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POLL: What's your favorite resolution for desktop monitors?

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What's your favorite resolution for desktop monitors?

1024x768
1
4%
1280x1024
2
8%
1366x768
0
No votes
1440x900
0
No votes
1600x900
1
4%
1600x1200
0
No votes
1680x1050
0
No votes
1920x1080
6
24%
1920x1200
5
20%
2048x1152
0
No votes
2560x1080
1
4%
2560x1440
2
8%
2560x1600
1
4%
3440x1440
0
No votes
3840x1600
0
No votes
3840x2160
6
24%
 
Total votes: 25

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Re: POLL: What's your favorite resolution for desktop monitors?

#31 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:07 pm

TonyJZX wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:29 pm
Are we still talking desktop monitors like the title says or TV displays? That's why I didnt mention 4k60 or HDR or anything that is actually interesting...

I would love to see a 24-27" LCD w/ 4k 60 HDR but these really arent moving on PCs.
Both were branded Dell UltraSharp and AFAIK Dell UltraSharps are not TVs or anywhere close.
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Re: POLL: What's your favorite resolution for desktop monitors?

#32 Post by pianowizard » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:22 pm

I just noticed that there is finally a vote for 2560x1440! My desk at work has two 40" 3840x2160 monitors and one 27" 2560x1440 *touchscreen* monitor. Because I do like to touch the screen, I actually use the 27-incher most often. I definitely prefer the 40-inchers when I do serious work involving lots of windows, but most simple tasks (e.g. posting on this forum) work well enough on 2560x1440.
Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:07 pm
Both were branded Dell UltraSharp and AFAIK Dell UltraSharps are not TVs or anywhere close.
The abovementioned 40-inchers were designed to be monitors (i.e. not TVs doubling as monitors), and for me their size and pixel density are perfect. There are actually many more 43" 3840x2160 monitors available than 40" ones and although I haven't seen one in person, I imagine that they would feel just a little bigger than 40". Many tall people probably wouldn't find them too high.
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Re: POLL: What's your favorite resolution for desktop monitors?

#33 Post by ZaZ » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:31 pm

Since like 2006, I've had a pair of Dell 20” UXGA monitors atop my desktop. I run one in portrait mode or 1200x1600, which is good for internet and office, but they had seemed to have dimmed a bit since I bought them in 2012 due to the bulb technology in them. I happened to find a pair of Dell 25” WQHD monitors on sale at Best Buy last fall, so I bought a pair because I wanted the 2560 vertical real estate they offered and 1200 wasn't quite wide enough for some sites. Going to 1440 wide would help.

I prayed to the pixel Gods and neither had any deal stuck. They were twice as bright as my old screens at half the brightness and looked much better, which is understandable given that the tech in them is much newer.

I still wasn't sure I'd keep them. The pixel density was a bit higher, but what really concerned me is the new monitors were about six inches taller than the old ones, 16” vs 22”. I still wanted run one in portrait mode and when I first started using them, I felt like a kid asking my mom if I could sit in the front of the movie theater, but I quickly adjusted and it now seems normal, though I think anything taller than 25” would be too tall. I looked at some 43” 3840x2160 monitors, but I think I prefer two screens and returns are much easier at Best Buy.

Here's another vote for 2560x1440!

Speaking of resolutions, the other day Best Buy had some LG Gram 17 notebooks in stock. They have 16:10 aspect ratio everyone seems to want and it runs at 2560x1600. I seriously considered buying one, even called Best Buy to talk about financing, but ultimately decided I don't use my notebook enough to justify spending that kind of money and it rarely leaves home these days either. Had they offered a less a lower specced version, it would have been a harder choice, but they sold out in a day, so it was a moot point.
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Re: POLL: What's your favorite resolution for desktop monitors?

#34 Post by pianowizard » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:20 am

ZaZ wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:31 pm
I still wasn't sure I'd keep them. The pixel density was a bit higher, but what really concerned me is the new monitors were about six inches taller than the old ones, 16” vs 22”. I still wanted run one in portrait mode and when I first started using them, I felt like a kid asking my mom if I could sit in the front of the movie theater, but I quickly adjusted and it now seems normal, though I think anything taller than 25” would be too tall. I looked at some 43” 3840x2160 monitors, but I think I prefer two screens and returns are much easier at Best Buy. Here's another vote for 2560x1440!
Congrats on weaning off those ancient UXGA displays! A couple years ago I had a 24" (23.75" viewable) 2560x1440 monitor in portrait mode, with a screen height of 20.70" which didn't bother me. That's taller than the height of my 40" (39.5" viewable) 4K monitors, 19.37". My Seiki Pro SM40UNP came with an absurdly tall and heavy stand whose height couldn't be adjusted, so the screen was way too high. I replaced it with a spare HP stand to lower the screen to the same level as my Crossover 404K, which has a short stand that's appropriate for such a large screen. At home the Bolva 40BL00H7, which was designed to be a TV, functions as both a TV and a monitor -- it's hooked up to my Dell OptiPlex and an LG 4K blu-ray player. Its stand is also pretty short, which is great.

A 43" 4K monitor is 21.08" tall, actually shorter than your portrait-mode 25-incher. In my lab I have two 27" QHD monitors in portrait, making them 23.53" tall. But they both sit on very low shelves, so the top of the screen is barely above eye level. I probably wouldn't want such a tall screen on a standard office desk!
ZaZ wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:31 pm
Speaking of resolutions, the other day Best Buy had some LG Gram 17 notebooks in stock.
Great to hear that this LG laptop really does exist. We had a thread about it several months ago but the specs seemed too good to be true, so I was a bit skeptical. 2560x1600 is ideal for 17.0", and of course the weight is incredibly amazing for this size. I rarely go to Best Buy but the next time I am there I will look for the LG Gram 17. The last time I went to Best Buy the sole purpose was to try a 17.3" 3840x2160 laptop. I didn't like it (pixel density too high).
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Re: POLL: What's your favorite resolution for desktop monitors?

#35 Post by ZaZ » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:38 pm

I liked the UXGA screens. The one portrait mode was just above my line of sight, which made it easy to use. My biggest issue with them was the dimming. Had they been LED screens, I'd probably still be using them and saved myself $425. Previous to getting the UXGAs, my monitor was a 19" tube running at 1024x768.

FHD on my 17" seems about right. I think for a 17" WQXGA, I'd have to scale.

The 43" screens I was looking at were in the 24-25" range with stand, though I suppose I could have pushed the screen to the rear of my desk.
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Re: POLL: What's your favorite resolution for desktop monitors?

#36 Post by pianowizard » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:48 am

ZaZ wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:38 pm
The 43" screens I was looking at were in the 24-25" range with stand, though I suppose I could have pushed the screen to the rear of my desk.
You don't push your desktop monitors all the way to the back? I always do that in order to maximize the amount of usable desk space. In fact, by doing so, and also by putting the "desktop" computer on the floor, I have more usable desk space than when I use a laptop. This is one of the many reasons I prefer desktops over laptops.
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Re: POLL: What's your favorite resolution for desktop monitors?

#37 Post by Dragunov » Fri May 24, 2019 9:37 pm

I have a 32" HP gaming monitor. I like to run it at 1920x1080.

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Re: POLL: What's your favorite resolution for desktop monitors?

#38 Post by Dragunov » Fri May 24, 2019 9:39 pm

pianowizard wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:48 am
ZaZ wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:38 pm
The 43" screens I was looking at were in the 24-25" range with stand, though I suppose I could have pushed the screen to the rear of my desk.
You don't push your desktop monitors all the way to the back? I always do that in order to maximize the amount of usable desk space. In fact, by doing so, and also by putting the "desktop" computer on the floor, I have more usable desk space than when I use a laptop. This is one of the many reasons I prefer desktops over laptops.
You also have a much dirtier computer. I'll keep mine elevated. I have an old, XP tower, that I keep my newer tower on top of, beside my desk. I've NEVER been an advocate for putting a computer on any floor!

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