Advice on a monitor for a macbook pro 13" mid 2012

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  1. Code cookies macrumors newbie

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    I have a mid 2012 macbook pro 13" i7 and I am looking for a monitor for uni. I have found this but I was worried the resolution would be too low for a 27" monitor.

    My main question is what resolution could my macbook output comfortably without lag or straining my macbook.

    My budget is £300 and the only requirement is that it has a HDMI port for my PS4.
     
  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    1920 x 1080 is bizarrely low for a 27". Stay away from that.

    Your machine will easily do a 2560 x 1600 display in addition to its own display, as per Apple's specifications.

    I'm currently in the market for a 2560 x 1440 for my 2011 MacBook Pro and have my eye on the Dell UltraSharp U2515H, a 25" (Amazon.co.uk). It's looking extremely good in all aspects and has ports galore. It's also available in a more expensive 27" if you prefer: U2715H.
     
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    Code cookies thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I do like the look of the Dells.
    I also thought this one too (amazon.co.uk)
     
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  5. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - Yes, the UltraSharps look amazing. Very iMac-esque. Hands down the best looking non-Apple monitors I've seen.
    Keep in mind that that one has lower brightness than the ones I mentioned above (at 300 vs 350 cd/m2). In tests, it looks like it has slightly higher contrast, though.

    - I don't really see the argument for those 21:9 monitors, unless you really need 29 inches. Compared to most 16:9 monitors at similar sizes (like the Dell U2515H and U2715H), you loose 25 % screen real estate because of the lower 2560 x 1080 resolution.
     
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  7. Code cookies thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Very tempted by the Dell U2515H, it does have audio out right via 3.5mm jack?
     
  8. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - I am, too. It does indeed have audio out, yes. Dell specifications. Picture proof. :)
     
  9. Lolito macrumors 6502

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    I got myself a del u2515H!!! I ayed just 298€ for it shipped. It should arrive today!!!
     
  10. Code cookies thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I ordered mine last week, you will not be disappointed, it is superb.
     

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