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Old 10-12-2014   #1
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I'm talking about the new "WQHD" displays (or better) with 2560 x 1440 resolution. Couple of things I've noticed (I have one now):

  1. Text and icons gets really small unless you're using a monitor that's 30 or 32 inches. Even then, you might have to pump up scaling to 125%.
  2. On a 27-inch display, I think you need to scale the thing from 125% to 150%, depending upon your age and eyesight.
  3. Adobe apps do not scale well! By that, I mean that user interface (UI) elements--menu fonts and toolbar icons--remain very small no matter how much you scale the interface up. This makes Adobe look pretty stupid, actually. Big software company like that, and they're not ready for high-res? Jeez.
Hi-res is the future, yes, but remember when buying a new monitor, pay as much attention to the dot pitch of your future LCD as to its resolution. Dot pitch is some kind fancy way of saying how large the on-screen UI elements will be in standard usage. It's a result of the optimum resolution of the display and the size of the screen.

I also find the new standard aspect ratio of 16:9 to be somewhat disappointing on computer monitors. 16:9 is for movies. The old 16:10 made more sense. But that's slightly another topic.

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They seemed way to wide and gimmicky to me. Be good for somethings, but the first thought i had was that of the size of the text. While it is wide and all of that, the actual HEIGHT of the monitor is important for some content. I don't want to do all my computer work as a panoramic....
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While it is wide and all of that, the actual HEIGHT of the monitor is important for some content.
Agree. Actually it's important for *most* content, I'd say, which makes the current 16:9 aspect ratio even less sensible.
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Bit depth is, at least, as important as resolution. You need a monitor bit depth of 14bits to see every colour accurately in Adobe Colour Space for example.

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Good question. I must have a professional display for my digital imaging and Giclee printing.

I have both NEC MultiSync Pa 272w and 271W, for my two workstations.

Could do fine art without them.

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Patience, please
Affordable, New Higher Res (4k) Monitors are coming soon.
In the mean time, I will make do with my 30" 4:3 Dell
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I use a Toshiba intel core i7 Laptop for all my photo needs with a screen resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K), which is way more advanced than the 2560 x 1440 resolution mentioned by Mr. JD Art.
I find no problems with the screen font as I type the reply to this thread or read my email.
Fonts are pretty normal even on Word 2013. If I need larger fonts on the go I just use the Control & the plus minus keys on the Laptop.
Yep some Adobe lettering is pretty small but their PDF format as well as Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 5.6 message windows are OK.
The Toshiba has a 20 GB RAM + there is another 10 GB on the independant Display Card. Has a 1 TB hard disc.
And there are some three screen color tuning software including contrast, which helps me tune the Pentax K-5 LCD screen with the Laptop.
Photos are a pleasure to watch on a hi-res screen.
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I use 2560x1080 and I don't have to scale my fonts up. But I'm also standing pretty close to my screen

I don't mind the extra width - and by that I mean that it is very useful - but I also would not mind having even more height.
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I'll be joining the club soon - I have a Lenovo W540 on order with an IPS 2880x1620 display. In the office I'll have it docked to two 24" 1920x1200 screens. I much prefer 16:10 to 16:9, but there aren't many 16:10 laptop screens these days.
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Wouldn't most want 2 monitors, over one really wide one? Maybe 2 monitors of the same brand and model, if possible?


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