I’m looking another monitor, but only want 24in, as it’s going to used in a small work area.
On my main desk I’ve a 27in iMac and a couple of 4k 27in monitors. All work fine. I googled for “4k 24in monitor” and there is almost nothing. But, I recall reading that typically 24in monitors are not 4k, but something else, maybe 3k?
In truth, I don’t even understand the whole “K” thing. So really, all I want is a good 24in monitor with the same crispness as my 27in jobbies, so what should I be searching for?
If it helps, I run all three 27in screens at 2560x1440. I realise I can go bigger on those numbers, but then everything on the screen is too small!
Hello all, finally a q I can participate in.
A 4k monitor is (usually) 3840 x 2160px, if you run that at a lower res at anything other than 1920x1080 you’ll get blurry images.
If you run a 4k at 2560x1440 then each of the 2560 pixels sent by your mac will cover 1.5 pixels but, as you can’t have 1/2 a pixel lit your stuff will fluctuate between 1 and 2 px depending on where it is on the screen…ie, it’ll be blurry. The only ‘perfect’ res to run a 4k at that isn’t native is 1920x1080 (1px from the mac = 2px on the screen).
For a 24-27" I’d get a 2560x1440 and run it at that (native) res, that way 1px from your mac = 1px on the screen.
Gamers often go for a lower res 1920x1080 as the PC can then push higher fps to the lower res screen.
I’m currently sitting in front of a 27" 4K running at 2560x1440 at work and I have a native 27" 2560x1440 at home … the difference is noticeable, my monitor at home is much clearer.
As a mac user, you’ll want to make sure the monitor has Display-Port or Thunderbolt 4(rare) other than that it comes down to spec’s, reviews and ££££££
Good news with the monitor.
I’m still doing the 3D stuff though things have slacked of a bit with punters not buying new stuff due to them not having enough 1st borns to sacrifice to the mortgage gods….ef knows what 2023 will bring.
Though a couple of my pano tours are up for some pointless awards this Friday, of course it’s not me/my employer who’ll get the credit that’ll be the client …. Assuming they’re sober enough to collect it.
This won’t help anyone who has already bought a Mac but I reluctantly bought an M1 iMac because it was cheaper than buying a Mac Mini and a decent monitor. However, the screen is a very decent 4480 x 2520 and the camera is better than I’d expected from the reviews.
Glad @TemplateRepo is sorted. For reference, a good 24" monitor should be 2560 x 1280px as a minimum. For 27" ideally ‘4k’ (4,000px wide, nominally) or 3840 x 2160px.
I have on my desk a 27" 5k iMac ( 5120 x 2880px) together with an old Apple Thunderbolt display. Also 27", but only 2560 x 1280px. To check pictures quickly, the old screen is fine, but for text, I only work on the iMac screen as it is so much sharper and easier to read (set at 125 or 150% in Pages / IA Writer or any other app).
Another benefit of having the 2 screens is to check web pages on an average screen v one the best.