Benq announces the rd280u a 28inch 4k monitor. in 3:2 resolution designed for coding.

Benq announces the rd280u a 28inch 4k monitor
in 3:2 resolution designed for coding. IQfy has been begging for a monitor like this for years, so all the replies to this thread will be complaining and calling it shit.
MSRP is $599.
Since its a 3:2 monitor 28” is bigger then it sounds.
https://www.benq.com/en-us/monitor/programming/rd280u/buy.html

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >designed for coding
    lmao moronic gimmick

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Frick the gimmick it's a new 3:2 aspect ratio monitor. That's awesome

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >it's a new 3:2 aspect ratio monitor
        moronic gimmick

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          thanks for playing your part

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The extra height is nice.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >B ringing Enjoyment N Quality to life
    I believe them

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Is that what benq stands for?

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    turn your normal 4K monitor sideways, thats the monitor for coding, newbie

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The listing for the same monitor with a more fancy arm has all the actual ad copy on it.
    https://www.benq.com/en-us/monitor/programming/rd280ua.html

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    (bigger than, not "then")
    A 3/2 monitor, AT LAST!!!!!!!!
    Too bad they don't make a lower resolution less expensive model.
    I guess a 3/2 28'' it's about the size of a 16/9 24'' but taller, is it?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Too bad they don't make a lower resolution less expensive model.
      there's a cheaper 24'' model which I find much more suitable for programming tbf

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        One day it'll be mine!

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >antiglare
        >consumes as much power as a big crt
        AHAHAHAHAHAHA

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Too bad they don't make a lower resolution less expensive model.
      i5-2500k sperg spotted

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No, I'm just poor and don't especially need 4K.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This is pretty neato
    Benq make decent gear
    Is this ips with decent colour accuracy?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      IPS, 350nits, (shitty) hdr 400, 95% p3 color gamut

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Pretty good. Hdr without local dimming is a meme anywah. Would be better if it was sub 450 but I guess it's a niche form factor

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Pretty good. Hdr without local dimming is a meme anywah. Would be better if it was sub 450 but I guess it's a niche form factor
          I thought the price was a bit high but i took a quick look at dell and their 27in 4k monitor with all the same usb c hub and charging shit is basically the same price.
          Not that dell makes cheap monitors but it does seem to be an average price for similarly speced stuff.

          >antiglare
          >consumes as much power as a big crt
          AHAHAHAHAHAHA

          That max power consumption figure includes the monitor providing 90w of usb pd charging to a connected device.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            antiglare still makes it a no sell
            i want glossy

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Why don't you buy a mirror then if you want to look at your own face so much

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            i have the next best thing, a crt with scraped of anti reflection.
            if you thought crts were glossy you have never seen one with the anti glare removed

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I've had enough crt tvs that never had any anti-reflection to begin with, thank you

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            and you didnt think that rocks?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Like I said, if I wanted to look at myself I'd use a mirror. When I'm using a monitor I need to see what's on it, not something else.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            id take my reflection of bad colors any day.
            matte just doesnt look right

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >4k
    >not even 4,000 pixels in length

    anyways i already have a 3k 3:2 monitor

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >i already have a 3k 3:2 monitor
      Desktop?

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >hurr I need a special small monitor to code

    Just use a laptop, morons

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's nit about the coding meme its about the aspect ratio

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Probably the same panel as my Huawei Mateview. I frickingoce that monitor. I also have an LG dualup meme. I love it also. Tall monitors for life. Kill all gamers.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Probably the same panel as my Huawei Mateview
      Yeah looks like it based on the specs

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Probably the same panel as my Huawei Mateview
      Yeah looks like it based on the specs

      100% same panel.
      Same size and everything

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >60hz
    directly to the trash

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Frick gaymen. This is a working man's monitor and it looks perfect .

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >gaymen
        it's hard to go back to 60hz specially for desktop usage, frick gaymes

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'd rather get this one.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      But that's just two monitors with a bezel in-between them

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        except its not?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It is thoughever

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Look I legitimately have the DualUp and the Mateview memes. Both are excellent; you won't regret the purchase either way, but the Mateview's aspect ratio and size is slightly better overall, so it is my center monitor. Color wise and IPS-quality-wise, the LG dualup wins, but it's marginal. I honestly expect this Benq to be better than Huawei since the backlight seems not totally uniform around the edges. I trust BenQ to do a better job than Huawei too.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I have one of these and still want the BenQ... shit, I might even buy two!

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Ok, I just ordered one (for now!) to check it out, says it'll be here on the 24th.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't code, so forgiveness requested.
    Why would coding need 4k?
    My limited knowledge suggests there would shitloads of teeny tiny code that would fit the 28 inches. But isn't it so small as to be unreadable? (I do realize adjust to 2k or whatever but that kind of defeats the purpose of having a 4k...)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The idea is that you have a very high ppi monitor and use text scaling to increase the font size. Then you have extremely sharp clear text

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        That's pretty obvious I guess. Seems kind of... opulent imho (yeah, poor gay with old hardware)

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What's the advantage of 3:2 over 4:3? The latter at least is compatible with older SD content.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      3:2 gives you the benefits of a wider screen without the drawbacks of less vertical screen space.
      >Legacy 4:3 content
      Oh you are some kinda neet or neckbeard luddite, this isnt made for you

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I got a Benq monitor about 2 months ago and it had banding issues all over
    Never buying Benq

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      If there's banding it's probably whatever panel BenQ used for that SKU (most likely AUO). It's foolish to discount any monitor seller when 95% of them don't even manufacture what they offer.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >$600
    yeah no, frick you

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      i guess you haven't bought any electronics in the last 4 years, everything is expensive now

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That's a fairly okay price though.
      It's a niche product from a trusted monitor brand (not domestic chinkshit)

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >60hz
    It hurts so bad bros. I get there’s no reason for it to be 120/144hz because it’s a productivity monitor, but I find a minimum of 120hz to be necessary. Are there any monitors with alternative aspect ratios that are 120hz+ and 4k? I don’t even play games I just like the high refresh rate.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No. It's only 16/9 now or even wider. Even 16/10 is dead. 🙁
      3/2 is so much more confy for everything though.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >60fps 400 nits
    >trying to hype the programmers
    >overpriced ugly e-junk
    why is it so UGLY?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >why is it so UGLY?
      As far as monitors go, that's basic looking. It could be worse, it could look like a Samsung or a gaming monitor.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      because its not a sexy crt with a fat ass

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Which one looks best IQfy

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        the Huawei is cleaner

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The Huawei. But it isn’t available in my country. So it loses by default.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Top one is classy, but I don't care about the look, I care more about which one has the features I need.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If only it were 5k. Or 8k. Otherwise 60hz is not okay for me. 4k @ 27" will be huge fat obvious pixels. Need sharper.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I feel like these days screens are big enough with high enough resolution that you don't need this anymore. Aspect ratio should be limited by your field of view and nothing else.
    Back in the day resolution was expensive, so you'd be able to fit one window on your screen, and you'd want to make the aspect ratio as efficient as possible for displaying that window. A widescreen monitor would genuinely sacrifice vertical space for a wider image, and it'd be terrible for coding. Nowadays? You don't have to "sacrifice" anything; if you don't have enough vertical space on a widescreen monitor, just buy a bigger/taller one. You'll get all the vertical space you need, but with extra space on the sides.

    The limiting factor these days is just how far you want to stretch your neck while looking at a giant display located as close as you can comfortably bear. And the reality is that it's much easier to shift your neck side to side, or even your torso or even swivel your chair, than it is to strain your neck up and down; you can't sustain constantly tilting your head up and down without tiring it out and getting neck pain eventually. This means that vertical maximum size is more limited than horizontal maximum size.
    As a consequence, if you just get a monitor big enough to fill your comfortable vertical field of view (i.e. as big as possible in your FOV without requiring you to uncomfortably tilt your neck up or down), and then it's a narrow aspect ratio, you'll just be cutting off horizontal space. Instead, if you filled your horizontal FOV to the limits of comfort, you'd end up with something widescreen or even ultrawide.

    4:3 or even 3:2 made sense when you had to compromise on pixels; now we can afford to fill our entire FOV to within the limits of neck comfort, so there's no reason not to do it both ways.
    4k ultrawides are the future IMO; unfortunately they're a bit expensive right now (1440p is the affordable resolution) but it'll come down eventually.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Also, I should add, the horizontal space can be used even for coding - having at least two text files open side by side, without either of them being cramped, is very comfy. Having a terminal or two also open on the side is comfier. Having a chat client, or a browser window with docs, also all on the side is also even comfier.

      On pic related for example

      The listing for the same monitor with a more fancy arm has all the actual ad copy on it.
      https://www.benq.com/en-us/monitor/programming/rd280ua.html

      , what you'd really do with the widescreen is have it same vertical size as the 3:2 (rather than artificially making it shorter to make it look "cut off" as a marketing trick), and just have two code tabs open side by side. Whereas on the 3:2, you can't comfortably have more than one open. It's just cutting off the sides for no reason.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's the opposite. The taller a monitors aspect ratio, the more text/emails/tweets/whatever content. Wide monitors are not suitable for more productivity tasks. My hats go off to BenQ for realizing this. LG dualup also understands this. Frick gaymen; I have fricking work to do *uses it to view more posts in a thread instead of working*

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why 60hz? I wasn't expecting 120hz+, but 75hz or 90hz would have been nice

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Because this is for fricking WORK. How is that so hard to understand. If 60hz is causing you issues with work related shit, then you almost certainly have horrible autism. On phones it's way more important because there's less info on the screen at a time, causing way more scrolling to be needed to consume the document/text/email/tweet/whatever

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Moving windows, scrolling, even writing text on a 60hz monitor feels wildly sluggish and I never understood why computing felt like it had gone backwards and less 'instant' to my brain until I updated my 'work monitor' to at least 144hz with a 1000hz mouse. It took all this just to match the feeling of instantaneous smooth input or old CRTs and an analogue mouse. Finally, computing feels good again.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, 75hz should be the bare minimum on most 1080p and 1440p monitors now, but they seem to keep the budget 4k panels on 60hz

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        it was in 2004 lmao
        all of my ancient 5:4s support 75hz
        i guess because people moving from crts usually used atleast 75

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The human eye can't see more than around 50hz, anyone who thinks otherwise is deluding themselves worse than a troony

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >designed for coding
    >not gaming

    pass.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >designed for coding
      >not gaming
      Actually one didn't exclude the other. 3/2 is perfectly fine for gaming too. PC games should adapt to the ratio without problem and without black bars or distortion, unless the dev were moronic. Only the refresh rate is a problem if you're accustomed to higher.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    OK, but how modern games would look like on it?

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I personally love 3:2 as an aspect ratio. I have ever since I've been into photography. It's the same as a 35mm and that is all that I would ever need. Maybe I would rock two of these for coding.

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

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    We didn't leave lines, there must be a CSS problem on your side.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    yeah i have a complaint. why is it so fat; are we in the 90s with crt monitors? it's embarrassing to see that. 60in TV are thin as a lpad and Benq comes up with this shit?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      i more i look the worst it gets.
      Refresh Rate (Hz) 60
      Brightness (typ.) 350 nits

      how is this coding friendly. brightness and refresh is high priority to help your eye strain

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Like Dell monitors it has a built-in power supply. So no transformer brick.

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >low ppi
    >designed for coading
    no anon, its not
    anything lower than 230 ppi is not designed for coading

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