Best Monitor Option Late 2013 Mac Pro

bengomez

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What would be the best 27" monitor for my mac pro late 2013 with d300's
i was looking at some forum post and im currently looking at the BenQ 27" GW2765HT just wanted to know if its supported by the d300 mac pros
 

larrysing1963

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What would be the best 27" monitor for my mac pro late 2013 with d300's
i was looking at some forum post and im currently looking at the BenQ 27" GW2765HT just wanted to know if its supported by the d300 mac pros
You need/want 4K? You want it for gaming, or for general office work, or for photo/video work? What resolution do you want/need to work at? Do you care if it's TN or IPS?

These answers can help us get you some options. Thanks. :apple:
 

bengomez

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If I can get 4k under that price then yes and I am using it for video editing with final cut pro as long as the resolution is higher then 1080 I will be happy.
 

bengomez

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No anything will do this is my first time buying a monitor lol I always bought an imac this is the first time I bought a mac pro. Aslong as it gives me the quality as an imac 27" I will be happy
 

larrysing1963

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No anything will do this is my first time buying a monitor lol I always bought an imac this is the first time I bought a mac pro. Aslong as it gives me the quality as an imac 27" I will be happy
Dell Small Business is offering the Dell P2715Q 4K 27" monitor for $539 right now. I own that monitor and it is great.

Another very good option in the <$600 range is the Samsung 32" WQHD LED Monitor (S32D850T) if you want to stay with 2560x1440.
 

larrysing1963

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bengomez

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Thank you very much for all youre help i think im going for the Dell 4k! How do you like it?

Also is the Dell P2715Q compatible with the mac pro?

Correction: i meant the Dell P2815Q
 
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edanuff

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Thank you very much for all youre help i think im going for the Dell 4k! How do you like it?

Also is the Dell P2715Q compatible with the mac pro?
Yes, it is. There are a number of Mac Pro owners on this forum that are using the P2715Q or P2415Q since, at the moment, they're the best tradeoff of value versus quality for 4K displays. We're basically into year 2 of 4K monitors being available. Last year there were a lot of compatibility issues and the displays were fairly expensive. Most of those have now been fixed and you're seeing vendors coming out with more reasonable prices.
 

bengomez

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Yeah i noticed that theres just so many that i do not know which is is which like for example is the Dell P2815Q compatible also? is there something different from it to the Dell P2715Q because its a inch bigger but i see it cheaper everywhere then the 27" is it because its not compatible or something else?
 

larrysing1963

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Yeah i noticed that theres just so many that i do not know which is is which like for example is the Dell P2815Q compatible also? is there something different from it to the Dell P2715Q because its a inch bigger but i see it cheaper everywhere then the 27" is it because its not compatible or something else?
The P2815Q is a TN panel and is not a good monitor. It was a very early 4K effort by Dell and it is poorly reviewed and the tech in it is not good. I would avoid.
 

mikepj

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Yeah i noticed that theres just so many that i do not know which is is which like for example is the Dell P2815Q compatible also? is there something different from it to the Dell P2715Q because its a inch bigger but i see it cheaper everywhere then the 27" is it because its not compatible or something else?
The P2815Q will only do a 30Hz refresh rate (really slow, where you'll notice choppiness even moving windows around the screen), while the P2715Q will support full 60Hz. That difference alone is worth the upgrade to the P2715Q. As already mentioned, the IPS vs TN panel type is much nicer in the P2715Q as well.
 

bengomez

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Oh okay so it's the 28" that does the refresh rate of 30 8 was thinking it was the 27'
 

carylee2002

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I use 3 HP lp2480zx displays..and the resolution is sick. Look it up on youtube and you will see why.
 

larrysing1963

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I use 3 HP lp2480zx displays..and the resolution is sick. Look it up on youtube and you will see why.
Well, sure, you get get a boat-ton of monitor for $1300 !!! :) OP was looking around less than half the price of that HP, which I'm sure is really fabulous. But not in the price range being discussed.