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I current use 2 27" monitors when I trade from home and the thought behind 1 TV would be to keep everything right there so I wouldn't have to look side to side or worry about moving the mouse from screen to screen... maybe I'm being a little to lazy ha.

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I have dual Dell U3415W 4k curved monitors. Looks nice but it didn't make me a better trader. I also have a custom built (by me) water cooled Intel I7 with 32g ram and a GTX1070 graphics card, it didn't help either. LOL!

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I've read that with a 40'' 4K monitor there's no need for scaling but this video says the opposite.
Without scaling we can clearly see icons and text become really small.
So if we need to scale also, we lose the high work space which is what these resolutions more offer to us.

This is a bummer.
I'm looking to buy new screens and I have no idea what to do.
I'd like to buy a high resolution screen due to the work space it offers but if we're forced to scale, that work space goes away and it's the same like throwing money out the window.

Been looking at 27'' screens and 1080p resolution but at that size, most people refers the image quality is too pixelized and at 27'' the best resolution is 2560x1440 but then again, scaling comes back at me.

Have no idea what to do.


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I have dual Dell U3415W 4k curved monitors. Looks nice but it didn't make me a better trader. I also have a custom built (by me) water cooled Intel I7 with 32g ram and a GTX1070 graphics card, it didn't help either. LOL!

What!
All of that and you still can print money like the FED?
Shame on you

People get so hooked up with these fancy high tech stuff that they completely miss the most important thing, themselves

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I've read that with a 40'' 4K monitor there's no need for scaling but this video says the opposite.

Without scaling we can clearly see icons and text become really small.

So if we need to scale also, we lose the high work space which is what these resolutions more offer to us.



This is a bummer.

I'm looking to buy new screens and I have no idea what to do.

I'd like to buy a high resolution screen due to the work space it offers but if we're forced to scale, that work space goes away and it's the same like throwing money out the window.



Been looking at 27'' screens and 1080p resolution but at that size, most people refers the image quality is too pixelized and at 27'' the best resolution is 2560x1440 but then again, scaling comes back at me.



Have no idea what to do.






There are two aspects to using a HD monitor 1) resolution 2) scaling.
Clearly if you use a ultra high resolution such as 3840x2160 then the information may be too small for you so you have the choice of using a lower resolution or use scaling or continue trying to make out whatís on the screen. It really depends on how good your eyes are.

Saying all that I use 3840x2160 without scaling but it may be different for you.

Also you need to look at dot pitch of the monitor. This will determine the quality of the screen and how blocky the txt is. The smaller the dot pitch the better the screen and more expensive.

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4k vs 1080p

Iím looking to add a 40Ē external monitor to my laptop. Will I really notice a difference between the 4k monitor compared to a less expensive 1080p?


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4K monitors for trading

Youíll get more workspace on the screen if u work at hires.
I have two 4K 55Ē monitors each running at 3840x2160. Its like having 8 x 1080p monitors but without the monitor outside shell hogging space.


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Advice needed, please.

Finally we are going to move into our silver twinkie (Airstream Trailer) full time. Of course we are replacing our beloved 32 year old and decrepit 25 foot unit with the new gigantic 33 foot unit. Yes it has a desk but no I don't get it (she called first dibs) So I will be trading from the dinet with the screen sitting on the table. Can not trade easily from the lounge chair as my face would be 5 and a half foot away from the screen and would have to clear the printer and stuff off the desk top to fold it back to the wall. Life would be fine if the built in 60 inch projector TV had good resolution but 1080 does not cut it for other than TV.

Currently using a pair of 24 inch units with 1920 by 1080 resolution. Thinking of a single 4k set up and no one has posted anything recently about screen size.

Was also going to build a new PC to drive it especially as mine is pretty out of date. My grand children's parents think I should get a lap top but I will not give up on my gaming key board and mouse so it would be folded up in a cradle with cords coming out of it. Kind of a waste in my opinion. Has anybody had any luck running off of a Ryzen G all in one chip. On paper it should do the job but you know the problem with theory. If it works it would sure be better in a trailer to drop to a skinny micro ATX form factor.

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How about a 43 inch TCL TV 4K low input lag works fine for me running on a GTX 1080


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Finally we are going to move into our silver twinkie (Airstream Trailer) full time. Of course we are replacing our beloved 32 year old and decrepit 25 foot unit with the new gigantic 33 foot unit.

It's off-topic and I shouldn't be writing it probably, but I have wondered about the "Trailer Guy" username and now I know. I think it's very cool.

I'm never going to do it, because I like having more space, but I have often thought about the idea (and liked it) of the freedom of living in a trailer and just getting up and going where I wanted to, when I wanted to. Like I said, I'm not going to, but it's part of the romance of the open road for me....

Well, back in reality, I don't want to hijack this thread (any more than necessary ), but I'm glad to have read your post, just to have gotten the part about your Airstream.

I do hope you get a monitor you like, to get back to the thread....

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