Presently, I am using an LG 27” 4K and a Dell 24” 4K monitor on an M1 mini. I am thinking about expanding my screen “real estate.”
My decision is between going with a second LG 27” 4K (the same model) to replace the 24”, or a larger screen size.
Perhaps my biggest concern is that there seem to be very few screens that are larger than the 27” size that also have a higher resolution. My concern is that a 32”, 48”, etc 4K monitor obviously must have a lower pixel density than a 27” 4K, and I am concerned that with larger size comes less image quality, which is very important to me. I know a lot of people are adopting these 38” and 49” widescreens with the latter advertised as being equal to 2 x 27”, but at much lower resolution.
I have worked with 2 monitors of equal size before. Right now the 24” is off to the side as an informations, screen only (calendar, task list) but I don’t find it as useful as I had hoped so I am looking more at a dual monitor setup where both are in use.
— I do hate having the bezel in the middle of my field of view, arguing for one large monitor rather than two smaller;
— color accuracy is very important as I do a lot of photography work;
— For the same reason I want to stay away from curved monitors, so the various 49” options are pretty much out;
— refresh rate does not matter as I don’t game;
— I also have an M1 MBAir, so one larger monitor is handy when I want to dock, but in practice I could use just one 27” external on the MBA when needed without it being a major issue;
— no, I don’t have enough need to justify the Apple XDR!
I know this ultimately becomes a personal decision of pros and cons, but it will help me to,hear what others think and/or can recommend from their experiences and use of various monitors.
Thanks for any ideas and thoughts.