Seiki Pro SM40UNP 4k monitor

I’ve been using the Samsung U28D590D 28 inch 4k panel for almost a year now. It was one of the first 4k 60hz panels to hit the market last year and at the time I was very enthusiastic to have all the pixels I could get in a single panel. The only problem for me is pixel density, 3840×2160 on a 28 inch screen really makes it hard to read text and even with scaling settings adjusted to 150%, a lot of things still end up very tiny.

I’ve been waiting for a 40 inch 4k 60hz panel to hit the market for awhile now and it looks like the Seiki Pro SM40UNP is it. A 40 inch display is the sweet spot when looking at a 4k monitor for my eyes.

The SM40UNP has a Super MVA screen as opposed to the TN panel used on my Samsung U28D590D which should be a decent upgrade for off access viewing. On the down side, the Seiki Pro SM40UNP currently lacks  HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.3 support and its $1000 price tag is more than double current 28 inch options.

I’ve been hovering over the buy button on the Seiki Pro SM40UNP all day. Still not sure if I’ll pull the trigger, or if i’ll limp along on the Samsung U28D590D for another few months and wait for the price to drop. Seiki tends to be about 6 to 8 months ahead of other manufactures on this sort of thing, so i’m sure we’ll be seeing more monitors in this form factor in the future.

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