32" 5K Glossy monitors exist?

MagnaMagicBtu

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So I've been using a 32" 4K Glossy and would like something with higher PPI while keeping the 32" size (27 is too small and 40 is too big) 32" is a good middle ground. Are there ANY 32" glossy 5K out there yet?
 

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I don't think there are any 32" 5k displays out period. TFT Central lists LG as making a suitable panel, but I can't find any products listed as using it.

27" 5k is almost as much of a ghostown, with Dell and HP's models being anti-glare; LG's is glossy but drank the Apple Koolaid and only has a thunderbolt input.

There've been no new 5k panels logged by TFT central since 2016; I more than half suspect 5120x2880 a dead standard at this point and the only "5k" monitors we'll see in the future are 21:9 or 2.37:1 ultrawide displays that are stretched 2160p models.
 

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5K 27" DELL is you're only option

Otherwise you would have to check out the DELL 8k 32" glossy

I have been considering that. Sadly It's discontinued but I found a few on Amazon for $800 refurbished. I could use that with my 32" 4K. The 5K will be mainly for browsing, reading due to high PPI being like printed paper. The 32" 4K is for gaming and movies.
 

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5K 27" DELL is you're only option

Otherwise you would have to check out the DELL 8k 32" glossy


5k in the 27" size does not make any sense whatsoever. It's way too tiny. I've had a 4K 27" and did not like it at all. 32" 4K looked way better.
5K does not make sense even in the 32" size IMO, you need a larger monitor to take advantage of it.

I think 4K is just right for 32" and to get about the same pixel density, you need a 40" display.

a 5K 40" would look magnificent. 146 PPI versus 137 for 4K/32" and versus 109 for 2.5K/27".

isthisretina.com is your friend.
 

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5K appears some kind of intermediate resolution that will never take off, with 8K on the horizon it appears we will go straight from 4K to 8K.

Not sure where 5K fits in, since 32" sizes work really well with 4K.
 

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5k on a 32" would be amazing. 5k is really for content creators. With a 5k screen, you can view a full 4k video while have plenty of screen real estate for editing tools. That's the idea anyway.
 

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Just realize that on a 32" screen, 5K will generate a very high 183PPI. For compasion, a 24" HD monitor is under 100 PPI. And a 4K 32" is about 137PPI, so expect things to be very tiny. Unless you adjust Windows to scale larger, in which case, why get 5K to begin with?

5K on a 32" is about the same as 4K on a 23" monitor. You need at least 37" for 5K advantages to become obvious. I tried 4K on a 27" monitor and could not tolerate it.

There is nothing wrong with a 32" 4K.
 

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Just realize that on a 32" screen, 5K will generate a very high 183PPI. For compasion, a 24" HD monitor is under 100 PPI. And a 4K 32" is about 137PPI, so expect things to be very tiny. Unless you adjust Windows to scale larger, in which case, why get 5K to begin with?

For text sharpness. I don't mind 110ppi but 183PPI with 150%-200% scaling would look great for text.

I spend most of my time on monitors reading. I can't wait til we get to a point where every monitor is at least 150PPI and we have gpu's that can easily push the higher resolutions.
 

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Yes, I get that you can use scaling to get things to where you want them to be but if you use scaling, why buy 5K to begin with? I don't really get the point of scaling. I always run everything at its native resolution, 100% scaling. If I wanted to run the 32" 4K dell at 109PPI, I would have gotten a 27" Dell 2.5K. So if you think 183PPI is too high, there is a gazillion 4K wtih much lower PPI available.

If I ever get 5K, I will run it at its native resolution and 100% scaling.

5120х2880, the 5K definition is just very slightly sharper on a 40" screen than 4K on a 32" screen. So 5K on a 40" would be perfect.

Since I am satisfied with 4K on a 32", ergo, 40K 5K works very well for me. I could conceivably live with a 37" 5K also but that pushes PPI into 159. For, that's right on the edge of "too tiny". And I refuse to use scaling.
 

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Yes, I get that you can use scaling to get things to where you want them to be but if you use scaling, why buy 5K to begin with? I don't really get the point of scaling. I always run everything at its native resolution, 100% scaling. If I wanted to run the 32" 4K dell at 109PPI, I would have gotten a 27" Dell 2.5K. So if you think 183PPI is too high, there is a gazillion 4K wtih much lower PPI available.

If I ever get 5K, I will run it at its native resolution and 100% scaling.

5120х2880, the 5K definition is just very slightly sharper on a 40" screen than 4K on a 32" screen. So 5K on a 40" would be perfect.

Since I am satisfied with 4K on a 32", ergo, 40K 5K works very well for me. I could conceivably live with a 37" 5K also but that pushes PPI into 159. For, that's right on the edge of "too tiny". And I refuse to use scaling.

As was previously said, the point is to make text look like a printed page. The 27" 5K iMac (with 2x scaling) looks amazing! The cool thing with high-resolution displays is you have the option for more workspace or prettier text.
 
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Pretty much ALL 5K monitors are just rebadged 5K iMac displays, meant for giving your 5K iMac a second 5K iMac display. I'm pretty sure ALL of the 5K monitors use USB-C/TB3 to connect and do not use DP or HDMI.
 
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Pretty much ALL 5K monitors are just rebadged 5K iMac displays, meant for giving your 5K iMac a second 5K iMac display. I'm pretty sure ALL of the 5K monitors use USB-C/TB3 to connect and do not use DP or HDMI.

The LG UltraFine is the only USB-C 5K monitor.

The Dell UP2715k, HP Z27q, and Philips 275P4VYKEB require two DisplayPort 1.2 connections for 5120x2880@60Hz .

The Planar IX2790 and Iiyama XB2779QQS (AFAIK the same monitor with slightly different styling) support 5120x2880@60Hz over one DP 1.4 connection or or two DP 1.2 inputs driving 2560x2880 side-by-side. They also have HDMI 1.4 inputs for up to 3840x2160@30Hz.
 
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