[Linux-aus] 4K monitor sizes

Cyberwise admin at cyberwi.se
Tue May 31 22:00:04 AEST 2022

I have been using 43 inch monitors for years and love the use of them - giving me effectively four monitors. I have an LG one at the office and a Samsung at home. The LG allows for multiple inputs simultaneously, while the Samsung doubles as a 'smart TV'.

Definitely recommend.

------- Original Message -------
On Tuesday, May 31st, 2022 at 7:32 PM, Russell Coker via linux-aus <linux-aus at lists.linux.org.au> wrote:

> Has anyone had experience with a monitor larger than 40" on their desktop?
> Currently Dell has a 27" USB-C monitor for $422 and a 32" monitor for $594
> while Kogan has a 43" for $799 and I'm thinking of what to buy in July.
> My wife's monitor broke and my plan is to buy myself a new monitor and give
> her my Samsung 28" 4K monitor (which is higher spec than her previous
> monitor).
> USB-C monitors are ones that can supply USB-C power to a laptop while also
> having keyboard and mouse connected to the monitor as a USB hub. It's
> basically all the functionality of what used to be a laptop docking-station in
> a monitor with a single cable. It would be quite handy to have that
> functionality as a laptop with USB-C is on my shopping list too.
> https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/by-size/size-to-distance-relationship
> According to the above article you want a TV to take up 30 degrees of vision,
> but for a monitor it's probably a lot more as you focus on the window that
> needs your attention. Based on resolution and size according to that article
> a 43" 4K "TV" would be best at a distance of 80-160cm with the minimum being
> based on not seeing individual pixels. For a monitor you don't need to not
> see pixels IMHO, just need to have enough of them to clearly represent
> letters. So maybe 43" would be a good size. It seems like a lot, but when I
> had a 17" monitor on my desk any larger than that seemed excessive...
> Another possibility is getting multiple monitors. For a long time I have been
> unconvinced of the benefits of multiple monitors, but now I'm working at a
> company where there's a USB-C dock at every desk with 2 monitors and I've got
> used to working with 2 monitors in addition to a laptop display. If I bought
> 2 of those 27" USB-C monitors I could have them both on my desktop system most
> of the time and connect one to a laptop on occasion when I needed to. Linux
> has really good support for dynamic plugging of monitors nowadays and 2*27"
> gives me twice the pixels and 3/4 the area of a 32" monitor for about the same
> price.
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