Looking for some monitor screen recommendations

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  1. Bunford

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    Ok, I used to use triple 24" 1080p monitors, but due to finding it distracting, I'm gonna downgrade to two monitors. I was only ever really using two for the DAW and tended to get lost in the YouTube vortex on the third, i.e. distracting!

    However, I'm wondering what's some good monitors. I have about 105-110cm of space on my newly modified custom setup and am wondering what's best to stick in there.

    I have two fairly old 24"A 1080p monitors with a chunky bezel. So, at the very least I'd probably be considering swapping to two nice thin/no bezel 24" 1080p monitors.

    Now my next questions are whether it's worth considering 4K monitors instead of 1080p at 24"? I don't really have room for two 27".

    And the next question is, are two 24" monitor better than getting something like a 34" ultra wide monitor?

    Open to all and any recommendations and thoughts you may have!
     
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  3. Bunford

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    Nobody got any thoughts??
     
  4. dondada

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    you probably will be much happier with an ultrawide 34 incher
    mostly because of the height+width
    i hate working on 1080 monitors even if it would be 49" like the new samsung and lg offerings
    if i hadnt gone with 43" 4k. i seriously consider this babe LG 34WK95U
    which is a quasi 4k ultrawide! lg calls it 5k 2k (because it lacks the vert.800pixels of a true 5k display.

    so:
    1080 ultrawide up to 49"
    1440 ultrawide up to 32" or 34"
    2160 ultrawide 34"

    the most significant deal is the height in my opinion
    and if you have a mac there is the 5k lg monitor for "macs" (5120x2880)

    or go the the Korean way 89cm(actual width) aka 43" 4k :mates: (the right way:disco:)
    its smaller than 2 27" horizontal monitors. more similar to 2 27" in portrait mode. ;)

    .ps
    there are korea versions of all the above
    there is an iiyama ProLite 40" in europe but similar korea pricing. 300-500€
    stay away from phillips
    dell might be ok
     
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  5. Legotron

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    My next purchase will be 43" TV for audio workstation. Don't have any specific model yet in my mind, but LG and Samsung has sold couple of model for 349€

    Edit: just checked local store, its selling TCL 43" 4k for 299€
     
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  8. dondada

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    its not so much a question of sharp fonts (as long its cubic pixels arangement dpi scaling works fine)
    but how comfortable are you "seeing" the fonts. Which @5k 27" would be quite small.
    i chose the 40"4k because its the same pixel pitch as 27" @1440p without scaling.
    Better check in person ;)

    you loose pc centric functions like DP inputs, usb hubs etc. If you go with a tv.
    Sometimes they dont display static images as well as they could
    i remember there where other drawbacks but i dont remember as i got mine end of 2013.
    watch as many reviews as you can!
     
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    @dondada I have a couple of friends with 43" TV newer model(i think Samsung, not sure) as monitor, it works good for everything else expect heavy gaming
     
  10. junh1024

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    No. Some apps have scaling problems at 4K.
     
  11. Moonlight

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    ok but a little bit for sure :)

    On my iPad I can read very small fonts with ease since they are crisp.

    On my Dell 24" 1920x1200 tiny fonts are bad readable.
    Its agressive matte coating is part of that.
    Even tho anything is much bigger than on a tiny ipad.

    Even the default font of Studio One is bad readable on the Dell, thats why I am looking for a really crisp monitor and at its best without matte coating (glossy like an ipad)
     
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    indeed Studio One doesnt work properly at Windows scaled to 125 % on my screen.
    When I move regions they start to flicker
     
  13. dondada

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    i remember now
    the biggest drawback then was
    no dp input and you needed a gfx card with hdmi 2.0 or higher to get 4k60hz
    it is and was cheaper to use dp instead of active dp to hdmi converter.
    the specif problem was monitors handle 30hz better with mouse movement
    it used t be strangely laggy on some tv (and even some monitors (back then)

    hmm
    this was never my experience on dell 24" / 27" 16x10 (win7)
    you have more vibrancy (color) without coating and a glass(ed) panel
    but the disadvantage of reflection and higher eyestrain after a long days work.

    ipad
    yeah much better dpi scaling on mac systems in general
    i mean xp was even worse then everything now hahaha

    never heard of coating being described as worse for reading
    always the exact opposite.

    anyways best of luck mate!!!
     
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    Yeh glossy screens are for dimmed environments.
    I want an ipad grade display for my desktop, and at its best widescreen or simply big enough :)
     
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    I'm very much in love with Dells 271X Line. I've had 2713 to 2715 and all of them were great. They do not flicker, they make no sound, no matter what brightness and they're quite fast. Although we're not gamers I hate input lag. I had screens that lagged so much, it made mouse movements strange.
    They have 2.560 x 1.440 Pixel IPS Panels and at this very moment that is perfect for me dpi-wise.
     
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