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i guess im just having a hard time wrapping my head around it. if the scaling is fine for 1 4k 40in screen right in front of you, why wouldnt it work for 1 on either side of it?

No scaling. Scaling is bad. But if you put them side-by-side without angling the outside monitors inward, you cannot see the edges of the screens on the outside.

How far away is the screen from your nose? For me today it's about 20 inches, mainly because of my desk. It would be better to be about 24 inches, for just a single monitor (directly in front of you).

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No scaling. Scaling is bad. But if you put them side-by-side without angling the outside monitors inward, you cannot see the edges of the screens on the outside.

How far away is the screen from your nose? For me today it's about 20 inches, mainly because of my desk. It would be better to be about 24 inches, for just a single monitor (directly in front of you).

Easiest way to understand is to take a piece of cardboard and make it the size of the monitor you want to buy. Then play around with it.

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oh sorry, yes there would be an angle to them. not flat. in the picture i posted i was just trying to show 3 in a horizontal line. but you wouldnt need to angle them inward with curved ones right?

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oh sorry, yes there would be an angle to them. not flat. in the picture i posted i was just trying to show 3 in a horizontal line. but you wouldnt need to angle them inward with curved ones right?

Yes. Angling them solves it, just keep in mind you need to have a deep desk. 30" is absolute minimum if you want to put three 40's "side-by-side" (angled). Personally, in the new house, I am wall mounting them with a nice mount I bought on Amazon that lets you get the angle and distance just right on the outside monitors, and creates slightly more usable desk space.

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Yes. Angling them solves it, just keep in mind you need to have a deep desk. 30" is absolute minimum if you want to put three 40's "side-by-side" (angled). Personally, in the new house, I am wall mounting them with a nice mount I bought on Amazon that lets you get the angle and distance just right on the outside monitors, and creates slightly more usable desk space.

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i wonder which would give the best spacing, curved ones or sidexside angled? also if you were to put two curved ones on the top, but offset like the picture below, would it hold the same curve?

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i wonder which would give the best spacing, curved ones or sidexside angled? also if you were to put two curved ones on the top, but offset like the picture below, would it hold the same curve?

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Having had six monitors in a configuration of 3 horizontal, 2 vertical -- I will never do it again. It's terrible. I even had special monitor stands, but it's simply impossible to have both a downward facing angle for the top row, and an inward facing angle for the outside monitors. Doing so creates gaps in the borders.

By having just one horizontal row, you don't have gaps at the borders.

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Having had six monitors in a configuration of 3 horizontal, 2 vertical -- I will never do it again. It's terrible. I even had special monitor stands, but it's simply impossible to have both a downward facing angle for the top row, and an inward facing angle for the outside monitors. Doing so creates gaps in the borders.

By having just one horizontal row, you don't have gaps at the borders.

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sorry i was not clear again and i get what you are saying about that type of spacing. i should have said the depth spacing when using curved or angled. im guessing the curved ones, if following the natural curve, would take up more depth?

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sorry i was not clear again and i get what you are saying about that type of spacing. i should have said the depth spacing when using curved or angled. im guessing the curved ones, if following the natural curve, would take up more depth?

The difference is negligible. Less than one inch. Probably less than half an inch. And due to how it mounts on the stand, if you use a stand, I don't think it makes any difference at all in depth on the desk if measured from center of monitor.

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If of any use for scale

Just discussing this with a mate and took this shot for him.

I strongly agree with BM on 40 inch being the sweet spot, especially as the primary work display. This is a shot of my 10 month old 49 inch UHD with NT7 in the middle for reference (scaled to 1920x1080).

At 49 inches you can see two rows are 1 cm high, which is fine. The annoyance with this size is your head/eyes moving too much and you may need sunglasses when the screen is mostly white in the afternoons. Eyestrain..

At 40 I expect 1cm is closer to 3 rows? so about the same as a 15.4 inch display running at 1920x1080. perfect.

27 inch = microscopic...remember the movie Brazil with the magnifying lenses ?

One can adjust the default windows font DPI, might help but ugly and messy. Many apps are awful looking when 150% scaling is enabled.

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I don't mean to rain on your parade, but I think that's a terrible decision. 4K is worthless for trading on a display any smaller than 40", because of the DPI scaling required.

The price is also ridiculous for a 24" monitor.

I like Dell, and have owned many. But in this case, bad decision in my opinion.

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Thanks for your opinion. I believe monitors above this size aren't useful as they're too big and I find that distracting. I've found this size works well for me. Forums are a great place for perspective.

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