LG 32UD99 or 27UD88, HDR vs. SDR

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Captain69, Jan 21, 2017.


LG 32UD99 or 27UD88

  1. 32UD99

    3 vote(s)
  2. 27UD88

    9 vote(s)
  1. Captain69 macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2017
    Hey guys,

    I'm looking forward to buy a new monitor for my 13" MB with TB.


    I'd like to plugin just one cable. So, all externals would be on the monitor including backup disk.

    Use case:

    - office stuff
    - hobby: photo editing
    - Netflix 4k
    - gaming (Xbox Scorpio / PS 4 Pro)

    This monitor will be my main screen.

    Could you have a 4k-resolution at a 32"?

    How huge is the difference between HDR and SDR?

    I think the 32" wont sell under $1000 and the 27" would cost me 550 bucks.

    Which one would you choose? Maybe another one?

    Thanks for your time!
  2. Dunbar macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Native 4k is not going to be usable in Mac OSX. Text and UI elements are way too small. I have the 27UD88 but if the 32UD99 was available when I got it I probably would have gone for the 32". At 2560x1440 scaled on the 32" the bigger pixels would make it more usable IMO. 2560x1440 is doable on the 27" but text is a little small. Once the ultra wide (21:9) monitors get a 4k-esque PPI that's going to be the way to go IMO.
  3. andy9l macrumors 68000

    Aug 31, 2009
    England, UK
    2560x1440 (1440p) on a 27" screen is very standard. It's been that way for over 6 years now. I actually tend to use 3008x1692 in macOS on my 27UD88.

    @Captain69 - the 27UD88 is a great monitor. I use it for my MacBook and gaming PC, and it has worked absolutely flawlessly for a few months now. Brilliant monitor, especially for the price point.

    If you were to get the 32UD99, you'd also be fine. You'd just use macOS scaled to a larger resolution than 1440p so things aren't massive. Obviously the screen quality will be better on the 27" if you're sitting close to it. The 32" allows you to sit further away.
  4. Dunbar macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    It's personal preference. Everybody has to decide which resolution they prefer. I personally think that text on a 27" monitor running at 2560x1440 is going to seem small to many people. As someobody who also runs Windows 10 on the 27UD88 I think OSX is lacking when it comes to running scaled resolutions on a 4K monitor.

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