I have $500. Tell me why I shouldn't buy a 4K monitor instead of a couple of 1080p monitors.
Get one of those Philips 40" 4K monitors and never look back.
It would be wiser to spend half that on a single 1080p monitor and put the rest into savings.
If your unsure of the quantity of monitors you want then you don't have a necessity for more than one
What's the point? The "standard" for a lot of content is 16:9, so you'll get black bars most of the time. Work area is less than 4K. Can't see what advantage that awkward as fuck aspect ratio has.
>The "standard" for a lot of content is 16:9, so you'll get black bars most of the time
Literally every movie is 21:9. Every modern game supports it and even a fuckload of old games too. The ones that don't you can easily force them to with a simple fix. There are also chrome extensions that work around youtube and other shit's limitations as well.
Besides, you're not gonna be browsing ONE fucking thing at a time at fullscreen in a goddamn 4k screen. The whole purpose of the thing is productivity and also a better experience in general when it comes to media consumption and gaming.
>Literally every movie is 21:9
I'm being pedantic, but lots of IMAX movies alternate between 16:9 and 21:9, like Interstellar, the Batman films, etc, which fucks up your day if you're watching on a 21:9 monitor.
I do play electric, but that's no go in an orchestra.
They're not so bad to move around - I have a wheel that straps to the case when I have to take it somewhere.
Because 4k is shit for productivity
> Windows scaling is insanely aggressive
Shit for games
> Unless your packing some serious GPU/s
Often $500 alone won't get you
> 99-100% sRGB color accuracy
> high contrast ratio
> decent design
> thin Bezels
Overall one 4k monitor is less productive than Dual ips 1440p monitors
Fuck you OP, do your own research
>Fuck you OP, do your own research
lol nope nerd hahah thanks for spoonfeeding me going to go have sex with my girlfriend now
If you're talking about gaming, highly-dependent on the game. Many 2016 games struggle to hit 1080p on a 980.
If you're talking about productivity, I'm driving a 3440x1440 display from a 650m right now.
There's nothing stopping you from gaming at 1080p in a 4k monitor. x2 scaling means you won't lose any crispness and it's still a decent resolution for videogames, and you'll still have all that screen real estate when you do actual work.
Obviously vidya. That's a shame, I hadn't realized gaming had become so demanding, I've been running off igp this whole time, so I haven't really seen what the more demanding games require.
Maybe a 21:9 at 1080p is more reasonable.
Right, that's what I do. You can always drop to 2560x1080, or failing that, straight 1920x1080.
And gaming is demanding mostly because PC optimisation is apparently really low priority for game developers. Games run fine at 1080p on 2012 hardware in consoles, and can barely hit 1080p/60 on hardware that is literally 5-10x more powerful on PC. Ubisoft is the worst offender for this.
>reminder If your international girlfriends aren't spending their own money to fly to you than you AREN'T alpha
>also a reminder that if your international girlfriends don't know about each other, than you are NOT alpha.
Not him but do you own a 2560x1080 monitor?
I have the money to buy that 29" LG one right now, the 29UM67, but I have a Dell S2440L, which is a 24" VA panel (really outstanding blacks) and I just can't decide. There are no ultrawides for me to see in person where I live as well. I have a meme card and I don't really mind dropping down some AA or whatever to keep 60 fps but I'm not sure if 29" 1080p ultrawide will just end up feeling cramped since it's a 23" monitor's height. I just don't know what to do.
because you could be productive or you could be a meme stuck with a shitty outdated first-generation panel by the time 4K is actually useful for anything
just kill yourself already
Because you will scale things like your UI and text up on the 4k monitor so you can actually read things and use it which means you will have less functional work area than two monitors of 1080p or 1440p.
>Better blacks are more important.
Fucking white genocide EVERYWHERE I LOOK
Great b8 m8. You literally can't read text properly on the current generation of VR HMDs. It will be years until HMDs are high-fidelity enough to replace a display. 4K per eye would be the minimum for easily legible text.