If The 2019 MP Went On Sale Today - What Are The Best Monitors For It?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by G.McGilli, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. G.McGilli macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2015
    What monitor(s) would you choose to pair with a new Mac Pro - and what is the work you do that would be your reasoning (2 x monitors, 1 larger etc)? And what features would you need on your monitor to compliment your workflow?
  2. cs02rm0 macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2013
    Best? Probably the Pro XDR display they're bringing out with it or the Dell 32" 8k display.

    I've just ordered an LG 34" 5k2k because I don't fancy waiting to spend 4x as much for the little extra it would give me. I don't edit feature films.
  3. frou macrumors 6502


    Mar 14, 2009
  4. chabig macrumors 603

    Sep 6, 2002
    Pixels, lots of them! Preferably color ones.
  5. turbineseaplane macrumors 601


    Mar 19, 2008
    I guess I don’t understand why asking for monitor recommendations has anything to do with the new Mac Pro?

    Are you looking for monitors for a certain workflow?
    Are you asking for recommendations that are at an aesthetic match for the upcoming machine?
  6. th0masp macrumors 6502

    Mar 16, 2015
    I'd go with an ultrawide curved display. Try them once and you don't want to go with multi monitor setups anymore. All it needs is good colors and of course a matte display. Perhaps also a Wacom Cintiq 24 or 27 inch (?) instead of a tablet, depends. And I'm a 3D guy.

    But I'm not going to get that Mac Pro. ;)
  7. G.McGilli thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2015
    Good advice - and I'll check that out. thanks.

    Interesting.... I'm going to comb through that thanks.

    Dude, we are totally on the same wavelength!

    I see what you mean. However, the last external monitor I bought was an Apple Thunderbolt 27" monitor when it was first released. I have not looked at a single monitor since then, or the technology on them. SO my thought process here is that - more than likely someone who would buy the new MP would be pairing it with a monitor that's pretty good as far as current specs etc.

    This is more for me to get some ideas of what's out there - whether you do photo, movie or audio production etc - just curious....

    Oh, and of course looks are important - but my monitor usually sits right in front of a wall so you see nothing except the bezel... thanks.

    Ahhhh thanks. I was using 2 x 27" Apple Thunderbolt monitors for ages. Then one crapped out - so now I'm looking at either 2 decent 'newer' monitors - but - I was also looking at some of those curved monitors in the 34" range etc... and that could totally work for my setup...

    I use massive amounts of virtual desktops in OSX so I can get away with just one monitor if it's large enough now...
  8. th0masp macrumors 6502

    Mar 16, 2015
    I've only briefly used dual screens on a Mac and perhaps missed some configuration switch but at least by default isn't there this weird window popping where if you move a window across the screen border just a bit too far it vanishes from screen 1 entirely and pops up on screen 2? That drove me mad.

    But I wasn't referring to that just meant in general that once you try an ultrawide and suddenly are free of the bezels and the gaps between them, no issues with monitor stand placement and potentially of different color rendering or image resolution and it's all just a big unified wraparound screen that even takes up less total space on the desk, that feels like a proper upgrade.
  9. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020


    Jul 21, 2004
  10. Macpro2019 macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2019
    I’ve seen it via amazon about it but never actually seen in real person. Why do you say benq is good?
  11. Stephen.R macrumors 65816


    Nov 2, 2018
    It's going to entirely depend on your purpose for the computer, surely.

    I'd love a new Mac Pro (its not practical until we move realistically. The current Mini + MBP pair I can practically take with me as carry-on luggage when we go, a Mac Pro not so much) but have literally zero use for the crazy high end display.

    If one of those 5K ones that @frou linked to were available at the time for a reasonable price, a couple of those might be interesting, but e.g. the 5K 27" Dell on Amazon is around 3x the price of the 4K 24" (which I have two of already, and am quite happy with), and yes I know it's 70% more pixels, but for what I do (reading and writing code, mostly) I just need it to scale to a usable size and render text/etc smoothly. If the built-in window management (i.e. window snapping, more than two full-screen apps at once or something) improves in Catalina, then a single big (i.e. the 5K 27") might be a good option. I like that with 2 smaller screens each one can have it's own Spaces and swap between them independently, so I'd probably end up with similar to what I have (if not the exact same setup).

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