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michaelscarn

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I'm currently sitting at my desk, quite frustrated over my 24" LG Ultrafine 4K. It's a great monitor, I just need more space. Can't deal with this constant switching between windows anymore.

Does anyone have any recommendations for LARGE external monitors, specifically for the M1 Air? I know it can't run 2 external monitors, so that's why I'm thinking one of the super wide monitors.

I'd prefer the same or similar resolution as the LG Ultrafine, easier on the eyes.

Any ideas?
 

kodabear

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Plenty of 27' & 32" 4K monitors to choose from. I run two LG's, 1) 27" and the other a 32" connected to a M2 MacMini. Prior to getting the M2 Mini, I used the 32" on my MBA M2 Air.
 
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michaelscarn

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I've been looking at monitors today and can't believe the prices! Seems like all the ultrawide monitors are $1100+. Guess I'll just deal with it.
 

Nbd1790

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I've been using BenQ monitors for a while now and they seem to be pretty great. They have a ton of options to choose from and it's a little simpler than other monitor manufacturers I've come across. Color accuracy is great and their monitors have a wide variety of features to consider.

 
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displayator

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Well currently you have 3 options with retina pixel density that are bigger that the 4k ultrafine.

- LG Ultrafine 5k
- Apple Studio Display (I have it and it's bright and reliable, though only accepts a single input).
- Apple XDR 6k display (coincidentally also starts at $6k)


At CES Samsung announced a 5k 27" display and Dell a 6k 32" display, but no pricing or release date.

All the other options mentionned above have the same amount of logical pixels as what you are complaining about, unless you mess with the "scaling", and then things become too big, too small or too blurry.

If you don't need retina, there are a lot of ultrawide displays to choose from, and I would get one that is at least "1440p" tall (vertical resolution is 1440 pixels).
 

Tagbert

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I'm currently sitting at my desk, quite frustrated over my 24" LG Ultrafine 4K. It's a great monitor, I just need more space. Can't deal with this constant switching between windows anymore.

Does anyone have any recommendations for LARGE external monitors, specifically for the M1 Air? I know it can't run 2 external monitors, so that's why I'm thinking one of the super wide monitors.

I'd prefer the same or similar resolution as the LG Ultrafine, easier on the eyes.

Any ideas?
the problem with the wide monitors is that their pixel density is not great. Our office issued wide Samsung monitors (CJ791) that are 34" 3360x1440. It’s a lot of space but it ends up looking just a little soft focus. At home I run a 4K 27” at 2560x1440 hires and it looks much crisper.
 
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michaelscarn

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Thank you all for these suggestions!

I really hope we someday get to the point of 50" wide retina displays.
 
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izzy0242mr

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I'm currently sitting at my desk, quite frustrated over my 24" LG Ultrafine 4K. It's a great monitor, I just need more space. Can't deal with this constant switching between windows anymore.

Does anyone have any recommendations for LARGE external monitors, specifically for the M1 Air? I know it can't run 2 external monitors, so that's why I'm thinking one of the super wide monitors.

I'd prefer the same or similar resolution as the LG Ultrafine, easier on the eyes.

Any ideas?
I have a 4K 27" SAMSUNG S80A. I like it a lot. Works great with my M1 Pro Mac. Got it specifically because 4K (and USB C + Power Delivery) and it works very well.
 
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Honza1

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I have 43 inch LG Ultra HD which has plenty of real estate and runs 4k resolution @60Hz on M1 Pro MBP. It is relatively cheap (~$600 at best Buy) and everyone loves it.
 
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monstermash

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I'm currently sitting at my desk, quite frustrated over my 24" LG Ultrafine 4K. It's a great monitor, I just need more space. Can't deal with this constant switching between windows anymore.

Does anyone have any recommendations for LARGE external monitors, specifically for the M1 Air? I know it can't run 2 external monitors, so that's why I'm thinking one of the super wide monitors.

I'd prefer the same or similar resolution as the LG Ultrafine, easier on the eyes.

Any ideas?

Not M1 specific, but I have two 32" monitors on my 2014 Mac Mini.

ViewSonic VX3276-4K-MHD 32 Inch... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SRDX1Z1?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

ViewSonic VX3276-MHD 32 Inch... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0787WGCXT?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

I prefer the anti-glare one over the other one. I'd wish the people who invented glossy monitors had never been born.

IMG_1468.jpeg
 

Mark.g4

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I have LG ERGO 32UN880, I'm very happy with this setup...This monitor is a good choice value for money.
 
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jbsiii

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I recently purchased a Studio Display to pair w/ an M1 Mini, and it has been be a great match -- sharp picture, accurate colors, and solid integration w/ Mac OS. Found a discount on Amazon, and there likely are other resellers w/ similar deals.
 
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Bacong

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i bought a cheap 43 inch 4K tv a few years ago and use that. pixel density is obviously not as high as a smaller display but it works pretty beautifully, considering i'm using it just to consume media and type messages to y'all.
 
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