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Upgraded to a 40" 4k Monitor at home and now my dual 24" 1080p monitors at work feel like toys.

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    Nice! Not too large? It's ridiculous that 1080p monitors still exists, I had a monitor in like '04 with 1600x1200
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    Is that a monitor or a TV?
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    @megabait I don't find it too large but any bigger and you would have to start moving your head around which is when it becomes too big for me.
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    @jlave215 It is actually a TV, but I'm using it solely as a monitor. Did my research on the model beforehand, so no typical issues like slow response time that TV's tend to have.
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    HDMI 2.0?
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    @jlave215 40PUK6400 I think they only sell this specific model in a few European countries.
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    @megabait yes, HDMI 2.0 - 4k @ 60Hz with 4:4:4 color subsampling capable
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    Nice setup! K70 + MX master. Have the same ones ;)
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    @xios Nice. K70 with which switches? I chose MX Brown..
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    @penguin blue all the way. Fuck them all. Suffer from my clikies =D
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    So, what is better for coding or work? one big screen or two smaller ones?
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    @gedankennebel one biggish. The size that gives the possibility to concentrate on one thing at a time.
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    @gedankennebel yeah the bigger monitor has twice the resolution of dual 1080p monitors. So the bigger one is better since you see more code or whatever you want at once.
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    And i am still using 800x600 monitor.
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    @tankmohit11 Well thats all one needs for coding. Do you use workspaces? I use them all the time on my laptop which is a older low res thinkpad and it works great.
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    @penguin i am using arch + i3. And it works great. I can't live without workspaces.
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    @dev-ant it is just a good old monitor from windows xp days.
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    144hz?
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    @dev-ant I do a lot of python programming and if you follow the pep8 guidelines, lines shouldn't exceed 80char in length which fits in 800x600. So unless the monitor has a larger physical area for multiple windows it wouldn't really make a difference to me.
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    I wish i had one
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    More important than monitor is keyboard for programmer
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    Nice!!
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    @gedankennebel one big screen OR two smaller ones?

    You mean one big screen AND two smaller ones.

    The first rule of displays: You always need one more.

    The second rule of displays: Once you upgrade in resolution or display count, you will never be able to go back.

    I need at least 3x1440p displays now.
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    The screen i liked the most fort coding was my 21:9 3440x1440 screen, it's a 34" screen, with the lg software you can cut it in 4 windows which i found awesome.

    Got a fat 55" tv for gaming at home though, couldn't stand light bleed anymore so i took an oled panel, would like it to be only 40" but no model on the market
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    @penguin Oh, so it's it a monitor. And here I was thinking I was missing out on some cool new technology.
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    @penguin Oh, ok. I mainly use other brands. I saw a 43" Dell just now on Amazon. I really have to search around more for monitors.

    I wanted to get a 4k one, but I don't see that well. I don't know if I would be able to program on a resolution like that.
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    @Codebeard I believe a 43" 16:9 4k monitor has about the same pixel density as a 24" 16:9 1080p monitor.
    With this tv that i'm using, everything is still readable. I'm not using scaling.
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    @penguin Aha...I'll look into to that.
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    @Codebeard Depending on your OS & apps, you could use UI scaling -- awesome for images & video editing, but for code that kind of defeats the purpose though.

    For me personally, 120 pixels per inch unscaled is a perfect balance between spaciousness and readability, so around 25" for 1440p and 36" for 4K.

    For laptops it's great to go with 15-17" with a 4K screen, because you can easily apply a 2x UI scaling factor there.

    It's a very personal thing though, and depends greatly on your eyesight and how comfortable you are with tiny text & buttons.

    Use https://www.sven.de/dpi/ to calculate size/resolution ratios, so you can decide where your sweet spot is.
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    @megabait @penguin displayport masterrace
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    I still use 1440x900 at home, VGA ftw :D but I will upgrade to at least two 1080p when I get money
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    Mine is 15.6", 1376×768...
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    Beautiful setup! I would really like to have a keyboard like that :(
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