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I just brought out my Samsung 28'' 4k monitor from the closet. I notice that W10 recommends scaling to 150%. Everything looked pretty good when I did that, however I feel that I am losing some of the benefits of using a 4k monitor in the first place (screen real estate and sharpness). So I changed scaling to 125%, and set Chrome to 150% scaling. Seems to me with the latter option I still feel like I am getting the benefits of the 4k monitor, while browsing still remains usable.

Curious what scaling settings those with 4k monitors use.
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For me personally, I believe screen real estate corresponds with screen size more closely than it does screen resolution in these situations. When I had a 27 inch 4k panel, I drove the scaling up to around 150% or so to match the relative size of objects from my previous 1440p panel. The additional resolution may grant you more screen area, but it will be for naught if you can't see anything on the screen.

At anything below 32 inches, I personally feel like the only benefit one can get from 4k is additional sharpness. More area on the screen to work with sounds like a bit of a stretch.
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I have a ROG Swift that is my main. I brought out the 4k due to E3 and being able to have multiple streams open at one time, and the resolution lets me do that. I agree on screen size. In an ideal situation, I'd love for my 4k monitor to be 32''+. But I do notice the extra sharpness the panel adds. W10 seems to do a much better job with 4k scaling than W8.1.
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