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[Discuss] 4K displays

On Sat, Jan 11, 2014 at 11:47 AM, Rich Braun <richb at> wrote:

> Jabr wrote:
> >  When the industry abandoned 1600x1200 in favor of 1920x1080,
> > the increase from 1600 to 1920 wasn't that big a deal, but the decrease
> > from 1200 to 1080 was extremely painful.  Truthfully, even the 1200 was
> a bit cramped
> Tell me about it! Scrolling through code or websites in 1080 pixels is
> annoying. I had higher res at DEC and Wang back in the '80s, only now
> there's vastly more content that needs scrolling through. (Mobile?
> Double-meh!)

Me too.   I got one of those  2560x1440 27" monitors from Microcenter

a year and a half ago.  Not as good as 2560x1200, but a definite step up
1920x1080.   I have a 19" 1440x900 set up next to it in portrait mode
so my desktop spans 3460 x 1440.   Sort of a poor mans 3K setup.

I often display PDFs reference documents on the 19" in full screen mode
while using the 27" for everything else.   That gives me an effective
resolution of just over 100dpi when displaying nominally 8.5 x 11 inch
PDFs.   Not fantastic, but easily readable given that the 19" screen is
considerably larger than a sheet of paper.

Bill Bogstad

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