why we think that, this monitor size might end up being one of the main stream sizes for most productivity and work stations.
In workstation setups, the number one thing to consider is the connectivity, especially if you are using a laptop that you disconnect and take it with you when you leave.
In that case, you will want to least amount of cables connected to your computer. This includes display cables, charging and additional USB devices such as webcam, or external speakers.
If you want to combine at least display and charging cables in to a single cable your best bet is using a USB Type-C cable, assuming that your laptop already supports it.
In our opinion USB-C port is essential for most productivity setups as this will also turn your monitor in to a USB hub that you can use to increase number of USB ports your laptop has without attaching additional hubs or docks.
Additionally, most 38-Inch monitors already include some of the USB devices that you might otherwise need to connect. For example speakers and webcams. Unless your work requires you to have super high quality music output, in most cases these built-in speakers should work perfectly fine and eliminate buying external speakers.
38-Inch monitors are uniquely positioned for users who are avid gamers for couple interesting reasons.
First of all, we know that most gamers want to increase their field of view as it gives them a bigger perspective and competitive advantage.
However, in some cases this advantage became so powerful that, some games decided not to support ultrawide monitors and just show black bars. But that is not the case for 38-Inch monitors.
So 38-Inch monitors have a potential of being supported by many games without any issues and still giving the user the advantage of having an additional field of view for completive advantage.
If you are going to be using this monitor for gaming, you should be paying attention to some of the specs we will discuss such as refresh rate, and response time.
Additionally you might want to check which one of these sync technologies, if any, your graphics card support, such as G-Sync, FreeSync or FreeSync 2. So that your monitor is compatible with your gaming computer for the best performance.