I’ve been editing on an ultrawide for over 2 years and currently, my main monitor connected to my MacBook Pro is the LG 38″. It’s hard to go back to anything else after working on one for so long. For Photoshop and Lightroom, the ultrawide experience feels like it’s a match made in heaven. As a gamer, I’ve wanted to play on the 49″ Samsung ultrawide ever since I first laid eyes on it. As a creative, I felt that the verticle pixels I’d be giving up might be too much at only 1080p on the vertical. Andrew Griswold over at Fstoppers takes a look at this behemoth and weighs in at all the pros and cons.
My two cents: if you’re on a MacBook, an LG ultrawide with USB-C connectivity is a no-brainer. One cable to supply data and power to your MacBook is perfection. I’ve been also working on the 27″ LG 5k Monitor that you can get at the Apple store, and while it’s absolutely beautiful, I purchased mine refurbished at almost half the price of what it sells for at new from Woot.com. If you can go that route, again, highly recommended. Anyway, I digress.
From the article:
“Let’s address the elephant in the room right off the bat, this monitor is absolutely massive. I have a fairly large desk and plenty of space at home to house this beast but it still seems large when viewing in the open. Though, it really comes down to how well it feels when working on it. To be blunt, it feels freaking amazing.”