Viewsonic VX4380-4K or LG 43UD79-B?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to Mac Hardware' started by eyeangle, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. eyeangle macrumors regular

    eyeangle

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    I'm in the market for a 4K 42 inch monitor and tossing up between these two. The Viewsonic is $900AU and the LG is $1100AU.

    Here are the some specs of the Viewsonic:
    • 43 Inches Screen (42.5 Viewable)
    • 3840×2160 Resolution (UHD, 4K)
    • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
    • IPS Panel
    • 60Hz
    • 12ms Response Time (GTG)
    • Ports: 2x HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2, DisplayPort-Out, miniDisplayPort 1.2
    • Other Ports: Audio Line-Out, 4x USB 3.0
    • Built-in Speakers: 2x7W
    • Brightness: 350 cd/m2
    • Static Contrast: 1,100:1
    • Dynamic Contrast: 120M:1
    • Pixel Pitch: 0.245 mm
      http://www.144hzmonitors.com/reviews/viewsonic-vx4380-4k-review/
    Here are the some specs of the LG:
    • 43 Inches Screen (42.5 Display Space)
    • 3840×2160 Resolution (4K, UHD)
    • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
    • IPS Panel
    • 60Hz
    • 5ms Response Time (GTG)
    • AMD FreeSync
    • Ports: 4x HDMI, DisplayPort, USB-C
    • Other Ports: 2x USB 3.1 with KVM Switch, Headphones Jack, RS232C
    • Remote Control
    • Built-in Speakers: 2x10W
    • Brightness: 350 cd/m2
    • Static Contrast: 1,000:1
    • Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 5M:1
    • Pixel Pitch: 0.245 mm
      http://www.144hzmonitors.com/reviews/lg-43ud79-b-preview/
    I'll be running it off a Radeon RX 560 4GB in my 2010 Mac Pro. What do you think?
     
  2. lowendlinux Contributor

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    Since you have an AMD card why would you not buy the FreeSync monitor?
     
  3. eyeangle thread starter macrumors regular

    eyeangle

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    Thanks, yeah I think I will. Do I have to run any additional software on my mac to support FreeSync?
     
  4. lacostejapan macrumors newbie

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    That 4K looks amazingly sharp and it's impossible not to see the difference or that in a regular living room, with a regular sized screen, you really won't see much of a difference.
     
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  6. eyeangle thread starter macrumors regular

    eyeangle

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    I went with the LG because just about every tech channel on YouTube reviewed it and it's got better speakers and inputs. I've also got an AMD card so it comes with FreeSync. And it comes with a remote too which the Viewsonic doesn't.
     

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