Minimum width: 1280px
Sites now are being unfriendly to smaller screens
Or treat smaller screens as mobile devices
My Preference: Ultrawide > 27" (2560x1440) > 4K
This is the one I personally use
Grid does not properly render on vertical oriented desktop
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I like to split things into 3 windows.
Central: main window of focus
The center is my focus, left and right are supporting material.
Great for comparing two things, and keeping notes centered
Can be too tall
3x 24" 4K vertically oriented monitors
Breaks the limit of 1080px width
24" when rotated
I tried this, but I like having one main thing in front of me that I can focus on.
I didn't like using 4K for my work (programming, documents).
Using at 4K:
Fonts are too small for me
I still reduce size to 2560x1440
MacBook allows me to push at:
Feels like a lot happening at one time in a small space
Feels very compressed.
It's very tall, which can be useful.
Fonts are small.
Feels like it can be very straining over long period of time.
1/3 resolution is ok size
1/3 resolution is awkward size
Pixel Per Inch
But awkward 1/3 size
If I can find a 35" 4K monitor. Pixel Per Inch: 109. I can use the full 4K at a comfortable display.
Seems I can fit a lot of vertical ext as well
Ultra Wide Quad High Definition:
1146x1440: if dividing by 3
Cons: Doesn't hit 1280px minimum
Single cable; if going USB-C
Can tile 3 windows vertically
Three vertically oriented displays
Forces clear delineation between displays
Bezels (can get smaller displays)
More cable/power management
Comfortably fit 3x1280 windows
Vertical height is larger at 1600 (vs 1440)
Samsung: 43" CJ890
Not available in Malaysia
Samsung 49" LC49HG90DMNXZA
4 windows vertically at 1280 x 1440
Vertical window is 1280px
A little more spacious
2x 27" 2560x1440
More cables to manage
Bezel divided in the center
Samsung 49" C49RG90SSU
Setup an 8x4 grid
27" displays are too tall
Cannot use 1920x1080 displays, as 1080 for the width would be too small
2560x1440 displays, all come in 27" sizes
I like the almost seamless bezels.
Bezels are big
Personal for me, I didn't use the 4k
4K @ 60hz on MacBook Pro 2017 15" does not work as expected
Requires a USB-C to DisplayPort cable
Dongles (USB-HDMI) do not work
Output at 30hz
USB-C charges my MacBook Pro 2017 15"
You can push audio to the screen
Audio is controlled on screen
Bottom Bezel has this plastic strip coming out
Wished the 2 usb ports on the side were on the back
Screen audio quality is flat, and muffled
It's a little "tight" when windows are vertically tiled for 3 windows at 1146px per window.
I think it could it be taller, by an inch or two.
Add more vertical pixels.
This is my personal preference. I notice I like it when the Pixel per inch is 109 (or a ratio of it). Anything higher than that is too small for my eyes.
Pixel Per Inch
MacBook Pro 2017 15"
Dell U2717D: 2560x1440 @ 27"
Dell U3419W: 3440x1440 @ 34"
Dell P2715Q: 4K (3840x2160) @ 27"
Dell U3219Q: 4K (3840x2160) @ 32"
Macs do not support DisplayPort daisy-chaining (multistream / MST)