AOC's 29-inch Q2963PM Monitor Wields an UltraWide Load
The Q2963PM is a 29-inch display with a 2650x1080 resolution (21:9 aspect ratio). Why would you want such a super widescreen monitor? The idea is to offer dual-monitor productivity from a single display, which it achieves with multiple input options (DisplayPort, HDMI, and DVI) and support for both Picture-in-Picture (PIP) and Picture-by-Picture (PBP) modes.
It's also a suitable monitor for watching movies. AOC says widescreen flicks can be viewed without black bars on the top and bottom of the screen, while the display's in-plane switching (IPS) panel provides crisp and clear viewing from just about any angle. The monitor has a dynamic contrast ratio of 50,000,000:1, rated brightness of 250 cd/m2, and a 5ms response time.
We're working on getting one of these bad boys in for a formal review. In the meantime, the AOC Q2963PM is available now for $500.