Just Amazoned a Dell UltraSharp U3415W for my wife, will report back in a couple days.

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by hopefulhandle, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. hopefulhandle macrumors newbie

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    My wife is in the midst of beginning her first major creative design project and I wanted to get this monitor for her during the holidays, as her birthday falls right around Dec 25th, but I decided to pull the trigger on it as I have watched the price jump around and amazon gave me a $70 gift-card with a high APR amazon visa card making my out-the-door-price $829 plus a $10 TB to mDP cable.

    This one:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PXYRMPE?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=od_aui_detailpages00

    She has the mid 2015 with Amd 370m dGPU. We'll see if it works out-of-box with no issues and I'll post back when we get it all hooked up!

    Chris
     
  2. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    Cool, looking forward to hearing back. I don't think you will have any issues. Good luck with your new monitor.
     
  3. hopefulhandle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well we got the monitor, It's freaking beautiful. Took about 10 minutes to unpack and hook up with the Display port cable. Running at 60hz in its Native 3440 x 1440 just simply works perfectly out of the box. Here's a couple pics:

    FullSizeRender(7).jpg FullSizeRender(8).jpg

    Also the base is the opposite of flimsy, Its some heavy gauge metal with a pivot so you can adjust the tilt, pan and height with your hands very easily.

    At any rate first impressions: highly recommended.
     
  4. zettabyte macrumors member

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    Thanks for sharing! I am in the market for another monitor and this so happens to be one of them.
     
  5. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    Quite nice, thanks for posting back and sharing. Glad it worked out for you with no issues.
     
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    Looks terrific... Question, how would a new Mac Mini fare in driving the display? I would imagine that it would be unable to drive full resolution at 60 hz?
     
  8. mso4 macrumors regular

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    Congrats! How's the text? I just got a Dell U2715H 27". The monitor looks beautiful but I feel like the text is so small compared to my previous 24" 19:10.

     
  9. hopefulhandle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm sorry I only took a couple.

    I'm afraid I'm not sure as I do not own one. Does it support Display port 1.2 via Thunderbolt out?

    Thanks! The text to me looks very clear. I just used it last week to do some excel work in Numbers and had no problems whatsoever with 40 columns out. We are just running it at the native resolution.
     
  10. adonis3k macrumors 6502

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    I had this to replace my old UW2913W but the light bleeding was horrendous! They had definitely gone abit down hill with QC on this one so I bought the Samsung 34er instead (see sig) and its lovely. On both my Mac mini will only show it as 50hz at full res.
     
  11. hopefulhandle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I feel you. the monitor we got was great, no determinable light bleed from the edges. I took the photo with a flash, thus the large light "blast" in the middle.

    What can I say? This monitor is perfect for us, and hopefully will remain so.
     

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