External Screens non-retina experience

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by lifeisepic, Jan 14, 2017.

  1. lifeisepic macrumors 6502

    lifeisepic

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    #1
    I've gotta say I love my 2015 15" rMBP especially the retina "best for display" setting.

    The problem I'm facing is I want to run 1440p on an external monitor. This gives me 2 options.

    1. Run a 4k monitor scaled.
    2. Run a native 1440p monitor.

    I'm more interested in then second option but what I'm worried about is using a non-retina screen and not finding it sharp or crisp enough compared to my MBP screen.

    Shame my MBP can't drive a 5K display at retina.
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    Specifically looking at Dell U2515H
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    #2
    If you don't mind paying extra for the 4k display, buy it.

    Then run it in HiDPI (retina) mode.

    Otherwise, you could find yourself dissatisfied with a non-retina display...
     
  3. Grolubao macrumors 65816

    Grolubao

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    #3
    The 4k will typically not have the same ppi as your retina screen. No illusions there.
     
  4. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    A native 1440p display won't be anywhere as crisp as the retina display on your MBP, but it's not so awful as to be unbearable. If you've every looked at a non-retina display, then you'll have a pretty good idea what it looks like.
     

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