I’m looking into purchasing a budget 27" IPS 4K Monitor ($350 range) as a second monitor (currently have 27" Wide 1080P). The IPS is important since I work in a space with a glare problem.
I want to increase my total screen real estate (thus 4K) allowing me to display more windows at one time.
Why? I have multiple applications, from Microsoft Word with Accordance to Dorico with VSL. I want a minimum of four full-size windows over two monitors. I do not do any real gaming.
Have done some research, and I’m looking at this one: https://www.amazon.com/LG-27UD58-B-27-Inch-Monitor-FreeSync/dp/B01IRQAYPE/ref=pd_ybh_a_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=1ZWEF6WWWK17XMJ6SAZ6, but I’m open to suggestions.
I’m realizing that my aging Radeon R7 250 graphics card will likely not support 4K resolution, thus I need to look at a budget graphics card that will support a 4K monitor. Not being a gamer or a video editor, it’s hard to wade through the myriad of “ten best” review sites with any understanding, since all are aimed at those two markets.
I’d love some suggestions from people who are using 4K monitors for Dorico or any other non-gaming applications. I want to purchase what’s good enough for what I do, but there’s no need for me to chase the latest and greatest.
Edited to add: In looking further, it appears that the integrated graphics card with my Intel i5-9600K will support 4K. That might be a good (and cheaper!) first step.