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The Pros and Cons of a 5K Display

Digital Trends’ Matt Smith spent some time with a 5K monitor (the Dell UP2715K) and enumerates some of the pros and cons of the cutting-edge display.

He writes, “In short, 5K isn’t ready for primetime. It’s available for Windows only through Dell’s extravagantly expensive monitor, and for Mac only through an equally luxurious all-in-one. Even if you can afford it, you may not be able to take full advantage of its resolution. Users who primarily consume content, like games and video, will see little benefit until more content is available. Those who produce content, however, will find more to like. This is true even for writers, to an extent. I found the extreme clarity of the UP2715K’s text a boon, as I could view more documents simultaneously and decipher tiny fonts with little or no eyestrain. Photo editing is pure joy – providing, of course, you have a camera that can do the display justice.”

Read the full story here.