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LG 43" Class 4K UHD IPS Monitor 43UD79-B $450 @Costco

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NTSC 72% Color Gamut
2 x 10W Speakers
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Who would need such a big monitor? It might make sense as a TV, I suppose, but this looks to be too big for professional use as a monitor, and the NTSC 72% color gamut means most hardcore photo and video editors are not gonna want this
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Who would need such a big monitor? It might make sense as a TV, I suppose, but this looks to be too big for professional use as a monitor, and the NTSC 72% color gamut means most hardcore photo and video editors are not gonna want this
I've had this (last years variant) for over a year. Casual gaming (not FPS stuff) and content consumption are perfect on this. It's not fast nor has the color gamut of higher end monitors, but definitely does the job if you like huge screens
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Who would need such a big monitor? It might make sense as a TV, I suppose, but this looks to be too big for professional use as a monitor, and the NTSC 72% color gamut means most hardcore photo and video editors are not gonna want this
This is a similar pixel density and resolution as having 4 1080p 24" monitors but with no bezels. It's perfect for work and gaming and takes less desk space than having multiple monitors.
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I had 42" samsung tv as monitor. I have set game at default ultrawide and I could open two windows on top for discord or web.
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This is a similar pixel density and resolution as having 4 1080p 24" monitors but with no bezels. It's perfect for work and gaming and takes less desk space than having multiple monitors.
Yes, complaining about 43-in monitors today would be like complaining about 24-in displays back in the 90s after getting used to using a 15-in. More pixels and more screen estate to keep the pixel density/readability decent is excellent for productivity. It's also better ergonomically than having 3 displays spread horizontally.

40-inch range (37-43) is perfect for monitor use. I enjoy 50-in and it's perfect when installed at the correct distance, but 40 also works great. Pixel density wise, 50-in will be a little small once we push up to 8K, and I don't think 60-in displays will ever work well on a desk. When installed, your eye height should be in the upper 1/3 of the display.

These large displays give you a wall of work space in front of you. You no longer run most productivity apps full-screen (it takes getting used to this, but we have more and more people adding 40-in class displays at work). Active work space is windowed near center of display, or snapped to 1/2 or 1/4 of the display, and the edges are used for more static, reference, or testing apps.

This looks to just use a TV panel, for twice the price. It IS a true monitor since it has displayport, which alleviates some tv-as-monitor-via-hdmi quirks. If it was hdmi only, I'd just consider it a TV.
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The main selling point for this monitor in my opinion is the fact that you can consolidate multiple displays into 1 monitor.

I'm currently using 2 of the sections for separate computers and the other 2 sections as additional display space for my main system.

My main system treats the other 2 sections as 2 additional monitors by running HDMI cables to 2 inputs of the monitor.
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I've had this (last years variant) for over a year. Casual gaming (not FPS stuff) and content consumption are perfect on this. It's not fast nor has the color gamut of higher end monitors, but definitely does the job if you like huge screens
So no real advantages over buying a 4k TV to use as a monitor? I ended up buying a TCL S425 43" based on rtings recommendation, works great for $180.
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So no real advantages over buying a 4k TV to use as a monitor? I ended up buying a TCL S425 43" based on rtings recommendation, works great for $180.
Depends on the TV. There are some TVs that aren't suitable for a computer monitor because they aren't really RGB TVs but RGBW TVs so the image will be blurry and unreadable.

Here's a site for recommendation of a TV to that can be used for gaming/computer monitor too.

https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews...deo-gaming

I'm using a 40" Samsung mu6300 that I paid like $300 for 3 years ago and have been happy with as a computer monitor.

Or this; the best TVs for computer monitors: https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews...pc-monitor
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Depends on the TV. There are some TVs that aren't suitable for a computer monitor because they aren't really RGB TVs but RGBW TVs so the image will be blurry and unreadable.

Here's a site for recommendation of a TV to that can be used for gaming/computer monitor too.

https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews...deo-gaming
Yeah, that's why I purchased the TCL since it had good ratings to be used as a monitor on rtings.
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I just got a 43" for productivity(programming) and hate it. The corners are too far away, there's a fish eye feel to it. Only about 30" or so is actually usable at a normal viewing range for a monitor. However if you sit further back you have to scale it to see text which defeats the purpose. Just food for thought
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I have the Acer 43" 4k monitor and I love it. It does take a little getting used to. But being able to have so many windows open at once is great. It replaced 2 x 27" 1440p's which took up my entire desk, so it saves space. Gaming is fine, 60hz/4k is not really a big limiter... 1080ti does pretty well hitting 60fps in most games with a little tinkering on settings.

When I game I roll back a few feet and play with a controller. I also have my PS4 hooked up so I can go that way if I want.

So yeah.... 43" is the new 27".

TVs are hit and miss as monitors, but others have already linked to the Rtings guide. As long as you stay away from RGBW cheapo TVs you should be fine. I prefer an actual monitor over TV for the better response times, anti-glare coating, being able to PiP multiple sources, and displayport.
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So no real advantages over buying a 4k TV to use as a monitor? I ended up buying a TCL S425 43" based on rtings recommendation, works great for $180.
Compared to one like this not too much but on the higher end ones the monitors offer things like freesync and 100+ hz. Some of these higher end features are finally making their way into tvs along with hdmi 2.1, but current video cards dont even support that. The entire landscape is going to look much different in 12-18 months.
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this is great, if u have the space, do consider this as well. https://slickdeals.net/f/13772564-lg-43-4k-tv-pc-monitor-240-at-costco?page=5#commentsBox
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I've had mine for over 2 years. Still love it. The only downside is its size. It'd be too close to my eyes if placed on the table. So I had to buy a floor stand and mount it behind my desk. Works well for me.

Oh, sold out.
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