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    Can the i3 Manage a 42.5" 4K display well?

    I don't intend to game on it - it's purely for productivity uses (my onboard graphic card can push [email protected]). I was just worried with the 42.5" 4K TV because of the whole window arrangement inside of it (as opposed to 2-3 multi monitor setup). But then I thought wait a sec, a tiling window...
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    Can the i3 Manage a 42.5" 4K display well?

    I'm building a computer for productivity uses (I'm an author and a copywriter/advertiser who spends a massive amount of time reading, writing, researching). Considering these monitor setups: #1: Single 42.5" TV - 3840x2160 (8.3m pixels at 103PPI) - 94x53 cm (37x21 in) - $385 #2: Dual Vertical...
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    Will i9-9900 Give Better Experience Than Ryzen 3200g...?

    These are 188k (in fact 2k for the 9900, not the K version) running UserBenchmark's software to measure CPU speeds. But it tells me nothing really on real, day-to-day activities (for my kind of use). For example if you measure the i3 and the i9 on 4K gaming, there's going to be about 10%...
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    Will i9-9900 Give Better Experience Than Ryzen 3200g...?

    Hey, thanks. These are synthetic tests, I'm talking real-world usage difference. Will the 3200g be a bottleneck in any of those applications? Will the i9 load faster and let me finish things quicker or is the 3200g enough to max out the speeds anyway and give the same practical operation?
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    Will i9-9900 Give Better Experience Than Ryzen 3200g...?

    ....for someone who only works with text (mega-long documents, many tabs open simultaneously on the browser, spreadsheets, managing and creating websites, etc etc). Zero gaming. Zero video editing. Photo editing? Maybe a little bit - just to give some vibrance to my travel photos :) Maybe I'll...
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    Linux: Scaled vs Native Resolution?

    Thank you so much !!! I'd love to be able to get a 200% scale, but the only way to get as much real estate as a native 2k would be to scale a 5K, with 4K scaled 200% it'd be like 1080p, 70% less real estate right?
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    Linux: Scaled vs Native Resolution?

    So the text will actually look better (crispier, sharper, easier to read, etc) on a native 2K monitor than on a 4K scaled 150%, even though it has smaller pixel density?
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    Linux: Scaled vs Native Resolution?

    But I read some people reported "fuzziness" to text scaled fractionally (like 150%)..." ? Lets ask it that way: will the text look better and sharper using a 32" 2K natively (100% scale), or a 32" 4K scaled 150% (from 4k --> 2K)? This is for pure productivity, text-based usage. I want as...
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    Linux: Scaled vs Native Resolution?

    The 4k and 2k costs the same here :) I just don’t want to be stuck with small screen real estate if I end up scaling 200% on a 4k compared to running 2k natives Unless scaling 150% is possible without quality loss
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    How Does Linux Handle Resolution Scaling?

    Thanks for the thoughtful reply. Do you *not* use scaling at all on the 4K 27"?! I remember using a 5K iMac scaled 200% (2560x1440) - even then it was too small for me! I figured 32" on 2560x1440 (scaled from 4k or 5k/ or just native) will be the perfect text-size for me. But I want the text to...
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    Linux: Scaled vs Native Resolution?

    Oh, thanks. I want the screen real estate to be bigger than a 1080p screen tho, what do I do in that case? Just buy a 2K screen or use ~150% on a 4K monitor? Where will the text look sharper?
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    How Does Linux Handle Resolution Scaling?

    Does that mean I should just pick a 2K and avoid the headache? :) p.s Does anyone have a good experience running Arch on a 4K screen scaled to 2560x1440?
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    How Does Linux Handle Resolution Scaling?

    I'm torn between a 4K and a 2K monitor (32"). Both models have IPS panels and cost about the same. I'll effectively run it at 2K res (2560x1440) anyway (so I can read the text and see the UI), but I think it would be nice to have crisp, sharp text of a 4K monitor scaled down to show in 2560x1440...
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    Linux: Scaled vs Native Resolution?

    I'm buying a new monitor to increase my productivity (writing, sites management, reading studies, etc) y. At first I was considering a 4K monitor, but I realized I'd have to scale it to 2K (on a 27-32" - which yields about 95-110PPI) to see the UI elements and fonts big enough. So what's the...
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    UHD630 - Issues Solved?

    Hey, thanks! Looking to get my hands dirty :) In fact the reason I'm moving to Linux is because of the unnecessary bullshit installed on my Mac. I want a clean OS with just what I need - that's why I thought Arch would fit. I learn fast, so I'm not worried =) Thanks for the warm welcome. Could...
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    UHD630 - Issues Solved?

    Going to install Arch. Figuring there won't be issues since its a rolling-release distro?
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    UHD630 - Issues Solved?

    I noticed this review on Amazon for the i9 9900, from 2018: "First time I've had to struggle with video and ethernet drivers on Linux due to Intel's increasing focus on proprietary Windows-only supported chipsets and drivers. Google Intel UHD 630 Linux support. Very iffy. Involves changing grub...
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    My First Linux Computer: Hardware Advice?

    Yep, the files im working on right now are massive (in text) - but weigh only 5-6MB.
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    Driver Support & Security: AMD or Intel?

    Considering using either the i9-9900 (with its integrated Intel 630 GPU) or an AMD Ryzen 3200/3400g (with its integrated AMD Vega GPU). I know its apples to oranges, but I can get the 9900 for half the price, though I probably don't anything stronger than a 3200g. Anyway, my question: Which...
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    My First Linux Computer: Hardware Advice?

    the files are .mobi and .epub and pdf, for Printed versions we send the text to a place that layouts everything and sends for printing.
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