Huawei MateView
Maximum PC|October 2021
Listen carefully, Huawei has a tall tale to tell...
JEREMY LAIRD

SOMETIMES STANDARDS take hold for no particularly good reason. For proof, look no further than PC monitors and the 16:9 aspect ratio. From a pure computing perspective, there’s isn’t much reason to favor 16:9 over numerous alternatives. But 16:9 is the standard for the HDTV market, so it dominates the desktop, too.

The exception, of late, has been various flavors of ultrawide panels from 21:9 aspect right out to crazy 32:9 monitors. For productivity, however, ultrawide isn’t always super desirable. Enter the new Huawei MateView. It ditches all those wide and wonderful aspect ratios for a much squarer and taller 3:2 format.

Derived from a standard 4K display, the MateView clocks in with 3,840 by 2,560 pixels. So, that’s an extra 400 vertical pixels compared with regular 4K. Squeezed into a 28.2-inch panel, it makes for 163 pixels per inch, or around the same pixel density as a conventional 27-inch 4K monitor.

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