Ultrafine 5k VS Korean 40" 4k

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by karpovpw, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. karpovpw macrumors newbie

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    Finally I'm looking to upgrade my Dell U2312 to some higher resolution monitor. I'm not really a fan of multimonitor setup, but the bigger screen real estate I can get - the better.

    In the past I've been using 40" 1080p TV on my desk as a monitor and actually it was pretty usable, but of course pixel density was a nightmare.

    Based on this experience I think that 40" 4K TV as a monitor (full res, without scaling) seems like a pretty good idea and a lot of people on the Internet agrees with this statement. You get a lot of screen real estate and ok ppi from both worlds.

    It seems like I've already made my mind, but I want to hear your personal opinion, guys. Maybe Ultrafine 5K worth the money and I should consider buying it instead?
     
  2. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    110 vs. 218 pixels per inch - not even comparable.

    Using TVs as monitors is generally a terrible idea, but I guess if you consider a 1080p 40" TV "usable", you wouldn't mind 4K.
     
  3. MrX8503 macrumors 68020

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    I almost went with a 40" 4K TV before I got the LG 5K.

    Computer monitors have stricter quality controls, which is why they're generally more expensive. With a TV, make sure it's PWM free and 4:4:4

    In the end I went with the 5K simply because 40" is too big IMO and the PQ on the 5K is phenomenal.
     

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