Anyone Using A 43" Monitor For Work?

almost 5 years ago from , mike.cm

Im currently using two 27" displays but thinking of getting rid of them both and using a 43" LG 43UD79 display + my MacBook screen. But this seems like it might be excessive. Anyone using and liking a huge monitor like this?


  • Account deleted almost 5 years ago

    that's tv, not a monitor.

    14 points
  • Antek GrzankaAntek Grzanka, almost 5 years ago

    I think it might be a bit too big. I'm using Dell up3216q which is 32 inch 4k screen and this size already was something I had to get used to. I'm working with UI design, front-end development, and music production. In all of those cases, I never felt that I'm lacking screen estate. When working with Sketch I even deliberately make window like 2/3 size of the screen so that I don't have to turn my head to reach all the option Sketch provides.

    3 points
  • Aaron Wears Many HatsAaron Wears Many Hats, almost 5 years ago

    I find using a screen that size for long periods is not good for your neck. You end up having to crane your neck all day looking at the top section of the screen, unless you're sitting some distance back from it. And then I find when I'm a bit of a distance from the screen, my fine pixel-to-pixel designing ability is compromised.

    Big screens are awesome for gaming though, I run a 62"Sony Bravia at home for my game pc. But yeah, I find the sweet spot for me is around 27 - 32" for a work monitor.

    1 point
  • Yasen DimovYasen Dimov, almost 5 years ago

    I use the Acer Predator x34 both at work and in my home office. Wouldn't change it for anything... so much real estate. No 4k makes me sad though...

    0 points
  • Joe CJoe C, almost 5 years ago

    I'm gonna need to see some workstation photos in this thread, 43" monitors sound crazy to me! But I'm really curious to see how it works, and I am due an upgrade...

    0 points
  • C W, almost 5 years ago

    I have this monitor at home and a 5k iMac at the office. It's pretty great for layout design, working through flows, and basically having a TON of stuff on the screen at once. That said I don't think I'd finalize anything on this monitor, I still do a good amount of work on my iMac or Macbook Pro. The color accuracy is obviously quite different than Apple products, so I wouldn't personally trust it as my only display.

    As a companion to a retina Macbook Pro it can definitely get the job done and provide an absurd amount of real-estate.

    0 points
  • Chris CarterChris Carter, almost 5 years ago

    Yes, I use a 43" Sony 4k tv. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sony-43-class-led-x800e-series-2160p-smart-4k-uhd-tv-with-hdr/5748210.p?skuId=5748210

    I really like it and it works well. I am a UX designer for The Home Depot. Engineers pass my station all the time to just stare at it.

    0 points
    • Account deleted almost 5 years ago

      you must be having really hard time when checking on facebook lol

      0 points
  • BAKA .kidBAKA .kid, almost 5 years ago

    I currently use a 42inch HD tv and a 27inch qhd monitor, my work has mainly revolved around pixel art for a while now, so the low resolution of the 42" monitor doesn't bother me at all.

    i do want to get a 4k 42 or something, but I'm not doing as much work on that rig as i used to at the moment, so not dropping the coin.

    i love the large size, haven't really seen any downside (except for when i need higher resolution for something, but then i swap to the other monitor).

    when i do more work on this workstation ,i will be upgrading to something high res and large size.

    0 points
  • Catalin CimpanuCatalin Cimpanu, almost 5 years ago

    Wow... never heard one this big being available for sale until now.

    0 points
    • Mike Stevenson, almost 5 years ago

      Yeah, but apparently the one I linked isn’t very good. I have a 42” TV and I think it would just be too big. So I’m looking at 32” 4K displays, I think that might be the sweet spot.

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