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Old 04-16-2017, 04:44 PM   #16
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Personally, I'm looking at this one:

https://www.asus.com/ca-en/Monitors/MG24UQ/
That's about $500 CDN (listed sale price) now.

I'm bumping this thread in 6 months to see if the price projections were accurate.
 
Old 04-16-2017, 05:14 PM   #17
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Why do you think prices will be dropping 33% in 6 months?

Personally, I'm looking at this one:

https://www.asus.com/ca-en/Monitors/MG24UQ/
the NEW is starting to ware off 4K is 2years old
the next generation of monitors is due to come out
with faster refrish and wireless connection
new ways of controlling back lighting
etc
etc
etc
 
Old 04-16-2017, 05:25 PM   #18
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the next generation of monitors is due to come out
with faster refrish and wireless connection
new ways of controlling back lighting
etc
etc
etc
I'm curious about this announcement. Tell us more...

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Old 04-17-2017, 08:50 AM   #19
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Manufacturers will bring out something 'better' just after you have purchased the 'best' available right now, it is called business.

Six months to two years down the line is when the next 'big thing' gets released, but they are usually working on the one for release after that one already. It is the way that manufacturers stay in business, some people always have to have the latest/best of everything.

I used to have a 19" 1440x900 monitor, but I gave it away, it was just too big for my desktop usage.
I replaced it with a nice little 11.6" 1366x768 monitor - (but I mainly use a 17" 5:4 1280x1024).
 
Old 04-22-2017, 04:33 PM   #20
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Surprised at all the "no's".

Can you imagine how good text (including in terminals and IDEs) would look on a 4K monitor? I would love to have one for coding, writing, LQ-posting, and other text-heavy uses.

Keep in mind 300 dots per inch is considered the bare minimum for a printer, while an average 1920x1080 22" monitor is a third as good.
Just yesterday I was looking for a 17'' notebook with a 4k panel. Kind of funny because I was happy with FHD for years, but suddenly became aware last week that the chars in the consoles do look better on my 14'' FHD notebook than on the 17''... .
So probably to sum it up, no need for 4k until your brain makes the switch (and probably only for panels from 17'' onwards)
 
Old 04-23-2017, 02:49 AM   #21
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Text & fonts were created in the days of low resolution & memory.Some are extremely crude. I would be surprised if things looked better on 4k. Have you vector fonts?
 
Old 04-23-2017, 02:59 AM   #22
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Text & fonts were created in the days of low resolution & memory.Some are extremely crude. I would be surprised if things looked better on 4k. Have you vector fonts?
they were also created to print things out. not so crude.
they are also still being created and improved all the time.

anyhow, my perception tells me clearly that fonts look better the more pixels they use - the larger they are - which on a 4k monitor wouldn't be larger but more dense, nicer.

of course, vectorized fonts we talk about.

i can see how bitmap fonts wouldn't look very good on a hi res monitor.
 
Old 04-25-2017, 10:31 AM   #23
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Want to test both your eyes and your graphics systems? The link below is just one example of a video shot in 4K UltraHD. It is a tour of the International Space Station so it takes a moment to realize it is all ergonomic, human sized, and soon you can see the many labels everywhere and note the clarity of the numbers and letters. The best part is that there is a Settings button which allows us to experience different resolutions. It can be particularly instructive to choose "doubling". Doing this shows just how complex and fine graphic images are and how the value of pixels adds up to impact our eyes and brains. There are thresholds at which doubling is an immense gift to the eyes and others that are much more subtle.

Like much of technology we also acclimate. Just think of processor power, what speed once impressed us can, going back, be absolutely painful and we wonder how we ever put up with it let alone thought it was fast. T recall a time on a similar forum where a case was being made for never needing more than 1MB if video ram since that would render 1024 x 768 on a 17 inch screen, Now both that resolution and size seems inadequate and it isn't all just from the switch from CRTs.My current video card which is soon due for an upgrade has 2048 MB video ram by comparison.

In any case, see for yourself the incremental differences in resolution for as far as your system will take you. Do be certain of your rig's capabilities before you switch.

--- A 4K Tour in Space ---
 
  


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