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Old Feb 11, 2013, 09:34 PM   #1
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Asus MX279H 27"

Looking to get an external monitor for my RMBP.

Does anyone know if this will go well with it?
mainly the text and picture quality.
I have read about blurry text when using externals for the RMBP


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A2YLYLTN75J8LR

Thanks!
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 09:40 PM   #2
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That 27" display has 1920 x 1080 pixel, which will not look as good and sharp as a 21.5" display with the same resolution due to the smaller pixel size.

http://www.asus.com/Monitors_Projectors/MX279H/
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 09:42 PM   #3
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That 27" display has 1920 x 1080 pixel, which will not look as good and sharp as a 21.5" display with the same resolution due to the smaller pixel size.

http://www.asus.com/Monitors_Projectors/MX279H/
so my guess is i should get something closer to what my rmpb produces?
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so my guess is i should get something closer to what my rmpb produces?
Not really, a 24" display with 1920 x 1200 pixel or 23" display with 1920 x 1080 pixel or a 27" display with 2560 x 1440 pixel or a 30" display with 2560 x 1600 pixel will do just fine.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:11 PM   #5
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Not really, a 24" display with 1920 x 1200 pixel or 23" display with 1920 x 1080 pixel or a 27" display with 2560 x 1440 pixel or a 30" display with 2560 x 1600 pixel will do just fine.
I see...

so i found these;

Dell UltraSharp U2410
Samsung SyncMaster S24A850DW
ASUS PA248Q - LED monitor
Samsung SyncMaster S24A450BW-1

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also might consider the Asus ASUS PB278Q - LED monitor - 27
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 11:05 PM   #6
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I see...

so i found these;

Dell UltraSharp U2410
Samsung SyncMaster S24A850DW
ASUS PA248Q - LED monitor
Samsung SyncMaster S24A450BW-1

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also might consider the Asus ASUS PB278Q - LED monitor - 27
The U2410 is aimed at professionals who need color accuracy. If you're not one of those people, it's meaningless, and the U2412M is the better (and cheaper) model. If you need the colors though, Dell recently updated the U2410 to the U2413, although it's currently more expensive.

What exactly are you looking for in an external? Professional image work? Gaming? Just something for general use?
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 06:14 AM   #7
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I see...

so i found these;

Dell UltraSharp U2410
Samsung SyncMaster S24A850DW
ASUS PA248Q - LED monitor
Samsung SyncMaster S24A450BW-1

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also might consider the Asus ASUS PB278Q - LED monitor - 27
You forgot the HP ZR2440w
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just general use, my main concern is to not have any blurry text from what I'm hearing.

I don't even do gaming either.
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Mmm...if you've gotten used to the Retina and your standards are high, you're not going to have much luck. I think you'll be ok with just about any IPS monitor though, although if stuff like anti-glare coating bothers you, I would stick with glossy. The most reputable non-professional/gaming monitors would probably be from Dell, Apple, and maybe HP/Viewsonic. Asus isn't bad per say though, but they seem to have some QC and backlight bleed issues.

You don't need wide gamut and super color accuracy, just look for something that is decent with sRGB. A good stand can be helpful too (that's adjustable), but if you're going to use a VESA mount or something, then as long as it's VESA compliant, it's not a big deal.

A Dell Ultrasharp U2412M is a good place to start.
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 03:35 AM   #11
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So what about the Mac thunder bolt? If im using an GTX690 graphics card- P8Z77 ASUS MOTHER BOARD WITH SSD & 16 GB . Cause i bought the asus MX279H 27" and was very dissapointed with the blurness no matter how much settings i change or the cables (VGA/DVI/HDMI)
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