1080p vs 1440p vs 4k

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  1. aussie-revhead

    aussie-revhead Member

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    Guys, I have been looking for an upgrade from my qnix and I was surprised to see some large screens still using 1080p (such as z35) then there is 1440 Ultra wide and 4k options. If 4k is so good (owners seem to rave about 4k) then wouldn't a z35 look super crap? If it doesn't then why not? Wouldn't the pixels be like 5c coins compares to the high density options? :lol:

    Does anyone have a z35 to offer their opinion? Is 200hz worth it for the reduction in detail? Or it the difference exaggerated (sounds bigger in theory than it actually looks)?

    Any help would be great.

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  2. shmity

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    Im not sure how people can deal with 35" 1080P displays...

    I think the sweet spot is either 27" 1440P or 32-35 4k. Im rolling with a 1440P 144hz and I'm very happy with that. I couldnt' do something the size of a 35" but at 4K the pixel density would be pretty good.
     
  3. Sphinx2000

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    These are super-wide 21:9 monitors with very little vertical height.
    Would still prefer 1440p@100 over 1080p@200 - anything non-gaming/video would be painful in the lack of vertical screen real-estate.
     
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  4. cbwolf

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    It all comes down to the PPI mate.

    35" @ 2560x1080 = 79 PPI - That's just god awful honestly, and would look like utter trash.

    A 27" at 1920x1080 looks pretty pixelated and not very nice, and that has 81.6 PPI, so the Z35 would be even worse.

    The general consensus (which i agree with based on my experiences) is that around 110 PPI is the 'ideal' pixel density. At a normal viewing distance 60 - 80cm, things look nice and crisp and clear, but thing aren't so small that you need to use scaling.

    That would be:

    20" @ 1920x1080
    27" @ 2560x1440
    34" @ 3440x1440
    40" @ 3840x2160

    It's also a pretty bad time to buy a new monitor. There is a heap of new monitor tech right on the horizon, with announced models (implementing things like 4k @ 144Hz, quantum dot, gsync, OLED etc) coming out in Q4 2017 and Q1 2018.

    If you can hang in there for another 5 months - you'll have your pick :thumbup:
     
  5. Roscosity

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    Personally I don't see the difference between 1440p and 4k, but that's just me
    I love my 1440p gaming monitor, and don't need ultrawide, but LOVE high refresh rates
     
  6. Luke212

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    Exactly why im tryng to find a 37-38" 4K monitor. its a sweet spot. Any bigger is too big as a monitor. Any smaller, and 4K is just too much for no gain.

    fuck running a <30" 4K lol. just shooting your fps in the foot for no gains
     
  7. power

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    as a 40" 4K user I think you're on drugs - 40" is not too big, not for me anyway.
     
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    I run 2x 32" 4K monitors side by side, image quality is great, but even with good eye site, I use some scaling on some web pages as they choose a too small font by default. Thankfully firefox remembers the scaling value per site, most sites I leave to 100%, but when I need it a bit bigger 140% seems to be the most common value I go to.

    Don't game much, but do a fair bit of graphics work (photoshop and illustrator). having so much real estate is awesome to work with.
     
  9. Luke212

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    are you a 40" or a 43" user? where did you get a 40" monitor? link?
     
  10. power

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    40" Phillips.
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    I'm a 43 inch phillips user and love it.
    although it did take a few hours to get used to it, but now I couldn't go back !
     
  13. sTeeLzor

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    43" isn't a monitor. Its a fucking TV!

    1440 is great for both frame rate and clarity. I think the previous guy who listed the sizes and resolutions had it right.
     
  14. RyoSaeba

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    My 43" Phillips is awesome. Love it. So much screen real estate. :thumbup: And only cost just a smidge over $700 too. :D
     
  15. power

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    who would have such a small tv? :lol:
     
  16. sTeeLzor

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    Haha. Its crazy how fast TV and monitor sizes move up. I think 32" would be the max I would want to use as a monitor.

    And my TVs are all well larger than that but I am sure some people still roll such small TVs
     
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    I could live with smaller, but I don't have to - and once you start using a larger screen you get used to it very quickly.
     
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    I'd never ever had a limit.....I always wished for bigger and bigger screens. 40 might be my limit though.
     
  19. sTeeLzor

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    After a certain point, sitting at a desk with a monitor, if you are having to move your head side to side to see whats going on, then its too big.
     
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    I use a 1080P 60Hz 32" TV. Suits me just fine.
     

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