Screen & Monitors

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Screen Sizes and Monitors are essential tools to display your computer work.


NEC Recommended Screen Sizes

What is the recommended Screen Size and resolution of your extra monitor? That depends on the resolution your computer can produce. Let's give some facts.

What's 4K, UHD?

Ultra High Definition (UHD) is the next step up from what's called full HD, the official name for the display resolution 1,920 x 1,080.
UHD quadruples that resolution to 3,840 x 2,160.

The term 4K originally derives from the Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI), a motion picture consortium, and is actually roughly 4,096 horizontal pixel count.
The 4K standard is not a resolution, either it also defines the how 4K is encoded (i.e. DCI 4K = compressed using JPEG2000, bitrate 250 Mbps, 12-bit 4:4:4 color depth).

Therefor UHD and 4K are not the same, but nearly the same.


  • 23/24-inch screen in 16:9 format: resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (also known as Full-HD).
    23/24-inch screens with a 16:10 aspect ratio are even better.
    This comes with a resolution of at least 1920 × 1200 pixels (WUXGA).
    The extra lines can make working more comfortable for you because you don’t have to scroll as much and you can easily view and edit two A4 pages that are almost in their original size side-by-side, for example.
  • 27-inch screen: resolution of at least 2560 × 1440 pixels (WQHD), preferably 3840 x 2160 (also referred to as UHD 4K).
    This pleasant combination of screen size and resolution offers much more room to work compared to Full-HD, especially if you use several windows simultaneously.
  • 32-inch screen: a resolution of 3840 × 2160 pixels (UHD 4K) and aspect ratio of 16:9 offers you the most space and an optimal display size for your contents and for dividing up your screen area.

Apple Mac Displays

Device Date Resolution Screen size Graphics
iMac Late 2012 2560 x 1440 27 inch NVIDIA GTX 660M 512 MB
iMac Late 2020 5120 x 2880 27 inch AMD Radeon Pro 5700 XT
MacBook Pro Mid 2012 2880 x 1536 15,4 inch Intel HD Graphics 4000 1535 MB
MacBook Pro Late 2021 3456 x 2234 16,2 inch M1Max


Let me start to try to make a comparison [1][2].

Model NEC - EV2785-BK
EcoView Series
NEC - CS2731
CS Series
NEC - CS2740
CS Series
Samsung - U32R592CWU
BenQ - EL287OU
Size 27 inch 27 inch 27 inch 32 inch 28 inch
Resolution 3840 x 2160
2560 x 1440 3840 x 2160
3840 x 2160
3840 x 2160
Refresh Rate - 60 Hz 60 Hz 60 Hz 60 Hz
Price € 850 - - € 349 € 235
Buyer-Links         Amazon

See also




  1., 4k Monitor
  2. Eizo, Vergleich NEC 4k Monitors