Monitor for late 2013 Mac Pro

msvadi

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I would appreciate your suggestions for a monitor for a late 2013 Mac Pro. It's a 12-core machine with AMD FirePro D300 2048 MB. I don't do any graphically intensive work: mostly scientific computing with Matlab, LyX and LaTeX.

I was waiting for an updated version of Apple's Thunderbolt display, but we know how that ended. For now, I'm using my old (2010) iMac as a monitor in Target Display Mode, but the setup is far from ideal: the iMac has only a mini display port, and quite often when I reboot both computers, iMac fails to go into Target Display Mode and detect that the Mac Pro is on.

I'm looking for all-in-one displays like Apple's Thunderbolt: with camera and speakers, at least 27". I'm wondering if there is something better than what Apple currently offers for the same amount of money (more or less, I'm quite flexible in terms of the budget).

Thanks
 

CodeJingle

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Oct 23, 2009
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A 2560 x 1440 monitor with 30 bit color depth will run you about $400 refurbished off of newegg, around 27 inches. For sub-4k that would be a first choice for me.

For 4k the choices are tougher, Dell has a 24 inch 4k display at 60hz for $1,000 if you can handle 4k at such a small screen size.
 

msvadi

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A 2560 x 1440 monitor with 30 bit color depth will run you about $400 refurbished off of newegg, around 27 inches. For sub-4k that would be a first choice for me.

For 4k the choices are tougher, Dell has a 24 inch 4k display at 60hz for $1,000 if you can handle 4k at such a small screen size.
Thanks. 24 inch is a bit too small. I'm actually unsure if 4K would work for me. LyX (software I use a lot) does not have HD support yet and looks very blurry on a 15-inch retina MBP. I wonder if it's going to be the same or even worse on a 4K monitor.
 

megalaser

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Nov 17, 2009
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There are now so many kinds of monitors and so many coming next year that it's simply down to personal choice, none of the are 'the best monitor' any more.