Software Development

Tobias (DH1TW)

3 minute read

40 inch TV desktop monitor

My standard development environment was for some years a 24” standard HD monitor together with the 15” Retina display from my Macbook Pro. Recently I felt more and more frustrated about continous window tabbing. The available screen estate was just not enough anymore.

In my search for a bigger screen, I wondered if it wouldn’t be possible to use a 4k TV instead of a pair of > 28” PC monitors. The advantage of the 4K display is of course its resolution of 3840px x 2160px and much more afforable price than a comparable set of PC monitors.

There are several things to consider when upgrading to 4k displays, but in my case, everything worked out well - almost out of the box. I couldn’t be happier with the result!