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4K Monitor in Portrait Mode vs 1080p in Standard Mode?

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  1. Capo Dei Capi

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    Can you really increase productivity a ton by having a 4K monitor in Portrait mode vs 1080p in standard mode? I've seen people make claims they are able to spend around 2 hours less a day working on wordpress by having this kind of setup since they aren't scrolling as much.

    4K monitors are still a little pricy at $350+ but if it can increase productivity by that large an amount, I'd consider getting it soon.
     
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    If you are spending 2 hours a day scrolling needlessly then no monitor size increase will help make you productive.

    For real though I doubt you will get anywhere near a saving of 2 hours a day. You may save a few minutes and improve your standard of living as silly things like excessive scrolling can really piss you off.

    You can always try your current monitor in portrait to see if that helps you at all, you may lose out some horizontal width in the meantime but you will see in time if it is likely to make you much more productive.
     
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  3. Ste Fishkin

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    2 hours per day by not scrolling as much. This is fucking retarded.

    That's 10 hours a week, that's 25% of an average persons work week.

    Which is the same as 13 weeks per year. I call bullshit dude, I will tell you why they are saying stupid stuff like this if you like...

    They have just spent $500 on a new monitor + $300 minimum on a graphics card to run it and they need to justify their purchase.

    I'd have 4k tomorrow on my PC, its awesome. If you want it fucking do it dude but don't kid yourself that you will do 13 weeks more work per year.
     
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  4. Capo Dei Capi

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    For what I do, its probably closer to 30 minutes per day of savings if I work at least 8 hours, so a 6.25% increase in productivity.

    You can run a 4K monitor on a cheaper than $300 graphics card, just can't game on it. The R7 360 is about $120 and supports 4K resolution.
     
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    If you want a 4k monitor, do it. You do not need to justify shit to anyone.

    Go get one.
     
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    Bigger screen is more gravity, time runs slower in presence of gravity. More gravity, instant profit!
     
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    i spent 400quid on my last GPU just under 600$ for 1080p gaming 2years ago
    fck 4k anyways another gimmick.
     
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    In what respect is it a gimmick?
     
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    How is it a gimmick, you get 8,294,400 pixels of area with 4K compared to 2,073,600 pixels of area with 1080p?
     
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    @proxygo 4K is not a gimmic. I have a 4K 50in TV and it's epic. The picture quality is amazing and is like taking a shit on HD.
     
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    The more power my gears is, the more I will wasted my time playing game, watching youtube etc

    Sometime I need to slap my own face just to make me focus and get my ass back to work for my project