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It's still 4x more pixels than 1080p, which is probably where 4K gets its name?
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post #32 of 102
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The article has a typo. "where UHD stands for Ultra High Definition (3860×2160)". No, UHD is 3840x2160.

3860x2160, for better or for worse, is the standard "4K" monitor resolution even on professional monitors. That's because it's 16:9, which is the industry standard aspect ratio.

Pretty much what this guy said. You'll find in the future that the majority of '4k' monitors will be 3840x2160. The reason being is that it scales perfectly with 1080p. I doubt any of the 4096 x XXXX monitors will be around for long, everyone will opt for 3840x2160.
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It's still 4x more pixels than 1080p, which is probably where 4K gets its name?

Nope, the whole "K" thing refers to "thousand," just like if you said "I have 10K in the bank right now." Just look at 2k, which is 2048x1080 as well as 8k, which is 8192x4320.
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It's still 4x more pixels than 1080p, which is probably where 4K gets its name?

Nope, the whole "K" thing refers to "thousand," just like if you said "I have 10K in the bank right now." Just look at 2k, which is 2048x1080 as well as 8k, which is 8192x4320.

Aha, gotcha. Never made that connection between the names.
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post #35 of 102
The main problem, at least for me, is that the "cheap" ones coming out are only 30hz. Looks like I'm sticking with my 1440p biggrin.gif
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post #36 of 102
*Awaiting LG's "True 4k" 21:9 monitor* thumb.gif
post #37 of 102
4096x2160 is a silly aspect ratio. I'll lose out on a few pixels for 16:9 anyday. Although a 16:10 sure would be nice... biggrin.gif
post #38 of 102
3840*2160 is a perfect 2:1 for 1080p so watching 1080p content will look better. also 4096*2160 is barely like 7% more pixels where 720p vs 1080p was twice the pixel count. Also, 16:9 ratio is much better then the silly one that 4096*2160 is... The thing the article should be pointing out is that some are 30hz and some act like a dual monitor setup (like 2 screen into one) and that's about it.
post #39 of 102
hope they dont move to true 4k as 1080p x 4 will scale poor and look blury. Leave it as it is
post #40 of 102
i thought they mean "be careful" as in "you don't have the hardware to game at this resolution anyway"
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