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Spec me a USB C monitor

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by demon8991, Jul 17, 2020.

  1. demon8991

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 7, 2003

    Posts: 4,391

    Location: Gold Coast, Australia

    Hi All,

    I have just had a custom designed study built ready for a serious two station setup.

    The secondary station will be home to my wife's Dell XPS 13 (9360), monitor, keyboard and mouse.

    I am after a 32" or 34" ultra wide display for this setup that can support the "single cable life" by delivering power, audio, visual, data and potentially Ethernet (if the monitor has it). The Ethernet isn't essential as we have a WiFi 6 at home (Asus AX88U) and an Intel WiFi 6 module in the XPS but it would be handy to have nevertheless.

    I was looking at the Samsung CH89 however I cannot find much in the way of reviews on it.

    https://displaysolutions.samsung.com/monitor/detail/1131/C34H890

    The main setup will be built later in the year and pending more reviews will be centred around the new 49" Odyssey G9.
     
  2. thenewoc

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 9, 2012

    Posts: 5,927

    Location: West Sussex, England

    Am looking for something similar myself at the moment. There's not a lot to choose from but I'm guessing your wife isn't looking for something with gaming in mind. You've not mentioned a budget and if you're looking for a more cost effective solution it may be better to buy a decent monitor and then a separate USB-C docking station that you could perhaps mount out of sight.

    For the size you've stated I'd look at one of these 4K displays, for less emphasis on gaming or multiscreen productivity:
    Dell Ultrasharp Monitor, DELL-U3219Q

    Personally I've been looking at something like this as a minimum (3840x1200) to get the equivalent of 2 16:10 displays in 1 for increased productivity:
    Samsung LC43J890DKUXEN 43"
    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/sams...ssional-widescreen-led-monitor-mo-23r-sa.html


    other smaller resolutions to consider:

    LG 34WN80C
    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/lg-3...ved-ultrawide-wqhd-ips-monitor-mo-15j-lg.html

    or
    LG 38WN95C
    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/lg-3...ed-widescreen-led-backlit-gami-mo-15n-lg.html


    If you want the cheaper route with a separate docking station then I'd look at one of these which I don't think you can beat for value:
    Iiyama G-MASTER GB3461WQSU-B1 34"
    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/iiya...esync-ultrawide-gaming-monitor-mo-13j-iy.html


    You also need to research whether the laptop can be charged over USB-C and what wattage it requires as not all monitors deliver the same power delivery wattage over USB-C. Not all of these will have a KVM switch built in either so if hooking up one lot of KB and mouse is also important then check it has that too.
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2020
  3. demon8991

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 7, 2003

    Posts: 4,391

    Location: Gold Coast, Australia

    Thanks so much for the information, I think I have settled for the LG38WN95C as it seems to tick every box I am after with the exception of a KVM.

    However I will probably look to get a WIFI and Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse setup so I can switch between two computers anyway.

    With regard to the laptop it has USB C and Thunderbolt 3 and so I am pretty sure it supports charging and the monitor can deliver between 90-95w so that should be perfect.
     
  4. thenewoc

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 9, 2012

    Posts: 5,927

    Location: West Sussex, England

    No worries, quite tempted by one of these myself instead of a G9 but waiting to see how big Navi compares since I think this is stronger on the Freesync side of things than G-Sync.