decent 4K LCD for about $200?

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  1. itegypt macrumors 6502a

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    For everyday use and some basic games. I'm looking to spend about $200 is this one is a good choice? I'd like it to have built-in speakers but I guess this one doesn't.

    Thank You
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    I've no personal experience with this, but it actually looks ok for the price...
     
  3. itegypt thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. Stephen.R macrumors 65816

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    Keep in mind that the default way macOS will use that display will make everything comically big (it’ll be “looks like 1920x1080”).

    You can change it, but there’s potential for visual glitches (due to non-integer scaling) and it’s harder on the GPU.
     
  5. itegypt thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so what I do, pick another model?

     
  6. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    OP, you may be perfectly happy with "looks like" 1080p on that display.
    I PREFER 1080p on 27" (my eyes are older).

    If you want more choices, open the Displays pref pane.
    Then, hold down the option key as you click the "scaled" button.
    That will show you all the resolutions.
    Try a few, find one that suits you best.
     
  7. Stephen.R macrumors 65816

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    It depends what you intend to use it with, and as @Fishrrman said, your preferences.

    1080p&27” may be fine for you - but most “traditional” displays would be 1440p at 27”.

    A Mac with a dedicated GPU you won’t have an issue if you want to scale it to other resolutions, or an integrated gpu (eg on a 2018 Mac mini) will be ok if you have at least 16GB of ram.
     
  8. itegypt thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    everyday use and some games
    Thanks


     
  9. Stephen.R macrumors 65816

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    What Mac (and how is it configured in terms of memory, cpu, gpu, etc) do you intend to use it with?
     

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