HP 27" ZR2740W only $275

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by paulrbeers, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    I have two of these that I got from woot about 6 months ago for $350 a piece, today they are only $275.

    http://computers.woot.com/offers/hp...1116&utm_medium=affiliate+-+shirt.woot+120x90

    That's a great deal for a name brand 27" monitor w/ 1440P resolution. Yes they are refurbs, but mine were perfect and since they have displayport, all it takes is a cheap displayport to mini-displayport cable ($5-10).

    Just sayin'
     
  2. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    Now you can get a 28" 4K/UHD monitor from Dell and others for less than $500. If you have a 2013 or 2014 Macbook Pro or a new Mac Pro, one of the 4K monitors should be considered.

    http://www.amazon.com/Ultra-Monitor...se_s_cp_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=03CKYCQCFKWX4HMCCXQV


    And who knows, maybe at the fall product announcement Apple will update the 27" iMac and Thunderbolt Display to 28" 4K/UHD screens. I know, hope springs eternal.
     
  3. paulrbeers thread starter macrumors 68040

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    If you like 30hz displays then sure, go with a 28" 4K and you have a nMP or a 2013 MBP. For everyone else, this is a darn good value. Better than a Cheap Korean with only DVI ports.
     
  4. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    No need for 30Hz at 4K if you have a 2013 or 2013 rMBP or nMP running 10.9.3 or higher. You can do 4K at 60 Hz. You may have to tell the monitor to do multiple streaming if it can't do 4K at 60Hz in a single stream. http://support.apple.com/kb/ht6008

    It seems as if the new Asus PB287Q can do 60Hz in a single stream when you tell it to do display port 1.2. Not bad for $649. Of course it is TN, not IPS.


    http://www.amazon.com/PB287Q-28-Inc...qid=1407945929&sr=8-1&keywords=asus+pb287q+4k

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/asus-pb287q-4k-monitor,3832.html

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEMvkNSmXSY
     
  5. paulrbeers thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, but you linked to the Dell which is a 30hz only panel. Further, now you are posting about a $650 panel which is 2.5x as expensive as the one I linked to above and again only for a handful of Macs at this point.
     
  6. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Aw geez. Do the marketing guys even think these names through?

    Not like there will be any confusion between the PB287Q and PB278Q monitors... :rolleyes:
     
  7. nedu09 macrumors newbie

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  8. lixuelai macrumors 6502a

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    Pros: Good build quality, got a nice base, good selection of ports.

    Bad: Anti glare, reliability is so-so.

    For the price though this is a great monitor. Hard to justify getting one with an 30" already though.
     

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