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 Hi - I'm buying a new monitor and will probably go 27". It will be in my home and I use it for office work and general browsing, etc. I do some photography/editing and that's reason why I'm looking at a higher spec monitor. I don't think that I will need a 4K monitor and am considering 2K instead (like Dell U2717D).

4K seems to be all the rage and I'm just wondering if I'm missing or not considering something that might be important. I've heard of 4K having some issues with scaling or being too small with text, and so forth. Much of my work will be text, spreadsheets, etc. so I'm concerned about that. I'm sure I'd be thinking differently if I were a designer or I spent most of my time working with photos, but that's a small part (and hobby).

Alternatively, you can refer to the monitor described in this article and tell me which one is the best. I am really confused. https://pc4u.org/best-monitor-for-photo-editing-and-photography/

Thanks for any input.

PS. I don't game (on PC) and I don't watch movies on my monitor.

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I have never used a 4K computer monitor (only use our 4K HDTV for xbox games and streaming video) but depending on what software you are using it would require a more powerful graphics card  compared to a standard 1920x1080 monitor.  I don't know the specs of your PC. I know the font size would need to be increased on a 4K monitor to make it readable. Smaller pixel size would seen to indicate a sharper display. The new monitors have higher contrast ratios and refresh rates and better display technology like IPS.

I don't think a 4K is worth the extra money for business applications. 1920x1080 computer monitors are inexpensive and I would  rather have 2 monitors than one 4K monitor.

Tom

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Using a HDTV as a computer monitor is an interesting subject for me. There are many settings that can be configured in newer model HDTVs to make them more compatible with computers. Even my inexpensive Vizio 4K model has selection for YCbCr or RGB color space, Game Latency, Film mode, and Picture Mode. There is also the setting on the graphics card to output RGB 0-255 (it may not be detectable by your HDTV).

Tom

 

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