« on: December 23, 2014, 08:23:53 PM »
So I picked up a cheap Dell P2815Q (28" 3840x2160) during the holiday bonanza. For photos the color gamut is crap, but I expected that and I only wanted it for the real estate in my engineering job. My primary monitor is a Dell 3007WFP (30" 2560x1600).
So some conclusions I have come to....
28" is too small for "native" 4K. I am 46 years old and text on the 4K is just too small in its natural format. I believe that a 4K monitor needs to be at least 32" to be useful as is. The one you are looking at is even wider than mine so I am not sure that 31" is enough to avoid scaling.
With the extra pixels things do change in Lightroom. When you go to magnify a picture it does not zoom in like it did before. If I kick up the text scaling in Win 8.1 to 125-150% the menu text becomes usable and the picture zooming "behaves" like it does on my 30" monitor. I am not sure why LR invokes scaling on all aspects. Is this a desirable feature or not? I am not sure... Maybe LR needs adjustable magnification to compensate for the monitor resolution you are using.
Is the extra real estate nice? Hell yes, if you can actually use it. I am finding that with the scaling I need to make things readable I might as well have gone with another 2560x1600 screen.
My recommendation is to wait for larger 4K screens to appear. Having a crazy tiny pixel pitch is not all its cracked up to be.