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    Phoronix: ASUS MG28UQ 4K 28-Inch Adaptive-Sync Monitor

    The past few weeks I have been testing out the ASUS MG28UQ 4K display as the monitor on my main daily workstation. This ~$500 monitor has been working out well and also supports extra features like Adaptive-Sync once the open-source Linux graphics drivers catch up.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=23336

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    I have a hard time believing $500 for a TN-Film monitor (4k or not) is a good deal. I'd love to have 4k on my desktop, but Idk is 28" is enough or it needs to be a little larger. I have to check some out in store, I guess.

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    • #3
      Regarding USB plugs.. forget about the old bulky type A, it should have an assortment of type C sockets sticking out in every direction, including out the front in that massive bezel, or down. I'm personally not fond of out the side, since that results in ports being blocked by the adjacent monitor.

      Definitely agree that the "2 plugs" usb hubs on monitors are pretty close to pointless. If they're going to put in a usb hub, it should be significant, like 16 ports. Especially since we are now dealing the USB 3.x, which can transfer data fast enough to make that useful.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by bug77 View Post
        I have a hard time believing $500 for a TN-Film monitor (4k or not) is a good deal.
        But, but.... it says "Supreme Gaming Experience" on its base

        Something tells me that in a few years you won't be able to buy a PC or any accessory for it that doesn't look like it fell off of Optimus Prime's ass.

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        • #5
          I'm interested to hear how well using linux-friendly color calibration like the ColorHug is on monitor reviews. I know it's not something with hard numbers like benchmarks; just an idea.

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          • #6
            Damn, my dream monitor... almost, if it only had more color accuracy I'd be sold, don't wanna be drawing on a TN panel.... Now that we have colors that stretch near 100% AdobeRGB, that's what I want... Quantum Dot plz.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by tsuru View Post
              I'm interested to hear how well using linux-friendly color calibration like the ColorHug is on monitor reviews. I know it's not something with hard numbers like benchmarks; just an idea.
              Unfortunately I don't own a ColorHug or any other color calibration device, hence why it wasn't tested.
              Michael Larabel
              http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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              • #8
                I'm interested in getting myself a 28" 4k monitor but first I would like to know how display scaling works on Ubuntu with Unity. I've heard that text on 28" @ 4k is too small and you'd have to scale to make it more eye-friendly. What is your experience Michael: how is the text size for your eyes and have you tried display scaling on Unity to see whether everything scales nicely or not?

                Thanks!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by joh22n View Post
                  I'm interested in getting myself a 28" 4k monitor but first I would like to know how display scaling works on Ubuntu with Unity. I've heard that text on 28" @ 4k is too small and you'd have to scale to make it more eye-friendly. What is your experience Michael: how is the text size for your eyes and have you tried display scaling on Unity to see whether everything scales nicely or not?

                  Thanks!
                  I recently got a 4K display to go along with my new RX 480, and the text size isn't that bad on a 28" monitor. I occasionally need to squint or get closer for smaller text, but overall very usable without scaling. Ubuntu and Unity's scaling works pretty decently as well. Definitely better than Windows 10's LOL.

                  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-246-_-Product

                  ^ Link to the monitor if you are interested, no USB ports and no speakers, but I like the design better than the Asus.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by LinuxID10T View Post

                    I recently got a 4K display to go along with my new RX 480, and the text size isn't that bad on a 28" monitor. I occasionally need to squint or get closer for smaller text, but overall very usable without scaling. Ubuntu and Unity's scaling works pretty decently as well. Definitely better than Windows 10's LOL.

                    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-246-_-Product

                    ^ Link to the monitor if you are interested, no USB ports and no speakers, but I like the design better than the Asus.
                    Thank you for the info!

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