[Linux-aus] 4K monitor sizes

Steven Ellis steven.ellis at gmail.com
Wed Jun 1 12:50:27 AEST 2022

On Wed, Jun 1, 2022 at 12:40 PM Colin Fee via linux-aus <
linux-aus at lists.linux.org.au> wrote:

> On Wed, 1 Jun 2022 at 09:33, Info via linux-aus <
> linux-aus at lists.linux.org.au> wrote:
>> 55"
>> Useful for editing videos then seeing them as the viewer sees them.
>> I found a big screen useful when working on something on a table. Hang
>> the big screen on the wall at
>> the other end of the table.
>> For everything else, it was too big. I use a 32" and would look at
>> something slightly bigger but not
>> much. For people using reading glasses, there is a working visual range
>> which limits the useful size
>> of the screen.
>> For writing, two vertical screens gives you one for your novel or program
>> and the other at the side
>> for email, todo lists, and code tests.
>> Peter
> Yep, agree with Peter here re the glasses.  I'm long sighted so I need to
> wear my glasses to work at my computer etc.
> I bought a Dell 32" 4k curved monitor during a sale early last year but
> had to return it as the ppi at 139 was under a sweet spot that meant
> everything looked just slightly fuzzy to me. My eyes were constantly trying
> to focus it into sharpness and it gave me headaches.  I think the magic
> number is about 160 ppi, any less and I find them difficult to use.  Right
> now I'm sitting in front of my HP Z27 27" 4k that has 163 ppi.  I can't see
> the pixels, everything is smooth and crisp. c.f with Apple retina displays
> that are crica 220 ppi.
> I found overtime when using 2 x 24" monitors I was never using the full
> real estate of the individual monitors i.e. the outer 1/3 was unused, so I
> switched to a single 27" of higher resolution and adjust app window sizes
> to suit so I can have 2 - 3 things open and work effectively.
> My 27" sits just out of arm's length and fill most of my FoV.  I have my
> laptop sitting on a custom stand I made as a 2nd screen for things that
> don't require my attention.

Interesting to hear your perspective on ppi. I've got a Dell 32" 4K monitor
(S3221QS) and I'm very happy with the pixel density. I do find it very hard
to use a 1080p 24" monitor now as it just seems a bit fuzzy in comparison.
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