27 Inch 5K LG Ultrafine vs 4K 32/34 inch monitor?

Roosevelt

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I work with an open PDF file and Quicken (using Parallels on a Mac) side by side on an Apple Thunderbolt display. Using this setup, only part of the Quicken program is visible; even when the PDF is reduced to a more difficult to read size.

I have considered upgrading to either the LG 27 inch 5K Ultrafine display that Apple sells for Macs or a 32-inch 4K display that supports 3840 X 2160 resolution. The latter is less expensive but lacks the convenience of charging and connecting through a single USB-C port. I was also advised to consider a 34-inch monitor with 3440 X 1440 resolution to increase the horizontal space of a Thunderbolt display.

Any thoughts on which approach is most optimal to view a PDF and see all of Quicken without scrolling?

Thanks in advance

gwpitt
 

flowave

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Have you thought about getting a monitor that rotate 90 deg? I sometimes use a monitor that way when I want to see document in one screen. Even small screen like 21 inch 1200x1600 will do a job.
 

Stephen.R

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I'm with @flowave - I've started using a Dell 24" display, and it will rotate 90º. I'll be trying it out that way when My mini (and a second display the same) are here for writing code.

The one I have is the P2415Q, which is 4K (3840x2160), but there are plenty of choices for rotating ones if you aren't bothered about it being "retina".
 

whoisyourdaddy

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I'm with @flowave - I've started using a Dell 24" display, and it will rotate 90º. I'll be trying it out that way when My mini (and a second display the same) are here for writing code.

The one I have is the P2415Q, which is 4K (3840x2160), but there are plenty of choices for rotating ones if you aren't bothered about it being "retina".
Your monitor is "retina" depending upon the distance between your eyes and the screen display.
For 3840x2160 on a 24" display, then you only need to have your eyes at 19" or greater in distance from the display. Here's a handy site for determining the distance you would need to be at in order for the pixels to be indistinguishable.

https://www.designcompaniesranked.com/resources/is-this-retina/
http://tools.rodrigopolo.com/display_calc/
https://www.sven.de/dpi/
 
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