Best monitor for Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by pranavss11, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. pranavss11 macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2007
    San Jose
    Hi guys,

    I've been struggling to find a 27 inch external monitor that deals with the "blurry text" issues with my Macbook Pro Retina and I figured I'd ask here to see if anyone has any recommendations.

    My budget is ~$500.

  2. kohlson macrumors 68000

    Apr 23, 2010
    I'm very happy with my Dell 2715 - 4K monitor. Most of the time I run it at 1440p, and it's nice to have the extra resolution on demand.
  3. bernuli macrumors 6502a

    Oct 10, 2011
    I got one of these recently from BandH while I was in NY.

    I absolutely love it. Mostly use it for Excel 2011 and I have to say the text is amazing. Plays 4K you tube very well, and Xplane 9 is smooth. Using it with a 2015 Macbook Pro with NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2048 MB

    Most people are buying the Dells. BenQ also makes some cheaper options. I have always loved the NEC quality though so I upsold myself.
  4. deany, Jun 4, 2017
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    deany macrumors 68030


    Sep 16, 2012
    North Wales
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    jeff-4 macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2016
  6. Dozer_Zaibatsu macrumors regular


    Mar 16, 2017
    North America
    I have a 24" Dell 4K that works wonderfully with either Windows or MacOS. I prefer the 24" just because I didn't want it to take up that much space on my desk. After this, a 24" or higher monitor at FHD feels positively blurry to me.

    The Dell cost me just under USD $400 last year. I bought it right from their website, and they will send you numerous obsequious email followups hoping to get more of your business.
  7. Eggtastic macrumors 6502a


    Jun 9, 2009
    Just curious of the exact model you have of the Dell monitor you have and what mac you are using?
  8. Dozer_Zaibatsu macrumors regular


    Mar 16, 2017
    North America
    It works with a 2013 MBPro 15" i7 as well as a 2016 13" MBPro with Retina, i5.

    I don't have the exact model offhand, but it's basically pro 4K monitor at 24". There probably is another generation past that at this point.
  9. steven 11, Nov 5, 2017
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