Small for 4k.
Just for curiosity purposes (I can't afford this atm), how does this monitor compare to the Samsung U28D590D? Amazon has that monitor for $499.99.
2560x1440 @ 27" is actually a pretty sweet spot in the DPI. At 4K that size screen becomes a bit of an issue. If you fire up IE11, go to hardocp.com, and set the zoom to 75%, you can get a rough idea of what it does to the entire OS. While Win8.1 is 'nicer' to HiDPI, it's still not perfect (dig far enough down in legacy menus and you run into blurry upscaled stuff), and the third party situation for dealing with HiDPI is fairly lacking.I guess I'm not quite understanding this Win 8 scaling issue. It looks just like Win 7 on my Viewsonic 2560x1440 monitor.
Ugh. I just started looking for a new screen after 8 years of the same one, and it seems like the 1440p offerings are starting to dry up. Now I see this...but I game and only have a GTX 670 FTW. So tempted, but I know I'd be shooting myself in the foot with a 4K monitor...
lol you act as if the 970 can play games at 4k at nice settings. His 670 provides way more performance at 1080 than the 970 will at 4k. Hell I fired up Crysis 3 and even with an overclocked 980 I could not even average more than 50 frames per second on just medium settings at 4k.Well the monitor would be a good deal, but you might want to go grab a gtx 970 on the cheap then you won't have to worry.
Good to know. I'm not at all displeased with my current monitor. Just thought this could be a good opportunity to jump to 4K. Can't hurt to wait a while on any 4K purchases. Thanks!2560x1440 @ 27" is actually a pretty sweet spot in the DPI. At 4K that size screen becomes a bit of an issue. If you fire up IE11, go to hardocp.com, and set the zoom to 75%, you can get a rough idea of what it does to the entire OS. While Win8.1 is 'nicer' to HiDPI, it's still not perfect (dig far enough down in legacy menus and you run into blurry upscaled stuff), and the third party situation for dealing with HiDPI is fairly lacking.
My issues are not with text not fitting, or weird apps not working right due to size/text.
My issue was with Windows 8 itself. The icons were huge, SKype was huge, but font was tiny. It was scaling certain things and not others, and wasn't scaling evenly.
In Win7 I used the scaling feature and NEVER noticed any issues at all. Even with 8 at far left/no scaling it still does weird stuff.
You clearly don't understand how things work. Phones run at half the resolution for web pages and most things so they can be readable. Plus those are devices you put just a few inches from your face. 4k on a 27 inch screen will be very very hard for most people to read and trying to scale it looks like poop for many things and that is the whole point here that you seem to be missing.I don't understand why people think 27 is too small for 4K.. it's all about the DPI. Just look at the DPI of the phone in your pocket, it's much higher than 4k at 27 inches.
Hmm, interesting. I have not experienced that in Windows 8.1 except for when I change my scaling from 100% -> 200% and then don't log out and log back in. At that point, the task bar may be twice as high, icons will not be the normal size, and everything tends to act unpredictably.
That's the kind of weird random stuff i was getting too. Even after logging out and back on, and rebooting.
As it is now this morning my SP3 has flashed the screen 3 times or so already and repositioned things on my desktop with each refresh (my open windows/software). For some other weird reason Evernote now when I go to "clip" something makes my 30" resolution appear to be that of a 4K, it's really odd, yet when I clip the screen shot it looks/fine and is the proper size overall.
Good point. I was having flashing issues (desktop getting "reset" to a new res) when my hi-res laptop was connected to a 1920x1200 external display via the mini hdmi connection. I had assumed it was because my connector was loose, but now that sounds like it probably isn't the case. To get around it I have been using a USB -> VGA adapter and setting my laptop's internal display to 1920x1200 to match.
I am hoping that being able to run the same scaling level between the Dell and my laptop will negate the flashing issue.
Regarding this actual deal - what a nightmare dealing with Dell customer support. Is it always this bad? Haven't ordered anything from them in years or had cause to interact with them until today. There's three hours of my life I won't get back. Placed an order yesterday with next day delivery due on Thursday. Of course, the monitor is stuck "in production" all day today, making the odds of delivery next day very slim. Never ever attempt to chat with Dell reps because they know nothing and can do nothing. If you want to cancel the order, they can't help you because that's handled by "return specialists." "Do you want me to transfer the chat to them?" Click - chat disconnected - thank you, we hope you return again! Call the returns department by phone? Welcome to an hour on hold!
Yes, it's a nightmare and has been like that for a long long time.
Luckily their business class support/repairs with their systems is MUCH better, at-least in my experience.
So did you cancel it or are you keeping it? If cancel, what changed your mind?