27" ACP Thunderbolt worth it?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by waloshin, May 30, 2012.

  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

    waloshin

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    Or are there better displays for the money? Also will we see a retina ACD soon?

    Are there any better looking displays out there?
     
  2. Ashok0 macrumors regular

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    Yeah I say go for it. There really aren't any "better" displays out there. The only alternatives would be the 30" DELL U3011 which has a super crappy AG coating where the screen looks like it's coated with frost, or the new Korean 27" displays which are similar to the ACD + more inputs but the build quality is very poor. And there are rumors there may be a 3840x2160 iMac / ACD27" but who knows if its true, and even if it is don't expect them to launch until 2013?
     
  3. JayMBP macrumors regular

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    I doubt ACD is going retina anytime soon.

    For a 27" to achieve retina, it would need at least 4k resolution.

    Last time I checked, a 4k panel 28" is still over $10000 at cost... and that's just the panel. A fully assembled unit is no less than 30g

    Unless Apple is willing to sell it at huge loss, I don't see it happening yet.

    Not to mention Thunderbolt as it's implemented now with mdp is not capable of pushing that resolution.
     
  4. Destroysall macrumors 65816

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    I would say its up to you really. I love the look of the ACP, but there is always the Dell alternative which isn't so bad in itself. There is also the Dell u2410, while although smaller, it is still an amazing display only half the price of the ACP.
     
  5. mattkidd macrumors regular

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    Had mine for over a week now replacing the display on my 21.5" iMac, Simply love it wouldn't go back now at all.. If you can get it with the student discount reduces the price down nicely!
     
  6. app25 macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone have a recommendation for the best 27 inch range monitor for a 2015 Macbook Pro? I run dual monitors so I would like two of them. I am looking for the resolution to be at least what the retina display is on the actual Macbook. I have two 1920x1080 at 60Hz monitors that are hard to look at after using the retina display. There don't seem to be many great options.
     
  7. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    So if you want two monitors, one 5K monitor is out. You have not specified what "best" means to your. Is it lowest price, best reputation, % of sRGB gamut, % of Adobe RGB gamut, off asis viewing you can do with IPS panels, faster refresh rate you can get with TN panels that will do better for gaming than slower IPS panels.

    Describe your use case and requirements.

     
  8. app25 macrumors newbie

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