16:9 vs 21:9 2nd display for Cubase Dual Monitor Setup???

Hey guys,

I have Cubase installed on an 18 inch screen laptop, and I’m planning on purchasing a 2nd monitor so that I can work with 2 screens when using the software.

There are two displays I’m considering, the AOC 29-inch IPS Q2963PM (21:9) LED Monitor and ASUS PB278Q 27-Inch (16:9) WQHD LED-lit PLS Professional Graphics Monitor, but which one would be better suited for Cubase, the 16:9 one or the 21:9 one? I was thinking to go for the AOC 21:9 one as it has more estate, but I’m not sure if the better monitor would be as clear cut as which one has the bigger screen.

They both have the same number of pixels horizontally (2560), but the 21:9 has 1080 vertically, compared to the other’s 1440. The 21:9 is probably using an LG panel, as is the Dell one.

For Cubase, if you want more screen space, go for the 2560x1440. Note that its pixels are smaller, but that may not bother you too much if you are used to working at a laptop screen, which usually have significantly smaller pixels than monitors.