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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    Forget two monitors and lump them both in to one?

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    Plugging it into an iMac so thats probably overkill
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveB View Post
    Plugging it into an iMac so thats probably overkill
    Never! I'd use one with a Raspberry Pi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    Never! I'd use one with a Raspberry Pi.

    Surely it depends on available desk space - I've got room for 2 27" monitors and after that they won't fit on the desk.

    As with a lot of things there does seem to be a complete lack of instock decent options you really only have that LG or the Dell equivalent.


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    Quote Originally Posted by eek View Post
    Surely it depends on available desk space - I've got room for 2 27" monitors and after that they won't fit on the desk.
    Wall mounts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    Wall mounts.
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    electriQ 49" QLED Double Full HD Super UltraWide FreeSync Curved Monitor - Laptops Direct




    When it comes to productivity and entertainment, this epic 49" ultra-wide monitor takes it all to another level! It gives you all the visual real estate of two 24.5" monitors side by side without any unsightly bezels to distract you, so you can lose yourself in immersive viewing and seamless multi-tasking. You can even customise the monitor layout with a picture in picture or picture by picture configuration to increase productivity and have all of the information you need in front of you at once - perfect for spreadsheets, emails or even CCTV setups!

    It's bolstered by a Samsung QLED panel that makes every scene pop with vibrancy and detail for a more natural looking picture. It delivers over a billion shades of colour, which as you can imagine, makes every scene look absolutely phenomenal. It also boasts a gentle curve thats designed to add a greater sense of depth to everything you watch and deliver a more immersive and comfortable viewing experience. Plus, you can even adjust the amount of blue light from your monitor to reduce eye fatigue, which means you'll be able to work or relax for longer without any discomfort.

    The HD visuals are supported by a 144hz refresh rate and features Freesync technology to help your monitor work in harmony with your computer's AMD graphics card to deliver smoother images, free from screen stutter and tear. At the back, beneath the monitor, are plenty of ports for you to quickly connect up your desktop PC or games console, including a HDMI and DisplayPort. The monitor even comes with a FREE DisplayPort cable so you can have it set up and ready to go straight away.
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    Screen size: 49"
    Resolution: 3840 x 1080
    Panel type: QLED VA
    Aspect ratio: 32:9
    Contrast ratio: 3000:1
    Refresh rate: 144Hz
    Response time: 8MS (G2G)
    Maximum power consumption: 65W
    VESA: 75 x 75mm
    Brightness: 320 cd/m²
    Ports: 3 x HDMI, 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x DC
    Dimensions: W x H x D: 1198.5 x 471 x 245.6mm
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    Been using Acer Nitro XV273KP at hope, 120/144 Hhz - FreeSync and also GSync compatible.

    Or hold out till end of 2021/2022 to get newer gen with DisplayPort 2.0 and above 120 Hhz on UHD

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    Worth thinking about usage and how that may affect convenience of either one big screen or two or more smaller screens.

    Some examples from personal experience:

    One big screen is more aggro resizing windows, where two smaller screen just click maximize for one window on each screen.

    Two screens mean you may end up using just one screen mostly and then have the hassle of finding the missing windows that are being displayed on the monitor currently turned off.

    Too small a screen for the resolution (e.g. 4k on a 28") and it's impractical for reading stuff without increasing the font sizes so may as well get a cheaper lower res monitor.

    Too big and it's uncomfortable to sit at normal distance on a desk, especially if over 40", hence some are curved.

    Too narrow height wise and you'll want another monitor stacked on top. e.g. those super wide screens doing 5k x 1440. Like looking through a letterbox.

    Worth spending more for a quality panel. e.g. IPS instead of TN

    Check pixel density of your current monitor/laptop against the candidates and how different it is to gauge how much better or worse it may be at native settings.

    Pixels Per Inch PPI Calculator

    The higher the ppi the smaller the text.

    Is This Retina? - DPI/PPI Display Calculator

    Above also useful for determining if 4k is really any better than HD at your typical viewing distance.
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    I find 4k is really bad for normal Windoze work, but doubling everything is an easy solution (does not work in all cases, but in most), for games though 4k is very nice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    I find 4k is really bad for normal Windoze work, but doubling everything is an easy solution (does not work in all cases, but in most), for games though 4k is very nice...
    +1 DaveB isrunning MacOS so it will be using retina type doubling of everything

    If you are gaming you want the new LG 27" screen 4k and 144hz.
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