Best display for rMBP

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  1. deany, Oct 14, 2015
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    The display won't even come close to the new Retina iMac. You'd need to find at least a 4K display, and even then you'd need to step into expensive territory to reach the iMac's color quality.

    Lightning to HDMI adapter would work.
     
  3. deany, Oct 15, 2015
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    thank you for your reply.

    I didn't want too much!. Can you or anyone recommend a reasonably priced 21.5'' ish, 4k display for the 13''

    I really have no idea of these things, price etc

    is this the idea?-

    Dell P2415Q 23.8-Inch Ultra HD 4K LCD Monitor (2M:1, 300 cd/m2, 3840 x 2160, 8ms, DP/Mini DP/HDMI (MHL)/USB) - Black

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00R420WNM/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_aj2hwb9N8CM4R

    thank you

    21.5'' seems very limited for choice

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_4K_monitors,_TVs_and_projectors
     
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    Dell P2415Q - 23.8" IPS LED Monitor - 4K UltraHD

    Not a bad bet. The color won't be as good but it is 4K.

    Maybe someone else can chime in but I'm not sure the 13" MBP can drive a 4K display via HDMI.
     
  5. deany, Oct 15, 2015
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    thank you

    I have just noticed the Dell is 'matte' I do like the 'gloss' finish on macs.
    I wonder if I would find that a problem.

    Michael is the HDMI query answered here, and would I still need a 'Lightning to HDMI adapter'? cheers

    Q: Will this work correctly in HiDPI mode on the MacBook Pro 13" Retina (Early 2015, Iris 6100. Core i5)? Also, can I drive 2 displays @ 4K 60Hz?

    A: I'm not sure about two displays, but it certainly works correctly with one at full res/60Hz on the MBP (early 2015) as that's exactly the same setup I use.
     
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    You may like the matte display since the Mac's glossy display has an anti reflective coating you likely won't find on a standalone monitor.

    My mistake, I had forgotten that the 13" rMBP has an HDMI output. You can use the display without a lightning adapter but keep in mind you may need an adapter depending on whether the display you choose has an HDMI input or not.
     
  7. deany, Oct 15, 2015
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    thank you

    I must say I do like 'gloss' displays we have two imacs in the office (without bright lights) and 'matte' Windows PCs and I do prefer the 'gloss'. The gloss seems more expensive and pleasing to the eye, but I guess its all personal preference.

    My iphone 6 seems like gloss too.

    I wonder why everyone but apple seem to go for 'matte'? this post below is a bit of a rant that I found it is from 2 years ago-

    http://www.overclock.net/t/1410779/...without-glossy-the-huge-on-a-matte-is-madness

    thanks again
     
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    it's 99% Adobe and 100% s That's pretty much the iMac screen.
     
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    I ended up with EIZO EV3237 Grey. Using it with rMBP 13 2015 edition: it is 32", 4K and has good colour reproduction.



    It is NOT. Its predecessor UP2414QT had 99% Adobe color space support, but it had other flaws on the other hand.
    P2415Q covers only sRGB and in terms of displayed colours and overall build quality it doesn't even come close to its predecessor UP2414QT.

    I had both, and could compare them side-to-side.
     
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    That's what it's being advertised as.

    **edit**

    Dell isn't saying 100% Adobe no mater what the stores are I'll go with Dell
     
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    You can trust Dell on this. As I said, I had the opportunity to compare P2415Q to other full Adobe RGB monitors myself (incl. UP2414QT).

    P2415Q definitely supports only sRGB, not more...
     
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    thanks for your help guys,

    looks like what I want (basically 21.5'' (approx) 4K imac type display 'gloss') isn't yet available so will have to wait till it is.

    Could be a long wait by the looks of it!
     

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