External monitor recommendation

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by sturgeongeneral, Jun 26, 2015.

  1. sturgeongeneral macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2015
    I'm looking for an external display for my 2012 Macbook Air. I tried the Dell U2414H (1920x1080) and found that the text was fuzzy and not crisp enough. I then tried the Dell U2515H (2560x1440) and found that while the text was crisp it was way too small for me. Can anyone recommend a display that's 24"-27" that would be ideal for staring at the text all day?
  2. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

    Jun 1, 2011
    Most will probably recommend Asus or LG, particularly high res IPS models, but take a look at ViewSonic. They make wonderful displays and I have been using them for years. I have a standard 1080P model and the text looks fine.
  3. Apple fanboy macrumors Nehalem

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    I use a NEC Spectraview 241. Text looks fine to me at 1920 x 1200 on a 24" screen. Of course mostly I bought it for uniformity and a wide colour gamut for photography.
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    tsanga macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2015
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    abhibeckert macrumors regular


    Jun 2, 2007
    Cairns, Australia
    If you want crisp text, the resolution needs to be at least 2560x1440. And make sure it's an IPS panel.

    If that resolution is too small at 25 inches, just go with something larger. Apple uses that resolution for "non-retina" 27 inch displays.

    In my opinion Dell has the best quality displays at reasonable prices.

    We recently purchased some U2715H monitors at our office – they're not especially cheap but cheaper than anything of similar quality from anyone else. It's got mini display port and HDMI, so you won't need any dongles/adapters with a mac.

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