Monitor for mbp retina

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  1. spinlud macrumors newbie

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    Hi! I' m looking for a monitor to couple with a mpb 15 retina middle 2014.

    My primary need is text readability and sharpness.

    I found this one: Dell U2715H which is 1440p monitor, and i read around positive feedbacks to use it with a mac.
    Do you think 1440p technology will work better for me than a 4k monitor like an Asus pb287q ?

    Which monitor would you suggest me?

    Budget: about 500€

    Thanks in advance for any help!
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Buy what you like the 2015 rMBP will run almost anything you can get and you should buy screens on what your personal taste is.

    If you want the sharpest text then a 4K is your best bet there are a fair few under Euro500 now.
     
  3. spinlud thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the answer. My only concern about 4k is that i've read that text is really tiny, sharp but tiny, using a mac. Anyone confirm this one?
     
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    You have to get your scaling sorted out but no that is nonsense.
     
  5. spinlud thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Not really!! Assuming you buy a standard 4K unit (3860 x 2160) then if you run it a 1080 p you'll have the best resolution (everything doubled in each direction) but everything will look slightly bigger than normal (not such a big deal on a 27 or 30 inch screen). Or you run it at 1440p and get not such sharp resolution (but still better than a normal 1440p screen) but the standard format for a 27 inch imac.

    You can also download third party software such as switchresX and have a great deal of control over all aspects of scaling, UI and font size. http://www.madrau.com/

    Remember you'll need a Mini DP 1.2 to DP 1.2 cable and a displayport enabled 4K monitor to get 4K @ 60Hz.

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=mini+DP+1.2+to+Dp
     
  7. spinlud thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok thank you very much for the infos!
     

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