LG UltraFine 23.7” 4K Screen VS LG27UK850

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Which screen would you go for?

  1. LG UltraFine 23.7” 4K

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  2. LG27UK850

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  1. Neilfau, Jun 11, 2019
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    Neilfau macrumors newbie

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    I want to get a new monitor to go with a new MacBook Pro 15”, I’ll be using it mostly for app development & photo editing. Could someone tell me what’s the advantages / disadvantages of the new UltraFine 4K screen over the LG27UK850? I have no idea which one is better for my needs, but I’m leaning towards the UltraFine because of daisy chaining and 2 thunderbolt 3 ports, but the extra few inches of the LG27UK850 would also be nice.
     
  2. Stephen.R macrumors 65816

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    Keep in mind that's a few inches of physical size, but no extra resolution. Thus, the PPI is lower, and you'll need to lean on macOS scaled resolution more, to make it usable (i.e. fonts that aren't the size of a "my first words" book).

    I'd personally would go with either one or two ~24" 4K's (I have 2 Dell 24" 4Ks) over a bigger display at the same resolution.
     
  3. Neilfau thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply... yeah that makes sense, so will I get the same amount of retail estate as with the 27” screen but it will be scaled slightly smaller? I believe the 23.7” has a PPI of 186 where’s the 27” has a PPI of 163.
     
  4. Stephen.R macrumors 65816

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    At "default" ('looks like 1920x1080'), yes - same real estate but less cartoonish sizing. But for my use/vision/desk, I find that a little too large still, and prefer the next setting up - 'looks like 2304x1296'. Alas on a Mini this produces lag without an eGPU (which I need to organise from overseas), but on a MBP15 the Radeon should handle it fine, even on two displays.
     
  5. Neilfau thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I would probably do the same resolution. Thinking I’m leaning towards the 24 then maybe buying another one at a later date if need be.
     
  6. LostAggie macrumors 6502

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    The new 23.7 from LG is really nice. I disabled the auto brightness because it likes to jump around too much but there is no backlight bleed and the colors are excellent.
     
  7. Neilfau thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nice, yeah think I’ll go for that screen too ... think it will be perfect for my needs and I can always get a second one if I need more space.
     
  8. TinaBelcher macrumors 6502a

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    How does it look when the MacBook Pro 15 inch is plugged into the monitor? is it just a 15 inch screen that has been scaled up to 24 inches? or does it provide with legit more screen to work with, like you would have on an iMac? I loved the huge screen on my old iMac, but I don't want to invest in 2 different Macs again.
     
  9. Stephen.R macrumors 65816

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    Default would be to expand the desktop, so each display (built-in and the LG) will be available at their own 'default' resolution. What you're talking about is Display Mirroring, where they display the same thing, and are limited to the resolution of the smallest display.
     
  10. ning_greennet macrumors newbie

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    The new UltraFine is nicer, but the 27ul850 has more inputs. Pros and Cons really depends on your needs
     

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