2x Dell P2715Q vs 1x Acer B326HK vs 1x BenQ BL3201PH

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by 4kcurious, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. 4kcurious macrumors newbie

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    Hey Guys,

    I'm in the market for an external display to pair w/ my late 2013 rMBP. Budget is ~$1200.

    The main debate I guess comes down to either two 27" 4k (Dell w/ discount ~$500/each) running at a scaled res or a single 32" (Acer or BenQ) running at native. I like the idea of having the real estate of native 4k, but I also enjoy the crispness of my rMBP running at a scaled resolution. With the dual setup, one of the screens will have to be run at 30Hz.

    Would the lower PPI of the 32" 4k displays look horrible next to the rMBP? Presumably given the distance one would sit from those large screens, the PPI might not need to be as high.

    The other option in this budget range is one of the 34" ultra wide screens running at 1440p vertical.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. larrysing1963 macrumors regular

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    If you can beat the 4K bug, then the 34UM95 is a great choice. I have your exact rMBP (Late 2013, Iris, 16GB, 256GB) and it runs the LG 34" monitor like a charm. In fact, I had ( before the LG ) two 1920x1200 Dell U2412Ms attached to it, and the system runs cooler with the single LG than the dual 24" monitors did - the temps stay generally below 130F all the time, and with the dual Dells, it frequently went "FANS ON HIGH!!!" to cool the system.

    So the system will run cooler and probably last longer with a single monitor, but then if you fork over $899 for that monitor, but then catch the 4K bug later, then you end up with a used monitor to sell. So be smart !!

    Best of luck !!!
     
  3. ilikewhey macrumors 6502

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    why not just get a single 4k dell monitor thn? save the extra 700 for a rainy day.
     

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