Date Joined: 10/05/18
Pros: I can hook up a USB keyboard and mouse, and I can hook up an HDMI 4K monitor and another USB-C 4K monitor while charging the Macbook with the other USB-C port. This of course gives me an extremely beastmode docking station, and I can just pop the dock out of my laptop and go 100% mobile. Super super great for software engineering.
Cons: I wish it had more USB and/or more USB-C ports instead of the SD card reader. I find the dock is *slightly* finicky in that it doesn't always turn the monitor on properly if I unplug it and plug it back in, but I've only done that a couple times. It's not really that annoying. It might even be more of a problem with MacOS. Nothing too crazy but if you hot plug the dock in and out all the time, you might find it a bit annoying, but I'd be curious to see if all docking stations on MacOS have that same problem.
Overall Review: For the price and what it gives you, it's pretty great. The silver colour matches my silver Macbook perfectly, and it looks very clean. I had to vote it 4 stars instead of 5 because the SD reader slot is a complete waste. Two more USB slots would have been super deluxe.
Pros: This monitor is 100% insane. It made an epic improvement to my productivity as a software engineer because I can fit so much code on the screen. I'm writing this review in a non-maximized window that takes up about 1/4 of the screen, and I can view the entire "Write a Review" page. It's showing the same amount of information as if I had a 1080p maximized window. So don't even get me started on using multiple desktop workspaces in MacOS with this monitor. It's insane. Best $500 (at 30% off) I ever spent to be honest. If you write code, you GOTTA get one or two ASAP; don't sleep on it.
Cons: The immediate downside to this monitor is it's so large that it will take you at least 2 days to get used to it. You have to turn your head to see corner to corner, so this will be very disorienting for you for about 2-7 days, but stick with it because you get used to it and then smaller monitors look like small garbage with text size at 400%. Besides that I don't really find anything negative. There is a bit of glare if you put bright lights behind you, but who uses a computer like that anyway.
Overall Review: With 1080p monitors (as a programmer), you can fit about two 100-120 character width files side by side, but with this monitor you can fit 3 easily side-by-side and fit like 150 character width in each file. It's a profoundly huge increase in physical space. I find the monitor works well because you can easily use 1x scaling due to the monster 32" size. If you tried 27" before and found 4K a bit too insane and small, try this one. It works great at 1x scaling.