Odysee

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Hey guys - considering purchasing a second monitor so I can hook up to MBP and occasionally my iMac - been looking around and seen the Dell U2719D 27" (clicky). We use Dell monitors at work and they're gorgeous displays.

Would you guys recommend this?
 

xraydoc

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Oct 9, 2005
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Seems like a decent-enough display. I guess it all depends on what you need it for. It's probably not the best for color-critical work or high-end gaming, but for general use it's probably more than sufficient.

I have two Dell S2719DM displays on my desk for general office tasks and they're great.
 
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Hessel89

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My wife has one plugged into her Mac Mini 2012.
The panel is practically the same as the 27 Cinema/Thunderbolt Display, only matte.
No problems whatsoever and a 3 year warranty. Can't go wrong with it for that price. (€400 here)
 
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dono42

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Dec 22, 2018
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Adding an antidote. After 8 years of 12/7/365 service my U2711 finally broke :(. I purchased the U2719D as a replacement. It is connected to a Macbook Pro 15" Mid 2012. It is connected via the thunderbolt / display port with a LaCie 2big. I noticed that the monitor would not wake from sleep. The monitor is DP 1.4 by default. I read that the speed differences between DP 1.4 and thunderbolt (1) might be a problem. There is a way to change the monitor to DP 1.1a. From the user guide, press and hold DP select key for 8 sec to change the monitor setting from DP 1.4 to DP 1.1a. It is not exactly 8 seconds, hold the key until the pop-up appears. Do the same to change it back. No problems since the change.
 
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