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Nuno Lemos
Nuno Lemos

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Which monitor should I buy for programing?

I have read several articles but I have not yet come to any conclusions.
I am looking for a monitor to programing and I have read that the best is LG Ultrawide and the Dell Ultrasharp.

Do you have any suggestions for models? Or other brands?

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Dian Fay

I've got one of the LG ultrawides and like it a lot. It makes having multiple buffers and a shell open side-by-side quite practical. The downside is that smaller monitors start to feel cramped by comparison (much like going from two monitors to one).

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Bo

Same here, got an iMac 27 and an LG Ultrawide that I hook up to my mbp. I prefer the ultrawide, even though its slightly smaller than the iMac, at only 29 inches.

I do want to try a dual monitor setup with those LG ultrafine displays, they look really awesome

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Aly Sivji

Recommendations on a window manager for macOS?

I want to be able to move my windows to the left, right, and center 2/3rds of an ultrawide.

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John Williams

spectacle is a decent window manager for mac

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V.Beeblebrox

just if it could save preferences per App and always open in at the desired location

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Panu Tangchalermkul

I also have LG 34" ultrawides. One of my best buying decision.

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Nuno Lemos Author • Edited on

Which are your models?

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Dian Fay

I have the 34UM67-P. It's been a couple years so it may no longer be available.

Since we're in mid-October it will probably be worth holding out until late November for the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales like I did. I can't remember what MSRP was but I got it quite a bit cheaper.

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p-mcgowan • Edited on

Buy 3 for the price of 1 nice one.
monitors

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Nuno Lemos Author

Dell U2415 ? :)

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p-mcgowan

Middle one is a nice ASUS, right is an old one sitting around in the office, but I don't notice much difference. If I had to buy it myself though I would go for quantity over quality. If you do front end work or design, a good picture quality might be more important, but as you can see it runs sublime and terminals just fine.

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rhymes

I have the Dell U2415 and I'm happy with it! It also has great colors :-)

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Nuno Lemos Author • Edited on

In this moment, is my choice :)

I was going to question you about the colors but I already saw that it's good :)

Btw, how is in games? (only curiosity, I don't play)

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rhymes

Btw, how is in games? (only curiosity, I do not play)

I can't help you here :( I'm not a gamer ehhe

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Nam Nguyen

Dell Ultrasharp, of course :)

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Hunter Drum

This is just my preference

Brand: Dell, LG (my fav), Lenovo, Samsung, Acer
Size: 27 inch or higher
Panel type: IPS, Qled
Refresh rate: 60hz

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V.Beeblebrox

4k vs HD?
How important is TN vs IPS for programming on 27"-28"?

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Nuno Lemos Author

What LG/Dell models do you suggest?

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V.Beeblebrox

what is your take on 4k monitors (24" vs 28") used mostly for programming (no games etc..)?
Is 4k overkill for this purpose? Do icons, menus etc get all to small?
I'm considering Samsung u28e590d but have concerns a written above...

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Nick Taylor
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Chris Pittman

Go bigger. I love this monitor - dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-ultrashar...

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Cheston

The best advice Iv ever had in regards to monitors is:

"Buy the best monitor you can afford 3 of"
-someguyiknewonce

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Stephen Chiang
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Nuno Lemos Author

This article is awesome but I need something more specific (like brand and models) to compare

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Vasiliy

Rocking 2 of these bad boys: asus.com/us/Commercial-Monitors/PA...
Super expensive. Get your office to buy if you can!
INSANE in portrait mode. Can fit a ton of IDE panes...

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