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qrich4three wrote: I don't know much about monitors. Is this overkill for a work screen (primarily spreadsheet work)? If I got 2 of these, is this easy to set up in a dual monitor setup? Thanks in advance and apologies for the noob questions.
it's absolutely great for working, most people here seem to care about gaming, but this kind of monitor is ideal for spreadsheets and documents. I have a Dell one like this for work and text is so sharp. You can get really close to the screen and can barely see the pixels.
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cy wrote: Nope, not at all. In any case, these mainstream 4K IPS displays are mostly used as a work display rather than a gaming display. To answer your questions:
1) With 4k, you will get to see more of the spreadsheets (smaller fonts) since there are a lot more pixels in the same space compare to FHD or QHD panels. It actually works in your favour if you are able to deal with smaller sized fonts. Otherwise, you can scale the display up and get sharper looking fonts
2) It's easy to set them up, mostly it's plug and play. Unless you are running an older version of Windows, then you might need to enable it in the settings. What I would be more concerned about is the power of your computer/laptop, whether it has sufficient power to run these without constantly running it hot
Thanks, I'm trying to get some monitors for my WFH setup. Is this one good value? My work laptop is a Lenovo T470. Would that work?
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qrich4three wrote: Thanks, I'm trying to get some monitors for my WFH setup. Is this one good value? My work laptop is a Lenovo T470. Would that work?
I wouldn't recommend a 4K monitor for your work laptop as the max resolution for the T430 is 2560x1600

But if you had a laptop or computer to support it--It's a good buy. Today was my first day working with it and I love screen real-estate as I usually need 3-4 separate windows open at the same time to cross-reference against each other.
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qrich4three wrote: Thanks, I'm trying to get some monitors for my WFH setup. Is this one good value? My work laptop is a Lenovo T470. Would that work?
yeah, that might be a problem. I'm pretty sure those older laptops might be limited to 2560x1600. This monitor is 3840x2160
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iamsiege wrote: Agreed. Even Doom Eternal can run 4K Nightmare on a 2080 Ti at over 60 FPS, not quite 120 but getting close. Control is pretty close with DLSS 2.0 too.
IDTech stuff doesn’t count, John Carmack is a time traveling space wizard who can do impossible levels of optimization.
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genham17 wrote: I wouldn't recommend a 4K monitor for your work laptop as the max resolution for the T430 is 2560x1600

But if you had a laptop or computer to support it--It's a good buy. Today was my first day working with it and I love screen real-estate as I usually need 3-4 separate windows open at the same time to cross-reference against each other.
Sorry, I had a stealth edit. I thought I was quick enough, but my laptop is a T470. Would that cut it?
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I'm looking for one with HDMI 2.0 support, for the upcoming PS5, or even PS4 Pro
sid8tive wrote: Bought the Lenovo L28u-30 on the MS store a few days ago. 4k, 60Hz, 4ms, FreeSync, IPS. Same price of $350 (less 9% using XB Costco GCs). Loving the monitor. If this is similar to that, it's a good deal imo.
Looks like price is even lower, $341.05... might be a better deal than this Acer tbh
zobblplatz wrote: IDTech stuff doesn’t count, John Carmack is a time traveling space wizard who can do impossible levels of optimization.
John Carmack doesn't even work at ID, he had nothing to do with Doom Eternal
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qrich4three wrote: Sorry, I had a stealth edit. I thought I was quick enough, but my laptop is a T470. Would that cut it?
Quickly checked and it looks like it will support ONE of these monitors (4k60), but not sure if it will handle two of them @60Hz. If you want two for sure, might be easier to go with a non-4K display
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qrich4three wrote: Sorry, I had a stealth edit. I thought I was quick enough, but my laptop is a T470. Would that cut it?
If your laptop has display port which it probably does then it will work, if all it has is HDMI then you need to check the specs and make sure it is HDMI 2.0 compliant. I have a T530, and it has display port and works with 4k monitors.
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toalan wrote: If your laptop has display port which it probably does then it will work, if all it has is HDMI then you need to check the specs and make sure it is HDMI 2.0 compliant. I have a T530, and it has display port and works with 4k monitors.
he said he wanted two monitors:

I found this
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T ... -p/3639273
The T470, T570 and T470s support only one DP 1.2 port and a single DP port has bandwidth only up to 1 x 4k @ 60Hz or 2 x 4k @ 30Hz through daisy chaining.
If he got the right dock, it could do 2 [email protected]

One of these monitors would be absolutely fine
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This monitor looks pretty thick 2.6”. Are most 4k monitors thicker than regular HD ones ?

Normally I don’t really care, but for wall mounting I prefer thinner. Great deal thou !
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warpdrive wrote: he said he wanted two monitors:

I found this
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T ... -p/3639273


If he got the right dock, it could do 2 [email protected]

One of these monitors would be absolutely fine
Thanks for everyone's help. I don't have to get 2, it was just a thought. I'll get a single one and use my laptop screen as the secondary screen. Thanks again!
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ManCaveGamer wrote: I'm looking for one with HDMI 2.0 support, for the upcoming PS5, or even PS4 Pro



Looks like price is even lower, $341.05... might be a better deal than this Acer tbh



John Carmack doesn't even work at ID, he had nothing to do with Doom Eternal
No, but his work is definitely there. Unless you think ID threw everything out and started from absolute scratch. Anything that man has touched has been otherworldly optimized.
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warpdrive wrote: he said he wanted two monitors:

I found this
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T ... -p/3639273


If he got the right dock, it could do 2 [email protected]

One of these monitors would be absolutely fine
My bad, you are right.

The only sure thing is that he can support a single 4k @60hz through display port. Outside of that then it will likely involve compromises like running at 30hz which is basically waterboarding for your eyes.

He is probably currently using his laptop 1080p screen, a single 4k monitor is already a huge upgrade, aiming for 2 4k monitors is rather ambitious.
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Gaming using 60hz, how old is this monitor?
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toalan wrote: My bad, you are right.

The only sure thing is that he can support a single 4k @60hz through display port. Outside of that then it will likely involve compromises like running at 30hz which is basically waterboarding for your eyes.

He is probably currently using his laptop 1080p screen, a single 4k monitor is already a huge upgrade, aiming for 2 4k monitors is rather ambitious.
Thanks. I didn't know having 2 of these would be taxing. Like you said, any monitor is an upgrade for me over none. I always have a monitor in the office and have been craving one especially now that it seems like we're in a WFH state for a while.
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qrich4three wrote: Thanks. I didn't know having 2 of these would be taxing. Like you said, any monitor is an upgrade for me over none. I always have a monitor in the office and have been craving one especially now that it seems like we're in a WFH state for a while.
Even if your laptop could fully support more than one 4k monitor, it would be wise just to get one. Depending on your desk, how you sit and eyesight; 28 inches might be a perfect size for a 4k monitor or it could be a very bad size. You won't know until you use it.

I have a 32 inch 4k monitor and it works ok, for me the perfect size would likely be 34-36 inches but either they are not available or they are too expensive.

In anycase, a single 4k monitor at any size is still a monumental improvement in terms of productivity vs 1440p/1080p.
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qrich4three wrote: Thanks. I didn't know having 2 of these would be taxing. Like you said, any monitor is an upgrade for me over none. I always have a monitor in the office and have been craving one especially now that it seems like we're in a WFH state for a while.
with a laptop, it will be a huge improvement with just one monitor. You have this monitor as primary display, and then your laptop as auxiliary (emails, chats going, youtube/music). You can drag one app from one screen to another easily enough if you want to concentrate on one thing.

At work, I actually have 3 - 24" monitors but at home, I have one main monitor and my laptop. It's good enough. One other thing you might consider as well is a monitor arm, so you can position this monitor easily depending on what you are doing at your desk. To me, that's the ideal setup. A monitor on a monitor arm, which you can swing around and reposition, and then a laptop off to the side. Or you can position your laptop just underneath your monitor and raise your monitor easily using the arm.

Oh, I also use a separate keyboard and mouse instead of just a laptop keyboard

https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-monitor-arms/
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Been in the market for a 4K monitor, I've had my eye on this one https://www.staples.ca/products/2935575 ... or-u2790vq and been waiting for a sale or for a staples coupon. Any one done any comparisons between this Acer monitor vs the AOC, or even the Lenovo if it comes back in stock?

Mainly using it for photography and general web browsing. No games (or minimal) games.

I'd love to here your opinions.
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Too bad it is a gray bezel. Would have probably bought it black. Have a fairly old Dell monitor at home (looks like came out in 2005 so it is at least 10 years old. Assuming closer to the 15).
Bought a 32" monitor to replace it but now I use that as my 2nd monitor because sometimes I run Nvidia shield on it or sometimes use as 2nd monitor (with an HDMI splitter).

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