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 dstrader 
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I've spent few hours in the forum reading every single entry on higher resolution monitors. Since 4K monitors are becoming common place and very affordable, I'd like to start a new thread on this topic. I looked at some of these and I love the 'retina' type effect on everything, very precise and sharp images.

I'm considering using 4K monitors driven by 1 AMD FirePro W600 or similar for my next trading desk. This is a 2015 entire year project since I upgrade my set up every 5 years I want to spend the right time researching and building something that I will be happy for a long time. Normally, I try to build something energy efficient, with good performance, and very quiet. Price is not that important as it's a business expense, so I'm not going crazy, but I'm not looking into saving few hundred dollars here and there. I'm more worried with a solid and high quality set up for everything.

So, if you have made this upgrade. Can you share your configuration (monitor, video card, etc.) and share your experiences? Would love to see some pictures also!

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I'm not a computer expert/geek by any measure but from my understanding of the 4k stuff it's just more or less a gimmick.
Conventional flat screens such as what your likely using now work great for what we do. I wouldn't be able to justify spending more on something I don't need.

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0 benefit for trading

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Edit to clarify: 0 benefit of buying something like an Apple 27" display with 4K or 5K resolution, for trading. But if you buy say a 40 or 42 inch display, then 4K makes a lot of sense.

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Please, I'm looking for information from people that have made this upgrade, not personal opinions.

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Please, I'm looking for information from people that have made this upgrade, not personal opinions.

I too am considering adding a higher res monitor. If I do go forward, I will try just one and see if my experience justifies the cost. YMMV, so consider trying just one with your current setup (if your VC can handle the output).

Right now I am using 27" HD monitors and they are just a tad too big given their res. Not painful, just a tad bit annoying. I wonder if I can get by with less monitors but bigger 4k ones.

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That is exactly the main reason I'm looking into 4K. I also use 27" monitors, and although they are convenient, I see my eyes travelling far, too much during the day. I was thinking in having fewer monitors, maybe even just 2 with a bit larger screen size, since I can put 4 HDs in one 4K monitor.
My eyes are good, the size of the fonts doesn't bother me much since I'm already used to a 'retina' type display for my programming/writing/etc in my notebook, and I actually like the way the fonts (and everything in general) look. Of course, you can adjust the font size, and everything else for your convenience. I do think they are going to be mainstream in the near future, as 4k technology for monitors and VCs are just ramping up. Prices are coming down significantly also. I'm hoping some early adopters can share their experience so far.

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I'm using Asus 32" PQ321Q 3840x2160 on a Mac Pro (showing 9 charts on each screen)
Before had Dell 30" 3011 2560x1600 (4 charts on each screen)

higher resolution -> more screen space -> more charts on each screen -> less movement from screen to screen -> easier trading

clearer picture, better for the eyes

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Yeah, i gotta say once the price comes down a bit so I'm not buying the top, I'll be buying better res for sure. With macular degeneration in mt right eye i really need the extra res...

Love to see how you all go here...

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Now that there is a 40" 4K monitor, it might make sense. Typically you see 4K at ridiculous sizes like 27-30", and at those sizes it requires DPI scaling, which makes it useless (no benefit, only headache) for trading.

But there is now the Philips BDM4065UC 40" 4K monitor, check the [H] thread:
Philips BDM4065UC - 40" 4K 60Hz monitor thread - [H]ard|Forum

Is anyone here using this monitor yet for trading?

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In that thread, someone mentioned a Seiki 40" SM40UNP which I had previously seen on Amazon:
[H]ard|Forum - View Single Post - Philips BDM4065UC - 40" 4K 60Hz monitor thread

But the specs are not quite as good on the connectivity side.

However, they did mention it might be matte, implying the Philips is glossy (which would be very bad).

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