Should plan before buying if you want to use a second monitor, because the ultrawide tends to dominate the desk. I wasn’t intending to use a second one, which is just as well because I don’t know where I’d put it.
New monitor was delivered Saturday. One thing about the Alienware monitor is that the stand alone takes up a fair amount of space. My desk was made back when CRTs still roamed the earth, and it has elevated trays which were made to accommodate monitors and other accessories with substantial depth. Unfortunately the trays weren’t designed to fit a stand with such a large footprint.
My solution was to fashion an extended platform out of particle board that rests on two of the trays, with enough overhang to fit the monitor stand. Painted it black so it doesn’t look too out of place.
While waiting for the paint to dry, I played around with the monitor briefly just setting it on the desk proper, and it consumed about two-thirds of the available space. I had my arms extended to the keyboard and my head craned back, probably looking like I should be in the ‘I Hate This Guy’ thread.