Kindly recommend 27-inch external Monitor for use with MacBook Pro.

ChateauSonoma

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I don't mind going up to 31 inch, but would like to keep it somewhere btween 27 -31 inches, and my budget is $350, give or take.
Mostly used for photos, movies. No gaming, really.

Thanks so much!
 

ChateauSonoma

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What resolution? What connectivity?
I'm not sure about resolution. Can you help me with that? Anything is better than what I"m looking at now, which is an iMac from 2007.

No gaming, really. Just photos, maybe movies.
 

treekram

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Would need to know which MBP you have - it probably doesn't make sense to get a 4K UHD monitor if your MBP can't support it at 60Hz. It would have to be a pretty old MBP if doesn't support 2560x1440. Also, if you have a newer MBP (don't exactly know where it started), you may be able to take advantage of 10-bit vs 8-bit (or 30-bit vs. 24-bit) color.
 

sunrisestudio

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For your use I recommend an 2560x1440 monitor with an IPS panel. I personally used Dell U2715H and U2717D. Both worked well with MacBook Pro I highly recommend them. New ones might be a tad bit above your budget though.
 

jerryk

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I use a Dell U2715h. It is a 1440, not 4k monitor, but works well. Also the price is reasonable.

I recommend the older U2715 over the current U2717 because Dell went to the Samsung PLS panel in the new version. These have issues with yellow colors in mid to low brightness and a slight issue with off axis viewing.

For these reasons the price of the older unit is a little more than newer unit.
 
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TechZeke

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If you want something closer to your budget and willing to sacrifice a few inches, I recommend the U2515H over the U2715H.(Which is definitely a great display if you want to pay for it)

It's basically identical to the U27, except the U25 is a 25" a 1440p panel. I use one for my gaming PC and is sharp. (Yea, it's not gaming monitor, but I like having a nicer panel with great color at 60 fps than a TN panel. I'm not into competitive gaming, so it works fine.)

Best buy has it right now for $270. What a steal.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/dell-ultrasharp-u2515h-25-ips-led-hd-monitor-black/8388143.p?skuId=8388143&extStoreId=&ref=212&loc=DWA&ksid=2350b25c-e9f5-4db4-9824-d165f6d53d93&ksprof_id=3&ksaffcode=pg252543&ksdevice=c&lsft=ref:212,loc:2&gclid=Cj0KEQjwv_fKBRCG8a3ao-OQuZ8BEiQAvpHp6FncWt2S4FaHXwcd7hTT6fI-UXqII4OvjhmWMa4p8UQaAqXR8P8HAQ
 
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windows4ever

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If you're buying new, be sure to read recent reviews on Amazon. I have an ASUS PB278Q and it's a wonderful monitor, but I bought it over 3 years ago. Since then, ASUS has made multiple revisions (different panels, PWM variations, etc.) and the current revision is crap. Dell does this sort of thing as well, so be sure to do your homework.
 

jerryk

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Not to hijack the thread, but is anyone using a couple of 27 inch monitors with an arm mount? I am getting a sit/stand desk and thinking about getting a second Dell u2715 and monitor arm. I want to know if these things are steady with two on the same mount.