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kyralfie t1_j2sq8nw wrote

Nice. That's a great resolution for a 32" screen. The same PPI as 27" 5K (5120x2880) which is so much more pleasant to eyes than your usual 27" 4K (3840x2160)... And IPS Black as well. Good stuff.


pressedbread t1_j2u2z8j wrote

Maybe I'm out of the loop, whats wrong with 27" 4k? I have a 27" QHD 1440p and was thinking of going 4k


Trapdoor1635 t1_j2u87nh wrote

The fractional scaling required to make the UI look a reasonable size


kyralfie t1_j2w0pdt wrote

Absolutely nothing wrong with it! It will be an amazing upgrade. It's just that 5K looks even better and sharper and I love it. And I much prefer 200% scaling with a 5K monitor to 150% with a 4K.


amoral_ponder t1_j2unw74 wrote

It's more pleasant to your eyes in your imagination or if you're sitting 2 inches away from the screen.


kyralfie t1_j2w0vno wrote

Nah, I have an 80cm deep desk and I used the 5K and multiple 4K ones at the same distance. It's just better. I understand it's not everyone's priority but that's completely alright. To each their own. I myself sold that 16:9 5K in favor of a taller 3:2 4K screen. It was a definite downgrade in quality but it's free real estate. :-)


iindigo t1_j2x9g2c wrote

Yeah, I’ve got one desk set up with an iMac Pro (27” 5120x2880) alongside a 27” 2560x1440 monitor and the difference between the two is quite visible at normal sitting distance. It’s by far the most visible with a screen full of text, with letterforms being notably less defined and more blobby on the lower DPI monitor, whereas the iMac’s screen looks almost like paper that emits light.

I share your distaste for 16:9 though, I’d love for there to be HiDPI screens at 16:10 (my personal favorite), 3:2, 5:4, etc that allow running your UI at a perfect 2x, but I don’t see that happening for a few more years at least. Hopefully the trend laptops have seen toward 16:10 and other tall aspect ratios spreads to desktop monitors sooner than later.


amoral_ponder t1_j2xzrdh wrote

>2560x1440 monitor

vs 4K is not 4K vs 5K.


iindigo t1_j2y14c4 wrote

The density difference is still visible, just not as visible, plus as noted in other comments 4K 27”-32” screens require fractional UI scaling which is problematic under some circumstances. 5k 27” or 6k 32” can run usably with integer scaling, e.g 2x instead of 1.5x.