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4sallypat

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So looking at one of my options for running the upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator, if my MBP 16" w/ external display does not cut it (thermally), my second option is to use my Dell desktop computer w/ Radeon 5500 card.

Does anyone know/suggest a monitor that would work with a Dell eSATA / HDMI machine ?

I found this on Dell's site:
https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/del...dgf/apd/210-atyt/monitors-monitor-accessories
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maflynn

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Thank you for the link - very helpful.
Now trying to find a under $500 monitor made by Dell that is IPS.

:eek:
Go with LG, I have a 34" ultra-wide - its only a 60Hz panel, but LG is the panel supplier to many companies like dell so you get the same quality.
 
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4sallypat

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Thanks for your info - I am stuck with Dell because I have a $100 credit to apply on any Dell purchase.
Unfortunately Dell only carries the LG televisions. No gaming monitors...

Alienware was what I was thinking since it's just under $500.
Or the 32" curved.

At least I know to look for IPS screens.
Alienware 27 Gaming Monitor - AW2720HF
 
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4sallypat

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So I think I am going to bite the bullet and get the Dell Alienware 27" gaming monitor since it has 4K resolution and 1ms response time.

Final price with their discount, minus 10% extra, taxes included and $100 off from American Express will net cost me $353:

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TSE

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I got the LG UK850 this past week as it's on sale for $405, and really really like it. I would say the only downside to it so far is that the colors are very much made for consumers / gamers as it comes from the factory very saturated and vibrant. I had to tone it down a little bit and will be doing further calibrating once I have the time, but besides that it has beautiful industrial design and it's the perfect size. 4K + USB-C with charging is very future proof as well!

 
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4sallypat

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I got the LG UK850 this past week as it's on sale for $405, and really really like it. I would say the only downside to it so far is that the colors are very much made for consumers / gamers as it comes from the factory very saturated and vibrant. I had to tone it down a little bit and will be doing further calibrating once I have the time, but besides that it has beautiful industrial design and it's the perfect size. 4K + USB-C with charging is very future proof as well!

Very nice monitor at a very nice price too.

I like your monitor because it has all 3 ports: HDMI, DP, & USB-C which would give the best flexibility between my 16" MBP and the Dell PC which uses eSATA DP.

I am going to risk this Alienware display without the USB-C and use an Apple TB3-HDMI dongle....

I needed the 240Hz refresh rate for gaming as this will be my Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 exclusive setup....
 
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