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So, it is time for new displays. 

I have read & read & read about pros and cons on 4k vs non 4k and I am no closer to knowing what to get.

* Primary purpose = sketchup large files and supodium rendering and creating videos from large image sets -  plus podium walker iray
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* my graphics card

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* 24" to 27" size display in th $500 us range

If someone out there has some first hand experience with 4k monitors I would appreciate some direction.

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Paul



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Hi Paul, its up to your eyes really. The real advantage of 4K monitor is that they image looks sharper, less pixelated. But this depends on your eye and the distance between your monitor. The bigger the monitor the more the resolution is important (let say at the same distance).

My advice would be to go at a store and look at some of them.. you'll see if it's worth it.

If you go with 4K, you may experience some sizing issues with some softwares tho..

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Thank you all for your thoughts and advice.

I have decided to steer clear of the 4k displays for now.

For me,  4k displays are a bit too out in front of many software applications. The possibility of response time problems scares me, as well as some of the other issues that may or may not arise depending on the applications being run. I am uncomfortable with unknowns.

so, I will purchase two better quality displays to replace my aging current ones. I like my two monitor setup. Have used two monitors for ever and I let sketchup eat up one and use the other for the dialog boxes and reference stuff.

Thanks again!



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I agree. Two monitors is the way to go. I would suggest getting a monitor with an IPS display as IPS monitors typically have better color accuracy and whites and blacks. Also, I've heard it's easier on the eyes.

They may be a bit more expensive, but most come already precalibrated and are pretty accurate to prints... mostly.
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Thank you Arwat23,
On screen color accuracy and printing reasonably close to what is on screen are two areas of concern for me.



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Thank you Arwat23,
On screen color accuracy and printing reasonably close to what is on screen are two areas of concern for me.




I should have been more clear. IPS does generally have 100%RGB color and sometimes, on the more expensive monitors, +98% Adobe RGB. Generally, these monitors are very close to prints, but it entirely depends on what kind of printer you use. With that, it's very easy to calibrate you monitor if it's a little off from the prints.
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