Dell S2718D - CES 2017

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ABCDEF-Hex, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. iBrooker macrumors 6502

    Nov 20, 2016
    Shame it's not 4K. I'm looking forward to seeing what 4K displays are announced at CES (LG are announcing one)
  2. danielwsmithee macrumors 65816

    Mar 12, 2005
  3. va1984 macrumors regular

    Jan 27, 2011
    4K is the "wrong" resolution for 27" on Mac OS, where you want roughly either 100 or 200 ppi. 27" displays for a Mac should be either 1440p or, retina, twice that, which is of course 5K. That's why Apple's old Thunderbolt was 1440p, and the new 27" stuff (iMacs and LG Ultrafines) is 5K. You'll never see Apple officially endorse a 4K monitor in 27" because everything looks stupidly big if you go retina (1080p x2) or stupidly small if you go native. For Apple and Mac OS, you want 4K in the 20-24" range, 5K for the 25-30" range.
    I didn't believe this mattered, but I tried for myself. I sent back the LG 27UD88 to Amazon today, as I am not willing to pay for a 4K and then use it scaled to 1440p, losing quality, GPU time, and money.

    I like this Dell. I will give it a go I think. But $700 is outrageous.
  4. Chancha macrumors 6502a

    Mar 19, 2014
    Dell has a habit to massively mark up their MSRP, for instance I bought a UP2716D for just 570 when it is listed as like >1000 only 2 months after it was released, so we may be looking at this one at about 400. But I admit QHD in 2017 is a bit pointless, we have enough back stock of those 27" QHD out there, since this monitor is aimed at USB-C enabled laptops like Dell XPS or newer MacBooks, where the primary screen is retina or higher. I guess Dell just wishes to sell this as a light user accessory in their showroom shops with the intended "slick" form factor.
  5. wjlevin macrumors newbie


    Jul 12, 2017
    I just got this monitor and though it powers my MacBook Pro (at 45watts) I can't get the display or sound to go through the USB Type-C (thunderbolt 3) connector (it does work via HDMI/dongle). Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?
  6. domonono macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2017
    FWIW the cable that came with my Mac didn't support video to the monitor, but it would charge. The cable that came with the monitor worked, though.

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