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4K LED Monitor Headaches?
« on: September 21, 2020, 03:35:01 PM »
I currently have 3 x 1080p LED monitors.

Took advantage of this deal with AMEX Plat credits to try upgrading one screen to 4K: https://www.dansdeals.com/shopping-deals/electronics/dell/dell-ultrasharp-27-4k-usb-c-monitor-100-dell-promo-credit-485-99-low-237-39-business-platinum-cardholders/

I couldn't stand the 4K screen. I mean, it was truly stunning with vibrant colors and crisp letters, but it gave me a headache!
Tried playing with settings for font size, brightness, etc. Didn't help and back it goes, though Dell did make a nice retention offer to keep it.

Anyone else not a fan of 4K monitors?
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Re: 4K LED Monitor Headaches?
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2020, 03:42:48 PM »
I currently have 3 x 1080p LEDs.

Took advantage of this deal with AMEX Plat credits to try upgrading one screen to 4K: https://www.dansdeals.com/shopping-deals/electronics/dell/dell-ultrasharp-27-4k-usb-c-monitor-100-dell-promo-credit-485-99-low-237-39-business-platinum-cardholders/

I couldn't stand the 4K screen. I mean, it was truly stunning, but it gave me a headache!
Tried playing with settings for font size, brightness, etc. Didn't help and back it goes, though Dell did make a nice retention offer to keep it.

Anyone else not a fan of 4K monitors?
How does the pixel density compare to your current setup? I've been using LG Ultrafine 4K and 5K monitors (218 ppi) since they were released with no issue.

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Re: 4K LED Monitor Headaches?
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2020, 05:11:43 PM »
How does the pixel density compare to your current setup? I've been using LG Ultrafine 4K and 5K monitors (218 ppi) since they were released with no issue.
Well to fit 4k onto a 27"....
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Re: 4K LED Monitor Headaches?
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2020, 05:15:55 PM »
How does the pixel density compare to your current setup? I've been using LG Ultrafine 4K and 5K monitors (218 ppi) since they were released with no issue.
Seems like it's 163ppi

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Re: 4K LED Monitor Headaches?
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2020, 09:17:02 PM »
Windows still doesn't have great High DPI support. Did you notice a difference in different applications? I'm pretty sure Edge has better high DPI support than Chrome. Also, Windows 2004 has also improved high DPI support somewhat, iirc.