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Best 27" Monitor for DAW use (QHD vs 4K)?
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Best 27" Monitor for DAW use (QHD vs 4K)?

I am looking to get a 27" monitor to use with the new Mac Mini I plan to get, as currently I have a 22" 1080 monitor.

Ideally it would be USB-C, but that's not essential.

I mainly use Ableton Live, but will also get Logic.

From what I've read on other forums, most people do not recommend a 4K monitor for a 27" screen, as the text appears too small in native resolution.

The sweet spot appears to be a monitor with a native resolution of 2560 x 1440 (ie QHD).

Do people agree?

Also, given that there are far more and better value 4K monitors out in the market than QHD, would it make sense getting a 4K monitor, and then just getting the Mac to downscale to QHD? Or do you lose picture quality when this happens?
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QHD has worked best for me -- my monitor is more than an arm's length away, so a 4k monitor without rescaling (which Windows 7 doesn't really do very well IMO) means everything is too small at that distance. I have a Dell 27" and I'm about to upgrade to a 32" Samsung (also QHD). Your mileage may vary of course.
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