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Which monitor should I get?

Postby sachin » November 21st, 2016, 7:32 pm

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I'm would like to get a monitor thats larger than 27" and would work with Mac and PC. Any good suggestions?

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Postby slippyfish » November 22nd, 2016, 1:44 pm

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I bought an LG 34" Ultrawide for home use (mostly Macbook Pro), as it was a slightly better deal at the time than an Apple screen. Since then we've bought three more for the ID team, and a sprinkling of engineers around the company got them too. Works well with Mac and PC; heck you can even plug both computers in at once and split the screen. Color calibration is a bit finicky but I don't obsess about that stuff too much.
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Postby Cyberdemon » November 22nd, 2016, 2:54 pm

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Ditto - I've switched to the LG 34" both at home and at work. I use the 34UM95 at home and the 34UM88 at work. Both are thunderbolt monitors so I can connect my Macbook with just a single cable. At home it lets me easily switch between my PC tower to my Macbook just by changing inputs.

It occasionally is finicky with changing inputs, but the color calibration is extremely good out of the box (I calibrated my 95 with a Spyder and it was 95% of the way there)

If you want a display for both platforms IMO it's the way to go. Great for gaming and movies as well.

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Postby MK19 » November 23rd, 2016, 12:24 pm


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Isn't 34 inch 21:9 very small on the vertical space? I use a 32 inch 16:9 monitor but would happily use a 30 inch 16:10 also.

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Postby Cyberdemon » November 23rd, 2016, 12:35 pm

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MK19 wrote:Isn't 34 inch 21:9 very small on the vertical space? I use a 32 inch 16:9 monitor but would happily use a 30 inch 16:10 also.


It's identical in height to a 27" 16:9 1440P display, but with an extra ~8" of width tacked on to the sides. So if you were a former user of a 27" Thunderbolt display, it's an easy upgrade.

If you are PC only, then 30" 4K displays have their advantages, especially if pixel count is more important. I had a Dell 16:10 30" for a short period of time and found the extra vertical height to be too much for how close I was sitting. The 27" Dell was a nicer blend of PPI to screen real estate and the 34" just added some more room for additional windows and tool bars off to the side so I could go from being a dual monitor user to single monitor user without too much of a hurdle and eliminating the bezel in the middle of my screen.

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Postby MK19 » November 23rd, 2016, 5:25 pm


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Cyberdemon wrote:
MK19 wrote:Isn't 34 inch 21:9 very small on the vertical space? I use a 32 inch 16:9 monitor but would happily use a 30 inch 16:10 also.


It's identical in height to a 27" 16:9 1440P display, but with an extra ~8" of width tacked on to the sides. So if you were a former user of a 27" Thunderbolt display, it's an easy upgrade.

If you are PC only, then 30" 4K displays have their advantages, especially if pixel count is more important. I had a Dell 16:10 30" for a short period of time and found the extra vertical height to be too much for how close I was sitting. The 27" Dell was a nicer blend of PPI to screen real estate and the 34" just added some more room for additional windows and tool bars off to the side so I could go from being a dual monitor user to single monitor user without too much of a hurdle and eliminating the bezel in the middle of my screen.

Maybe I'm lazy but I feel like I'd have to turn my head too much for a 21:9. I do like a bit more vertical space than a 27" 16:9 too. I've used a 28" 16:10 before that was really good (size, at least, but only 1920 x 1200).
I think my next monitor would be a 4K 40" and I would sit a littler further back from it. That's my plan anyway, if anyone makes a good one under £400 max.

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Postby metalface » March 25th, 2018, 5:11 am


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Go for 28" UE590 UHD Monitor, I got it and it works great. The colors are sharp and the design is also slim. With 4k+ ultra HD features. The image cleanup, system design and the color is great.

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Postby MK19 » March 25th, 2018, 9:37 am


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I have a 28" 4k Dell monitor at work. I don't recommend it at this size. Also if you're still on Windows 7 it is broken everywhere for DPI scaling. Many plugins and hotfixes needed to get 4k at such a small size to be usable in many CAD programs. Work PCs will upgrade to Windows 10 soon and I will see if that resolves it.

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Postby sonofscrotum » April 24th, 2018, 11:56 am


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My jaw dropped to the floor when I saw LG's 43-inch monitor. It's a true 4K monitor, not a TV, and it was on sale for less than $500.

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Postby amunta » April 25th, 2018, 11:23 am


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sonofscrotum wrote:My jaw dropped to the floor when I saw LG's 43-inch monitor. It's a true 4K monitor, not a TV, and it was on sale for less than $500.

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*clicks link, sees price* https://media.giphy.com/media/4pMX5rJ4PYAEM/giphy.gif

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Postby sonofscrotum » April 25th, 2018, 1:55 pm


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amunta wrote:
sonofscrotum wrote:My jaw dropped to the floor when I saw LG's 43-inch monitor. It's a true 4K monitor, not a TV, and it was on sale for less than $500.

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*clicks link, sees price* https://media.giphy.com/media/4pMX5rJ4PYAEM/giphy.gif

Fixed it, I had the wrong product link. Somehow the specs are similar but the price is four times higher.

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Postby sonofscrotum » April 25th, 2018, 4:37 pm


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Philips just announced another 43-incher.

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Postby Cyberdemon » April 26th, 2018, 7:30 am

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I have to say I sort of struggle with anything past 40" unless you are using it at a much greater distance. I originally bought a 30" Dell Ultrasharp but wound up downsizing it to the 27" because I found myself moving my neck too much just to see things.

I can see it being useful if you need 4X inputs from multiple machines, or put the monitor much further away. But if you sit arms distance from your screen it just seems like a lot of panning and off axis viewing. The 34" is nice because it's the exact same height as the 27" just wider.

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Postby sonofscrotum » April 26th, 2018, 4:10 pm


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I agree, the size can be overkill for personal use. Just looking at the LG 43-inch on display at the store it seemed like it required tilting your head up and down constantly.

Large size monitors are nice for reviewing work collaborately (like when you have to cram four people in your cubicle!). I've used the large TV's in the conference rooms to review 3D work and the colors and gradients don't come across as well.

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Postby j2cervin » April 27th, 2018, 5:57 am


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We ordered a few of the Samsung 48" widescreens, and I went back to the dual 27" dell. I actually ended up losing resolution despite the actual screen size being roughly the same. Also, your programs open across the entire monitor, where I then have to undock it and manual resize. There were programs that acted as if there was a split, but it never really worked (I really like having the monitor division to keep documents separate).

Also, I found the angle of the screen to not be curved enough for the width. It didnt seem as though I was looking straight on the screen at the 1/3 mark of the monitor (where the center of my current monitor is now). This seemed to lead to a lot of reflection issues.

The widescreen also caused some serious issue with the counterstrike HUD.

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