32" 4K, or 28' 2560x1440?

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by Speedliner, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
    Rob
    for Lightroom, etc... Just upgraded PC to speed up processing and have horsepower for display upgrade from 24" at 1920x1200

    There are no stores to go view the differences any longer, so wondering what the experts think. Does it make a difference in easing PP, or not really?
     
  2. Carbonman

    Carbonman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2014
    Vancouver BC
    Graham
    Yes. I went from a 21" Viewsonic 1440 x 1024 to a 32" Samsung 2560 x 1440 monitor. It's awesome to go to a higher resolution monitor and even better to go to a larger screen.
     
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  3. davidzvi

    davidzvi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2012
    Outside Boston MA
    David
    I picked up a 25" 2560x1440 and really like it. I had a 24" 1920 x 1200 before and wanted a little bigger but didn't want to take u too much more space. With the new Dell 25" having such small bezels it's basically the same size as the 24 I replaced.
     
  4. John M Flores

    John M Flores Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 7, 2011
    Somerville, NJ
    I recently bought a 27" Dell wide gamut 1440 display. Am very happy with it. If I were to go any larger I might look at a curved display to bring the corners closer.
     
  5. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
    Rob
    Well, I stumbled into a refurb 32" 4K monitor for a good price, and researchEd win 10 scaling and Adobe UI fixes....so damn the torpedoes. It will fill my space but at little more than a 28" 4K, it seemed like the right decision. I'll let you know in a week if I regret it or not. I expect my aging eyes to be happier.
     
  6. Carbonman

    Carbonman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2014
    Vancouver BC
    Graham
    Way to go; you'll love the larger screen size, though you may have to bump up the font size.
     
  7. aidanw

    aidanw Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 19, 2012
    Wellington, NZ
    I love my Dell 27 2560x1440, but bear in mind that the larger resolution you go the more your laptop/PC will have to work to drive the higher resolution! When I use the laptop's native 1600x900 screen it feels twice as snappy.

    On the plus side, I spend less time zooming in to 1:1 on the 27" because you can see more detail in the image immediately.
     
  8. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
    Rob
    It arrives on Wednesday. Looking forward to loading pics, developing and ok....trying a game or two in 4K.
     
  9. sammykhalifa

    sammykhalifa Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 22, 2012
    Pittsburgh PA
    Neil
    What a timely thread! I'm thinking part of my tax return will go to a new monitor. Right now I'm thinking a 27-30in 1440p monitor because I'm not sure about 4k on like a 30 inch screen will make that big a difference. But what do I know?
     
  10. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
    Rob
    well, a 32" 4k display is certainly big, but it is beautiful. reading text (at 150% scaling) is easy. Windows and LR adjust to the 4k display just fine. Pictures look beautiful with fine detail and color. The monitor I bought is a BenQ BL3201PH IPS panel and 4k at 60Hz looks amazing. Def worth the $600 I spent for the refurb. Color is great right out of the box. No complaints. Very happy. A useful upgrade.
     
  11. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
    Rob
    image.

    the distance between the columns in the picture is 30". The 32" diagonal monitor just fits.
     
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  12. m43happy

    m43happy Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 18, 2012
    There needs to be a "post your desktop setup" thread. I always like seeing people's work stations. Gives me ideas for my own. :p
     
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  13. sammykhalifa

    sammykhalifa Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 22, 2012
    Pittsburgh PA
    Neil
    Well, after months of shopping around I just pulled the trigger on a the 27 inch 1440p Dell u2715h. It's not wide gamut, and I'm sure that will always be in the back of my head, but I'm not sure how much difference that would make at my (lack of) skill level anyhow. Bigger size and resolution would always be nice, but my compy is ready for this one and I'm sure it's going to look fantastic. Didn't know if the $200+ for a bigger gamut was worth it to me, but otherwise I'm pretty sure I'm going to be happy with this.
     
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