Best 24" 4k (3840x2160) display? 6 alternative.

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Which of these six 24" 4k monitors?

  1. Dell P2415Q

  2. Samsung U24E590D

  3. Samsung U24E850R

  4. Philips 241P6VPJKEB

  5. Asus ROG Swift MG24UQ

  6. LG 24UD58-B

  7. I don't know.

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  1. swealpha macrumors newbie

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  2. lifeisepic macrumors 6502

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    If your not worried about aesthetics then go with the cheapest with USB hub.
     
  3. lifeisepic macrumors 6502

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    Some food for thought.

    These 24" PLS 4k panels have been out for quite some time. My gut feeling is that we will see an updated set of smaller 24" 4k monitors this year. Most likely with USB C and nicer design/slimmer bezels.

    Maybe if we are luckily others will use the 21.5" 4k that LG have for the Ultrafine.

    So if you can wait then you may find a better selection later in the year. If you can't wait the LG 24UD58 looks like a good bang for buck buy.
     
  4. swealpha thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes you are right. But do you think it will come smaller monitors (<-24") with better 4k image quality this year? 5k?

    I was going to try Dell P2415Q vs Samsung U24E850R or Philips 241P6VPJKEB.

    I should want to try LG 24UD58-B, but it isnt sold here in Sweden.
    So i need to order it from UK, i dont know how nice they are for refund, if i dont want it.

    Thank you!
     
  5. lifeisepic macrumors 6502

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    If other manufacturers are able to use the panel found in the 21.5" UF then yes, I imagine so. Otherwise, nobody knows.

    I'm purely speculating here, due the age of the current 24" 4k monitors combined with the fact that LG UF monitors don't have a huge amount of competition. It would be a good idea for other manufacturers to bring out an offering.
     
  6. swealpha thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, thats true.

    Kinda sucks that LG 21.5" Ultrafine is not supported by "older" macbook pros.

    I am thinking of buying a 24" 4k monitor anyways. I mean, we dont know how long it will take.. :(
     
  7. lifeisepic macrumors 6502

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    If you need one now then there are a few things to think about.

    1. Do you need USB Hub? e.g. will you be plugging USB devices into the monitor, to then connect to your rMBP via a single USB uplink.
    2. Do you need adjustability? Some of these monitors have fixed stands.
    3. Do you want the best aesthetic or does this not matter?
    4. HDMI 2.0 is needed for PS4 Pro 60Hz - is this a requirement?
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    The Samsung U24E850R provides the best package. It has USB Hub, HDMI 2.0, great adjustability. The only down side of this screen is the dated looks. Next up we have Samsung U24E590D which is the same as the U24E850R but they give you a fixed stand and no USB Hub, but it's slightly cheaper and has a better aesthetic. The fixed stand can be fixed with a VESA mount.

    Dell P2415Q offers the best aesthetic, down side is no HDMI 2.0 and it's the most expensive of the bunch.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 9, 2017 ---
    This is a good review of the Samsung U24E850R
     
  8. swealpha, Feb 9, 2017
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    swealpha thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you lifeisepic!!

    I have heard some displays looks blurry in lower resolutions like 1080p. Do you know how this is possible to check? Only ideá i have is to read reviews on amazon if someone uses in lower resolution.

    Oh, lol and I just found out my mac is a Macbook pro 15" retina mid 2014. :/

    HDMI video output max resolutions:

    • Support for 1080p resolution at up to 60Hz
    • Support for 3840-by-2160 resolution at 30Hz
    • Support for 4096-by-2160 resolution at 24Hz
    https://support.apple.com/kb/SP704?viewlocale=en_US&locale=sv_SE
    http://www.everymac.com/systems/app...-mid-2014-retina-display-specs.html#macspecs1


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    Questions:

    1. Do you need USB Hub? e.g. will you be plugging USB devices into the monitor, to then connect to your rMBP via a single USB uplink.
    - No.

    2. Do you need adjustability? Some of these monitors have fixed stands.
    - No, or i mean, if it is a big difference in image quality then i think i could solve that thing for my self with a book or something. :confused:

    3. Do you want the best aesthetic or does this not matter?
    - Don't matter, its not :apple: anyways.

    4. HDMI 2.0 is needed for PS4 Pro 60Hz - is this a requirement?
    - I will not play PS4 or any games on it.
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    DELL supports 30 Hz

    LG, PHILIPS and SAMSUNG 850R is supporting 60 Hz.

    3840 x 2160 HDMI




    Sorry for my bad English.
     
  9. lifeisepic macrumors 6502

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    1080p on a 4k is "Retina" and does not look blurry. It is crisp and clear.

    Your rMBP supports 60Hz 4k, you would use Display Port or more precisely mini Display Port. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT206587

    If you don't need a USB Hub or adjustability then go for the Samsung U24E590D.
     
  10. swealpha, Feb 10, 2017
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    swealpha thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you very much but my macbook only has thunderbolt and hdmi port, no display port.


    Here it says 4k is not supported in 60Hz, but 1080p is. I will run in 1080p anyways so think it will be 60Hz lol.
    https://support.apple.com/kb/SP704?viewlocale=en_US&locale=sv_SE
    http://www.everymac.com/systems/app...-mid-2014-retina-display-specs.html#macspecs1

    EDIT:

    I will go for these two Dell P2415Q and Samsung U24E850R.

    Test and let you know which one i liked most for reading.

    Thank you bro!
     
  11. lifeisepic, Feb 10, 2017
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    lifeisepic macrumors 6502

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  13. swealpha thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hello friend!

    Thank you very much for your help, i have not yet order the monitors yet. When you told me new ones will come soon everything over this project started to go very slow :p;)

    But i think i will order Dell P2415Q and Samsung U24E850R.
    If not someone in Sweden will start selling LG 24UD58-B very soon. Then it will be Samsung + LG.

    Have you heard any rumors about new 4k monitors? :rolleyes:

    Thank you!!
     
  14. lifeisepic macrumors 6502

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    Nope, I've been asking about but there's nothing on the horizon. The LG 24UD58-B looks like good value for money, it's a shame you cannot buy it easily.
     
  15. swealpha, Feb 17, 2017
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    I talked with a seller in uk, they allow me to try the LG and refund it.

    So i think i will order LG 24UD58-B and Samsung U24E850R, and Leave the DELL.

    I guess that LG or Samsung should be best (for reading, no gaming or movies) :)

    What do you think?

    Thank you bro.





    Btw,
    here is a review of the LG, in Japanese, I think it says something about that its not flickering.
    • バックライトのムラもなく、ちらつきは見た目でもわからない。カメラのビデオ機能でみると、ちらつきが分かりやすいのだが、他の古いディスプレイがちらつくのがビデオを通して見えるのに、最低輝度にした24UD58のちらつきが見られないことから、フリッカー低減機能は、最新ならではの効果を発揮しているようだ。
     
  16. Mixolyd macrumors member

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    Which did you pick? I am in the same position and looking at the LG or Dell
     
  17. swealpha thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I got the LG. Not perfect, but its ok for now. I will buy a imac later.

    Good luck.
     
  18. Mixolyd macrumors member

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    I see! What don't you like about it?
     
  19. indiekiduk macrumors 6502

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    In the Samsung U24E850R the USB hub is junk so don't get it for that. The display and the swivel stand however are excellent.
     
  20. planetf1 macrumors 6502

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    I have the LG 27ud88. Very pleased with it as the usb-c cable will both charge and transmit video 4k/60Hz. Nice monitor and adjustable.bright enough. The cheaper LG s look good too.just no usbc, Dimmer, may not adjust

    I would certainly stick with an IPS panel
     

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