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Can you let me know which Philips model?

these are the Philips 288P6LJEB
405 (inc VAT 21%)
here in israel, they are more expensive 2285 NIS (inc Tax) (35% more expensive)

i also have and older configuration with 6 X 272P4QPJKEB
which i then paid more expensive in 2014 : 484 (inc VAT 21%)

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64" 4k $799.96

I really like this LG 32" IPS monitor. $199.99 each at Amazon.
https://www.amazon.com/LG-32MA68HY-P-32-Inch-Monitor-Display/dp/B01IA9FXAO

It's 1080P, excellent picture, screen is perfectly visible for 180 degrees. Four of these are the equivalent of one 64" 4k monitor... except for 2 things.

It's way less expensive, and if one monitor goes out, you can still trade using the other 3.

It has DisplayPort, HDMI and usb inputs. I'm running a 4 port Nvidia NVS 510 card, which has worked perfectly with any monitor I've connected. The ports are mini-DisplayPort connections.

However, I understand that with some usb 3.0 to other format adapters, we can run multiple monitors without a special card at all, if we have plenty of system ram. I've heard of up to 11 monitors run from a single computer that way. Haven't actually tried it myself though.

From my experience, these LG monitors are the very best option for having the most screen area for the lowest price, and great quality to boot. By the way, I've also used TV monitors, and although they work and give a big screen, they are nothing like a computer monitor of the same size. Some TV's are promoted as being monitors too, but don't be lured into buying one. They don't compare.

For what it's worth, I also invested $35 in a gaming mouse. It's a Redragon Perdition mouse. I could not go back to a regular mouse again.

This mouse is very sensitive, and it can be adjusted to speed, or precision, and I can switch from one to the other with the touch of a button - in fact, I can have 5 different choices, plus the ability to define exactly what each one is.

With mine, I can go to the speed setting, and go from once corner of my 64" of monitors to the other corner in 2" of mouse travel, instantly. Then I can hit the precision setting and zero right in on placing a trendline on a very compacted ES tick chart with tiny little tails. In addition there are 12 programmable buttons on the side. Each can be set as a hotkey, either singular, like F4 for drawing my trendline in NT, or a combination of keys, like ctrl-alt-9. Takes a while to get used to them, but those buttons save me hundreds, if not thousands of mouse clicks a day during trading hours.

One of the reasons for buying the mouse was just to get the software program that allows the mouse to be completely configurable to exactly my needs. There is much more, but these are the basics. I never even dreamed the mouse could make that much difference, but especially for anyone going to the bigger screens, please consider getting a mouse with similar characteristics.

A good mouse pad is also a must to take advantage of the precision available.

Hope this helps someone out there.

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1080p became popular around 10 years ago, so no wonder you can get these monitors almost free these days.

I would order both a 1080p and a 4k and return the one you don't like. After using a 4k for a week I bet you will return your 1080p if you are doing some serious trading and running several platforms and charts like most traders.

After using 4k monitors for months now, 1080p seems even inadequate for trading. I can put and see so much more in a 4k monitor. It's amazing...

Can't wait for 8k OLED monitos to become a standard (and cheap).

Of course, we are discussing personal preferences here. So, if you feel strong about 1080p go for it... I'm not gonna fight you here. Just wanted to give you an opinion of someone that has used both.

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@jwxx

1080p became popular around 10 years ago, so no wonder you can get these monitors almost free these days.

I would order both a 1080p and a 4k and return the one you don't like. After using a 4k for a week I bet you will return your 1080p if you are doing some serious trading and running several platforms and charts like most traders.

After using 4k monitors for months now, 1080p seems even inadequate for trading. I can put and see so much more in a 4k monitor. It's amazing...

Can't wait for 8k OLED monitos to become a standard (and cheap).

Of course, we are discussing personal preferences here. So, if you feel strong about 1080p go for it... I'm not gonna fight you here. Just wanted to give you an opinion of someone that has used both.



I'm trying the quote / reply for the first time - please forgive me if it doesn't work correctly.

I agree with you that 4k is better, but the idea of using 4 of the 32" monitors is that you end up with the equivalent of a single 64" monitor that is 4K.

If you take a 64" monitor that is 4k and divide it into fourths, each fourth is 1080p.

So if you use 4 of the 32" to make one 64" (diagonal measurement) you have exactly the same number of pixels as the 4k 64". Exactly the same resolution, clarity, etc.

The only difference is that instead of spending many thousands of dollars, you are spending $800, plus you have redundancy.

I just looked on amazon.com - they show 65" 4k monitors for sale - one was about $2,000, the rest range from $5,000 to $8,000.

Do not make the mistake of getting a 65" TV / monitor - they are made differently and don't have nearly the display quality of a computer monitor.

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I have become obsessed with the idea of getting one of these.

I just wish Mac Mini had the graphics horsepower to handle one.

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Hello, I am interested in upgrading to a set of 4k monitors but first I need to upgrade my video card to 4k. Has anyone recently purchased a new 4k capable card? Looking for some opinions please. Thanks

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Hello, I am interested in upgrading to a set of 4k monitors but first I need to upgrade my video card to 4k. Has anyone recently purchased a new 4k capable card? Looking for some opinions please. Thanks

I Guess there are two way to go.

1. If you want a gaming card with the latest options.
Then https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/products/10series/geforce-gtx-1080/
Typical these card can also use HDMI for 4K TV

2. If you want some lower power consumptions for 4K Monitors.
Then FirePro? W5100 Workstation Graphics Cards | AMD

My opinion is use monitor bigger or equal 40" for 4K. Like 4K Ultra HD LCD display BDM4350UC/75 | Philips

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thanks for the info. So in your opinion one of the lower power consumption cards would be ok for the 43 inch monitor. I am not interested in gaming at all .

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thanks for the info. So in your opinion one of the lower power consumption cards would be ok for the 43 inch monitor. I am not interested in gaming at all .



Nvidia Quadro K1200 runs super quiet, low consumption (45W), great performance and can run 4 4K monitors. Perfect for trading.

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