4K/5K Monitor Recommendation for MacPro

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by southerndoc, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. southerndoc macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2006
    I'm about to buy a MacPro and I'm looking for one or two 4K/5K monitors. Something 30-32" may get me by with just one monitor. (I'm hoping you can hook two 4K/5K monitors to the system and it work properly.)

    Can anyone recommend a good monitor that matches the overall Apple style (similar to a Thunderbolt Display)?

    Also, I know this is an unanswerable question, but good grief, when is Apple going to update its Thunderbolt Display to 4K or higher?
  2. jmwagner95 macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2015
    how adverse are you to dell silhouettes?

    a 5k and 4k option here

    What kind of work will you be doing on these displays?


    A little more apple-ly silhouette cut on this one
  3. southerndoc thread starter macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2006
    I'll be doing medical work (I'm a physician, so I just dictate charts and use Dragon Dictate). However, my wife is a photographer and uses Photoshop a lot.

    I need more real estate to have dictation windows, x-rays, lab results, etc. viewable at the same time while dictating. She needs more resolution for photo edits.
  4. zettabyte macrumors member


    Jun 6, 2015
    From a photographers stand point, I'd highly recommend the Samsung 28" 4K (U28D590D) display as it has a metallic easel stand that matches well with Apple set ups. It is Excellent. Before buying a 4K monitor I've done tons of research including side by side comparison and testing out the screens color production with my specific calibration settings.

    The 4K Samsung screen is by far the best I've seen. If there was something better in the 4K realm I'd have it. :) As soon as they release a 30"+ curved 4K, I'm all over it. If you're not in a rush, that's something you might want to put on your list.

  5. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
  6. cube macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
    I bought a 4K TV because I wanted 3D.

    I was going to buy a 40" but there was a great deal on a 48" curved SUHD.

    48" is somewhat big for the Mac menu bar, but I think now that text on the 40" might have been too small.
  7. campyguy macrumors 68040

    Mar 21, 2014
    Portland / Seattle
    We have a BenQ BL3201PH in my office, on one of my employee's desks - I've threatened to fire him just so I can take the display... Very. Nice. Display. FWIW, I have two Dell P2715Q displays on my desk, and I was hoping for a 27" version of the BenQ but it wasn't out at the time as I'd seen one in action at a trade show. Now, it's out - the BenQ BL2711U, and I'm considering buying two to replace my Dells, but I'm waiting for the first units to sell out. A friend of mine didn't wait, and her new BL2711U is pretty lustworthy (and flawless) - she uses it for CAD, coding, and PS work.
  8. AreanFSL macrumors 6502

    Feb 7, 2007
    I also recommend the Samsung u28d590d. Great monitor. Especially for the price.
  9. MrJandali macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2013
    NEC PA322UHD - a true star in display heaven.

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