1.    14 Mar 2016 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 554
    ,7,8.1 10TP 10upgrade,MINT

    1440P or 4K


    I use a full hd 27 inch monitor but I fancy something a little sharper. Is 4K worth it for office and web browsing or would the 1440P be more suitable? I would be limited to 27-28 size. An IPS panel or equivalent would help the sharpness.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    14 Mar 2016 #2
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 1,647
    Win 10 X64 Pro 15063

    I'm on a Samsung U28D590D. 28", UHD (3840 X 2180). It's only TN, but it was a relatively cheap monitor that does 60 Hz. I'm not sure that an IPS or one of the other technologies would be sharper. Better uniformity and wider viewing angles, probably.

    I like the extra real estate. Some applications (like Photoshop CS6) don't scale well: the icons are well defined but tiny. It's good fro web browsing, but dual monitors might be better for office applications.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    15 Mar 2016 #3

    personally if its office and web browsing i doubt youd even see any improvement in 4k from 1080
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    15 Mar 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 24,523
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by tinmar49 View Post
    I use a full hd 27 inch monitor but I fancy something a little sharper. Is 4K worth it for office and web browsing or would the 1440P be more suitable? I would be limited to 27-28 size. An IPS panel or equivalent would help the sharpness.
    Viewsonic makes a nice affordable 4k:
    Amazon.com: ViewSonic VX2880ml 28-Inch 4K Ultra HD LED Monitor (3840x2160, 50M:1 DCR, HDMI (MHL), Dual DisplayPort Inputs and DisplayPort Outputs): Electronics

    And here's a nice 28" Full HD
    Amazon.com: ViewSonic VA2855SMH 28-Inch SuperClear Full HD LED Monitor (1920x1080, HDMI): Electronics

    I have a Viewsonic and it's great.. I would get another one if I need it.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    15 Mar 2016 #5

    @tinmar49
    It would be helpful if you could complete your system specs so we can make a more informed reply.

    I personally went up from 1080p to 1440p last week and I find that amazing. Its a lovely monitor.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  6.    17 Mar 2016 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 554
    ,7,8.1 10TP 10upgrade,MINT
    Thread Starter

    High on my wish list is the BenQ GW2765 HT which is 1440p and ips, the same size as my LG M2762D, a 1080p tv/monitor. I feel that the 4K monitors may suffer from text size problems in this size range as Bobkn has mentioned.
    Last edited by tinmar49; 17 Mar 2016 at 12:09. Reason: name misspelt
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  7.    17 Mar 2016 #7
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by tinmar49 View Post
    I use a full hd 27 inch monitor but I fancy something a little sharper. Is 4K worth it for office and web browsing or would the 1440P be more suitable? I would be limited to 27-28 size. An IPS panel or equivalent would help the sharpness.
    Not much info... so it depends.

    Are you replacing you hardware every other year? Go for 1440p. While UHD starts to be affordable two more years won't matter not having a 4K.
    Are you replacing your hardware twice a decade? Check carefully which 4K you wanna pick but pick one.

    Are you going to do grafic and/or video editing? You will be happy with a 4K. And proper RAM, too.
    Are you only using it for office and browsing? Go for 1440p.
    1080p to 1440p is 100% to 133%. That's ok. Same or less font-size works fine.
    1440p to 2160p is 100% to 150%. 150% scaling is recommended for 4K.

    Tenforums on a 1080p doesn't fits on 50% of my 1080p-screen.
    On my UHD (also when scaled down to 1440p) there would be plenty space for ads.
    PDF fit on all resolutions. If you wanna use a sidebar 1440p is necessary to stay at 100% (one side and half screen or double-sided and full screen).
    For Office Word is similiar to PDF. Excel depends how wide your sheets are. But again, 1440p will fit properly. It's unlikely you will use a 4K at 27" with same font-size as you're using a 1080p at 27". Aso, aso, aso.

    Unless you're planning to use it for other stuff like upcoming games or watching Netflix or the like broadcasting in 4K I would stick with 1440p for this decade.

    Still interested in 4K? In that case check out the specs very carefully. Not only for the monitor but also your grafic card. A 4K needs a decent GPU, too. I did my howework last December and in the end there were not much possibilites left.

    A last note: if you can afford it look out for a 16:10 - you will love those additional lines at the bottom. Unfortunately my old 1200p finally broke down last December after serving nearly six years and nowadays they cost much more than in 2010.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
heaven benchmark 1440p
Be interested to see some benchmarks at resolutions we game at , heres mine 1440p EVGA 980ti OC+ latest drivers :) 61363
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:08.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums