Ask DN: 4K Monitor - Recommendations?

over 5 years ago from Aaron S, Product Designer

  • Cristian MoiseiCristian Moisei, over 5 years ago

    I thought they would be more expensive.

    I can't recommend a specific one (I'm using the 5k iMac), but I can tell you that they look gorgeous and to get ready for a performance drop if you're using PS.

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    • Patrick SchneiderPatrick Schneider, over 5 years ago

      how badly is the performance drop? Manageable or disturbing?

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      • Cristian MoiseiCristian Moisei, over 5 years ago

        PS was never very fast but you should keep in mind that the canvas is rendered at a native resolution. That means that on my screen a 1920 file will be half the size of what 1920 would be on a normal monitor so I need to use 3840.

        You can work out the math for your DPI and see how it works right now - it's not about the monitor itself.

        Some people recommend zooming to 200% but you will quickly get used to the sharpness of everything else and your work will look blurry.

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        • Aubrey JohnsonAubrey Johnson, over 5 years ago

          I have a Retina iMac at both my work location and my home, both of various configurations. Photoshop is extremely difficult to use (as is Illustrator). I primarily use Sketch, but the performance lags with the Adobe stuff made it dreadful to work on a .psd or .ai

          If you use Affinity or Sketch its nbd though. And mannnnn is it nice. 5k is out of control beautiful. I love looking at the screen, couldn't ever go back.

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