Looking at replacing the 32inch QHD Curved monitor setup due to texts lacking clarity and a little bit of extra screen real estate for a book or a fullscreen video while doing some work. I don't game at all on my laptop so this setup is purely for productivity(Studying + Software Dev). I prefer to see things side by side for better understanding or play some contents while trying that on the other screen.
Concerns (Current setup):
- Text lacks clarity
- Sometimes I need some more real estate
- Prefer another screen while multitasking
Have three setups in mind;
Setup 1 : 34" IPS Curved Screen (< $800) as Primary + 24/27" Dell QHD (~ $300) Monitor has secondary. Expected total cost < $1100. Would a curved + flat dual monitor setup go well together?
Setup 2 : 49" Samsung WQHD 1440p for $1500 via TGG commercial(retails in other places for $1699). This will be a single monitor setup but costs $400 more than the above setup.
Setup 3 : 34" Philips IPS Flat Screen(~$530) as Primary + 24/27" Dell QHD (~ $300) Monitor has secondary. Expected total cost < $830
I have $300 cashback from my employer. So the 49" Samsung comes to $1200 out of pocket which sounds like a great price but > $1000 makes me think if it's really worth it or Should I ditch the curved monitors altogether and go with the cheapest which is Setup 3.
Previously used 27" 4K (usually in 2k scaled mode for readability) + 24" FHD Flat-screen dual monitor setup and hardly had any issues with that but thought of replacing everything with a single 32". Hasn't really worked. Alternatively, I thought of just using the cashback @ work to buy an additional monitor and live with the dual monitor setup so that I don't have to shell out much.
Based on your experience, what would you recommend?