Displays / Monitors
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
- macOS native Split View
- Check out Product Hunt
3 Vertical Windows:
I like to split things into 3 windows.
- Central: main window of focus
- Left: Notes
- Right: Documentation
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
- Height: 56cm
- Width: 36cm
2 Vertical Windows
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:
Scaling to 3360x1890 @27"
- 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.
|3360x1890||1680x1890||1120x1890||1/3 resolution is ok size|
|3008x1692||1504x1692||1002x1682||1/3 resolution is awkward size|
|Resolution||Pixel Per Inch||Comment|
|3008x1692||109||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
UWQHD (3440x1440) @ 34"
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
- 3x 1280
- Samsung: 43" CJ890
- US: $849.99
- Not available in Malaysia
32:9 (3840x1080, 5120x1440)
- Samsung 49" LC49HG90DMNXZA
- Smaller resolution
- 2x 2560x1440
- 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
- Dell 49" U4919DW
- Samsung 49" C49RG90SSU
- LG 49" 49WL95C-W
- Amazon: $1498.98
- Setup an 8x4 grid
- 27" displays are too tall
- 14" ideally
- Cannot use 1920x1080 displays, as 1080 for the width would be too small
- 2560x1440 displays, all come in 27" sizes
Dell U2717D: 2560x1440 @ 27"
- I like the almost seamless bezels.
- Height: 33.33cm
- Width: 60cm
Dell P2715Q: 4K (3840x2160) @ 27"
- 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
Dell U3419W: 3440x1440 @ 34"
- 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.
- Height: 33.33cm
Pixel Pitch / Pixel Per Inch
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.
|Device||Pixel Per Inch||Pixel Pitch|
|MacBook Pro 2017 15"||220|
|Dell U2717D: 2560x1440 @ 27"||109||0.233mm|
|Dell U3419W: 3440x1440 @ 34"||109||0.233mm|
|Dell P2715Q: 4K (3840x2160) @ 27"||163||0.1554mm|
|Dell U3219Q: 4K (3840x2160) @ 32"||140||0.182mm|
DisplayPort daisy-chaining (multistream / MST)
Macs do not support DisplayPort daisy-chaining (multistream / MST)