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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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