The Top 3 Best 4K Monitors: What Are They Capable Of?

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Viewing | Comments Off on The Top 3 Best 4K Monitors: What Are They Capable Of?

The Top 3 Best 4K Monitors: What Are They Capable Of?

With 4K becoming even more mainstream in technology, some are wondering what are the best 4K monitors on the market? Should the specifications include the best resolution or find a budget-friendly 4K monitor?

All of the following monitors are close to 27″ to show the comparative qualities of each. Many can enjoy one 27″ monitor and get similar benefits to having two separate displays.


The Dell P2715Q 27″ 4K Monitor (Mountable)

This monitor is a 27-inch and comes factory calibrated. That means you can be assured that the quality of the colors were checked with the manufacturer to give a bright, crisp resolution. It’s ready to use out of the box and comes with a stand that can be customized to the height preferred.

The monitor is setup for “daisy-chaining” allowing multiple monitors to be connected without having to go straight to the desktop tower. You’ll be able to connect one cable to your main monitor and that same cable can plug right into a second or even third monitor.

It is VESA-compatible and also has a USB 3.0 input on the monitor itself. There’s also no issue with using DisplayPort to have the capability of 60 Hz. The Dell P2715Q boasts a 3840×2160 resolution!


Acer XB270HK 28″ 4K Monitor (NVIDIA G-SYNC)

First off, this Acer monitor comes with the ability to sync with your GPU to provide a smooth and fast gaming experience. You’ll be able to get a fast response time for your in-game movements and smooth transitions.

The resolution is equivalent to the Dell P2715Q of 3840×2160, but with a 28″ screen. It also has five USB 3.0 ports to use for your other gadgets. Acer also advertises this as a “flicker-less” monitor that provides a more comfortable experience for people with occupations like programming, designers or those attending college.

The Acer XB270HK is also VESA compliant for a nice space-saving alternative if you own a smaller desk or workspace. Also, it meets Energy Star standards to help reduce energy costs.


ASUS PB287Q 28″ 4K Monitor (Eye Care Technology)

This 28″ ASUS model provides flicker free technology to help with less eye fatigue. You can tilt, swivel, pivot, and adjust the height of the monitor to a perfect viewing position or it is also wall-mount capatible.

Another added benefit for this ASUS monitor is the exclusive ASUS rapid replacement that covers 2-way free shipping and a 3 Year Warranty to cover malfunctions.

The resolution is 3840×2160 (consistent with the similar Dell and Acer models) and has a real 10-bit color setup. A cool feature is that you can use built-in PiP (picture-in-picture) to view content that you have running from multiple sources. You can also switch easily between your HDMI source or DisplayPort. Included are 8 preset modes to help with color accuracy and fit whatever content is on the screen.

4K monitors are starting to become more affordable and offer twice the resolution as 1080p. If you’re considering moving to a higher resolution screen and/or more desktop workspace, you’ll definitely get it with 4K. Although these are the top 3 best 4K monitors, there are certainly other manufacturers that are offering similiar monitors with 4K resolution.



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Astronomy and why people love it

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in Astronomy | Comments Off on Astronomy and why people love it

Astronomy and why people love it

What can we say about astronomy that you can’t find on numerous forums and sites? Well, the answer is nothing and everything. Astronomy has captivated humans since the early ages of our existence. Some view it as a hobby, while others see it as an occupation. The premise is same, to look at something so big and so vast and to try to find something even more beautiful than the last thing you found. We, as humans, were born with the drive and the need for exploration. While some go into nature and they are satisfied, others look towards the sky and the stars in it.

We could take a scientific approach to this subject and talk about various scientific revelations that came with the progress of astronomy. But we won’t bore you with things you don’t want to read. We will approach astronomy from an angle that satisfies everyone.

Why do we like the night sky?

Astronomy, as well as the endless space, ignites the curiosity we all possess. We like the idea of something unknown and the chance we get to find more about it. The human understanding of the universe changed throughout the past, from flat earth theory, over Earth as the center of universe theory to the latest scientifically proven principles. And still, we have only scratched the surface of a thing called the universe.

We seek knowledge, and that quest is never-ending. Space holds an infinite amount of mysteries, and it’s in our nature to try and understand them. Every discovery we make gives us more knowledge about space, and we won’t be satisfied until we find everything that there is to know about it.

Tree Silhouette Against Starry Night SkyThe fact that all we do is limited to a small amount of universe should depress us and push us away from space exploration, but the opposite is happening. The knowledge that whether we do is limited to such a small amount of a whole drives us forward, giving us strength to continue exploring, in hopes of finding new and unusual things.

The universe is immense and, even though it is mostly empty and cold, we find amazing things in that emptiness. The speed of everything that moves through space is extreme and yet we can observe it and acquire knowledge we didn’t have before.

Black holes are anomalies in space that “devour” everything, even light and still we are captivated by them. We seek them; we research them; we want to observe black holes and their “devouring.”

Universe is beautiful

universum_81414When you go out in the night and look up to the clear sky, you can see the beauty it has. Using small telescope will enhance the experience and using an enormous professional telescope will bring that to a whole new level. Every new picture that Hubble takes, as well as many drones we sent years ago, makes us appreciate the beauty of things we have never seen before. They also make us think about the vastness of the universe and the wonders it contains.

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